Brexit: Justine Greening to stand down at next election saying Tories 'becoming Brexit party' – live news

Parliament to resume after summer recess amid Boris Johnson threat to call snap electionJohnson: back me or face 14 October election 7.59am BST Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has been speaking to broadcasters this morning. He told BBC radio...

Brexit: Justine Greening to stand down at next election saying Tories 'becoming Brexit party' – live news

Parliament to resume after summer recess amid Boris Johnson threat to call snap election

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has been speaking to broadcasters this morning. He told BBC radio 4’s Today programme that the bill put forward by opposition and rebel Tory MPs was deeply irresponsible.

The one handbrake on getting the country moving is this lingering doubt in Brussels that Brexit could be cancelled or delayed which is why this legislation is deeply irresponsible and I think no MP that wants to deliver on Brexit and wants to get a deal should vote for it.

The prime minister is clear we don’t want an election. I don’t think the country wants an election. We cannot countenance any further delay because it stops the country from moving forward, so the real question is – whether it’s with the shenanigans in parliament and a deeply irresponsible and counter productive bill – whether we get an election forced on the country by parliament.

What we are absolutely saying right now is that we don’t want an election.

"It's a deeply reckless and irresponsible piece of legislation."

Brexiteer @DominicRaab tells #Sunrise that attempts to block a no-deal #Brexit "weakens the prime minister's hand".

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Gavin Barwell, Theresa May’s former chief of staff, is up and tweeting. It doesn’t make good reading for No10. The MP for Croydon Central has backed up reports in the Telegraph that the government’s Brexit negotiations with the EU are “a sham” and urged the prime minister to publish his Irish backstop plans.

V important thread for MPs who would support a deal but not no deal. I've had same reports re "sham negotiations" from multiple govt sources. If not true (my views were sometimes misreported when I was Chief of Staff) Government should publish its proposals to replace backstop https://t.co/YV8cGefcd2

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