Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn clashed over their rival plans for Brexit in a series of heated exchanges in the first televised debate of the General Election.
Jeremy Corbyn has dismissed Boris Johnson’s pledge to “get Brexit done” by the end of January as “nonsense”.
Boris Johnson is urging MPs to back his Brexit deal as he launches a final bid to force through legislation in time for the UK to leave the EU with an agreement on October 31.
The Prime Minister takes centre stage in Friday’s papers after an agreement on Brexit was sealed in Brussels, with pictures of a smiling Boris Johnson featuring heavily on the fronts.
David Cameron has said that he would back Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal if he were still an MP, during a talk which was repeatedly interrupted by protesters criticising his decision to call the 2016 referendum.
Boris Johnson has done what many of his critics suspected he was not even attempting to do – he has negotiated a Brexit deal with the European Union.
Speaker John Bercow has dismissed what he called “downmarket attacks on Parliament” along with claims of bias from hardline Brexiteer MPs.
The Prime Minister, who has said a no-deal Brexit would represent a failure on all sides, is determined to leave the European Union on October 31 “do or die” – but whether the UK will be leaving with a deal is far from certain.
Nicola Sturgeon has backed the idea of Jeremy Corbyn becoming a caretaker prime minister, in a bid to secure an extension to the Brexit deadline.
The Scottish Government has requested £52 million from a contingency fund to prepare for a no-deal Brexit.
The European Union insisted that a “fully workable and legally operational” solution to the Irish border issue must be included in any Brexit deal, after suggestions from the UK that the details could be worked out after October 31.