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SC to rule on British PM Johnson’s suspension of parliament

09 September, 2019 7:11 pm 7:11 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – Boris Johnson illegally suspended parliament because he saw it as an obstacle to his Brexit plans, Britain’s Supreme Court (SC) was told on Tuesday as it met to decide whether the Prime Minister had unlawfully sought to by-pass lawmakers. Johnson announced on Aug. 28 that he had asked Queen Elizabeth to prorogue, … Read More

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Brexit: Boris Johnson’s bid for early election fails

09 September, 2019 9:24 am 9:24 am

LONDON (92 News) – Boris Johnson has lost his second attempt to trigger an early general election in his sixth humiliating Commons defeat since becoming prime minister. According to the international media, that British MPs have again rejected Boris Johnson’s calls for a snap election, as the five-week suspension of Parliament begins. Less than a … Read More

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House of Lords approves bill seeking to block October no-deal Brexit

09 September, 2019 5:55 am 5:55 am

LONDON (Reuters) – The House of Lords, the British parliament’s upper chamber, on Friday approved a bill that aims to block a no-deal Brexit at the end of October,  pushing Prime Minister Boris Johnson to seek a delay to Britain’s European Union departure. The legislation, which requires Johnson to ask for a three-month extension to … Read More

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Boris Johnson, acted, lawfully, ordered, suspension, parliament, rules, London’s High Court

Boris Johnson acted lawfully while ordering parliament’s suspension: ...

09 September, 2019 5:08 pm 5:08 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson acted lawfully when he ordered the suspension of parliament for five weeks before Brexit, London’s High Court ruled on Friday, but it allowed the the legal challenge to be taken to the Supreme Court. Johnson announced at the end of August that he would suspend parliament from … Read More

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MP Tanmanjeet Singh asks Johnson for apology over racist ‘burqa’...

09 September, 2019 5:33 am 5:33 am

LONDON – Boris Johnson faced humiliation at prime minister’s questions when MPs clapped and cheered a Labour backbencher who demanded the premier’s apology for comparing ‘burqa’-clad Muslim women to letterboxes and launch an inquiry into Islamophobia. In a damning rebuke from Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi, the Commons’ first turbaned Sikh MP, Johnson was forced to address … Read More

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I’d rather be dead in ditch than delay Brexit, Johnson affirms

09 September, 2019 2:26 am 2:26 am

WAKEFIELD, England – Britain Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Thursday said he would “rather be dead in a ditch” than ask the European Union to delay Brexit beyond October 31. But the PM declined to say if he would resign if a postponement – which he has repeatedly ruled out – had to happen. Mr … Read More

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Brexit crisis: MPs reject Johnson’s call for general election

09 September, 2019 2:53 am 2:53 am

LONDON – Prime Minister Boris Johnson has faced a double defeat in the Commons after MPs turned down his motion for a general election. Earlier, MPs backed a bill aimed at blocking a no-deal Brexit if the PM hadn’t agreed a plan with the EU ahead of the 31 October deadline. Mr Johnson said the … Read More

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Boris Johnson loses majority after Brexit vote

09 September, 2019 10:31 am 10:31 am

LONDON (AFP) – British Prime Minister (PM) Boris Johnson lost his majority a major parliamentary defeat over his Brexit vote. Boris Johnson raised the prospect of a snap election after he suffered a major parliamentary defeat over his Brexit strategy that could delay Britain’s exit from the European Union. Just six weeks after taking office, … Read More

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Johnson threatens election ahead of Brexit battle in parliament

09 September, 2019 12:39 am 12:39 am

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Boris Johnson implicitly warned lawmakers on Monday that he would seek an election if they tied his hands on Brexit, ruling out ever countenancing a further delay to Britain’s departure from the European Union. Johnson’s promise to take the United Kingdom out of the European Union on Oct. 31 with … Read More

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Lower your trade barriers to seal UK deal, Johnson tells Trump

08 August, 2019 3:41 am 3:41 am

BIARRITZ, France (Reuters) – Prime Minister Boris Johnson used a pre-G7 summit phone call to US President Donald Trump to demand he lower trade barriers and open up parts of the US economy to British firms, citing a wide range of markets from cars to cauliflowers. The two spoke on Friday ahead of the meeting … Read More

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Too late for new Brexit deal, France’s Macron tells UK’s Johnso...

08 August, 2019 1:15 am 1:15 am

PARIS (Reuters) – French President Emmanuel Macron told Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Thursday that there was not enough time to wholly rewrite Britain’s Brexit divorce deal before an Oct 31 deadline. Johnson met Macron at the Elysee Palace a day after talks in Berlin with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who challenged Britain to come … Read More

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We’re prepared for any Brexit outcome, says Merkel

08 August, 2019 12:48 am 12:48 am

BERLIN (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Sunday that she would meet British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday evening to discuss Britain’s planned departure from the European Union, adding that Berlin was also prepared for a disorderly Brexit. Johnson is seeking to persuade European Union leaders to reopen Brexit talks or face … Read More

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Parliament cannot stop Brexit, Johnson to tell Macron and Merkel

08 August, 2019 4:53 am 4:53 am

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Boris Johnson will tell French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel that the Westminster parliament cannot stop Brexit and a new deal must be agreed if Britain is to avoid leaving the EU without one. In his first trip abroad as leader, Johnson is due to meet his … Read More

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Boris says collaborators undermining Britain’s Brexit bet

08 August, 2019 8:37 pm 8:37 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Wednesday some British lawmakers hoping to block Brexit were engaged in “terrible” collaboration with the European Union by undermining London’s negotiating hand and so making no deal more likely. Hours after senior lawmakers said they would seek to prevent any attempt to ignore parliament over Brexit, … Read More

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PM, British counterpart discuss serious situation in IoK

08 August, 2019 8:59 am 8:59 am

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan made a telephonic call to his British counterpart Boris Johnson on Thursday. During the telephonic conversation, they discussed serious situation in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IoK) following Indian illegal action on Kashmir. According to a statement issued by 10-Downing Street office, both the leaders agreed on the … Read More

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