Thu Aug 8th, 2019 at 08:23:46 PM EST
In another thread, a worthwhile discussion takes place about no-deal Brexit, early election and by-passing the House of Commons to force through the Tory-Brexit plan. Hatched man is PM's chief advisor Dominic Cummings. The rebels within the Conservative party will not accept the doomsday scenario the Brexiteers are preparing for Britain. The early days in September will be crucial to give Parliament their say or lose their voice on Brexit.
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Further developments today ...
Dominic Cummings takes swipe at Grieve over confidence vote plan
Boris Johnson's most senior adviser, Dominic Cummings, has laid down a challenge to the Conservative rebel Dominic Grieve, suggesting that parliament would not find a way of forcing out the prime minister to stop a no-deal Brexit.
Grieve, a former attorney general, has said it would be unconstitutional for Johnson to defy any vote of no confidence and remain in Downing Street until after the Brexit deadline of 31 October.
Speculation intensified that Johnson was preparing for a snap poll after it emerged he had brought in Isaac Levido, the righthand man of the Australian election guru Lynton Crosby, to a new campaigning role at Conservative party headquarters.
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The voters had their say in the Referendum, we aim to honor their choice and won't let the House of Commons stop us now ...
Is Boris just rehearsing some floating balloons inside his home with his mistress at his side? Or is Boris formally advocating these lines as Prime Minister in the Brexit Battle for Britain? Writing his name in the history books forever and ever.
Boris Johnson calls for EU 'common sense' over Brexit backstop
Boris Johnson has said he hopes the EU will "show common sense" and agree a new Brexit deal, as No 10 refused to rule out scheduling an election in the first days after leaving the EU on 31 October if Johnson loses a confidence motion.
The prime minister said he still hoped to broker a compromise with the EU, days after it was reported Brussels officials now believed the UK was heading full tilt toward crashing out without a deal with no serious efforts being made to renegotiate.
"I'm sure there is compromise to be found and, as we've made clear, the backstop just doesn't work for a proud democracy like the UK," Johnson told the BBC. "We don't want to go down that route. But there's every possibility for the EU to show flexibility. There's bags of time for them to do it and I'm confident they will."
He maintained the UK was working very hard to get a deal and "conversations are going on the whole time" but that the backstop would turn the UK into a satellite state.
Bluster and a yellow streak ...
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