Boris Johnson stated last night that a no deal outcome with the EU was a million to one against happening.

Many have jumped on the statement to claim that Johnson is not serious about his pledge to leave the EU with no deal on 31st October 2019, but, maybe he is so serious about leaving with no deal that he believes the EU will have to back down and sort some kind of deal out to protect the economic interests of their members.Continue reading

In his interview with the Brussels Broadcasting Company last night, Boris Johnson gave a guarantee that the UK would leave the EU with or without a deal on the 31st October 2019. Laura Keunssberg spent a few minutes on the “catastrophe” that “might” result from a hard Brexit but Boris countered with an assertion that the UK would never impose border checks on the Irish border and that the UK would not impose unnecessary tariffs on imports.Continue reading

The story on the FRONT pages of today’s newspapers, or certainly their websites can be summed up in this one sentence…“Police attended and spoke to all occupants of the address, who were all safe and well. There were no offences or concerns apparent to the officers and there was no cause for police action.” That is the official statement from Police who attended the “incident”.

The Daily Mail headline in connection with the “domestic incident” is “Bojo Faces Tory Questions”. Er…that would be because he is attending a husting event today. I doubt the “incident” will take up more than 30 seconds of their time. As to the mainstream, left wing, remain backing media, well that’s another story ‘innit.

In an effort to tease out a gaffe from Boris Johnson, the other candidates in the Leadership race will (so they say) participate in live TV debates before the next ballot.

There can be no other reason for such debates. Hopefully Boris will destroy his chances by saying something unforgivable. That is the low point that the Liberal wing of Conservatives have sunk to.

Who will vote in the second ballot?

Conservative MP’s.

Are they suggesting that Conservative MP’s don’t know who Boris is? Conservative MP’s haven’t a clue what he stands for?

Rubbish.

If Boris Johnson makes it to the final two, he will face the Conservative Membership. Are they unaware who Johnson is?

I’m sure that Boris will debate on TV, if and when a General Election is called, until then, the Leadership Contest is a Conservative Party matter not for general public consumption.

If Boris refuses the offer to debate, that is his affair and would be the wise move to make.

He will have the chance to prove his worth to the general public through his actions as Prime Minister once he takes that office.

Propaganda about Boris proroguing Parliament abounds in today’s papers.

Fake news I’m afraid, designed to harm his Conservative Party Leadership bid.

Boris Johnson, should he become the next Prime Minister, has no need to consider proroguing Parliament to prevent a vote on no deal.

First, there will be no vote on leaving the EU without a deal. The law is clear, the UK’s “exit day” is now 31st October 2019 and Parliamentarians cannot change the law without Government assistance. MP’s voted to have an “exit day”, they will now have to live with that decision.

Second, the vote yesterday showed that the Government can beat a vote of no confidence or another move to take over Parliament.

By accusing Boris of considering proroguing Parliament, the mainstream media is attempting to show him up as a hard right dictator. It is just another aspect of “project fear”.

For the 17.4 million who voted to leave the EU in 2016, they can take comfort from the fact that there could now be two routes to a no deal exit from the EU. The first could be Boris Johnson delivering what the Conservatives promised. But, if he doesn’t get us out on 31st October 2019, the fall back position is provided by Nigel Farage and The Brexit Party.

Yesterday’s vote which defeated the cross party motion to take over the business of Parliament on 25th June, can, in my opinion, be put down to The Brexit Party’s showing at the EU elections and, indeed, the Peterborough by-election. The threat from Nigel Farage is very real.

MP’s now have a choice, get out of the EU on 31st October 2019 or risk losing their job.

Playtime is over.

With Bercow allowing Labour to present business motions in the House, a move traditionally reserved for Government, anything could happen before the 31st October 2019, UK’s official “exit date”.

If Boris Johnson were to win the Tory Leadership Contest, and either call a General Election or lose a vote of no confidence leading to a General Election, he could have a chance of winning a majority according to the latest ComRes poll commissioned by the Telegraph. The problem is that he would have to promise a clean break with the EU and the Conservatives have promised that before and let the electorate down.

The question is, in that case, would The Brexit Party supporters go back to the Conservatives with Johnson as Leader?

At the moment, Boris Johnson has the endorsement of sixty three MP’s, over twice as many as his nearest rivals, Gove and Hunt. The first vote will be held on Thursday.

Boris Johnson’s high court challenge against the case brought by Marcus Ball has been upheld. As everyone thought, there is no charge to answer.

Lucky really, because if every politician had to face criminal charges for stretching the truth, the courts would be booked for years to come.

Boris Johnson now has the backing of 46 Conservative MP’s while Hunt has 32, Gove 29, Raab 24, Javid 17  and Hancock 11.

Still a long way to go though.