Boris Johnson tells journalists in Aberdeenshire he will not seek an extension to Article 50, even if it's passed in law. "I will not. I don't want a delay."
This is where we are now. A full blown constitutional crisis.
— James Melville (@JamesMelville) September 6, 2019
I agree; I think it's a matter of domestic law whether we "agree" any extension the EU might offer.
— Jo Maugham QC (@JolyonMaugham) September 6, 2019
Parliament will be prorogued on Johnson's orders next Monday.
If no election is agreed by then, he will lose the ability to engineer one.
Come October 19th…
He'll either have to obey the law and request an A50 extension. Or resign as PM and allow someone else to do it.
— Andrew Lewin (@Alewin7) September 5, 2019
Today was not the last stage in fighting to defend our democracy – far from it. The next stage is in the Supreme Court on 17 September. That will be the crucial, final hearing.https://t.co/uHoWCFIk0y
— Gina Miller (@thatginamiller) September 6, 2019
"Boris Johnson isn't going to determine the time of this," says the SNP's Westminster Leader, Ian Blackford on an early general election, "he's trying to frustrate the will of Parliament"
— BBC Politics (@BBCPolitics) September 6, 2019
It is remarkable that the chances of a Johnson resignation are climbing. If it happened one of the underappreciated consequences of the mass whip removal is that the ToryDUP bloc is now smaller than anti-no deal Lab led bloc. So the Queen couldn’t call for a Tory.
— Lewis Goodall (@lewis_goodall) September 6, 2019
So. Could @BorisJohnson leave the EU and deliver brexit by October 31? Maybe.
As the ship heads for the rocks, here's a couple of blue sky/crazy (?) scenarios doing the rounds. 1/Thread
— Peter Foster (@pmdfoster) September 6, 2019
Someone described Gove and Johnson at their post referendum as like the dogs that caught the car. They never thought they would and had, and have, no idea what to do now.
Johnson as PM is the same.
— Steve Bullock (@GuitarMoog) September 6, 2019
— Mirror Politics (@MirrorPolitics) September 6, 2019
So good // “The steaks have never been so high for Boris Johnson, who has vowed to steer Britain out of the European Union and lead the country forward.” https://t.co/Qq3hA39GTR
— Seung Min Kim (@seungminkim) September 6, 2019
Perm Sec embarrassing herself by tweeting this nonsense. She must know that this is a completely false claim. I usually expect more from a senior civil servant. Maybe we’re well beyond that now https://t.co/fmfsykHQP8
— Simon Hix (@simonjhix) September 6, 2019
I mean, seriously, you know this is bollocks right? If I were the EU27 I’d be laughing until I pissed myself.
— James Patrick 🌱🌳 (@J_amesp) September 6, 2019
But lets keep things simple, shall we…
Nice graph of the pound vs dollar and euro on the left. https://t.co/9thMBRPXAZ
— Jason Sinclair (@jlsinc) September 6, 2019
— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) September 6, 2019
A strange sort of symmetry with this from Zimbabwe's Arsenal fans https://t.co/f7nrkZxHIh
— Gus (@gusbb1990) September 6, 2019
BREAKING: Hurricane Dorian's eye makes U.S. landfall at Cape Hatteras on North Carolina's Outer Banks, days after striking Bahamas.
— The Associated Press (@AP) September 6, 2019
Shep Smith rips Trump for Sharpiegate: "He was wrong. And since, for days and days, he's been insisting, with fake visual aids in hand that he was right."
"He decries fake news that isn't, and disseminates fake news that is." pic.twitter.com/WArT6sKSxU
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) September 6, 2019
— The Hill (@thehill) September 6, 2019
We are so Proud that you finally got the check from Mexico for the Wall! Best President Ever! 😀 pic.twitter.com/wrixkSxtn8
— Ken W. (@kennwatley) September 6, 2019
Here’s one of the 127 military projects cut so funds could be diverted to Trump’s non-existent wall. https://t.co/eULgfCJ0bX
— Amy Siskind 🏳️🌈 (@Amy_Siskind) September 6, 2019
— The Hill (@thehill) September 6, 2019
— Neal Katyal (@neal_katyal) September 6, 2019