PM Johnson rules out Farage deal despite warning of electoral 'kicking'

Clay Curtis
September 12, 2019

However, Downing Street dismissed Mr Farage's offer.

'And anybody who says all this stuff about it being anti-democratic - I mean donnez-moi un break - what a load of nonsense'.

Speaking to BBC News, Sir Keir said: "The Labour Party is in good spirits, we have just had a very good week".

In exchange, Mr Farage called on Mr Johnson not to field candidates against Brexit Party hopefuls in Leave-supporting areas in the North, the Midlands and Wales that are now held by Labour.

Mr Farage added that he was "struck by the tone" of a description of him and his Brexit-campaigning ally Arron Banks by a senior Conservative source, who said they are not "fit and proper" to work with the party.

However these terms would not prevent the party fielding a candidate against the Prime Minister, who voted for the Agreement once and has said he wants a deal.

Mr Farage claimed he wanted to "fight a general election" and that he wanted to fight it alongside the Tories.

MPs also voted to force Downing Street to hand over private communications between officials which relate to Johnson's decision to shut down parliament, which opponents have called undemocratic.

"There is no such thing as a good Brexit deal, which is why I believe we should advocate for remain". So today we are announcing that the next Labour government will bring about the biggest extension of rights for workers our country has ever seen.

Scottish court rules UK PM`s suspension of parliament `unlawful`
Boris Johnson with the Queen in Buckingham Palace on the day he officially became prime minister at the end of July. . The judges at the Court of Session in Edinburgh said the prorogation was therefore "null and of no effect".

Mr Corbyn recommitted to a second referendum on Brexit, which he said would include a "credible option to Leave" as well as Remain.

"We are in the finest political disaster any of us maintain known in our lives and I'm searching to give a resolution and a mode out, I am giving him the different to be a hero".

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday there was still every chance for Britain's divorce from the European Union to transpire with a deal although Berlin is prepared for a disruptive no-deal Brexit in case that does not happen.

While stopping short of calling for that himself, Mr Watson will say it is not too late for Labour to "win back" Remain voters from the Lib Dems if it campaigns "unequivocally" to remain. "We can stand on our own two feet, put our message across".

The PM had already kicked off his unofficial election campaign with a visit to Yorkshire on Thursday, during which he re-announced his police recruitment drive.

In the early hours of yesterday morning, Mr Johnson lost his second bid for a snap general election amid angry scenes in the Commons.

Parliament is now prorogued for five weeks and is not scheduled to return until 14 October, when there will be a Queen's Speech outlining Mr Johnson's legislative plans.

The imminent Brexit, set for October 31, has deepened the United Kingdom political crisis since 52% of the population voted to exit the European Union in the 2016 referendum. "A general election might well fail to solve this Brexit chaos".

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