Brexit news: Latest updates at 8am from the past 12 hours


HERE is your daily briefing on all the Brexit and General Election news from the past 12 hours.

Boris Johnson yesterday dismissed suggestions from Nigel Farage and Donald Trump that he should work with the Brexit Party during the general election.

Nigel Farage has given Boris Johnson a two-week ultimatum to drop his Brexit deal

Nigel Farage vows to fight Boris Johnson for EVERY single seat

Nigel Farage will fight Boris Johnson in every seat unless the Prime Minister scraps his Brexit deal and forms an election pact.

The Brexit Party leader has given Boris Johnson two weeks to join his “Leave Alliance” or face 500 Brexit Party candidates in a fierce battle for voters.

Nigel Farage told his party: “Boris Johnson tells us it’s a great new deal, it is not. It’s a bad treaty. Simply, it is not Brexit.

“Boris’ deal gives us all of the burdens of EU membership but no say whatsoever.”

The Brexiteer also scolded Labour and accused Jeremy Corbyn of “betraying” Leave voters by offering them options of “Remain and Remain”.

Mr Farage has told the Conservatives he would be open to an election pact to fend off the challenge from Jeremy Corbyn.

Boris Johnson dismissesNigel Farages ultimatum

Boris Johnson has dismissed Nigel Farages election ultimatum.

The PM said his Brexit deal is fantastic and delivers everything people want”.

ThePM warned votersthat backing the Brexit Party would ensure Brits endure a catastrophic menu of life under a Labour government.

He told ITVs Political Editor Robert Peston: What weve got is a fantastic deal that nobody thought we could get.

It delivers everything that people wanted from the Brexit referendum, so taking back control of our money, borders, laws plus the whole of the UK coming out able to do proper free trade deal.

Mr Johnson also warned voters supporting any party other than the Conservatives would be handing Jeremy Corbyn the keys to Downing Street.

The PM said: If you vote for any other party the risk is youll just get Jeremy Corbyn , the Labour party, dither and delay, not just one referendum next year but two referendums .

One on the EU, more the toxic, tedious torpor of another referendum on the EU, plus a referendum on breaking up the union between England and Scotland.

What a catastrophic menu for next year.

The first TV debate between Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn has been set for November 19

The pair will face off in a likely fierce debate covered by ITV, as they bid to come out victorious in December’s general election.

The debate will be shown on ITV and hosted by news presenter Julie Etchingham.

The channel said it also plans to hold a multi-party debate in the run-up to the 12 December poll.

On Thursday, Labour leader Mr Corbyn challenged the PM to a one-on-one debate, while Lib Dem leader Jo Swinson said she should take part in a three-headed encounter with the two leaders.

Mr Corbyn welcomed ITV’s announcement on Twitter, claiming Mr Johnson had “accepted our challenge” for the “once in a generation election”.

But pro-Remain parties are not happy, with the Lib Dems criticising the line-up as a “cosy establishment stitch-up” and the SNP saying it would be “deeply misleading for viewers”