The Brexit secretary has told EU leaders the UK’s withdrawal agreement must be revised or no-deal Brexit “is coming down the tracks”. From The Guardian.
Boris Johnson is to introduce fast-track visas for the world’s top scientists, engineers and mathematicians as he announces a relaxation of his predecessor’s immigration controls. From Independent.
Boris Johnson has no intention of renegotiating the withdrawal agreement and a no-deal Brexit is his “central scenario”, European diplomats have been told, amid hardening evidence in Westminster that the government is expecting to crash out of the EU. From The Guardian.
The EU will only start talking if the UK makes pledges on: the rights of citizens, financial obligations, and the Irish border. From BBC.
Boris Johnson could simply ignore a parliamentary vote of no confidence and proceed with a no-deal Brexit followed by an election, unless MPs can form an alternative government in 14 days, a former senior judge has said. In those circumstances, the prime minister would have the power to set the date of the election for after 31 October, following the UK’s departure from the EU with or without a deal. From The Guardian.