Brexit news: Boris Johnson defeated again in Lords as Starmer says PM ‘threat to fabric of UK’

Conrad Duncan
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 (AP)
(AP)

Boris Johnson and Sir Keir Starmer have clashed over devolution at PMQs this week, with the Labour leader suggesting that the prime minister is the “single biggest threat” to the future of the Union.

Mr Johnson faced criticism this week after it was revealed that he had referred to devolution as a “disaster” in a meeting with Tory MPs.

Meanwhile, Sir Keir has chosen to not restore the parliamentary party whip to his predecessor Jeremy Corbyn following the end of his suspension as a party member.

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Mr Corbyn was allowed to return as a Labour member last night after he was cleared by the party’s ruling body, the National Executive Committee, but his place as a Labour MP is decided by the party’s leadership.

“The disciplinary process does not have the confidence of the Jewish community. That became clear once again yesterday," Sir Keir said, as he pledged for an independent complaints procedure to be set up.