Boris Johnson has endured a bad week.
A really bad week.
It included having his request for an early general election being defeated in parliament, a business motion proposing to block the option of a no-deal Brexit being passed and even his own brother stepping down as an MP and minister.
Newstalk's Political Correspondent, Sean Defoe, tries to make sense of everything that has occurred with Brexit since Boris Johnson became Prime Minister. Watch the full video below:
Catch up on one of the busiest weeks in Brexit by following our timeline of articles:
- UK Government groups tasked with finding alternatives to the Brexit border backstop have reportedly found “concerns and issues” with every potential solution.
- Taoiseach watching “volatile and dynamic" Brexit situation in Westminster.
- Varadkar to discuss Brexit with "real friend of Ireland" Mike Pence.
- The Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has told US Vice-President Mike Pence that Brexit is not an Irish problem.
- The British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said he will meet Taoiseach Leo Varadkar in Dublin on Monday the 9th of September to discuss Brexit.
- British MPs clear key hurdle on path to delay no-deal Brexit.
- MPs have defeated the British Government in a crunch vote on Brexit.
- Scottish court rules Johnson's move to suspend parliament is lawful.
- EU proposes using 'natural disaster' funds to cope with no-deal Brexit.
- A British MP has criticised some of his colleagues on their treatment of Ireland in the Brexit debate.
- British MPs have rejected a request by Prime Minister Boris Johnson to hold an early general election.
- A bill to stop a no-deal Brexit is set to complete its passage through the UK's House of Lords.
- Medicine shortages following a no-deal Brexit would impact Ireland.
- Jo Johnson, the brother of Boris Johnson, has indicated he's stepping down as an MP and minister.
- EU extends transport regulations for Ireland in event of a no-deal Brexit.
- The British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has ruled out asking for another Brexit extension, saying he would "rather be dead in a ditch".
- Varadkar: No-deal Brexit checks "may need to take place near the border."
- Britain must make clear it is not going to request rolling extensions to the Brexit deadline.
- High Court in London rejects legal challenge against suspension of parliament.
- A police chief in England has hit out at British Prime Minister Boris Johnson for using his officers as a "backdrop".
- Boris Johnson has claimed he will secure a Brexit deal from Brussels by mid-October.