United Kingdom prime minister says no, again, to 2nd Brexit vote

Clay Curtis
September 5, 2018

Boles was a founding member of the Brexit Delivery Group, which was a grouping of around 20 Conservative MPs, which sought to "give the Prime Minister and Government the peace to operate" and was touted for a post-recess rollout.

The comments came after Mr Johnson used his regular Daily Telegraph column to launch a scathing attack on Mrs May's Brexit strategy, branding it a "fix" that can only lead to victory for the EU.

He said that by adopting the Chequers plan, in which the United Kingdom would adopt a common rule book for the trade of food and goods, "we have gone into battle with the white flag fluttering over our leading tank".

The union says Britons voted to leave the EU, but they "did not vote for economic chaos or to put jobs and hard-won rights on the line", and voters should be able to accept or reject the final Brexit deal.

Davis meanwhile went onto BBC television to brand the Chequers blueprint as being "actually nearly worse than being in" the European Union, a line echoed by Johnson in his Sunday column in the staunchly euro-sceptic Sunday Telegraph.

Eloise Todd, chief executive of Best for Britain, said the research was "compelling evidence as to why we need to stop and think again" on Brexit.

Mr Raab, like Mr Davis before him, really does believe that the possibility of a second referendum would incentivise the European Union to offer Britain a bad deal.

"We will remain in the European Union taxi; but this time locked in the boot (trunk), with absolutely no say on the destination", Johnson wrote.

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Capuano told supporters "America is going to be OK" and said Pressley is going to be a good congresswoman. Elizabeth Warren , Massachusetts Democrat, cheered the outcome on Twitter on Tuesday night.

May's spokesman said the Chequers deal was the only credible and negotiable plan for Brexit and the government believed it could carry the support of parliament.

"We would welcome further guidance on how this could be achieved at the 24th Conference of Parties (COP) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, in December this year", they write.

"The scandal is not that we have failed, but that we have not even tried", he said.

With Parliament due to return Tuesday from its summer break, Johnson and his fellow Brexit enthusiasts aren't the only obstacle May faces as she tries to get her Brexit deal past her Conservative Party, Britain's Parliament and the EU.

But the Times newspaper reported 20 of May's Conservative lawmakers were now backing the grassroots "StandUp4Brexit" campaign committing to opposing the Chequers plan.

"I strongly oppose the British proposal", he said.

Johnson said: "In adopting the Chequers proposals, we have gone into battle with the white flag fluttering over our leading tank".

Raab said that while "no deal" was not what the government wants, there would be some "countervailing opportunities". "Nothing weakens the UK's negotiating position more than dangling the possibility of a second referendum, which would only invite the worst possible terms", he told Labour's Brexit secretary Keir Starmer.If nothing else, it sets the abysmal logic of the true Brexit believer in the appropriate context.

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