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Day: July 28, 2019

Johnson warned over Irish backstop
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Johnson warned over Irish backstop

    Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been warned that there can be no Brexit deal without the Irish backstop by one of Emmanuel Macron’s strongest allies. Former French EU minister Nathalie Loiseau sent the stark warning to Mr Johnson on Sunday morning, telling Sky News “we would not ratify the Withdrawal Agreement without a backstop”. Ms Loiseau told Sky’s Sophie Ridge: “The way the UK wants to leave the EU, you have a choice there is the Withdrawal Agreement which is on the table or there is no deal. “Let me say this clearly, there is nothing in between. You have the British Parliament but we have the European Parliament and we would not ratify the Withdrawal Agreement without a backstop.” Ms Loiseau also suggested the EU will refuse to talk trade with Mr Johnson un...
Corbyn preparing for election battle
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Corbyn preparing for election battle

    Jeremy Corbyn has told Sky News he is "absolutely" preparing to take on Boris Johnson in a general election. The Labour leader was speaking in Mansfield, a Nottinghamshire town that was represented by the Labour Party for almost a century before it elected its first Conservative MP in 2017. He told Sky's Sophy Ridge on Sunday: "I've got my summer campaign plan in place, we've got most of our candidates selected in all our marginal constituencies. "We have many other policy announcements in place, particularly the ones on the Green Industrial Revolution and the Green New Deal that we're putting forward, and working out more details on our health and social care policies. "But fundamentally it's about reducing inequality in Britain and about investing in good qualit...