The UK political history books may well have to be ripped up as a 25 year-old Iranian-born candidate tries to topple Boris Johnson in his constituency in the upcoming election. Can the unthinkable happen?
Tony Blair’s first visit outside London after his election landslide in May 1997 was to the Royal Ulster Agricultural Show in Balmoral, near Belfast. Among the prize bulls, he tried to reassure unionists that they were safe under a Labour government, and in his speech he said: ‘“None of us in this hall today, even the youngest, is likely to see Northern Ireland as anything but a part of the United Kingdom.” It worked. Now, after Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal, the unionists can no longer be so sure.
Boris Johnson stood up at Prime Minister’s Questions on Wednesday, just hours after MPs rejected his timetable to ram his Brexit deal through parliament by October 31.
Boris Johnson is awaiting news on a Brexit extension from the EU after a defeat over his fast-track timetable last night.
The Government appears to have conceded the October 31 deadline, after it was defeated in a bid to push through his withdrawal agreement bill legislation this week.
The PM is expected to push for an election if the bloc sanctions a delay of up to three months.
The UK is an increasingly divided country since the 2016 Brexit referendum and people’s trust in parliament is low///By Professors Will Jennings and Michael Thrasher, Sky Data