Theresa May

The Prime Minister has written for today’s Mail.

Our Brexit deal for Britain seizes the moment to deliver the democratic decision of the British people and secure a bright new future for our country outside the European Union.
It restores our national sovereignty, so that it is our Government that decides who comes into our country, our Parliaments that make our laws and our courts that enforce them.
It puts an end to the vast membership subscriptions we pay to Brussels, delivering a Brexit dividend to support domestic priorities like our long-term plan for the NHS.

The Sun claims her words are a threat to her MPs.

THERESA May last night delivered a stark warning to her warring MPs: Back me or there will be no Brexit.
The Prime Minister told rival rebel camps they risk undermining any chances of a deal with Brussels if they do not back her exit plan.
She called for her MPs to take a practical and pragmatic approach or we face a “damaging and disorderly” withdrawal from the EU.
She told pro and anti-EU sides within the Tory party that there was no other “workable alternative future trading relationship” to her Chequers blueprint.

And the Star claims we will not leave the EU unless her plan is accepted.

THERESA May has warned the UK will not leave the European Union unless MPs back her plan.
The Prime Minister warned Conservative Party rebels who have criticised her plan to get behind her or face staying in the bloc forever.
She is reported to have warned the Tory MPs seeking to oust her that they could be left with “no Brexit at all” unless they fall into line.
In an article for The Mail on Sunday, she called for MPs to take a “practical and pragmatic” approach rather than face a “damaging and disorderly” Brexit.

Sky News has picked up the story.

The prime minister has issued a stark warning to MPs that failure to back her plan for Brexit would risk the UK not leaving the EU at all.
In an article for The Mail on Sunday, Theresa May warns rebels on both sides of her party that there is no other “workable alternative future trading relationship” to the plan agreed at Chequers, and fleshed out in a white paper this week.
It follows demands from Brexiteers that she change her approach, or face a leadership challenge.

Brexit

IN an exclusive report, the Telegraph reports a plot for a soft Brexit.

Theresa May has presided over a “cloak and dagger” plot to undermine Brexit, in a move that will “blow apart” public trust in democracy, the Prime Minister’s former Brexit minister has told The Telegraph.
Steve Baker, who quit the Government along with his boss, David Davis, last Sunday, says he resigned after discovering that for months an “establishment elite” had secretly been pursuing a plan for a much softer Brexit than the one on which he and Mr Davis had been working.

The Sun also reports the plotting.

THERESA May is leading a “cloak and dagger” plot to sabotage Brexit, an ex-minister has warned.
Former Brexit minister Steve Baker said the PM has “betrayed” ordinary voters – and warned her current deal risks putting Jeremy Corbyn in Downing Street.
The leading Eurosceptic – who resigned last week in protest at the Chequers deal – told the Sunday Telegraph: “I hope that the public’s eyes will be opened to what’s going on today.

And former Brexit secretary David Davis has accused the Prime Minister in the Times.

David Davis has accused the prime minister and her aides of being “astonishingly dishonest” for claiming that there is no alternative to her Chequers plan for Britain’s future deal with the EU.
The former Brexit secretary accused the government of having “blinked” in its negotiations with Brussels by abandoning his plan and replacing it with a deal that would see Britain stick to EU laws on the sale of goods.

The Express says he will vote against the plan this week.

DAVID Davis is planning to vote against the Government next week as he joins Eurosceptic MPs less than a week after resigning as the Brexit Secretary.
Mr Davis could back an amendment that would force a commitment that there will be no customs border down the Irish Sea.
It is one of the four amendments that have been tabled by Eurosceptics on the Government’s main trade bill.
The amendments were tabled in a bid to block the Prime Minister’s Chequer’s compromise.

The Express claims ‘no deal’ is still a possibility.

BRITISH firms are being told to prepare for a ‘no deal Brexit’ as the EU admits the exit from the bloc will leave it facing severe consequences.
According to The Sun, a Brexit committee will approve the decision to inform businesses to ready plans as early as next week, despite fears they could be spooked into moving work from Britain.
Business Secretary Greg Clarke has warned that this could spread “panic” among firms but given the drawn-out process, ministers believe there is no other choice, as an outline trade deal with  European Union negotiators has to be agreed within three months.

Ireland

There’s still no solution to the Irish border question, says the Express.

THERESA May is so enthralled by her plot for a soft Brexit that she would plough on and deliver her controversial White Paper regardless of the Irish border headache, her top aide has revealed.
At a top secret Downing Street meeting, Mrs May’s Chief of Staff Gavin Barwell floored Brexiteers by saying the Prime Minister is so convinced by her soft Brexit document that even if the Northern Ireland border was not an issue she would proceed and deliver it anyway.
Mr Barwell said Mrs May did not view the Northern Irish border as a decisive factor in her negotiating with the bloc’s chief negotiator Michael Barnier despite others pleading with her otherwise.

ECHR

And Westmonster claims we would still be ruled by the European Court of Human Rights.

In yet another example of Theresa May saying one thing then doing another, her EU plan also now states: “The UK is committed to membership of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR)”.
This is absolutely nuts given that when Theresa May was Home Secretary she backed leaving the ECHR, whilst favouring staying in the EU.
In a speech shortly before the referendum, she said: “The ECHR can bind the hands of Parliament, adds nothing to our prosperity, makes us less secure by preventing the deportation of dangerous foreign nationals – and does nothing to change the attitudes of governments like Russia’s when it comes to human rights.

Conservative Party

Did Boris and Davis discuss resigning together? There seems to be some confusion here, says the Mail.

Brexit rebels Boris Johnson and David Davis clashed last night over claims they discussed a ‘joint Cabinet walk-out stunt’ that could have brought down Theresa May.
Allies of Mr Johnson said Mr Davis suggested that they should announce they were leaving the Government over Brexit in a co-ordinated double act – but the former Foreign Secretary declined.
But sources close to Mr Davis said it was Mr Johnson who put forward the idea, which the former Brexit Secretary then declined.

And the Sun claims the PM’s popularity has taken a nosedive.

THERESA May popularity has been badly dented by her “soft” Brexit blueprint, a poll reveals today.
An overwhelming 62 of voters think she should stand down as PM before the next general election.
More than a third – 36 per cent – say she should go immediately.
Mrs May’s personal rating has sunk to a new low, with even Tory voters convinced her time is up.

Guido also has the result of the survey in Order-Order.

Tories down six points with Opinium. Labour now have a four point lead. Tory voters have gone to UKIP. Brexiteers warned Number 10 this would happen if they betrayed voters on Brexit…
A Brexiteer Tory MP texts: “Exactly as predicted, our poll ratings have taken a nose dive since Chequers and for the first time in ages, those points have gone not to Labour but to UKIP. This govt is betraying the 17.4m that voted brexit so it is no surprise that people are now switching their support to UKIP. The PM has to finally start listening to her MPs and the British public – and she needs to do it fast. Otherwise it won’t be just her that’s toast – but the Tory party too.”

Labour Party

The leader of the Opposition is also not very popular, says the Times.

Labour officials ran a secret operation to deceive Jeremy Corbyn at the last general election, micro-targeting the leader and his closest aides with Facebook ads to convince them the party was running the campaign they demanded.
Campaign chiefs at Labour HQ decided to hoodwink their own leader because they disapproved of some of Corbyn’s left-wing messages.
They convinced him they were following his campaign plans by spending £5,000 on ads solely designed to be seen by Corbyn, his aides and their favourite journalists, while pouring far more money into ads with a different message for ordinary voters.

And it seems a council has been infiltrated by several members of the same family, says the Times.

Labour’s national executive committee (NEC) has begun an inquiry into claims that a London council has been “taken over” by a religious minority group and the extended family of a convicted criminal.
Up to a dozen Labour councillors in Enfield, north London, were deselected in the run-up to May’s elections, or stood down to avoid deselection, and replaced by members of the Alevi community, a religious minority comprising Turks and Kurds. Large numbers of Kurdish and Turkish members joined the party ahead of the selection process.

The Labour leader is still claiming he could do better in Brexit negotiations, reports the Mail.

Jeremy Corbyn today said the government should step aside if it can’t deliver ‘something approaching an intelligent relationship with Europe’.
Speaking in Durham ahead of its Miners’ Gala, the Labour leader says his party is ‘ready’ for a general election and pledged to vote against any  Brexit  deal  that damages jobs, trade, industry or living standards.
He accused Prime Minister Theresa May of failing to clarify her strategy for Britain’s exit from the  European Union following her meeting with at Chequers, which she said secured consensus on negotiating strategy.  

EU

The French boss is now on our side, says the Express.

EMMANUEL Macron and his team have for the first time hailed Brexit – on the basis Theresa May’s controversial white paper will open the floodgates for the French to nab jobs in London.
France’s finance minister, Bruno Le Maire, said he was “confident that we will have more relocation announcements in the coming months” in comments that follow months of near-silence on London’s financial services sector that ended with the announcement of the Prime Minister’s white paper.
The document revealed this week reads that the government has given up on the idea of a bilateral deal based on “mutual recognition” and will instead pursue plans for British banks, insurance brokers an asset managers to access the single market through rules of “equivalence”.

London demo

Just out the only report on the demonstration in London yesterday comes in Breitbart.

Police in Sadiq Khan’s London have used the Public Order Act to prevent a rally in support of U.S. President Donald Trump outside the American embassy, despite permitting a large, ill-tempered anti-Trump rally on Friday.
Protestors attending the ‘Welcome Trump’ event had planned to gather outside the embassy and march from there to Whitehall, where they would have joined in with a separate ‘Free Tommy Robinson’ event in support of the activist and independent journalist who was recently  imprisoned for contempt of court after reporting on a grooming gang trial.
But the Metropolitan Police Force, which answers to a large extent to Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, used the Public Order Act to impose a raft of restrictions on both groups of protesters which made this impossible
.

DPP

An interesting story about the next Director of Public Prosecutions appears in the Sun.

A LEGAL expert who called for terror laws that target Muslims to be scrapped is set to be named as the next director of public prosecutions.
Max Hill QC, who is the independent reviewer of terrorism legislation, is believed to be the frontrunner to take over the £204,000-a-year post in October.
He is an experienced criminal barrister who has prosecuted and defended a number of high-profile cases including terror trials, murders, violent crime and corporate misconduct.
He successfully prosecuted the failed 21/7 bombers and appeared at the inquest into the 7/7 attacks.
But Mr Hill, 55, was criticised when he gave a previous interview where he said not every “naive” British Isis recruit returning from Syria should be prosecuted.

Trade

Looks like there are shenanigans in the world of international trade, reports the Telegraph.

Airbus bosses are furious after the Government spurred them to publish a dire forecast of the impact of Brexit before handing a prize £2bn RAF contract to US rival Boeing without a competition.
The Telegraph has learnt that last month’s bombshell warning from Airbus that it could be forced to leave the UK came after discussions with senior Remainer ministers preparing for the Chequers summit.
Theresa May used the summit to impose on the Cabinet a vision of Brexit that would keep Britain in the single market for goods by maintaining close customs ties with Brussels, triggering a wave of Brexiteer resignations and claims from Donald Trump, the US 
president that the country was in “turmoil”.

But in the future, we won’t need to worry, says the Times.

Britain’s chief trade negotiator has said voters will look back on Brexit 10 years after leaving the EU and wonder “why were we so negative about our future”.
In an interview with the Sunday Times Magazine, New Zealander Crawford Falconer said “the world is begging for the UK to be able to trade with” and that opportunities from new trade deals were “enormous” after Brexit.
Falconer said the EU “travels as fast as the slowest carriage in the train” and Britain can now “move faster and further with our trading partners”. But he also warned that Brexit would require a “change of mindset within the business community” to focus on markets outside the EU.

And the Express is also upbeat about future deals.

AUSTRALIA is still positive about forging a trade deal with the UK despite the furore caused by the Government’s proposed Brexit deal, according to its former High Commissioner to the UK.
Brexiteers fear the Government’s proposals, outlined in a White Paper last week, will destroy Britain’s ability to make trade deals with other countries because they would force us to abide by a EU common rule book.
Alexander Downer, who left the diplomatic post in April after four years, said that provided Australia was able to negotiate a special deal with Britain on tariffs and quotas continued alignment with the EU “probably wouldn’t be a problem”.

The Guardian claims we WILL be able to make international trade deals.,

Britain will have a “great deal of freedom” to negotiate a trade deal with the US under Theresa May’s Brexit plan, the international trade secretary has said.
Following the prime minister’s meeting with US president Donald Trump at Chequers, Liam Fox said “very positive” discussions had been taking place with US officials on a future deal after Britain has left the EU.
In a joint press conference with May on Friday, Trump appeared to row back on an earlier newspaper interview in which he said the government’s latest proposals would kill off the prospect of a deal with the US.

Bioweapons

The sale of gas masks has soared, says the Telegraph.

The small town of Melksham, in rural Wiltshire, is an unlikely location for one of the world’s largest producers of gas masks. Yet there, next to Farmers’ Roundabout, is a warehouse containing a production line that can turn out a quarter of a million masks a year. Models include the FM54, a sinister-looking bit of kit used by the SAS. This is Avon Protection, originally founded in the late 19th century as a tyre factory but which, come the First World War, spotted a new market for its rubber presses.

Police are confident they will find something useful from the little bottle of Novichok they found, says the Sun.

THE Novichok bottle that poisoned an innocent couple will yield a “goldmine of evidence” to nail the culprits, an expert said last night.
Cops are still probing the vial in Charlie Rowley’s  flat that killed his girlfriend and left him critical.
Forensic officers are giving blood samples each time they leave the scene to ensure they too have not been poisoned.
Ex-Met terror cop Det Insp Brian Tarpey said Russians probably used the vial to mix Novichok parts in the March attack on Sergei and Yulia Skripal in Salisbury, Wilts.

Medicine

Medicinal drugs are big business, says the Mail, but fair business?

The boss of a US pharmaceutical giant was last night accused of trying to ‘blackmail’ Theresa May into buying a groundbreaking drug at an eye-watering annual cost of £100,000 per patient.
Thousands of people with the deadly lung condition cystic fibrosis (CF) have been pleading with NHS bosses to strike a deal with Vertex over Orkambi, a new treatment that could extend their lives by years.
The talks collapsed acrimoniously ten days ago, after which Vertex boss Dr Jeff Leiden wrote to the Prime Minister threatening to scale back the firm’s investment in the UK unless NHS England agreed to buy Orkambi on its terms.

Aztec temple

It seems an earthquake has revealed a temple in a pyramid, the Sun reports.

A MYSTERIOUS Aztec temple has been revealed inside an ancient pyramid in Mexico after it was shaken by a powerful earthquake.
Last September a devastating 7.1-magnitude quake wreaked havoc in central Mexico, killing 369 people as well as structurally damaging many of the country’s ancient monuments.
But aside from its cost to human life, the killer quake was to reveal a secret dating from the depths of time – a temple inside the larger and newer temple.
The ancient chamber – measuring 20ft by 13ft – was found nestling at the base of the Teopanzolco pyramid, which was an already archaeological site in the southern Mexican state of Morelos.

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