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In the final head-to-head debate between the two men vying to replace Theresa May in Downing Street, did, however, offer some of their strongest condemnation of the US president so far as transatlantic relations continue to sour.
Ex-foreign secretary Mr Johnson, the frontrunner in the contest, also faced anger after his essay on Islam was unearthed, arguing it had caused the Muslim world to be "literally centuries behind" the West.
It comes as a new cross-party study of Brexit options warns Mr Johnson will be embarking on “a kamikaze act” that will force him out of No 10 if he tries to deliver Brexit without a fresh referendum.
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Boris Johnson will be embarking on “a kamikaze act” that will force him out of No 10 if he tries to deliver Brexit without a fresh referendum, a new cross-party study of his options warns.
All other possible routes out of the crisis – demanding a fresh deal from the EU, tweaking Theresa May’s failed deal, pursuing a no-deal Brexit, or a general election – are doomed to fail, it concludes.
The man poised to become prime minister next week would then be forced to suspend parliament, to force through a no-deal – but would be toppled immediately afterwards even if he succeeded, it argues.
Conservative leadership contenders Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt have condemned Donald Trump's attack on a group of congresswomen - but neither would go as far as to call the comments racist.
It comes after Mr Trump prompted widespread fury and accusations of racism at the weekend for suggesting certain politicians should "go back" to the "broken and crime infested places from which they came".
In their strongest criticism of the US president to date, the leadership contenders agreed with Theresa May that Mr Trump's remarks were "completely unacceptable".
Boris Johnson has been accused of “promoting hatred” after penning an essay arguing Islam caused the Muslim world to be “literally centuries behind” the West, writes deputy political editor Rob Merrick.
The frontrunner for No 10 claimed there was something about Islam that held back development in parts of the world, creating a “Muslim grievance” fuelling virtually every conflict.
“The more bitterness and confusion there has been, to the point where virtually every global flashpoint you can think of – from Bosnia to Palestine to Iraq to Kashmir – involves some sense of Muslim grievance,” Mr Johnson wrote, in 2006.
The Labour Peers Group, which he chairs, has offered to investigate antisemitism in the party and recommend changes to the way the party deals with it.
On BBC Radio 4's Today Lord Harris said: "There's no question that in any organisation the moral tone that it sets, the style that it operates in is set from the top - that's what leadership is all about."
He said Mr Corbyn could have "reined back" some of his "more idiotic supporters" who were involved in intimidating members and making discriminatory comments and suggested the party leader should have also controlled members of his inner circle accused of interfering in disciplinary cases.
- Britain First failed to keep accurate financial records of its transactions in 2016. For breaking these rules, it received a fine of £11,000.
- It also failed to provide quarterly donations reports for all quarters of 2016 and has been fined £7,700 for these offences. The Commission’s investigation found that around £200,000 worth of undeclared donations had been made to Britain First during 2016. These donations are yet to be reported to the Commission.
- Britain First failed to have its 2016 statement of accounts audited by a qualified auditor, a legal requirement when parties have an annual income or expenditure over £250,000. It received a fine of £5,500 for this offence.
- It failed to comply with a notice issued by the Commission that required it to provide information to us. It received the maximum fine that the Commission can impose, £20,000, for this offence.
Ursula von der Leyen, Strasbourg leaders’ next pick to be European Commission president, has said she would be open to a Brexit extension beyond 31 October, the current deadline, writes Europe Correspondent Jon Stone.
What does this mean? For a start, it’s not up to her – the 27 remaining EU leaders get to decide at a summit earlier that month. Her view does count for something, though she won’t be in her post until 1 November. If she was against an extension, it would make life quite difficult were leaders to approve one.
Mr Grieve said: "I would like to think it is an incredible suggestion, that it is astonishing that Boris Johnson hasn't just ruled it out.
"It is unconstitutional, it is anti-democratic, it would in fact be the end of our parliamentary democracy and it's something which hasn't been done in this fashion for such a purpose since the 17th century.
"It's a disgraceful suggestion and I hope very quickly that we will get an assurance that it's not going to happen if he becomes prime minister.
"But if he doesn't, as far as I'm concerned, that's one of the defining issues for me of my ability to give him any support at all."
"Trump’s comments on Twitter do nothing but help to encourage this appalling dog-whistle politics." she says.
Food and medicine shortages after a no-deal Brexit could trigger riots in prisons, ministers fear, writes deputy political editor Rob Merrick.
A leaked document warns of “severe consequences” and sets out the need for “a clear understanding of the ‘real’ operational impact” of crashing out of the EU.
The memo was withdrawn from the database of government contracts after the ministry of justice was alerted to its contents, which were not properly redacted by officials.
Phillip Lee, a Conservative MP and former justice minister, seized on the warning, saying: “It’s clear that no deal would be disastrous for our country.”
The supporter of the People’s Vote campaign added: “No one voted for unrest in prisons, shortages of food supplies or any of the other indignities that could result from a disastrous no deal."
A senior Tory MP has compared Conservative grassroots members to the Taliban and warned that MPs are afraid to speak out over Brexit due to fears of being deselected, writes political correspondent Lizzy Buchan,
Dominic Grieve, the former attorney general, argued that there was Conservative support for a second referendum but some MPs were reluctant to act following confidence motions against several pro-EU Tories.
Speaking at an event in London, Mr Grieve said Boris Johnson had been "radicalised" over Brexit, leaving a Final Say referendum as the only credible option to thwart a disorderly exit from the EU in the autumn.
It follows calls by MPs for the Cricket World Cup and the Ashes to be made available to a wider audience following England’s triumph against New Zealand at Lord’s.
Tory leadership hopefuls have come under fire over hard-line promises scrap the Irish backstop, which sent the pound plummeting amid growing concern about a no-deal Brexit.
Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt both stated they would axe the key part of Theresa May's Brexit plan, in a move that raises the risk of a disorderly exit from the EU on Halloween.
In the wake of the remarks, sterling plunged to a six-month low against the euro and approached two-year lows against the dollar on Tuesday.
EU leaders' pick to be the next European Commission president has said she wants to end countries' veto on foreign policy, writes Europe Correspondent Jon Stone.
The move, proposed by Ursula von der Leyen in a speech on Tuesday, would see EU positions on external affairs decided by a qualified majority vote instead of unanimously.
She argued that the change was needed so the EU could act fast on the world stage instead of taking time to find a consensus.