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Brexit: Scottish court rules PM’s suspension of parliament was unlawf...

09 September, 2019 1:16 am 1:16 am

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s suspension of the British parliament was unlawful, a court ruled on Wednesday, prompting immediate calls for lawmakers to return to work as the government and parliament battle over the future of Brexit. Scotland’s highest court of appeal ruled against Johnson’s decision to prorogue, or suspend, parliament from Monday … 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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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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Johnson’s own brother quits govt ranks on eve of Brexit election camp...

09 September, 2019 1:49 am 1:49 am

WAKEFIELD, England (Reuters) – The younger brother of UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson quit the government on Thursday at a time when the latter plans to kick off what is in effect an election campaign casting parliament as the enemy of Brexit. Mr Jo, who was junior business minister, cited the national interest that led … Read More


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MPs back bid to block no-deal Brexit amid election haggling

09 September, 2019 11:51 pm 11:51 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – The British parliament on Wednesday voted to prevent Prime Minister Boris Johnson taking Britain out of the European Union without a deal, but he sought an election just weeks before Brexit to free his hands. After wresting control of the parliamentary agenda from Johnson six weeks into his premiership, lawmakers voted 329-300 … 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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Queen allows Johnson to suspend parliament before Brexit

08 August, 2019 7:53 pm 7:53 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s Queen Elizabeth has approved Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s plan to suspend parliament, a statement from the official body of advisers to the Queen, known as the Privy Council, said on Wednesday. The statement confirmed that parliament would be suspended on a day between Sept. 9 and Sept. 12, until Oct. 14. … 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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ECB tells UK banks to speed up staff moves to EU as Brexit looms

08 August, 2019 3:26 am 3:26 am

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – UK banks are significantly behind schedule in moving staff to the European Union ahead of Brexit and risk being caught off guard if Britain leaves without a deal, the European Central Bank (ECB) said on Wednesday. Many London-based banks are having to expand their EU operations to continue doing business in the … Read More




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No-deal Brexit to hurt you the most, EU’s Juncker tells Britain

08 August, 2019 2:41 am 2:41 am

VIENNA (Reuters) – Outgoing European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker said Saturday that a no-deal Brexit would hurt Britain more than the rest of Europe no matter how much Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government pretends otherwise. Britain has been pressing the European Union to amend the terms of Britain’s withdrawal agreement, saying Brussels would have to … Read More


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Johnson’s top aide says lawmakers can’t stop no-deal Brexit

08 August, 2019 8:13 am 8:13 am

LONDON (Reuters) – Lawmakers will be unable to stop a no-deal Brexit on Oct. 31 by bringing down Britain’s government in a vote of no confidence next month, Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s top aide has advised, according to the Sunday Telegraph. Dominic Cummings, one of architects of the 2016 campaign to leave the European Union, … Read More




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No-deal Brexit: UK car investment plunges by 70 per cent

07 July, 2019 1:33 pm 1:33 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – Investment in UK’s car sector plunged by more than 70 percent in the first half of the year as concerns about a disorderly Brexit persisted, an industry body said on Wednesday. It warned that leaving the EU without an agreement was the “worst outcome”. The automotive industry, Britain’s biggest exporter of goods … Read More




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Assuming EU will not budge, Britain ramps up preparations for no-deal Brexi...

07 July, 2019 9:23 pm 9:23 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – The British government is working on the assumption that the European Union will not renegotiate its Brexit deal and is ramping up preparations to leave the bloc on October 31 without an agreement, senior ministers said on Sunday. Boris Johnson, who took over as British prime minister on Wednesday with a promise … Read More




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