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JOHNSON STRIKES A BLOW FOR FREEDOM - AND CONFOUNDS HIS CRITICS

Boris Johnson has confounded his critics. They said he could not get a deal, and he has got one. We do not yet know whether he will...

IAIN DALE: NOW IT'S CRUNCH TIME - WILL MPS WHO SAY THEY FEAR NO DEAL VOTE FOR THE OBVIOUS SOLUTION?

Iain Dale presents the evening show on LBC Radio and is a commentator for CNN. Well what a day that was. I normally write this column...

 
 
 

RANIL JAYAWARDENA: I VOTED AGAINST THE OLD DEAL THREE TIMES, BUT I WILL PROUDLY SUPPORT THE NEW DEAL TOMORROW

Ranil Jayawardena is Member of Parliament for North East Hampshire and Vice Chairman of the Conservative Party. Yesterday, the news...

MELANIE HAMPTON: IT'S THE SMALL THINGS THAT PROVIDE SATISFACTION IN BEING A COUNCILLOR

Cllr Melanie Hampton is the Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and Health on Wandsworth Council. Local Government has long been the...

 
 
 

WATCH: JOHNSON - I HOPE MY FELLOW MPS COME TOGETHER TO GET THIS EXCELLENT DEAL OVER THE LINE

WATCH IN FULL Prime Minister BorisJohnson and European Commission President JunckerEU hold a new conference urging MPs to 'deliver...

WATCH: VARADKAR HAILS “GOOD AGREEMENT”

Irish PM LeoVaradkar says he thinks the BrexitDeal is a “good agreement” which creates a “unique solution” for Northern Ireland ensuring...

 
 
 

EDWARDS SELECTED FOR RUSHCLIFFE

Last night's selection meeting in Rushcliffe was hotly contested - I'm told that it went to three full rounds of voting. in the end,...

WATCH: JUNCKER SAYS THERE IS NOW NO NEED FOR AN EXTENSION

 
 
 

REVISED NORTHERN IRELAND PROTOCOL AND POLITICAL DECLARATION: HIGHLIGHTS AND LINK TO FULL TEXT

Highlights of the EU statement: “The revised Protocol provides a legally operational solution that avoids a hard border on the island...

REVISED WITHDRAWAL AGREEMENT: LINK TO FULL TEXT

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JOHNSON: A DEAL HAS BEEN AGREED BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT AND THE EU

JOHNSON: A DEAL HAS BEEN AGREED BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT AND THE EU

The Commons will presumably now sit on Saturday. But isn't clear as we write whether there will be an indicative vote or one on a legal...

The DUP rejects the fledgling Brexit deal “as it stands”

THE DUP REJECTS THE FLEDGLING BREXIT DEAL “AS IT STANDS”

As matters stand: A draft deal between the UK Government and the EU appears to be in the final stages of drafting. It isn't clear whether...

 
 
 
Newslinks for Thursday 17th October 2019

NEWSLINKS FOR THURSDAY 17TH OCTOBER 2019

Brexit deal 1) Johnson to fly to Brussels today to pin down deal “Boris Johnson is heading to Brussels for a crunch EU summit on Thursday...

JOHNSON THE NEGOTIATOR HAS BEEN MORE ROBUST THAN MAY - BUT LESS INSTRANSIGENT

Boris Johnson has enjoyed the advantage, during his brief prime ministership, of being regarded by his critics as an inept negotiator...

 
 
 

RACHEL WOLF: THE RIGHT IS GOOD AT PRODUCING IDEAS. WE NEED TO GET BETTER AT FOUNDING AND RUNNING INSTITUTIONS

Rachel Wolf is a partner in Public First. She was an education and innovation adviser at Number 10 during David Cameron's premiership,...

TIM BRIGGS: WHY LONDON IS MOSTLY A LEFT-WING CITY

Cllr Tim Briggs is a councillor in Lambeth and a List Candidate for the London Assembly 2020. When people from outside London find...

 
 
 

PETER GOLDS: WHY VOTER ID FOR ELECTIONS IS LONG OVERDUE

Cllr Peter Golds is a councillor in Tower Hamlets. He has served as a London Councillor for almost 21 years and is a Board Member of...

JOHNSON ADDRESSES THE 1922 COMMITTEE

Boris Johnson has finished a brief speech to the 1922 Committee of Conservative backbenchers. He only appeared for ten minutes - perhaps...

 
 
 

CABINET MEETING BROUGHT FORWARD TO 2.30PM

The Cabinet meeting that was due to take place at 4.30pm has been brought forward to 2pm. This follows a meeting in Downing Street...

WATCH: BARCLAY CONFIRMS THE “GOVERNMENT WILL COMPLY WITH THE LAW”

"The government will comply with the law" forcing ministers to request a Brexit delay if MPs fail to sign off a deal, or back no-deal,...

 
 
 



Wales at full strength for Rugby World Cup quarter-final against France

Wales at full strength for Rugby World Cup quarter-final against France

Fly-half Dan Biggar and centre Jonathan Davies have been named in the Wales starting line-up for Sunday's Rugby World Cup quarter-final against France. Read more ...

Visit Sanya, China team crossed the finish line of Race 2 in second place

Visit Sanya, China team crossed the finish line of Race 2 in second place

After arriving safely and swiftly into the Uruguayan resort of Punta del Este, following a 5,200 nautical mile-long marathon across the Atlantic Ocean, a fantastic evening of... Read more ...

Rugby World Cup: Ben Youngs says England will play like Samurai warriors...

Rugby World Cup: Ben Youngs says England will play like Samurai warriors Eddie Jones asked for

BEN YOUNGS is buying into Eddie Jones' Samurai spirit and says England will fight to the bitter end to make the World Cup semi-finals. Boss Jones said his side would have to... Read more ...

Boris Johnson to try and woo MPs to back his Brexit deal before Super Saturday

Boris Johnson to try and woo MPs to back his Brexit deal before Super Saturday

Boris Johnson will talk to MPs throughout today to try and get their backing for a deal Boris Johnson will face a race against time to sell his last-minute deal to MPs before... Read more ...

Tottenham news: Mauricio Pochettino reveals players invited him to dinner

Tottenham news: Mauricio Pochettino reveals players invited him to dinner

Mauricio Pochettino believes Tottenham's players are still backing him - because they've invited him out for dinner next week. Pochettino is under pressure after a poor start... Read more ...

El Chapo's son arrested then freed again as violent gun battle breaks out

El Chapo's son arrested then freed again as violent gun battle breaks out

Ovido Guzman was released after armed fighters swarmed police An intense gunfight with heavy weapons and burning vehicles blocking roads paralysed the Mexican city of Culiacan... Read more ...

Trump celebrates as Turkey calls ceasefire in Syria

Trump celebrates as Turkey calls ceasefire in Syria

Description US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Vice President Mike Pence in Ankara Credits US president says ‘millions of lives will be saved' - but analysts doubt Kurds... Read more ...

Japan make one change for Springbok showdown

Japan make one change for Springbok showdown

Japan head coach Jamie Joseph has made just one change to his starting line-up that will face South Africa in their Rugby World Cup quarter-final. Joseph sticks largely to his... Read more ...

Tamron Hall denies dealing cocaine as a teen amid claims ‘producers...

Tamron Hall denies dealing cocaine as a teen amid claims ‘producers scrambled to cut confession on her talk show'

TAMRON Hall has denied that she dealt drugs as a teen, after claims producers rushed to edit a shock admission from her talk show. The 49-year-old talk show host said: “I never... Read more ...

Jean Claude-Juncker Says 'Have A Good Time' As Boris Johnson Battles For...

Jean Claude-Juncker Says 'Have A Good Time' As Boris Johnson Battles For Brexit Deal Votes

Boris Johnson has urged MPs to vote for the Brexit deal agreed with the EU to ensure the UK leaves on October 31 as he has promised, after his DUP allies confirmed they would... Read more ...