Thursday, 31 October 2019

Trump: Bad Terrible Things Will Happen Under Corbyn

DONALD Trump sensationally intervened in the UK General Election less than 24 hours after it was confirmed.

In a sensational interview with LBC hours before the Brexit Party declare their intentions for the General Election campaign, President Trump said that Boris Johnson and Nigel Farage should combine and become an “unstoppable force” to prevent Jeremy Corbyn taking Britain to “bad places.”

The US President said the Prime Minister and the Brexit Party leader would make a “terrific” team if they could agree a pact before the general election.

In an interview on Mr Farage’s radio show, Mr Trump said: “I wish you two guys could get together”

“I think it would be a great thing.”

“You would really have some numbers because you did fantastically in the last election.”

Trump’s intervention forced Downing Street to issue a statement and Jeremy Corbyn to jump on the bandwagon.

Mr Farage’s half-hour LBC radio interview with Mr Trump was timed to coincide with the Brexit Party’s election launch tomorrow, at which Mr Farage will reveal how many candidates he is fielding, his strategy and whether he will himself stand to be an MP.

TBG understands that as things stand the Brexit Party intend to field 27 candidates in Labour stronghold seats with Yvette Cooper their top target.

Mr Farage once again offered Mr Johnson an electoral pact, saying he would be “right behind him” if he switched to a no-deal Brexit.

The Prime Minister has repeatedly insisted there will be no deals with the Brexit Party.

Turning to the Labour leader the US president added: "Corbyn would be so bad for your country, he'd be so bad, he'd take you in such a bad way.

"He'd take you into such bad places. But your country has tremendous potential, it's a great country."

Boris In Bury Boosting Schools

BORIS Johnson has today travelled on to the Abbots Green Primary Academy in Bury St Edmunds.

The PM joined a reception class where he told the children “be careful with fireworks” and said that “animals don’t like them.”

Boris then joined a Year 2 class who were doing a project on London, past and present.

At one stage he was shown a picture and quipped “that was when Ken Livingstone was in charge, before a time of considerable improvements.”

EXCLUSIVE: Brexit Party To Stand Down Candidates

TBG can sensationally reveal this morning that up to 600 of the Brexit Party’s 627 General Election candidates nationwide are set to stand down.

It’s a huge boost to Boris Johnson and his “Get Brexit Done” strategy.

TBG understands that the Brexit Party will now only be standing in a small number of Labour strongholds.

TBG can also sensationally reveal that their top target is Labour Remainer Yvette Cooper.

Meanwhile, Boris Johnson is said to be about to go to war in Leave constituencies including Wakefield, Lincoln, Don Valley and Great Grimsby.

Boris Johnson told TBG - “The time for protest is over.”

“It’s time for leadership and that is what this Government provides.”

Wednesday, 30 October 2019

EXCLUSIVE: Electoral Pact Talks In Wales

TBG has heard that talks have already taking place between pro-remain parties in Wales about possibility of electoral pacts.

Obviously it’s harder for a general election than one off by-election.

However, if it comes to anything it could have an impact.

Jo Swinson said last night that conversations would take place.

Plaid’s leader Adam Price said earlier - “We are open to working with others to secure our European future.”

Tuesday, 29 October 2019

Tories Mad Not To Pass Withdrawal Agreement Before Election

I’m very sorry to say this but my gut feeling is that Boris Johnson is absolutely mad to not pass the Withdrawal Agreement Bill and leave the EU before the election.

It is a gift to the Lib Dem’s who will campaign as a Remain party in referendum style circumstance all over again.

It’s also a gift to the Brexit Party because they know that Boris’ Brexit isn’t the real thing,

I’m literally torn between two parties now.

Do I risk backing Boris on the grounds that he hasn’t got us out or do I put my faith in the Brexit Party and go with my principles?

Boris needs to make Brexit law and get us out on November 30 during the campaign or I am once again jumping ship.

Sarah Newton Standing Down

Falmouth and Camborne MP Sarah Newton is standing down at the next General Election.

First elected 2010, she was Minister for the Disabled Under Theresa May.

Her statement reads - “While we don’t know when the next General Election will be, it is possible that it will be this year.”

“After much careful thought I have decided not to seek re-election at the forthcoming General Election so that I can pursue other interests.”

“Making this statement now enables the Truro and Falmouth Conservative Association time to select a new Parliamentary candidate.”

“Please be assured that in the time I have left as the local MP I will continue to work as hard as the day I was first elected.”

“I am proud of what I have achieved, working with many dynamic and creative local people in this constituency. I am very appreciative of the support that I have been given by many people in this great place.”

Newton’s majority plunged to 3,792 in 2017 from 14,000 in 2015.

Lib Dems Won't Support Boris Election Bill

The Government got 299 votes to 70 on a motion for a December 12th General Election

The result fell short of the 2/3rds majority threshold required by the Fixed Term Parliament Act so, the government loses.

Labour, with the exception of Kate Hoey, abstained.

Boris says his government will table a short Bill tonight for an election on December 12th.

This would require a simple majority and could get over the line with the help of the SNP and the Lib Dems.

Boris Johnson said - "We will not allow this paralysis to continue.”

“This house cannot any longer keep this country hostage.”

“Now that no deal is off the table we have a great new deal.”

As a result, Downing Street confirmed that they will NOT try again to bring the Brexit Bill back.

The Lib Dems though have other ideas.

They have just announced that they won't back Boris's election bill now.

Jo Swinson said - "If Boris Johnson wants a General Election, then he could have supported our Bill for a General Election on December 9th.”

“Instead, he has chosen to stick to his original plan for December 12th which we have already rejected.”

Monday, 28 October 2019

Boris Crushes Corbyn In Commons Clash

THE Prime Minister was in tip top form in the last hour.

Boris Johnson opened the snap election debate saying that “nobody relishes a General Election but there is a widespread view that this Parliament has run its course.”

“I simply do not believe that this House is capable of delivering on the priorities of the people."

“There is one party that doesn’t want a general election” says Boris Johnson, pointing at the half empty Labour benches.

On Jeremy Corbyn, he said - “He can run but he cannot hide forever.”

“One party does not trust the people. That is the principal party of opposition.”

He said the Labour leader has “run out of excuses” for avoiding an election.

“He’s snookered and this charade has gone on long enough.”

Soubry Loses It

Anna Soubry has given the SNP and the Lib Dem’s a roasting today.

With chaos ruling at People’s Vote she sent this e mail out to Change UK supporters:

"They have, in my view, turned their back on the People’s Vote, wrongly claiming there is no majority for it in Parliament.”

“I am sorry to say that old style, selfish, tribal party politics is at play!”

Civil War At Peoples' Vote

A civil war has broken out inside the Peoples' Vote campaign this morning, TBG can sensationally reveal.

Despite being kicked out at a meeting last night, Jimmy McGrory and Tom Baldwin are inside the Peoples' Vote office in Millbank this morning.

Meanwhile. Roland Rudd, the outgoing chairman of Open Britain and Patrick Heneghan, Labour’s former head of campaigns, are outside refusing to enter while McGrory and Baldwin are still on the premises.

They are even threatening legal action for trespass.

It follows PR executive Roland Rudd founding a new company to oversee a new Remain Campaign if there is a second referendum.

Alistair Campbell and Stephen Dorrell have both questioned the legitimacy of the sackings.

Labour In Chaos: MP John Mann Quits

Even if their isn’t a General Election, there will be a new by election

John Mann has just RESIGNED as MP for Bassetlaw.

In 2017 Labour won 52.65% and the Conservatives 43.3%.

However , Bassetlaw voted 67.8% to leave the EU in 2016.

The latest figure to hit out this morning is Lord Mandelson who said:“Labour will not win an election with Corbyn as leader."

Labour At War As Election Guru & McDonnell Say Lib Dem And Tory Pact Is On

“The Lib Dem’s will stop at nothing to get their ministerial cars back.”

IT'S not been a good start for the Labour Party this morning, TBG can reveal.

It’s a well known fact that 2017 General Secretary Iain McNicol doesn’t get on with John McDonnell but his tone this morning was dire.

McNicol admitted to KayBurley that Labour won’t do as well as 2017 if an election is held in the next six weeks.

McNicol said that Corbyn was “fresh” in 2017 and that the Tories “won’t make the same mistakes” as in 2017.

He also said that the SNP and Lib Dem’s are in a much stronger position this time too.

When asked if Corbyn is a liability he replied - “His poll rating is not good!”

McDonnell has just hit back tweeting - “Looks like the Lib Dem and Tory pact of 2010 is being re-established.”

“They are back together, selling out the People’s Vote campaign and the cross party campaign to prevent a no deal.”

“The Lib Dem’s will stop at nothing to get their ministerial cars back.”

I think it’s fair to say the gloves are off.

EU Set To Agree Flextension

IN what is seen as a significant diplomatic shift it sounds like the French are now signed up to a new Brexit Flextension after weekend talks, TBG can sensationally reveal.

The expectation in Brussels now is that it will be agreed by EU ambassadors at 9:00am today and signed off by EU27 leaders tomorrow.

At which point the 31 October deadline would formally end.

TBG understands that the options for the UK to leave the EU are now on 1st December, 1st January, and 1st February if a Brexit deal is agreed by UK Parliament.

Sunday, 27 October 2019

No Deal Plans Come Into Force At Midnight

EU Ambassadors meeting at 10:00am in Brussels on Monday to agree framework for Brexit extension.

EU27 Leaders are expected to meet on Tuesday or/and Wednesday after events in Westminster tomorrow.

Could still be out without a deal on WTO Terms on Thursday at 11:00pm is a veto is used.

No Deal planning comes into force in Portsmouth and Kent at midnight.

Lib Dems And SNP Join Forces To Stop Brexit, Again

The Lib Dem’s and SNP are also trying to push for an earlier election on December 9 so long as 16 and 17 year olds can take part.

Tonight though, officials told the Daily Telegraph that they would need six months to add new groups of voters to the electoral rolls.

A view backed up by the Electoral Commission,

Downing Street source tells TBG “they are prepared to look at other options should their election plan fail tomorrow.”

Could that include working with opposition parties to have a Dec 9th poll?

“If Labour oppose being held to account by the people yet again [in tomorrow's vote] then we will look at all options to get Brexit done including ideas similar to that proposed by other parties", they added.

Saturday, 26 October 2019

Gaukeward - Remainers Plan To Seize Control Of Commons Again

As TBG reported earlier in the week, Rebel MPs are exploring ways to seize control of the Parliamentary agenda from Boris Johnson next week.

TBG understands that their latest plot is to take control of Brexit legislation even if MPs reject his election motion on Monday.

The rebels plan possible votes on adding a customs union, second referendum and extending transition to prevent departure on World Trade Organization terms.

Some of them have even been discussing the plans with former EU officials.

Labour MP Peter Kyle said he too was in talks with the ex-Tories about their next steps.

Dominic Grieve, the former Tory who has led the battle against a no-deal Brexit, said MPs bringing back the withdrawal bill with the aim of attaching a second referendum was “within the field of options.”

However, any attempt by backbenchers to bring in primary legislation would be full of procedural hurdles.

The news comes as Europe’s leaders are on stand-by for a crisis meeting of the European Council in the 24 hours before Britain is due to leave the EU at 11pm on Thursday after France sensationally vetoed an automatic Brexit delay until January 31 in exasperation at the deadlock in Westminster.

The French president fears if Britain is given a third three-month delay to Brexit nothing will change

TBG has learnt that on Thursday night the Gawkeward Squad of 20 rebelTory MPs led by former deputy prime ministers David Lidington and Damian Green had a meeting to discuss tactics.

As a result, they too have threatened to vote against Boris Johnson’s push for a December 12 general election.

Amber Rudd is alleged to have told the meeting that the country shouldn’t go to the polls before fellow rebels who had the whip removed last month are allowed back into the party.

So get your popcorn ready for what’s expected to be the most exciting and even nail biting week of politics in Westminster since the Second World War.

Tory Kennedy Standing Down

Seema Kennedy has announced she will be standing down at the next general election.

The Home Office Minister and Cambridge graduate has been MP for South Ribble since 2015.

Tom Tugendhat told Twitter “I can’t tell you how sorry I am to be losing Seema as a colleague.”

“There are few finer people who display the sense of service politics needs today.“

“She will be a great loss to me, South Ribble and the country.”

Friday, 25 October 2019

Gina Miller Motives Proven Purely Political

The news on the Daily Express web site that Gina Miller is now planning to run a tactical voting campaign in any subsequent General Election proves that her motivations are not legal but entirely political.

She should hand her head in shame!

The people have already spoken.

Therefore, the referendum result must be respected and we must Leave on October 31st with or without a deal.

The country has had enough uncertainty.

Millions of pounds has been spent on no deal planning.

Now either accept the deal on offer or leave without a deal and at least make this spent tax payers cash worth it.

Thursday, 24 October 2019

Boris Pulls A Blinder

BORIS Johnson sensationally called opposition MPs bluff today by offering them more time to scrutinise his Brexit deal in return for a General Election on December 12th.

With a new do or die Brexit deadline set to be rubber stamped as November 15 tomorrow TBG expects MPs to have serious second thoughts in the coming days.

The new Brexit timetable now looks like this:

If the Commons approves the timetable and then the deal before Parliament is dissolved then the European Parliament would vote at a 13/14 November plenary for Britain to have left the EU the following day.

Of course Remoaners have other ideas.

As things stand they are already trying to seize control of the order paper next week yet again.

Jeremy Corbyn said he would not support an election until a no-deal Brexit is "off the table”. But unless a deal is ratified No Deal is never off the table, the end of any extension would still finish in a No Deal scenario.

Ian Blackford, said "we want an election but these terms are not acceptable," adding that the poll should take place earlier than the middle of December.

Something which is not possible.

The Lib Dem’s still want another referendum.

Channel 4 News reported that the Budget is off too.

Fireworks are banging!

I Can't Wait For Us To Get Out

What an absolute joke the EU really are.

Why on earth is it the EU who decides when we leave and not the U.K. Government?

The British people voted to take back control yet it's the EU that remains in control.

But try telling that to Hillary Benn and Jo Swinson as they continue colluding with Juncker, Barnier and Co.

I can’t wait for us to get out.

French Ambassador Spotted Going Into No.10

TBG can sensationally reveal that the French Ambassador has just been spotted going into Number Ten 30 minutes before a political Cabinet.

EU27 ambassadors are meeting to discuss Brexit extension pencilled in for 10:00am Brussels time tomorrow.

France are still fighting for a short extension while Germany and most other EU countries support idea of granting the 3 month extension mooted in the PMs extension request letter.

Downing Street source tells TBG ahead of political cabinet at 3pm that they will be looking at the “risks” of a general election.

Those dead against an election ate outnumbered.

However, expect a good discussion about the potential for it all to go horribly wrong like last time.

Labour Change Election Policy In Between Interviews

SHE'S been touted as the next Labour Leader.

Yet this morning Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Rebecca Long Bailey, completely contradicted herself in two separate media interviews.

On Radio 4 Today, asked if Labour will back an immediate general election after then EU grants extension, she said: "Of course."

Then minutes later on Sky News she called for a month-long programme motion for the Withdrawal Agreement Bill and repeatedly refused to endorse any pre-Christmas election.

It seems to TBG that their policy is now changing on the hour.

She also said it would be "quite sad" if Boris Johnson didn’t try to get his deal through the Commons and find a compromise.

That’s a bill that Labour voted down and is resolutely opposed to.

Chicken Corbyn

THE Sun are reporting Labour massively playing down the prospect that the party could be backing a general election any time soon.

They are saying that the EU granting a Brexit delay to Jan 31 might still not be enough.

Labour whips have reportedly advised Mr Corbyn that if he supports an early general election he will not have enough Labour MPs on his side.

Around 140 Labour MPs have reportedly told whips they would vote no to an early election.

TBG wonders why?

General Election Odds On

ON Sunday Peston showed the betting markets thought Brexit would happen before a General Election.

Just three days later and the markets have completely reversed!

The money is going on to a General Election before Brexit big time last night.

Hence The Government Chief Whip, Mark Spencer allegedly telling MPs that a potential general election date is Tuesday 10 December, with MPs swearing in before Christmas, followed by a recess and then a Queen’s Speech early in the New Year.

Wednesday, 23 October 2019

Macron: Extension to Nov 15

Meeting at EU Council has just finished.

Leaving tonight’s meeting of EU ambassadors Michel Barnier says it was just a ‘first exchange’ of views between Member States.

He says there’s no major news to report yet.

AFP are, however, reporting that European Union has agreed to delay Brexit.

Emmanuel Macron is set to force an emergency EU summit by insisting that any delay to the October 31 Brexit deadline can last no longer than 15 days.

Meanwhile, DUP’s 10 MPs will vote with the government on the Queen’s Speech tomorrow.

Tory Amendments To WAB

THE DUP have tabled amendments to the Withdrawal Agreement Bill [WAB] which, amongst other things, would make a deal depend on a cross community vote at Assembly level, TBG can sensationally reveal.

They have also tabled an amendment proposing, “no customs declaration may be requested or required in relation to any movement of goods within the UK customs territory intended to remain within the UK customs territory.”

Amendments have also tabled in name of James Brokenshire, Karen Bradley and David Liddington promoting "unfettered access to the market within GB, of qualifying NI goods and trade between NI and GB, and having regard to NI's integral place within the UK internal market.

Brexit Flextension

THE EU plans to offer an extension until 31 Jan 2020 (as per Benn Act and the unsigned Johnson letter), but to end sooner if the Withdrawal Agreement gets consent, TBG can reveal.

It’s understood that as per the statement below Leo Varadkar spoke with Donald Tusk this morning and gave his own backing.

MPs Vote To Delay Brexit Again

BREXIT is to be delayed again.

Despite the Government winning the Second Reading of the Withdrawl Agreement Bill 329-299 it lost on the crucial timetable motion 322-308 with the DUP hammering the killer blow.

As a result, tonight TBG has learnt that Britain could be stuck in the EU until January 31st.

That’s because the EU are to stick to the extension date in the Benn Act letter and won’t propose an alternative.

The EU say they don’t want to be ‘dragged into the “Westminster morass and be accused of meddling in UK politics.”

The EU said that “if the Prime Minister wants a shorter extension he will have to write and ask for it.”

Tuesday, 22 October 2019

Government Won't Compromise Over Brexit Deal Integrity

THE Government is saying that they "won't compromise over the integrity" of Boris Johnson's Brexit deal.

TBG understands that Labour will vote against the second reading of the Brexit Withdrawl Agreement Bill and against the programme timetable motion.

There could be as many as 30 rebels on the Second Reading but only up to 15 on the programme motion.

Mark Harper told TBG - “Anyone who votes against or tries to amend the Programme Motion on the Withdrawal Agreement Bill tomorrow cannot hide in plain sight.”

“They will be frustrating Brexit and the House of Commons ability to deliver on the EU referendum result.”

A Downing Street source told TBG that - "If Parliament votes again for delay by voting down the programme motion and the EU offers delay until 31 Jan then we will pull the Bill, there will be no further business for Parliament and we'll move to an election before Christmas."

Vote On Brexit Legislation To Take Place Today

A spokesman for Boris Johnson last night reacted to John Bercow’s decision not to grant a Meaningful Vote yesterday.

Downing Street said -“We are disappointed that the Speaker has yet again denied us a chance to deliver on the will of British people.”

“We will go ahead with the WAB today. The Public want Brexit done.”

Downing Street also confirmed that the ministerial no-deal committee will meet every day, including weekends from now on and hundreds of civil servants will be redeployed to no-deal work.

That was after the European Parliament conference of presidents formally decided that no ratification of the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement would take place this week because the UK Parliament won’t formally ratify it before Friday.

However, TBG understands that the EU Parliament could still ratify in emergency session next week.

The important vote today will be on the timetable, or programme motion, for the Withdrawal Agreement Bill.

This is the law that must pass before Brexit.

The government wants it on the statute book by 31 October.

Labour will try to humiliate the Prime Minister by forcing a delay.

However, in a serious blow to this, the whole Tory One Nation grouping agreed last night not to back any customs union amendment.

Both the Lib Dem’s and SNP are thought to be abstaining because of the fact that they want to revoke Article 50 completely.

The programme motion is therefore the “real meaningful vote” and expect fireworks around Westminster from around 7:00pm tonight.

Monday, 21 October 2019

Bercow Blocks Meaningful Vote

AS TBG predicted earlier, John Bercow has sensationally thrown his toys out the pram again by blocking a vote on Boris Johnson’s Brexit today.

Cue someone in the House of Commons saying “It's the John Bercow show, isn't it?"

Instead, at around 6.00pm, the government will introduce the Withdrawal Agreement Bill which will have a Second Reading and vote tomorrow.

Mansfield MP Ben Bradley told TBG: “Once again the Speaker and the House look inward to internal process and bureaucracy, whilst people outside of this place just want us to bloody get on with it.”

Bercow & Co Roadblock Brexit

TBG can confirm that according to our Downing Street source, the government will pull today's meaningful vote if Speaker John Bercow allows any amendments, that's if Mr Speaker allows the vote at all as he is likely to block it.

The government is also likely to scrap any attempt to get a Brexit deal through Parliament if MPs vote for customs union amendment tomorrow.

A General election could then follow by the end of November.

At the Court of Session this morning Judges decided to delay a decision in a case which seeks to ensure that the Prime Minister doesn’t allow a no-deal Brexit.

The Judge accused the Prime Minister of “sailing close to the wind!”

The Current thinking is that John Bercow will not allow the vote today, there is a plot to keep Britain in customs union that is likely to fail, a Second referendum vote could be close but is also likely to fail and Then it's all about whether a short extension will be needed to get Brexit legislation through.

Although we should point out that the government intends to get all legislation through within a week.

Plots To Hijack Brexit Show How Undemocratic Our Politicians Are

The latest plots to hijack Brexit simply underline how undemocratic certain political parties and politicians have become.

If Remain has won the referendum the EU would effectively be running Britain and we would never have had another say.

Yet because Leave won, as was the case in every other country where it has happened, MPs, parties and the EU collude together to overthrow the result until they get the right one.

Labour should be ashamed of their position as it underlines how left wing they have become.

The Lib Dem’s have dropped Liberalism for extremism with their Brexit policy.

So I can only commend Boris Johnson for sticking to his guns and getting Brexit done.

Jew Process

Jo Bird [left] with Shadow Business and Industry Secretary Rebecca Long-Bailey

A councillor investigated over antisemitism and helped bring down Labour MP Louise Ellman, who resigned over racism, is now set to replace her, TBG can sensationally reveal.

The Jewish Chronicle are reporting that Jo Bird – suspended earlier this year over her inflammatory antisemitism remarks – is being presented to local members as candidate to replace the Jewish MP who quit the party over Jew-hate.

The Jewish Voice For Labour member also repeatedly joked about what she called “Jew process” at activist meetings and claimed it had been wrong to expel Marc Wadsworth from Labour after his confrontation with Jewish MP Ruth Smeeth.

She sparked further fury by adapting the famous ‘First they came for...’ Holocaust poem by German theologian Martin Niemoller to include the line: “They came for the anti-Zionists, and I stood up because I was not a target, I stood up in solidarity."

Sunday, 20 October 2019

Starmer Wants Second Referendum Between Deal And Remain

ON the day that Oliver Letwin raised the prospect of extending the transition period if a Free Trade Deal's not done in time, TBG can sensationally reveal that Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab was this morning absolutely clear that the government thinks it has the numbers to pass the Brexit deal this week.

Raab told Andrew Marr: “Parliament can't muzzle the Prime Minister.”

"Given Labour’s 2017 Manifesto commitment on Brexit, calling for a second referendum is a clear breech of faith with the electorate.”

The Foreign Secretary added that the Tories won't deregulate but will have "smarter regulation.”

“Let’s get on and get this done”, he said.

Meanwhile, Michael Gove told Sky News: “The extension letter was sent because parliament required it to be sent but Parliament can't change the PM's mind or the government's policy.”

Mr Gove also confirmed that the Government had triggered operation Yellowhammer and accelerated plans for a No Deal Brexit.

Labour are all over the place.

Keir Starmer is expected to table amendments tomorrow calling for Britain to stay in the Customs Union and having a second referendum between deal or remain.

Yet Lucy Powell was on Ridge this morning asking for more understanding of where Labour MPs are coming from and going to.

She also reminded them where the party comes from: “giving voice, power and representation to working people.”

“We decide we don’t want to represent those people anymore at our peril.”

A theme echoed by Grimsby MP Melanie Onn who said a People’s Vote “would be a sell out without Labour values.”

Crewe Labour MP Laura Smith told Twitter - “The EU is no beacon of workers' rights. The ECJ ruled that freedom of business trumps workers' collective bargaining rights. This means many thousands of UK public sector workers - including in our health service - get paid less than they should for the job” by being in the EU.

Boris Forced To Send Unsigned Extension Request and Attaches Second Letter Saying It’s A Bad Idea

As TBG predicted yesterday, the government pulled the meaningful vote after the Letwin amendment passed.

As a result, Boris has sent a letter to the EU as per the Benn Act but has NOT signed it.

Sensationally, Boris has also sent a signed SECOND letter saying that the extension request on the part of Parliament is a mistake.

TBG also understands that Boris spoke to Merkel, Macron and Tusk to explain the situation as regards the latest blatant attempt to overthrow democracy.

Four Labour MPs abstained on the Letwin amendment.

They were Sarah Champion, Rosie Cooper, Melanie Onn and Derek Twigg.

One ex Tory MP abstained (Anne Milton).

Two current Tory MPs abstained (Edward Leigh and Caroline Spelman).

Five Labour MPs voted against Letwin (Barron, Campbell, Fitzpatrick, Flint and Hoey).

Nine ex Tory independents voted for the Letwin amendments (Boles, Clarke, Gauke, Greening, Grieve, Hammond, Letwin, Rudd and Sandbach).

As well as sending letters to Brussels the PM also sent a letter to his own MPs who were all encouraged by the latest opinion poll showing a 13 point Conservatives lead.

The poll by Opinium has the following Westminster voting intentions:

CON: 37% (-1)
LAB: 24% (+1)
LDEM: 16% (+1)
BREX: 12% (-)
GRN: 4% (-)

Saturday, 19 October 2019

Government To Pull Brexit Vote If Letwin Wins

TBG can sensationally reveal that the Government will pull today’s Brexit vote if the Letwin amendment passes.

It will force the Prime Minister to ask for another Brexit extension beyond Oct 31st.

Boris Johnson earlier appeared to concede that the Letwin amendment will be passed.

Answering Frank Field, he says: “My fear is that the vote we have tonight will not be meaningful.”

Most of the 21 rebel Tories now say they will support the Letwin amendment AND the prime minister’s Brexit deal.

As a result, TBG understands that the Withdrawal Agreement Bill on Tuesday is now, in effect, the new Meaningful Vote.

So presumably if Boris is forced by Benn Act tonight to request three-month Brexit delay, the EU will wait until that deferred meaningful vote on Tuesday before deciding how to respond to the Benn letter request.

The news comes as another batch of MPs support the Boris deal including Ken Clarke and Henry Smith.

Boris on Course For Brexit Win

WITH just hours to go until the most crucial decision of our country’s history in years, TBG can sensationally reveal that Boris Johnson is now on course for victory.

Last night he won the backing of twelve Labour MPs and crucial members of his own party that should get him at least the 320 votes required.

For example, arch sceptic Mark Francois says he is backing the government's Brexit deal.

He’s the 16th switcher from the last vote on the EU.

Among the Labour MPs backing Boris who we haven’t mentioned are Sarah Champion, Caroline Flint, and Melanie On.

And after they got these attached assurances from Downing Street last night have come Ruth Smeeth, Gareth Snell and Stephen Kinnock.

Even the bookies now make Boris favourite to succeed.

The undecideds include the Tory Brexiteers John Redwood and Owen Paterson; Gloria De Piero; the Liberal Democrat Norman Lamb and former Cabinet minister Amber Rudd.

However, there is disquiet about whether or not Oliver Letwin will put a spanner in the works that keep us still tied to the EU until government legislation is passed.

Fasten your seat belts for a rollercoaster of a day.

Friday, 18 October 2019

Malthouse 'Can Get DUP On Board' As Macron Comes Out Against Extension

CABINET will meet in No.10 at 4pm today for an update on the European Council and to look forward to tomorrow.

So far, so good seems to be the message as Boris aims to get Brexit done.

Latest is that Kit Malthouse believes he can still get DUP on board, TBG can sensationally reveal.

President Macron has said he doesn't want a Brexit delay.

MPs on board with the Deal include John Mann who says that the number of Labour MPs voting for the deal will be in double figures.

He was joined by Frank Field who urges Labour MPs to get real and vote for the deal - “The time for kicking the van down the street has ended.”

“Labour MPs have to make a decision.”

“They can’t keep saying if only this little bit were changed, then I would respect my constituents wishes.”

Leave.EU would prefer a 'purer' Brexit, but back this deal against another delay and more Remainer plots to thwart Brexit altogether.

They told Twitter “This is war, not a battle - let's move on and crush the antisemitic Labour Party with a Patriotic Alliance for a huge majority!”

Brexit backing Conservative MP Ross Thomson is backing Boris’ deal.

He previously said a trade border in the Irish Sea would risk the fabric of the Union and be a gift to the SNP.

Tory MEP Daniel Hannan told TBG - "Whether or not this vote goes through tomorrow Boris Johnson wins."

And Then There Were Four - Rebels Try To Block Brexit

TBG can sensationally reveal that four out of the 21 Tory rebels have put their name to the above amendment for Saturday.

It’s designed to delay Brexit but the reality of it is that we will end up leaving without a deal anyway.

Somebody try telling that to Oliver Letwin, David Gauke, Philip Hammond and Dominic Grieve please!

Let’s hope the others see the light and #BackBoris.

Support Grows For Boris' Brexit Deal

THE fear of no deal seems to have finally woken up MPs, TBG can reveal.

Support for Boris’ Brexit deal was growing at a very rapid rate last night.

Party Chairman James Cleverly says he believes the PM’s Brexit deal will pass “if everybody sticks to their word and votes the way they said they would.”

He told TBG: “We’re working to get the deal over the line.”

Already, Brexiteers who opposed the May deal are backing Boris.

John Baron said: “There’s been a fundamental improvement in this deal. If there’s no deal struck in the transition period up to December 2020, the UK has the right, with the Northern Ireland provisions in place to leave on no-deal terms.”

Alistair Burt said: “The whip is immaterial.”

“I want to leave having done the right thing.”

Labour MP Ronnie Campbell told Newsnight he will back Boris’ deal.

And TBG understands that 19 rebel Tories who lost the whip are now backing the deal including Nicholas Soames.

The news came on a night that produced a sensational by-election result too.

It saw the Conservatives GAIN Westcourt (Gravesham) from Labour and just look at the changes:

CON: 50.1% (+21.0)
LAB: 32.0% (-5.5)
UKIP: 11.8% (-11.1)
GRN: 6.1% (+6.1)

If this is what it’s like at local level on the ground and with the Brexit Party already fracturing at the seams one can only look forward to seeing what the next national polls say.

Benn Throwing His Toys Out Of The Pram Already

Benn Demands Impact Assessments

HILARY Benn is Throwing His Toys Out Of The Pram Already.

TBG can sensationally reveal a letter [above] that was leaked to us late last night.

Benn is clearly trying to stir up trouble again.

Our Downing Street source told TBG: “He’s essentially freelancing without the consent of the rest of the Brexit Committee.“

”He’s requested Civil Servants work straight for the next 48 hours to produce an impact assessment.”

"He can go whistle!"

Thursday, 17 October 2019

EU Confirm No Extension: Britain Will Leave On Oct 31st

BRITAIN will now be definitely leaving the EU on October 31st, TBG can sensationally reveal.

Well, that’s according to Jean Claude Juncker who a few minutes ago further clarified his 'no prolongation' comment on Brexit.

Asked if he was ruling at an extension he said 'that's what I have been saying.”

“We have a deal so no need for prolongation.”

So, it is Boris’ Deal or No Deal.

Boris: It's This Deal Or No Deal

AS TBG predicted this morning, Boris Johnson is now in Brussels seeking a legal assurance that there will be no more Brexit extensions.

As we pointed out, until we Leave on October 31st, EU law takes precedence over U.K. Parliament law.

Therefore, if Boris gets his way in Brussels, the Surrender Bill will be history and the message to MPs on Saturday will be Deal or No Deal.

And if Corbyn and co vote it down then they, not Boris, will be responsible for any consequences no deal would bring.

Given the planning put in though, TBG thinks the only thing red about them after October 31st will be their own MPs faces.

Boris Johnson told TBG, “We’ve got a great new deal that takes back control — now Parliament should get Brexit done on Saturday so we can move on to other priorities like the cost of living, the NHS, violent crime and our environment.”

“This new deal ensures that we Take Back Control of our laws, borders, money and trade without disruption & establishes a new relationship with the EU based on free trade.”

“The anti-democratic backstop has been abolished. The people of Northern Ireland will be in charge of the laws that they live by, and – unlike the backstop – will have the right to end the special arrangement if they so choose.”

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