BORIS Johnson’s clock is ticking as time moves quick until the promised date of Brexit on October 31.
But will it happen and exactly what can we expect to happen on that date? Here’s the latest.
Boris has said he’ll point blank refuse to go to Brussels and seek another extension[/caption]
What is Boris Johnson’s stance on Brexit?
Brexiteer Boris Johnson has repeated his determination to deliver Brexit by Halloween.
BoJo pitched his bold vision for a post-Brexit Britain and warned that the Tories will “kick the bucket” if they fail to get us out of the EU by October 31.
Johnson has said he will lead Britain out of the EU with or without a deal by October 31 — so he can focus on dealing with issues that have been left on the back- burner for the past three years.
That means leaving without a deal and to trade with the bloc under World Trade Organisation rules.
The PM continued to blast the bid to try and stop No Deal as “Jeremy Corbyn’s surrender bill” in a defiant statement.
In his first appearance in the House of Commons after the summer break, he said it meant he would be “running up the white flag”.
“They would be able to keep us in the EU for as long as they like and on their term,” he blasted.
“There are no circumstances in which I will every accept anything like it.”
There will be no more “pointless delays” and he would finally get us out, he promised.
“Enough is enough. The country wants this done and they want the referendum respected.
“We are negotiating a deal and though I am confident of getting a deal, we will leave by October 31 in all circumstances.”
Boris was rocked with the huge news that his own brother Jo Johnson is to quit as an MP and a minister in Boris’ government[/caption]
What has he promised to do as UK Prime Minister?
Boris Johnson beat Jeremy Hunt in the Tory leadership election in July 2019 in order to seal his place as PM.
His main economic policy is to ditch any austerity measures and has made numerous spending promises, mainly on infrastructure, saying he would borrow the money to fund various projects, including rolling out broadband in rural areas and greenlighting Northern Powerhouse Rail.
He has also promised to end “unfair” prosecutions of Northern Ireland veterans who served during the Troubles.
Johnson has also promised to slash VAT and make fewer people pay National Insurance to help low-paid workers.
Action could include lowering VAT rates and raising the National Insurance threshold for lowest earners.
It will form part of a “Brexit bonanza” to boost the wage packets of millions of hard-pressed families.
Boris also said he would meet the Irish PM Leo Varadkar in Dublin to discuss options to replace the hated backstop.
And he insisted again that “progress is being made” in talks with the EU, pleading with MPs to give him more time to secure one.
Why did he lose Commons majority?
Boris lost his tiny Commons majority on the afternoon of September 3 in explosive scenes in the Commons – just hours before a crunch vote which could trigger an election.
Tory MP Phillip Lee defected to the Liberal Democrats right in front of the PM as he gave a speech at the despatch box – and went to sit with them in the Commons.
The Conservative government was left with no working majority in the House of Commons.
MPs now expect a general election in the weeks before Brexit – but Boris will need two thirds of MPs to vote for it first.
Why does Boris Johnson want to call an election?
Johnson has today called a fresh election vote on Monday – as Labour tear themselves apart over whether to back it.
Boris withdrew his opposition to the rebel law in the Lords in a last ditch bid to try and persuade Jeremy Corbyn into a fresh vote.
Boris has said he’ll point blank refuse to go to Brussels and seek another extension.
This afternoon the Government revealed their plans to hold another election vote on Monday on whether to have an election – and will try and pass
Boris is in a race against time to get an election sorted out before Parliament is prorogued next week – as he planned.
Boris’ plan is to hold a vote on October 15, then storm a crunch Brussels summit on October 17 to demand a new deal, with a fresh mandate from the British people.
But Boris accused MPs of having “totally wrecked” his chances of getting a new EU deal by backing the legislation to prevent a No Deal Brexit.
What is Boris Johnson’s constituency?
Boris returned to Parliament in 2015 after serving as the Mayor of London for eight years.
Previously he was the MP for Henley between 2001 and 2007.
He ran as the Conservative candidate in Uxbridge and South Ruislip in the 2015 General Election.
He was a leading force in the Leave campaign in the EU referendum in 2016.
After Prime Minister David Cameron resigned, Boris was expected to run for leader but after being betrayed by Michael Gove he dropped out of the race.
In the 2017 General Election, Mr Johnson retained his seat in Uxbridge and South Ruislip but his majority was slashed in half.
What has he done since becoming Prime Minister?
In visits to Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales, Johnson spoke to leaders about Brexit and retaining a Tory government.
His trip to Wales was unsuccessful after he tried to convince voters in Brecon and Radnorshire to stick with ousted Chris Davies as their MP.
But Jane Dodds pipped him to the post, leaving the PM with a majority of only one in the House of Commons.
He has been planning for the possibility of a No Deal Brexit, but negotiations with Brussels are yet to take place.
Both sides have said they refuse to talk until the other gives in on the issue of the Irish Backstop.
Johnson has pushed the button on plans to create TEN tax-haven ‘freeports’ in a blue collar Brexit revolution.
BoJo was rocked with the huge news that his own brother Jo Johnson is to quit as an MP and a minister in Boris’ government.
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Why did Boris Johnson resign as Foreign Secretary?
Boris quit as Foreign Secretary on July 9 in a bitter blow to Theresa May’s government.
He walked out just hours after she lost Brexit Secretary David Davis over plans to force through a soft Brexit.
The pair, both passionate Brexit supporters, walked out in the wake of the PM’s Chequers agreement.
Since leaving Cabinet, the former journalist has regularly spoken out against the PM’s Brexit plans and is widely speculated to be considering challenging her for the Tory leadership.