David Cameron 'sorry about state of country' after referendum

David Cameron said he has no regrets about calling a referendum

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The former Prime Minister has said he is sorry for the situation Britain has found itself in after calling an EU referendum in 2016.

David Cameron has said he does not regret calling a referendum but does feel some responsibility for "the state the country has got into" since the vote.

During his first in-depth interview since his time as Prime Minister, Cameron told ITV that holding the vote was the 'right thing to do.'

He appeared to accept the suggestion that the political deadlock is a result of his decision to hold the referendum.

"Do I have regrets? Yes," he said. "Am I sorry about the state the country’s got into? Yes. Do I feel I have some responsibility for that? Yes. It was my referendum; my campaign; my decision to try and renegotiate."

"And I accept all of those things and people, including those watching this programme, will have to decide how much blame to put on me."

Speaking of Boris Johnson, he said that he advises him from 'time to time' and said he believed the parliament shutdown appeared as a "rather sharp practice of trying to restrict the debate" and was wrong.

He also said "taking the whip away from 21 incredibly hard-working, loyal Conservatives" was a "bad decision" and said if it isn’t reversed it will become a "disastrous decision".

Speaking on Boris' Brexit campaign, Cameron said he believed the Prime Minister's support of the Leave campaign was disingenuous.

"He thought that the Brexit vote would be lost but he didn’t want to give up the chance of being on the romantic, patriotic, nationalistic side," he said.

Adding: "I can only conclude that - he’d never argued for it before; he thought it was going to lose and that’s why he made the choice."

Lib Dem's Jo Swinson says she's 'determined to stop Brexit'

Jo Swinson says she will revoke Article 50 is Liberal Democrats are elected.

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Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson has said she will revoke article 50 if her party is given an elected majority in a general election.

Jo, who was live in Bournemouth, said: “We had a referendum three and a half years ago and the government has gone away and negotiated what that means for the British public.

"What is on offer today, bears no resemblance to what was said in the 2016 referendum campaign."

Susannah challenged the party leader, adding: “In that case, you may have justification for a second referendum.

“But democrat is part of your name and you said you won’t respect the democratic vote of the people. You’re just going to cancel the democratic vote.”

Jo then claimed the public has the right to change their mind, claiming the 2016 referendum, which saw 17.4 million vote to leave the European Union, was not ‘set in stone.’

She argued: “We are still campaigning for a people’s vote. A referendum is the best way to get clarity and resolution of this current gridlock. But it does look like a general election will be upon us. In that democratic process, the Lib Dems will petition to stop Brexit.”

She went on to add: “Our position on this election…We will be saying if you elect a Lib Dem, we will revoke Article 50. If the people of this country then elect to majority Lib Dem vote then we will do what we said. That’s the way democracy works.”

When asked how she would react if Boris Johnson won a general election to go ahead with a No Deal Brexit, Jo insisted she would continue to petition for Brexit to be stopped.

“I am determined to get rid of Brexit… I am sticking to that and be absolutely clear,” Jo stated.

“If I am elected as Prime Minister, don’t be surprised if I stick my by word and stop Brexit.”

She later added: “I have lived through two referendums and I do think we have a very divided country at the moment and there is a lot of us who want to come together.”

Parliament recall urged after Yellowhammer documents warn of shortages

The Prime Minister is under pressure to urgently reopen parliament to protect the UK from street riots, food prices and medicine shortages triggered by a no-deal Brexit.

After reluctantly publishing the details of Yellowhammer, which has been described as the worst-case scenario for a no-deal Brexit, Boris Johnson has been told by Scottish judges that proroguing parliament was unlawful.

With 49 days to go until Boris' deadline day, he could be softening his Brexit stance. It is reported he’s allowing the 21 Tory MPs who were expelled from his party to appeal, which could see them reinstated and voting on a new Brexit deal.

Monopoly debuts 'feminist' version where women earn more money

The objective is to create a game where women earn more than men.

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**A 'woke' new version of the game, called Ms. Monopoly is being debuted by toymakers Hasbro.**

The classic game, which sees players attempt to build their own property empire, will teach children about the gender pay gap by allowing women to earn more money than men.

A new female mascot will be featured on the cover of the game and women will receive £240 for passing go while men will receive the usual £200.

According to makers, the objective is to create a game where women earn more than men, making it the first game to do so.

The company said in a statement: "It's a fun new take on the game that creates a world where women have an advantage often enjoyed by men.

"But don't worry, if men play their cards right, they can make more money too."

Boris Johnson shuts parliament for FIVE weeks as MP's block election

Boris Johnson was defeated in another vote in the House of Commons last night.

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  • Boris Johnson lost his attempt to trigger a snap general election
  • The Prime Minister accused Jeremy Corbyn of having 'yellow belly' for dodging the polls.
  • Houses of Parliament will be prorogued until mid-October.

The Prime Minister has shut down parliament for five weeks after MP's blocked his latest bid to trigger a snap general election.

He fell short of the required two-thirds of MPs - 434 - with backing from just 293.

Boris Johnson accused the leader of the opposition, Jeremy Corbyn and remainer MP's of having 'yellow belly', accusing them of 'conniving to delay Brexit', adding that they 'can't hide forever' from the polls.

After the results of the vote were announced in the early hours of Tuesday morning, Mr Johnson said he would not seek an extension from the EU, as stated in the new Remainer law against No Deal, and vowed to stick to his 'do or die' pledge to get the UK out by October 31.

During Monday night's showdown, the Prime Minister insisted he would go to an EU summit on October 17 and 'strive to get an agreement in the national interest... this government will not delay Brexit any further'.

Speaking on the No Deal law, which requires him to ask for a Brexit extension if no deal is agreed by October 19th, Mr Johnson said: "No matter how many devices this Parliament invents to tie my hands I will try to get an agreement in the national interest.

"This Government will not allow Brexit to be delayed any further. While the opposition run, they cannot hide forever."

Now that parliament has been prorogued until mid-October, it's highly unlikely that a general election will happen before mid-November.

An election requires the Commons to vote for an election, or pass a no-confidence motion and 14 days to elapse without a new administration being formed.

There must be 25 days between dissolving Parliament for an election, and the actual date.

The news comes after the Speaker in the House of Commons, John Bercow said he will resign by October 31st.

The dramatic turn of events comes amid backlash from Tory MP's over his handling of Brexit.

The Speaker appeared to be teary-eyed as he made the announcement in a statement to the House of Commons on Monday afternoon.

Boris Johnson refuses to ask Europe for a Brexit extension

The Prime Minister will ask for MPs to vote again on holding a snap general election on October 15th, despite opposition leaders insisting they will block the move until Brexit is officially postponed.

According to sources, rebel MPs are ready to take the PM to court if he refuses to obey the controversial new law forcing the government to strike a deal with Brussel or ask for a three-month delay.

A new law, which should gain royal assent on Monday, aims to stop a no-deal exit from the European Union on October 31, if an agreement cannot be reached with the EU by the European Council meeting on October 17 and 18.

Watch the full report above.

Opposition leaders bid to block snap election

Boris Johnson is facing a growing backlash against his strategy to deliver Brexit on October 31st, as opposition leaders meet to plan a vote of no-confidence.

Labour and the SNP could again on Monday refuse to back the PM’s renewed attempt to get an early election, because of concerns the poll should be delayed until a Brexit deadline extension has been secured.

Former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe dies aged 95

Former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe has died at the age of 95, according to reports.

Multiple sources said the controversial president, whose rule was mired in accusations of human rights abuses and corruption, died in a Singaporean hospital after battling ill health.

The current Zimbabwean Prime Minister, Emmerson Mnangagwa, confirmed his death in a tweet: "It is with the utmost sadness that I announce the passing on of Zimbabwe's founding father and former President, Cde Robert Mugabe."