If Boris Johnson becomes Prime Minister, the UK will leave the EU on 31st October, deal or no deal; the former Foreign Secretary says, adding he has ‘asked @Jeremy_Hunt whether he will also commit to this date, no matter what. We must keep our promises to the British people and deliver Brexit – no ifs, no buts, and no second referendum.’//Crimson Tazvinzwa/
Theresa May has said she will be seeking a further delay to Brexit, as she offered to sit down with Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn in a bid to break the impasse.
Speaking in Downing Street following a marathon seven-hour meeting of her cabinet, the prime minister said the debate and division caused by Britain’s EU exit “cannot drag on much longer”.
JOHN GLEDHILL, Anthropologist/UNIVERSITY OF LEICESTER//In recent weeks I have participated in two academic events dominated by bleak appraisals of the conduct of government by Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil. Participants not only offered strong critiques of the negative social, political, geopolitical, and environmental implications of the government’s actions to date and plans for the future, but also expressed considerable concern about the sheer ineptitude of the President and the nature of his ministerial team, which combines a number former soldiers without precedent since the return of democracy with civilian figures whose ideological postures have already created disquiet, not only in Brazil but in Europe as well.
British Prime Minister Theresa May has said her country will not leave the European Union on March 29, as originally planned, but said the departure wouldn’t be delayed any further than June 30.
“Nearly three years have passed since the public voted to leave the European Union,” May said in a Wednesday address to the nation. “It was the biggest democratic exercise in our country’s history. I came to office on a promise to deliver on that verdict. In March 2017, I triggered the Article 50 process for the UK to exit the EU, and Parliament supported it overwhelmingly.”
If UK government can bring Brexit deal back for vote before March 12 it will do so: minister