Boris Johnson has said he is “cautiously optimistic” about the prospects of a new Brexit deal but there is growing impatience among EU leaders who are demanding “concrete” proposals from the British side.
The Prime Minister will not be bound by an “artificial deadline” to produce formal written proposals to resolve the Brexit deadlock, the Government has said.
The UK has told Brussels to be flexible and willing to compromise in Brexit talks as Boris Johnson came under further pressure to produce his plan for a deal.
Boris Johnson is on course to deliver a “fundamentally different” Brexit deal to ensure the UK leaves on October 31, a Cabinet minister has claimed after Finland said a new deal must be presented in 12 days.
The Polish ambassador to the UK has written to Poles encouraging them to “seriously consider returning to their homeland” post-Brexit.
Tony Blair has said that despite his disagreements with Jeremy Corbyn, the Labour Party leader had acted “very sensibly and skilfully” in his efforts to block a no-deal Brexit.
Pope Francis has said the UK should obey a UN resolution and return to Mauritius a disputed Indian Ocean archipelago that hosts the US military base at Diego Garcia.
Parliament’s human rights committee has called for urgent change on the issue of sending mothers to prison, saying the needs of their children have been too often neglected.
Developments from a wild day in Westminster make the lion’s share of the headlines – after Boris Johnson failed in his bid to hold a snap general election.
An online petition calling for the Government not to suspend Parliament has gathered more than one million signatures.
Rainfall across the UK is already above the national average for August, with more on its way ahead of a heatwave this weekend.