Boris Johnson announces prison investment amid speculation an election looms

Britain will be the 'big losers' in a no deal Brexit, warns European Commission President

Boris Johnson criticises EU lack of cooperation on Brexit deal

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is insisting the European Union must reopen the Withdrawal Agreement it negotiated with his predecessor, Theresa May, and drop the so-called Irish backstop, a fall-back position created to keep the border with Ireland open.

"We are talking to all of the other parties in parliament and if we move for a vote of no confidence we want to do it with confidence that we can win it", Abbott said.

"I'm happy to work with anybody - male or female, I have to say - to try to stop Brexit, in particular to try to avoid a no-deal Brexit, which I think would be really, really damaging", the Scottish First Minister said, during an appearance on ITV's Loose Women.

The document by the People's Vote campaign, signed by Tory rebel Dominic Grieve and Labour MP Margaret Beckett, calls for MPs to defeat the government in a no-confidence vote.

Johnson has drawn criticism for pledging to leave with or without a trade agreement with the EU. "Unfortunately unless the British Government changes their approach on Brexit, we are facing managing a no deal Brexit - which is going to put huge pressure on everybody".

The same, however, could not be said about the MPs, as an overwhelming majority (88 percent) believe they are "out of touch" with public, and a whopping 89 believe lawmakers rally behind their own agendas while turning a blind eye to their constituents.

With less than 12 weeks until Britain's scheduled exit from the bloc, the USA national security advisor John Bolton has issued a stern warning to Brussels by stating the U.S. would "enthusiastically" support a no deal Brexit.

The ComRes poll found that 54 percent of respondents agreed with the following statement: "Boris (Johnson) needs to deliver Brexit by any means, including suspending parliament if necessary, in order to prevent MPs (Members of Parliament) from stopping it".

Announcing the pledge, Mr Johnson said: "We can not allow our prisons to become factories for making bad people worse".

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has called for the European Union to remove the Irish border backstop plan before the Brexit deadline of 31 October.

More than 70 MPs and Peers have banded together to call on the Scottish courts to rule that suspending Parliament to allow the United Kingdom to leave without a deal would be "unlawful and unconstitutional".

In today's initial hearing to determine the timescale for proceedings, Judge Lord Raymond Doherty set the date for the substantive hearing as Friday September 6 - three days after MPs will return from their summer break.

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