Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks to Sophy Ridge about Brexit, his plans for the election and why he says Jeremy Corbyn can't be trusted.

Sophy Ridge really wants to humiliate Boris doesn't she. 'Will you apologise for doing that thing the courts ordered you to do?' I've had enough. I've got better things to do than to watch this crap... well, maybe not, but I'll think of something.

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Officials said two stoves blew up during breakfast and many people died after jumping off the train.

"Mr Ahmed said that passengers with little money often bring their own small gas stoves on the trains to cook their meals, despite the rules."

Does that work for us too? If a driver is low on cash do they get to run red lights?

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Campaigners said the move would ensure that Boris Johnson fully complied with the Benn Act.

The law forced him to write the extension request letter, it didn't force him to like the idea and it certainly didn't prevent him from saying so because he hasn't stopped saying so. The additional letter he sent to the EU expressed his spoken opinion in written form, it did not threaten any of the governments of the EU or the EU itself with deliberate future disadvantage or retalliation if they should grant an extension. The letter only served the purpose of distancing the PM personally and politically from the extension request letter, the same reason why he also didn't sign the request letter. The letter was still accepted by the EU as an extension request from the UK government.

We're already on shaky ground with the minority parties in Parliament taking over the running of the country under force of law. The ground is really going to start to rumble if opposition to that control is also prevented by force of law.


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2019-37-Mo 05:37:55 am

The law forced him to write the extension request letter, it didn't force him to like the idea and it certainly didn't prevent him from saying so because he hasn't stopped saying so. It's known that it isn't government policy to extend beyond 31 October and he's the head of the government. If parliament are now writing laws that gag the PM of an elected government and the courts are enforcing those laws it seems that we're heading for very interesting times.

2019-41-Mo 05:41:03 am

The law forced him to write the extension request letter, it didn't force him to like the idea and it certainly didn't prevent him from saying so because he hasn't stopped saying so. The additional letter he sent to the EU expressed his spoken opinion in written form, it did not threaten any of the governments of the EU or the EU itself with deliberate future disadvantage or retalliation. Without a threatened course of action for not complying with the PM's wishes the letter he sent would have had no power to influence whether the EU grants an extension or not if they see an advantage for the EU or themselves in doing so.

It's known that it isn't government policy to extend beyond 31 October and he's the head of the government. If parliament are now writing laws that they believe capable of gagging the PM of an elected government and if the courts are willing to enforce that expectation then it seems we're heading for some very interesting times.

2019-43-Mo 05:43:12 am

The law forced him to write the extension request letter, it didn't force him to like the idea and it certainly didn't prevent him from saying so because he hasn't stopped saying so. The additional letter he sent to the EU expressed his spoken opinion in written form, it did not threaten any of the governments of the EU or the EU itself with deliberate future disadvantage or retalliation if they should grant an extension. The letter only served the purpose of distancing the PM from the extension request letter.

It's known that it isn't government policy to extend beyond 31 October and he's the head of the government. If parliament are now writing laws that they believe capable of gagging the PM of an elected government and if the courts are willing to enforce that expectation then it seems we're heading for some very interesting times.

2019-54-Mo 05:54:39 am

The law forced him to write the extension request letter, it didn't force him to like the idea and it certainly didn't prevent him from saying so because he hasn't stopped saying so. The additional letter he sent to the EU expressed his spoken opinion in written form, it did not threaten any of the governments of the EU or the EU itself with deliberate future disadvantage or retalliation if they should grant an extension. The letter only served the purpose of distancing the PM from the extension request letter.

It's known that it isn't government policy to extend beyond 31 October and Boris is the head of the government. If parliament are now writing laws that they believe capable of gagging the PM of an elected government and if the courts are willing to enforce that expectation then it seems we're heading for some very interesting times.

2019-56-Mo 05:56:32 am

The law forced him to write the extension request letter, it didn't force him to like the idea and it certainly didn't prevent him from saying so because he hasn't stopped saying so. The additional letter he sent to the EU expressed his spoken opinion in written form, it did not threaten any of the governments of the EU or the EU itself with deliberate future disadvantage or retalliation if they should grant an extension. The letter only served the purpose of distancing the PM from the extension request letter, the same reason why he didn't sign it. The letter was still accepted by the EU as an extension request from the UK government.

Parliament are well aware that extending beyond 31 October is not government policy. We're already on shaky ground with the minority parties in Parliament taking over the running of the country under force of law. The ground is really going to start to rumble if opposition to that control is prevented by force of law.

2019-00-Mo 06:00:53 am

The law forced him to write the extension request letter, it didn't force him to like the idea and it certainly didn't prevent him from saying so because he hasn't stopped saying so. The additional letter he sent to the EU expressed his spoken opinion in written form, it did not threaten any of the governments of the EU or the EU itself with deliberate future disadvantage or retalliation if they should grant an extension. The letter only served the purpose of distancing the PM from the extension request letter, the same reason why he didn't sign it. The letter was still accepted by the EU as an extension request from the UK government.

We're already on shaky ground with the minority parties in Parliament taking over the running of the country under force of law. The ground is really going to start to rumble if opposition to that control is also prevented by force of law.

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A sign in a UK park is urging people to feed ducks bread, but previous messages suggest otherwise.

Sounds like all those people telling others off for feeding birds bread weren't feeding the birds anything themselves. If there had been a 'good' example set it probably would have been followed.

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Labour's shadow chancellor accuses the PM of "behaving like a spoilt brat" after he was forced to ask the EU for a Brexit delay.

Boris should call Donald Tusk as a witness.
"Did you get the extension request letter?" "Yes"

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The fast food chain says it will no longer give away plastic toys with children's meals.

I can't believe it - kids campaigning against getting toys! It's like the Toytown Taliban!

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The senior minister insists "the days of drift" have "ended" after reports Brussels has accepted the UK is leaving with no-deal.

"The prime minister seems to be trying to slip no deal through, slip past parliament and slip past the British people."

It wouldn't be the law of the land if parliament really had been excluded and the British people agreed after being explicitly asked if they wanted to leave.

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What bitter, defeatist rubbish. Johnson has never 'chosen' no deal, he has recognised that refusing to consider leaving without a deal puts all the power into the hands of those we would be dealing with. The only way we get to have a balance of power is to be prepared to leave without one. No-one is really saying that 'surviving' leaving without a deal would be like living through WWII, they are saying that sometimes you just have to push your way through bad times to get to the good ones. We've been told that long enough during the years of austerity we just went through.

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Leo Varadkar says people in Northern Ireland could question the union if there is a no-deal Brexit.

Remainers that try to expoit existing national divisions and tensions in order to create the threat of a UK breakup if we don't stay in the EU or at least leave on the EU's terms are the threat to the union not 'hard Brexit'. The referendum was UK-wide although probably unwisely the votes were counted by region. Remainers could have just as easily accepted the result, at least for the time being, for the good of the union.


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2019-01-Sa 02:01:27 am

Remainers that try to expoit existing national divisions and tensions in order to create the threat of a UK breakup if we don't stay in the EU are the threat to the union not 'hard Brexit'. The referendum was UK-wide although probably unwisely the votes were counted by region. Remainers could have just as easily accepted the result, at least for the time being, for the good of the union.

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The Foreign Office will explore how memos from the UK's envoy in the US were published by a paper.

It's not going to put anyone off voting for Trump in 2020. As far as I can see he's hated by all the right people.

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