Brexit: Tory care rivals separate over Brexit deadline

Media captionAndrea Leadsom: “Labour governments always destroy incentives to work tough and prosper”

Leaving a EU by a finish of Oct is a “hard red line” and will occur in “all circumstances”, Andrea Leadsom has pronounced in her representation for leadership.

The ex-Commons personality pronounced she had a devise for a “managed exit”, adding that Parliament could “not stop us leaving”.

But her opposition Mark Harper pronounced it was “not possible” to leave by 31 October, and Rory Stewart pronounced speak of a improved understanding on a list was a “fairy story”.

Ten Conservative possibilities are in a competition to be personality – and a subsequent PM.

The deadline for Brexit was pushed behind to Oct after MPs deserted Theresa May’s withdrawal agreement with Brussels 3 times.

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The European Union has regularly pronounced a agreement will not be re-opened, and on Tuesday, boss of a European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker stressed that once again.

“This is not a covenant between Theresa May and Juncker, this is a covenant between a United Kingdom and a European Union,” he told a Politico eventuality in Brussels.

“It has to be reputable by whomsoever will be a subsequent British primary minister.”

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar pronounced it was a “terrible domestic miscalculation” for UK politicians to trust they can get a improved deal.

What have a care contenders pronounced about Brexit?

Media captionRory Stewart: We have a choice between angel stories and realism

“In all resources we are withdrawal a European Union on 31 October,” Mrs Leadsom told her central discuss launch. “Our nation and a celebration can't means any some-more indecisiveness.”

The Brexiteer MP set out her devise for what she calls a “managed exit” from a EU, that includes distinguished a “temporary trade agreement” and a devise to negotiate strait arrangements with Brussels over a summer recess.

She pronounced these could be discussed during a limit with a new incoming EU commissioners and heads of supervision in September.

Media captionMark Harper says a UK needs some-more time to arrange a Brexit understanding

But during his central discuss launch, Mr Harper – an alien in a competition – pronounced it was “not probable or credible” to leave on a terms of a new understanding by a existent deadline of 31 October. Renegotiating and removing a understanding past MPs would take longer, he said.

He pronounced there could be a infancy in a Commons to leave though a deal, though usually if ministers demonstrated they had “strained each sinew” to get a new one.

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Meanwhile, Health Secretary Mr Hancock – who is also competing for a tip pursuit – told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme his devise was “eminently deliverable” by 31 October, as a EU was open to changing a domestic stipulation partial of a agreement.

“We need to solve Brexit and we can't do it by melancholy no deal,” he said, adding: “Parliament will not concede a no-deal Brexit to happen.”

Home Secretary Sajid Javid reiterated that nonetheless he wanted a revised deal, “if we got to finish of Oct and a choice was between no understanding or no Brexit, I’d collect no deal.”

Later in a day, rising his discuss in a playground tent in London, Rory Stewart – another alien – pronounced he wanted to “take a politics out” of a conditions and find a approach to get Mrs May’s understanding by Parliament.

He pronounced he would ramp adult vigour on MPs to behind it by earnest that otherwise, he would assemble a “grand jury” of adults to make recommendations on how to ensue that politicians would have to hang to.

Vowing to reason a UK together and determine “extreme Remain and impassioned Brexit” arguments, he added: “My plan is about one thing – it is about mediation and compromise.”

What else have a care possibilities said?

At her central launch, Mrs Leadsom introduced several policies divided from Brexit, including regulating abroad growth assist to assistance poorer countries to decarbonise and assisting immature people to save for a residence deposition with a new scheme.

When questioned on taxes – stirred by Boris Johnson’s oath to cut income taxation for those who acquire some-more than £50,000 a year – she pronounced she believed in low taxes.

But taxation remodel could not get by a hung Parliament, so that “needs to wait”.

Taking a appropriate during Mr Johnson’s idea, Mr Harper pronounced he would concentration his taxation cuts “at a reduce finish of a spectrum”, adding: “I don’t consider we should be earnest some-more income to aloft rate taxpayers.”

He also pronounced a miss of a infancy meant certain things would not be deliverable and as Brexit showed, it was “toxic” to make promises and not do them.

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The personality of a care competition will turn subsequent Conservative personality and primary minister. They’re due to be in place by a week commencement 22 July.

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Mr Javid, who launches his discuss on Wednesday, expelled a discuss video that BBC domestic editor Laura Kuenssberg described as a initial large try by a claimant to promulgate a personal story, introducing viewers to his family and background.

He also told a Evening Standard he was “very open minded” about carrying opposite immigration manners for regions such as London after Brexit, and could throw Mrs May’s process that EU migrants should acquire during slightest £30,000 to be deliberate for admission.

Mr Johnson – indicted by Michael Gove and other possibilities of “hiding in his bunker” since he is nonetheless to a do a vital eventuality or TV talk – is also rising his discuss on Wednesday.

It’s day dual of a central discuss to be a subsequent primary minister.

Andrea Leadsom cheerily launched her campaign, earnest she would never complete a word “as a mother” that did for her chances final time.

As promised, a former arch whip Mark Harper was coupler off, sleeves rolled up, responding any doubt that reporters were peaceful to put.

That enclosed – since a early stages of this discuss are this surreal – presaging in a quarrel between a lion and a bear that a lion, patriotically, would win. (yes, we review that right).

And TV presenter Lorraine Kelly was behind – this time with a slapdown of a whole lot of a domestic class.

But a tough existence bites currently too. Labour has only announced that they are heading another cross-party try to squeeze control of a Commons.

Just in box a possibilities indispensable a sign of what they’ll inherit, a politician who wins this competition competence find that MPs have altered a law to kill off their resolution to Brexit before they even call a dismissal vans to pierce their things to Number 10.

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How does a competition work?

Ten Conservative possibilities will competition Thursday’s initial turn of voting after nominations sealed in a competition to attain Theresa May as Tory personality and primary minister.

Over a subsequent dual weeks, Tory MPs will take partial in a array of tip ballots to make a possibilities down to a final two.

The party’s 160,000 or so members will afterwards collect a personality in a postal ballot, with a outcome announced in a penultimate week of July.

On Tuesday 18 Jun BBC One will horde a live choosing discuss between a Conservative MPs still in a race.

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