Published: Sat, July 13, 2019
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

'Many thousands' of jobs will be lost in no-deal Brexit

'Many thousands' of jobs will be lost in no-deal Brexit

Boris Johnson knows full well that the Conservative Party is under severe threat from the Brexit Party, that the voters out there will have no truck whatsoever with a further extension, and if the Conservative Party government does not deliver by Halloween; then quite frankly the Conservative Party is finished, and so are his hopes of being Prime Minister.

After Brexit was delayed from March 29 to April 12 and then to October 31, Johnson has said he's prepared to leave the bloc "do or die" by that deadline - a position that is popular with euro-skeptic grassroots Tories.

In an interview with BBC, she called Brexit negotiations "incredibly frustrating", saying too many members of Parliament had become "entrenched" in their positions and unwilling to compromise.

"As we know, it isn't as straight forward as we would like it to be because the Prime Minister has tried on several occasions to do that", she added. "I for one would be prepared to go and seek judicial review". And I will certainly do everything I can to prevent a no-deal Brexit without parliamentary approval'.

"We will get a deal by October 31st", Johnson told the BBC during highly-anticipated separate interviews with the leadership rivals, referring to the latest delayed deadline for Britain's departure from the bloc.

Sir John accused Mr Johnson of hypocrisy for backing Brexit to secure more power for Britain's parliament, only to propose to sideline MPs when it suited him. Here are the key moments from the two half-hour interviews.

Vaz said she agreed with former Attorney General, the Conservative MP Dominic Grieve, who had commented that if parliament was suspended it would be be the end of parliamentary democracy.

Work and pensions secretary Amber Rudd accepted on Thursday that no deal would have to be "part of the armoury" for negotiations with the European Union, in a move apparently created to preserve her chances of a job in the new administration.

"I regret running a campaign that wasn't really me", she said.

The BMG Research survey for The Independent put Nigel Farage's Brexit Party behind the Conservatives, Labour and the Lib Dems. "If her first minister asks for that permission it is nearly inconceivable that the queen will do anything other than grant it".

Mrs May said she was proud of "championing some causes that otherwise will be unfashionable", such as the fight against modern slavery and domestic violence and mental health support.

"Why this defeatism?", asks Johnson, with little over 100 days until Brexit is (apparently) here for good.

"National leaders look first at the interests of the country - not first at the interests of themselves", he said.
The poll, questioning 1,532 United Kingdom adults online between July 2 and 5, suggested many of those who defected from the Conservative Party at the European elections may soon return to the Tories heartened by the prospect of a new Government, as Prime Minister Theresa May prepares to leave No10 on July 23.

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