Boris Johnson: chances of no-deal Brexit are ‘a million-to-one against’

Tory leadership frontrunner’s claim comes one day after he said UK will leave EU ‘come what may, do or die’

Boris Johnson has said the chances of a no-deal Brexit are a “million-to-one against”, despite promising to leave on 31 October whether or not he has managed to strike a new agreement with the European Union.

Johnson, the frontrunner to be prime minister, told a hustings that the chances of a no-deal Brexit were vanishingly small, as he believed there was a mood in the EU and among MPs to pass a new Brexit deal.

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Tory MPs try to stop no-deal Brexit with amendment

Conservatives opposed to Boris Johnson’s approach aim to bind his hands

Conservative MPs implacably opposed to a no-deal Brexit will try to amend government legislation as early as next week as a way of binding the hands of Boris Johnson.

A cross-party group is planning another attempt to stop a no-deal Brexit after becoming increasingly alarmed at the tone of Johnson’s pledges to take Britain out of the European Union on 31 October, “do or die”.

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Debate Continues Over English As Official Language Of The European Union After Brexit

Source: --- Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Jeremy Cliffe, Charlemagne columnist and Brussels bureau chief for The Economist, says English should be the official language of the EU. ...

The Guardian view on Labour and Brexit: lead the debate | Editorial

Source: --- Wednesday, June 26, 2019
The Tory leadership contest is closing down space for compromise. The opposition must make the case for Britain’s European alliance In their race to become prime minister, the two Conservative leadership candidates are licensing wishful thinking on an industrial scale. Boris Johnson tells Tory members what they want to hear: that a great, new Brexit deal is available and that leaving the EU without any deal is also a viable alternative . His rival, Jeremy Hunt, gets closer to honesty, warning that a no-deal exit would be costly, but he retains it as an option . Mr Hunt and Mr Johnson cannot rule out the most damaging rupture with the EU because many Tories see it as a desirable outcome and the only valid expression of the 2016 referendum result. While their contest dominates the news, the terms of national debate are being skewed. Fanatical Europhobia is exerting a gravitational pull on the whole question of what Brexit means. A campaign to restore balance and sanity to the argument is urgently needed. Continue reading... ...

Poll finds revoking Article 50 and remaining in the EU is public’s preferred option

Source: --- Wednesday, June 26, 2019
In a warning to Tory party leadership candidates, a new poll from the Times has revealed that more people want to revoke Article 50 and remain in the European Union than any other option for Brexit. ...

German business gloom: Companies ‘pessimistic’ about future as Brexit looms

Source: --- Wednesday, June 26, 2019
BELEAGUERED German businesses are becoming increasingly pessimistic in the face on ongoing uncertainty over Brexit and US President Donald Trump’s trade war with China, a wide-ranging survey has indicated. ...

GATT 24: Why Boris Johnson’s newest unicorn is so lame

Source: --- Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Even the Daily Express were struggling to sell the latest unicorn to be released from the pro-Brexit stable. ...

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