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And yet another headache for Johnson:

Boris Johnson urged to nominate new EU commissioner 'rapidly'

The incoming head of the European commission has exposed Boris Johnson's failure to meet his "do or die" pledge to leave the European Union on 31 October, by requesting the "rapid" nomination of a British candidate to join her Brussels top team.

Ursula von der Leyen has written to the prime minister asking him to propose a British candidate or candidates for EU commissioner "rapidly, in the shortest time possible", one of her spokespeople said on Wednesday.

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Heightening the pressure on Johnson's government, von der Leyen has called on the UK to propose female candidates, as part of her bid to have a gender-balanced commission.

Not sure there is many women willing to take that post among the Tories these days. Johnson will have to widen his search. Helen: Fancy a stint in Brussels? The beer there is quite good.

by Bernard on Thu Nov 7th, 2019 at 08:53:22 PM EST

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