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Ed Miliband revels in making Boris Johnson look like a second-rate conman | Politics

theguardian.com

@JohnJCrace Mon 14 Sep 2020 20.49 BST You could have been forgiven for imagining you were lost in a 2019 time warp. The House of Commons debating the Brexit withdrawal bill, nearly a year after that very bill had been passed. A bill that had been negotiated by the prime minister, declared “an oven-ready triumph” by the prime minister and on which he had won an 80-seat majority at the general election after promising a despairing country that he would “Get Brexit Done”. On the plus side, though, we were treated to one of the best speeches of this and recent parliaments from Ed Miliband as he comprehensively ripped Boris Johnson’s facile and fraudulent arguments to shreds. Admittedly, it wasn’...

Boris Johnson humiliated as Ed Miliband steamrollers his law-breaking Brexit plan

mirror.co.uk

What is really going on in politics? Get our daily email briefing straight to your inbox Boris Johnson was left humiliated as former Labour leader Ed Miliband steamrollered his law-breaking Brexit plan. In one jaw dropping moment, the Prime Minister was offered the chance to defend his bill - but Mr Johnson remained seated, his arms folded. Shadow Business Secretary Mr Miliband challenged the PM to say which part of his Internal Market bill would stop the "blockade", Mr Johnson claimed would prevent goods travelling from Great Britain into Northern Ireland. When Mr Johnson failed to do so, Mr Miliband said: "He didn’t read the protocol, he hasn’t read the Bill, he doesn’t know his stuff." Th...

Neville Southall: 'You don’t expect loose cannons to take over your own country' | Football

theguardian.com

Former Everton keeper takes aim at Boris Johnson and JK Rowling and reveals how helping marginalised groups in society leaves little time to himself. “I want Boris Johnson, Nigel Farage, Tommy Robinson, Donald Trump and the geezer from North Korea to be put on a boat that gets sent around the world for the next 25 years,” Neville Southall says as he sinks back into his chair. “That would do me,” he adds, with an endearingly sombre gaze after I’ve asked him how he would like to change the world for the better after a terrible year. It’s dark outside and Southall, the former Everton and Wales goalkeeper who is now one of the most outspoken supporters of people marginalised by mainstream societ...