The UK opposition Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, on Tuesday called on Prime Minister Boris Johnson to become the "shortest-serving prime minister" ever as Johnson's opponents lined up to call for his resignation following the dramatic UK Supreme Court ruling that his decision earlier this month to suspend the UK Parliament was illegal.
The explosive unanimous verdict means Johnson misled the Queen when he advised her to shut down Parliament. It came at the end of a turbulent period for Johnson, who has lost multiple votes in Parliament since becoming prime minister in July and suffered a series of resignations from his government, including that of his brother.
Politicians representing all parts of the United Kingdom joined the chorus of calls for him to stand down immediately.
Scottish National Party MP Joanna Cherry, who helped bring the case against Johnson, said the prime minister should now "do the decent thing and resign."
"This is a huge victory for the rule of law and for democracy," she said outside the court in central London.
The EU has agreed to extend Brexit until 31 January 2020, according to a tweet from the European Council president.
PM to press ahead with 12 December election plan, No 10 source says A one-clause motion to amend the Fixed-Term Parliaments Act (FTPA) to call for a general election with the specific date of 12 December will be laid tonight, an unnamed Downing Street source has told the Press Association.
The source is also quoted as saying that the withdrawal agreement bill to implement Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal – referred to as the WAB – will not be put back to MPs.
Tonight we are laying a one-clause motion to amend the FTPA and call an election with the named day of 12 December. The bill is very similar to the LD/SNP bill. The WAB will not be put back. This is the way to get Brexit done so the country can move on.
NIGEL Farage has said he won't stand to be an MP in the upcoming general election but today he is set to unveil an army of 600 Brexit Party candidates to fight for him in local elections across the country.
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France has warned Britain to expect a bitter, bloody battle in Brexit trade talks with the European Union, saying the two sides would "rip each other apart".
Negotiations for a deal on future EU-UK relations are not due to start until next month, but London and Brussels have already clashed over rules for British financial firms' access to the EU after Brexit.
French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves le Drian said it would be tough to achieve Britain's aim of agreeing a free trade deal by the end of the year, with the two sides so far apart on a range of issues.
"I think that on trade issues and the mechanism for future relations, which we are going to start on, we are going to rip each other apart," Le Drian said at the Munich Security Conference.
"But that is part of negotiations, everyone will defend their own interests."
Britain formally left the EU two weeks ago but still trades like a member under a transition period ticking down to the end of this year.
The remaining 27 EU states are currently drawing up their terms for the talks on the future relationship, with France in particular pushing for a strong stance, notably on the vexed question of fishing.
France and several other countries want to be able to continue fishing in British waters, while London wants full autonomy and limited access for European fishermen.
The bloc's chief negotiator Michel Barnier has said the EU's top priorities are fishing, security and maintaining fair trading conditions for European companies.