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Deanna Wagner | 13 August, 2019, 22:00

PM Johnson spoke to President Trump Monday, discussing BREXIT, trade and economic issues, his office said.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is insisting the European Union must reopen the Withdrawal Agreement it negotiated with his predecessor, Theresa May, and drop the so-called Irish backstop, a fall-back position created to keep the border with Ireland open.

While Johnson has spoken by phone with European Union leaders including German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron since taking office last month, he's yet to meet them in person.

The ComRes poll found that 54 percent of respondents agreed with the following statement: "Boris (Johnson) needs to deliver Brexit by any means, including suspending parliament if necessary, in order to prevent MPs (Members of Parliament) from stopping it".

It comes as No 10 pinpoints Monday 9 September as the critical day for a legislative battle with the cross-party campaign to block a no-deal departure.

Ms Abbott, asked if Labour is planning to move a vote of no confidence against Mr Johnson's Government in the first week of Parliament's return, said: "It's above my pay grade to say when we'll move the vote of no confidence".

The Brighton Pavilion MP proposed forming a cabinet of senior cross-party female MPs if Parliament passes a motion of no confidence in Boris Johnson's Government to call for a referendum on whether to leave the EU.

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"I'm all for more women in politics, I think we can bring a different perspective".

Ms Swinson also said she was "not surprised" the prime minister took nearly a week to contact Mr Varadkar after he was appointed.

Visit: Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson with Doire Finn and Aron Hughes from the Our Future Our Choice group.

She said lawmakers would need to move rapidly to organize such a vote, with the October 31 deadline to leave the European Union.

Bolton, who is visiting London for two days to deepen ties with London's new government, has been urging Downing Street to deliver Brexit quickly so that the USA and United Kingdom can ink a trade agreement that could "soften" the impact of Britain's economy as it left the EU, adding that President Trump "wants to see a successful British exit from the European Union".

Trump had wanted to work with the May government on a trade deal but her government "didn't want do it".

Bolton said that "in the Trump administration, Britain's constantly at the front of the trade queue - or line as we say". United States and UK officials have been discussing foreign policy and trade, with the UK Prime Minister updating his U.S. counterparts on Brexit.