No 10 expects rebel move against no-deal Brexit on 9 September

Boris Johnson thinks EU will do nothing until it sees outcome of parliamentary battle Downing Street believes rebel MPs will try to make a move to stop a no-deal Brexit in the second week of September, with the EU unlikely to respond until after that battle has played out. A senior government source said the date for a parliamentary battle was expected to be 9 September a week after MPs return from their summer break. Boris Johnson may meet key …

From Trump to Johnson, nationalists are on the rise backed by billionaire oligarchs | George Monbiot

The ultra-rich are benefitting from disaster capitalism as democratic oversight implodes, says Guardian columnist George Monbiot Seven years ago the impressionist Rory Bremner complained that politicians had patrimonial wealth accumulation. The largest fortunes are now made not through entrepreneurial brilliance but through inheritance, monopoly and rent-seeking: securing exclusive control of crucial assets such as service monopolies such as trading hubs, software and social media platforms, then charging user fees far higher than the costs of production and delivery. In Russia, …

Want to know what a Boris Johnson government would look like? I have just the book | John Harris

Among the would-be PMs backers are the authors of Britannia Unchained, and their vision of deregulated Britain is terrifying, says Guardian columnist John Harris Seven years ago, a group of Conservative MPs who had taken their parliamentary seats in 2010 brought out a slim manifesto for the future of Britain titled one voice: that of unabashed Thatcherites, convinced that hacking back tax and regulation and fixating on the demands of business was as appropriate for the 21st-century UK as it …