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.
Many more EU citizens with criminal records will be barred from entering the UK from January, the Home Office has said.
People sentenced to more than a year in prison will be turned away, in line with other foreign nationals.
Previously, officials had to show EU offenders presented a serious threat.
But there are concerns a no-deal Brexit could make it harder to identify foreign criminals, BBC home editor Mark Easton said.
With the UK in a transition period since it formally left the EU in January, an EU citizen can currently only be refused entry if they present a genuine, present and serious threat.
Regulations being laid in Parliament on Thursday set out the new rules for when the transition period ends, which treat EU and non-EU citizens the same.
The new rules mean from 1 January:
Any EU citizen sentenced to at least a year in prison will be barred EU citizens who have committed any criminal offence in the past year could also be barred EU citizens could also be banned if they were sentenced to less than a year in jail, with officials reviewing their full criminal history and links to the UK Offenders who have not served a prison sentence could still be barred if there is evidence they are "persistent" criminals, they cause "serious harm" or their presence in the UK is not "conducive to the public good" People involved in a sham marriage could be banned from entry, and anyone breaching customs regulations could also be turned away.
The changes also mean EU citizens found rough sleeping could be deported if they refuse support from authorities, such as the offer of accommodation, as is already the case for non-EU citizens.
Officials said this could apply to people living on the streets who commit crimes or act in anti-social ways, such as aggressively begging.
But they said it would be a last resort and checks would be carried out to ensure the rough sleepers were not victims of modern slavery or trafficking.