Boris Johnson has insisted there will not be any checks for goods travelling between Northern Ireland and Great Britain under his Brexit deal.He told Sky News that a leaked Treasury analysis document Labour revealed on Friday was "wrong" to suggest this would be the case.The PM said the report had been put out "as a kind of distraction".But Labour said it was "hard evidence" NI would be "symbolically separated" from the rest of the UK after Brexit.And DUP leader Arlene Foster said she still had concerns over the prime minister's withdrawal agreement.The comments come as the main political party leaders continue to push their pledges ahead of Thursday's general election. Reality Check: Will there be checks between GB and NI? PM 'misrepresenting' Brexit deal, says Corbyn LIVE: Final Sunday on the campaign trail Under the PM's agreement, Northern Ireland would continue to follow many EU rules on food and manufactured goods, while the rest of the UK would not.Northern Ireland would also … [Read more...] about General Election 2019: Johnson insists no NI-GB goods checks post-Brexit
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After years of deadlock and recrimination over Brexit, Britain is heading for another general election on December 12th to try to settle the matter. It will be the country’s third election in less than five years. Boris Johnson, the prime minister, will be hoping to improve upon the disastrous performance of his predecessor, Theresa May, whose snap election in 2017 backfired. Her Conservative Party threw away a 17-seat majority, and had to govern with the support of Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party. That has blocked the government’s ability either to pass a Brexit deal or leave the EU without a deal. Get our daily newsletter Upgrade your inbox and get our Daily Dispatch and Editor's Picks. Polls apart The election is particularly hard to predict, for two reasons. First, Britain’s electoral landscape has changed markedly. The country has become polarised into Leave and Remain camps. At the same time, the old two-party system has fragmented, as the … [Read more...] about UK general election 2019
The claim: Boris Johnson said goods entering Northern Ireland from Great Britain would only be checked if they are expected to be moved onwards into the Republic of Ireland. He told Sky News "the only checks that there would be, would be if something was coming from GB via Northern Ireland and was going on to the Republic, then there might be checks at the border into Northern Ireland".Reality Check verdict: Some goods entering Northern Ireland from Great Britain will have to be checked even if they are staying in Northern Ireland.The Brexit Withdrawal Agreement signed in October means that Northern Ireland will remain part of a "single regulatory zone" with the Republic of Ireland, a zone that will apply EU rules.A Treasury document leaked a few days ago suggested this would mean new checks on goods being traded between Great Britain and Northern Ireland.For example, the EU has particularly strict rules on importing "products of animal origin" - that is to say meat, fish and dairy … [Read more...] about Election 2019: Will there be checks between Great Britain and NI?
NEW DELHI: In order to form the next government in the state of Madhya Pradesh, BJP's state unit chief Rakesh Singh said that BJP is in contact with many independent candidates and will meet Governor Anandiben Patel late on Wednesday to stake claim to form the government in the state. Earlier, Madhya Pradesh Congress chief Kamal Nath wrote to Governor Anandiben Patel late on Tuesday night, staking the claim in the state. From Congress, state Congress chief Kamal Nath and senior leader Jyotiraditya Scindia are vying for chief ministership. On Twitter BJP's Madhya Pradesh unit chief, Rakesh Singh wrote - प्रदेश में कांग्रेस को जनादेश नहीं है । — Rakesh Singh (@MPRakeshSingh) December 11, 2018 Congress' Nath said in the letter wrote "The Congress party has emerged as the … [Read more...] about Madhya Pradesh Assembly Election: BJP to knock on Governor Anandiben Patel’s door today to stake claim, says Rakesh Singh
Jeremy Corbyn launched the Labour Party manifesto with an announcement of a spending spree of £83billion to bring in "real change", which will be funded by raising taxes and extra borrowing, should the Labour Party win a majority in the 2019 general election. The Labour leader vowed to take on "vested interests" in society as he set out a radical programme of nationalising utilities and the Royal Mail, investing in public services, and new rules for businesses and homeowners. Labour's 105-page manifesto set out plans what Mr Corbyn described as a "radical and ambitious plan to transform our country in decades." Tax hikes The manifesto said a Labour government would "re-write the rules of the... … [Read more...] about Labour Party manifesto 2019: the key election policies