Brexit: Johnson says Britain will leave EU on 31 October ‘do or die’

Tory leadership frontrunner hardens position as Eurosceptics extend influence on faltering campaign Boris Johnson has hardened his position on leaving the EU do or die by the end of October, as hardline Eurosceptics extended their influence on his altercation with his girlfriend, Carrie Symonds. In a round of interviews designed to put the focus back on his EU policy and away from his personal life, Johnson appeared to signal there was an increasing prospect of a no-deal Brexit three months after he would take office. Profile Boris Johnson’s Tory leadership campaign Show Hide Personal style A late-night altercation between Tory leadership favourite, Boris Johnson, and his partner, Carrie Symonds have changed the dynamics of Johnson’s campaign. He had been either …

Feel no pity for Theresa May. She has been the worst prime minister in modern times | Owen Jones

Deceit and dishonesty were hallmarks of her doomed reign. From her Brexit dealings to the Windrush scandal, she has failed, says Guardian columnist Owen Jones Spare me the inevitable pity for Theresa May after her vans around mixed communities, who spread pernicious myths of being unable to deport illegal migrants having sex to avoid deportation. There is only one discernible consistency in Mays ideology and that is bashing migrants. When she became prime minister, May and her coterie of advisers defined by a swagger and bravado that would swiftly become hubris hungrily set their eyes on devouring Ukips voting tally in the 2015 election in order to hand the Tories the landslide victory theyd been denied for three decades. quoting …

Jacob, Boris and the so-called coup what really happened at Chequers? | Hannah Jane Parkinson

I thought if anything would finally see off Theresa May it would be a blizzard of white men in expensive cars. Apparently not, says Guardian columnist Hannah Jane Parkinson On Sunday, in a sit-down meal probably a shade more horrific but less cerebral than the supper, which, as you can recall, turned out extremely well and was not at all a prelude to treachery and betrayal and zero people got nailed to a cross. Before the first bottle of wine had even been poured, however, there was great competition to see which particular snowflake of the mostly arch-Brexiter group could arrive in the most embarrassing manner. Duncan Smith rolled up dressed as a two-thirds-life crisis. Driving a classic Morgan sports …