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Brexit: Johnson to begin charm offensive over deal

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Boris Johnson has said he is "very confident" MPs will back his deal - but the vote is expected to be close Prime Minister Boris Johnson is to begin a charm offensive in Westminster later, as he tries to build a Commons majority for his new Brexit deal.Mr Johnson has insisted he is "very confident" MPs will back his deal.But the DUP's opposition
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Brexit: Johnson ‘very confident’ MPs will back deal

[ad_1] Image copyright EPA Boris Johnson says he is "very confident" MPs will back the Brexit deal he has struck with the EU - despite the DUP's opposition to it.The prime minister claimed he would win what is expected to be a knife-edge Commons vote on Saturday."This is our chance in the UK as democrats to get Brexit done, and come out on 31 October," he said.The DUP is against
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DUP: PM ‘too eager for Brexit deal at any cost’

[ad_1] DUP deputy leader Nigel Dodds has criticised Prime Minister Boris Johnson for being “too eager by far to get a deal at any cost”. Speaking alongside party leader Arlene Foster, Mr Dodds said the Benn Act had forced the PM into "desperation measures" in order to avoid asking for a Brexit extension.His remarks came after the UK and EU agreed a new Brexit deal, which the DUP is opposing.
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Stormont to be recalled after abortion petition

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Assembly members are set to return to the Stormont chamber for the first time in nearly three years after 30 members signed a petition triggering a recall. The move was proposed by the DUP in a last-ditch attempt to stop the reform of Northern Ireland's abortion law.Laws on abortion and same-sex marriage in NI will change unless devolution restored by Monday, 21 October.So the recall
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Brexit deal: Why does the DUP’s opinion matter?

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption DUP leader Arlene Foster has insisted her party will not vote for the Brexit deal on Saturday On Thursday, the UK and EU announced news of a new Brexit deal - but Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) almost immediately rejected it.It insists its 10 MPs will not vote for it in Parliament, meaning the government faces a massive challenge in getting enough
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Brexit deal: Five reasons EU is happy with revised deal

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption Boris Johnson was surrounded by EU leaders after the deal was announced at the Brussels summit The EU and UK have reached an agreement widely hailed by European leaders as a significant step. But the deal still has to get past the UK Parliament, so why does Europe appear so keen?1) Lots of it is the sameNinety-five per cent of this revised deal is
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Brexit deal: Your questions answered

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images A Brexit deal has been agreed by the UK and EU, but what does it all mean?We answer a sample of the questions we have received from readers.If Parliament rejects the deal, does Boris Johnson have to apply for an extension? - Freddie Moore, London Under law, yes he does. The Benn Act, passed by MPs last month, says that Mr Johnson would be required