June 17, 2019

UK MPs reject move to block no-deal Brexit

13 June 2019, 01:27 | Glen Norman

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"In a leadership contest of fairytale tax cuts and unworkable pledges, this promise to get a new deal or leave without a deal on October 31 is the most ludicrous of them all", worldwide development minister Stewart said in a statement.

British MPs have voted against a Labour Party bid to seize control of the parliamentary agenda from the government in order to try and block a no-deal Brexit.

"I think maturity and a sense of duty will prevail".

"The canonical account of this event when I was 19 has appeared many many times and I think what most people in this country really want us to focus on in this campaign is what we can do for them", he said.

On Wednesday, Johnson warned that his party faced "mortal retribution from the electorate" if it failed to deliver Brexit.

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"Now is the time to unite this country and unite this society", he said, stressing that this task can be only achieved after leaving the EU. I don't think that we will end up with any such thing, but it is only responsible to prepare vigorously and seriously for no-deal.

"After three years and two missed deadlines, we must leave the European Union on October 31", said Johnson, who is considered as the frontrunner to replace Theresa May as the Tory leader and the head of the government.

In a room full of Conservatives loyal to his campaign who groaned when journalists brought up lists of past indiscretions, including a report he had taken cocaine, Mr Johnson repeatedly sidestepped questions, using his trademark colourful metaphors and language to change the subject.

Questioned about his comment that Muslim women in full face veils looked like "letter boxes", he said voters were alienated by politicians using "bureaucratic platitudes".

However he rejected past charges of untrustworthiness levelled at him by colleagues and rivals.

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MPs clashed over the handing the government the right to dismiss parliament and control the Brexit agenda and the right for parliament to prevent no-deal by any means necessary.

Sir Bill told the Press Association: "They are causing a breakdown of our democracy".

He has previously called black people "piccaninnies" with "watermelon smiles", referred to former US President Barack Obama as "part-Kenyan", and talked about whisky exports in a Sikh temple, prompting outrage from many quarters, including among his fellow Tory MPs.

Unlike typical opposition day debates, the motion, if passed, will be binding, but it will need to secure the support of more Conservative MPs.

Government sources said the motion would set an "uncomfortable and troubling precedent" and were clear that Tory MPs would be whipped to vote against it.

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Asked if he could be trusted, Mr Johnson said he could.

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