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As Brexit nears, Johnson pushes for deeper trade ties with Africa

01 January, 2020 11:20 am 11:20 am

LONDON (Reuters) – UK Prime Minister (PM) Boris Johnson called for deeper investment ties between Britain and Africa at a summit for leaders of 21 African countries on Monday that comes days before his country will leave the European Union. After securing Britain’s departure from the EU, the world’s largest trading bloc, on Jan. 31, … Read More

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Brexit bill passes in historic vote clearing way for Britain’s exit from ...

01 January, 2020 11:26 pm 11:26 pm

LONDON (Web Desk) – UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Brexit bill has passed through its final stage in the House of Commons, clearing the path for Britain to leave the EU at the end of January. According to American based news website ‘Business Insider’, with a 80-strong majority, Johnson’s government raced the Withdrawal Agreement Bill … Read More

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Let’s get Brexit done and end division in 2020, Johnson tells Britons

01 January, 2020 12:16 pm 12:16 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he would bring his divided nation back together next year when Britain leaves the European Union, telling Britons they were set for a “fantastic year and a remarkable decade”. Fresh from winning a large parliamentary majority in an election just over two weeks ago, Johnson said in … Read More

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EU-UK trade deal cannot allow ‘race to the bottom’: EU’s ...

12 December, 2019 11:05 pm 11:05 pm

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union’s central interest in forging a free trade agreement with Britain is to agree common social and environmental standards and avoid a “race to the bottom”, the EU chief Brexit negotiator wrote in an opinion piece. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Friday there would be no alignment with … Read More

Brexit and health, Johnson sets out priorities in Queen’s Speech

12 December, 2019 8:51 am 8:51 am

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will set out his government’s plans on Thursday, fleshing out how he will honour his election-winning pledges to get Brexit done quickly and boost funding for the state health service. In a ceremony that marks a new parliament, Queen Elizabeth will read out the laws which the … Read More

Britain threatens Brexit cliff-edge to force EU trade deal by December 2020

12 December, 2019 9:05 am 9:05 am

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain set a hard deadline of December 2020 on Tuesday to reach a new trade deal with the European Union, betting that the prospect of another Brexit cliff-edge would force Brussels to move more quickly than usual to seal an accord. Johnson will use his control of parliament to outlaw any extension … Read More

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Let the Brexit healing begin, Johnson pledges after commanding election vic...

12 December, 2019 9:57 pm 9:57 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Boris Johnson called on Friday for unity to heal the Brexit divisions that have riven the United Kingdom, hours after winning a commanding victory from voters who backed his bid to deliver on the EU divorce by the end of January The face of the victorious “Leave” campaign in the … Read More

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UK on track for Brexit as election landslide looms for Johnson

12 December, 2019 8:09 am 8:09 am

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party was on course for a resounding victory in Britain’s election after voters backed his bid to deliver Brexit on Jan. 31, the country’s most significant geopolitical move in 70 years. For Johnson, whose 20-week tenure in power has been marked by chaotic scenes in parliament and … Read More

United Kingdom votes to decide the fate of Brexit, again

12 December, 2019 12:18 pm 12:18 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – Voters go to the polls on Thursday in an election that will pave the way for Brexit under Prime Minister Boris Johnson or propel Britain towards another referendum that could ultimately reverse the decision to leave the European Union. After failing to deliver Brexit by an Oct. 31 deadline, Johnson called the … Read More

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Johnson says Britain can soon stop talking about Brexit if he wins vote

12 December, 2019 10:27 am 10:27 am

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Wednesday night that the public can soon stop talking about Brexit if he wins next week’s general election and that there is significant investment waiting once the political paralysis is over. Britons will vote on Dec. 12 after parliament agreed to an early election, seeking … Read More

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Johnson pitches ‘Christmas present’ Brexit push in manifesto

11 November, 2019 8:11 am 8:11 am

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will promise to bring his Brexit deal back to parliament before Christmas when he launches his manifesto on Sunday, the cornerstone of his pitch to voters to “get Brexit done”. Voters face a stark choice at the country’s Dec. 12 election: opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn’s socialist vision, … Read More

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PM Johnson’s Conservatives to raise property purchase tax for non-UK ...

11 November, 2019 9:55 am 9:55 am

LONDON (Reuters) – Foreign buyers of English properties will have to pay a levy of 3% of the purchase value under plans put forward by Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservatives on Friday, aimed at deterring wealthy investors from driving up house prices. The plans form part of the Conservative Party’s campaign to win a December … Read More

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UK PM vows to end Brexit uncertainty, says it has paralyzed economy

11 November, 2019 10:49 am 10:49 am

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s Conservatives will deliver Brexit and end the uncertainty and confusion that has “paralyzed” the economy if they are re-elected next month, Prime Minister (PM) Boris Johnson will tell business leaders on Monday. The Dec. 12 election was called in a bid to end three years of disagreement over Britain’s 2016 vote … Read More

Election gift for PM Johnson: Brexit Party stands down in Conservative seat...

11 November, 2019 4:40 pm 4:40 pm

HARTLEPOOL, England (Reuters) – Prime Minister Boris Johnson won the most significant boost of the British election campaign to date when Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage said he would not contest 317 seats where the Conservative Party won in 2017. In a move that sent sterling soaring by increasing the chances that Johnson will remain … Read More

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Johnson: Let’s get Brexit done or face ‘horror show’ of C...

11 November, 2019 4:30 pm 4:30 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson urged voters to back his Conservatives in a Dec. 12 election or face the “horror show” of two referendums next year if Labour’s Jeremy Corbyn was elected. Officially launching the start of campaign from outside his Downing Street residence, Johnson said that if he was returned to … Read More