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This morning.

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson delivered a victory speech after his Conservative party yielded the best election result since 1987.

He said:

“Thank you all, thank you very much for coming. Well my friends, good morning everybody, my friends.

“Well, we did it, we did it. We pulled it off didn’t we?

“We pulled it off.

“We broke the deadlock, we ended the gridlock, we smashed the roadblock.

“And in this glorious, glorious pre-breakfast moment, before a new dawn rises on a new day and a new government, I want to first of all pay tribute to good colleagues who lost their seats through no fault of their own in the election just gone by.

“And I, of course, want to congratulate absolutely everybody involved in securing the biggest conservative majority, since the 1980s…which was, literally, literally, as I look around, literally before many of you were born.

“And with this mandate, and this majority, we will at last be able do…what?”

The crowds respond in chorus: “Get Brexit done.”

Mr Johnson then carried on:

“You’re paying attention.

“This election means that getting Brexit done is now the irrefutable, irresistible, unarguable decision of the British people…”

Last night: “A Thumping Tory Majority”

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson

Laura Kuenssberg, of BBC, tweetz:

PM [Boris Johnson] putting down motion for a general election to be voted on on Monday, to take place on 12th December – No 10’s gambit is that if Labour agrees, then they will timetable Brexit bill again with time for scrutiny until 6th November when they want to dissolve Parliament.

Boris Johnson pushes for December 12 general election (ITV)

This afternoon.

Thornton Manor, Wirral, Cheshire, England.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson during a three-hour meeting – at online sleuth Coleen Rooney’s 21st birthday party venue – where the pair emerged with the following statement:


Varadkar and Johnson say they can ‘see a pathway to a possible deal (RTÉ)

Inside Boris Johnson’s Brexit mansion where Coleen Rooney celebrated her 21st birthday party (Liverpool Echo)

Pics: Noel Mullen via Rollingnews


“I think all sides would like there to be an agreement next week at the council if possible, and obviously there’s a further deadline after that, the 31st of October, so I would say a short pathway rather than a long one.

“What this is about is securing an agreement that works for the people of Ireland and also the people of Britain and Europe. If it works for the people of Ireland, what it means is, avoiding a hard border between north and south.

“That’s always been our primary objective, ensuring that the all-island economy can continue to develop, and that north-south cooperation, envisaged by the Good Friday Agreement, can resume. Those are our objectives, this has always been about achieving those objectives, and I think today they can be achieved.”

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar this evening at Liverpool Airport heading back to Dublin.

Donald Tusk tweetz:

Standing together with [Irish] PM Leo Varadkar in New York. We continue looking for how to avoid a disorderly Brexit.


Hang on.

Didn’t Fine Gael oppose Monsignor Horan’s plan for Knock Airport?


Newly resurfaced runway opened at Ireland West Airport (RTE)

This afternoon.

After a working lunch with Mr Juncker, Mr Johnson met Mr Bettel. The pair were due to hold a joint news conference however Mr Johnson did not take part in the media briefing.

Boris Johnson tried to laugh off yells, hisses and anti-Brexit cries of pro-EU demonstrators as he met Mr Bettel.

“Stop the coup. Tell the truth,” said one over a speaker. “Bog off Boris.”

But Mr Johnson laughed and smiled as he walked up to meet Mr Bettel with a handshake and head into the Ministry of State for discussions.

Johnson skips news conference with Xavier Bettel following Brexit meetings (RTÉ)

Ah here.

This morning/afternoon.

Government Buildings, Dublin 2

Leon Farrell/Rollingnews



This morning.

Government Buildings. Dublin 2.

More as we get it.


BBC reports:

Mr Johnson voted Remain in the 2016 EU membership referendum, while his brother co-led the Leave campaign.

He resigned as a minister last year in protest at Theresa May’s Brexit deal.

But he re-entered government during the summer, after Conservative Party members elected his brother as leader.

PM’s brother quits as Tory MP and minister (BBC)


Today’s [UK] The Sun.


Boris Johnson brands Jeremy Corbyn a ‘chicken’ for blocking a snap General Election and making ‘the mother of all U-turns (The Sun)