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Brexit: PM sends EU unsigned request seeking Brexit delay – BBC News

Boris Johnson has sent a request to the EU for a delay to Brexit – but without his signature.

The request was accompanied by a second letter, signed by Mr Johnson, which says he believes that a delay would be a mistake.

The PM was required by law to ask the EU for an extension to the 31 October deadline after losing a Commons vote.

EU Council President Donald Tusk tweeted that he had received the extension request.

He did not provide details of its content, but added that he will now consult EU leaders “on how to react”.

Hours after losing a crunch vote in a historic Saturday session in the House of Commons, the prime minister ordered a senior diplomat to send an unsigned photocopy of the call by MPs set out in the so-called Benn Act, passed last month.

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Brexit: Boris Johnson agrees new Brexit deal with EU – BBC News

The UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson declared earlier today that he’d struck a new Brexit agreement with the European Union — ‘a great new deal’ in his words that ‘takes back control’. But crucially the deal still needs the approval of both the UK and European parliaments.

And at Westminster, there is uncertainty about the likelihood of MPs giving their approval when they meet in emergency session on Saturday. Northern Ireland’s DUP, whose support Boris Johnson needs, has already rejected it. And Labour says this deal is much worse for the UK than the one negotiated by Theresa May.

Huw Edwards presents the BBC News at Ten live from Brussels and hears from the BBC’s political editor Laura Kuenssberg, Europe editor Katya Adler, Ireland correspondent Emma Vardy, economics editor Faisal Islam and deputy political editor John Pienaar.

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BREAKING NEWS: Boris Johnson on new Brexit deal

Prime Minister reacts to the new Brexit deal negotiated between the UK and the European Commission ahead of a special sitting of Parliament on Saturday.

He added: “Now is the moment for us to get Brexit done and then, together, to work on building our future partnership, which I think can be incredibly positive both for the UK and for the EU.”

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Boris Johnson or Donald Trump: Who’s got it worse? – BBC News

The US president is facing an impeachment inquiry while the British prime minister has had a turbulent few weeks. But are things really that bad for the two leaders?

Political correspondent, Helen Catt, based in London, and Anthony Zurcher, the BBC’s North American correspondent in Washington DC, have been comparing notes.

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson in parliament language row- BBC News

The UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson says tempers need to calm down in Parliament, after torrid scenes in the Commons last night.
Mr Johnson says he “totally deplores any threats to anybody, particularly female MPs,” but has refused to apologise for his use of language.
Several MPs say they’ve received death threats, and partially blame Mr Johnson’s words on Brexit, for fuelling extremist behaviour.
The Speaker of the Commons, John Bercow, described the culture within the chamber as “toxic,” and said it was the worst atmosphere he had ever witnessed in the House.

Clive Myrie looks into the day’s events on the BBC News at Ten with the BBC’s political editor Laura Kuenssberg and political correspondent Alex Forsyth.

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Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn: Government is failing people of Britain – BBC News

Boris Johnson’s statement “was like his illegal shutting down of Parliament”, Corbyn says. “Null, of no effect, and should be quashed”.

He adds the PM’s words were “ten minutes of bluster”.

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“This government is failing the people of Britain and the people of Britain know it,” says Jeremy Corbyn

He says the government has failed – including on climate change and for not saving Thomas Cook.

David Cameron: Palace ‘displeasure’ at former PM – BBC News

Buckingham Palace has expressed displeasure after the former Prime Minister David Cameron revealed that he sought the Queen’s help during the Scottish independence referendum campaign. In a BBC documentary, Mr Cameron said that in 2014 he had asked if the Queen could intervene because he was concerned Scotland was going to vote for independence. The Queen later urged people to ‘think very carefully’ about the future.

Another former Conservative Prime Minister is also in the spotlight, as Sir John Major’s lawyers tell the Supreme Court that the current PM, Boris Johnson, was ‘dishonest’ about his reasons for suspending Parliament. Mr Johnson says progress is being made in Brexit talks with the EU.

BBC News at Ten’s coverage with Royal Correspondent Nicholas Witchell, Home Editor Mark Easton, and Europe Editor Katya Adler.

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Supreme Court: Second day of legal prorogation battle – BBC News

The legal battle over the suspension of Parliament has finished for a second day at the Supreme Court.

The government’s lawyer, Sir James Eadie QC, said it was not for the courts to “design a set of rules” over prorogation as it was a political matter.

But Aidan O’Neill QC, on behalf of campaigners against the move, said it was used “for an improper purpose”.

Boris Johnson prorogued Parliament earlier this month for five weeks.

The prime minister said it would allow him to hold a Queen’s Speech on 14 October to outline his new policies for the coming year.

But critics say his intention was to silence MPs and stop them scrutinising his plans in the run-up to the Brexit deadline on 31 October.

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