Court to Hear Boris Johnson's Plan as Deal Optimism Wanes: Brexit Update
Added 09-19-19 06:04:02am EST - “(Bloomberg) -- Follow @Brexit,? sign up to our Brexit Bulletin, and tell us your Brexit story.? Boris Johnson's lawyers are due to reveal what his government will do if it loses a landmark Supreme Court case over the suspension of…” - Finance.yahoo.com
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Boris Johnson’s lawyers are due to reveal what his government will do if it loses a landmark Supreme Court case over the suspension of Parliament. The court’s ruling could immediately restrict Johnson’s Brexit options and undermine his premiership as the U.K. heads to an expected general election in the fall.
The British government insists securing a divorce deal with the European Union is the best way out of the impasse, but officials are increasingly pessimistic about the chances of a breakthrough ahead of the Oct. 31 Brexit deadline. Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney said there’s “growing frustration” within the EU toward the U.K. and that a “significant gap” remains between two sides.
Third and final day of Supreme Court hearings has begun, click here for a live stream. No timing has been given for a rulingFormer Prime Minister John Major told the court in a written submission it would be “naive” to believe Johnson on the suspension; his lawyers are due to speak after 12 p.mBrexit Secretary Steve Barclay said both the U.K. and EU must accept some risk to get a dealIrish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney said British proposals to solve the impasse over the post-Brexit Irish border lack credibility so far
The Liberal Democrats leapfrogged the main opposition Labour Party in a poll of voting intention published late Wednesday.
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