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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


EU nations agree Brexit delay until Jan 31 as PM Johnson seeks election

10 October, 2019 6:35 pm 6:35 pm

BRUSSELS/LONDON (Reuters) – The European Union on Monday agreed a 3-month flexible delay to Britain’s departure from the bloc as Prime Minister Boris Johnson pushes for an election after opponents forced him to request an extension he had vowed never to ask for. Just days before the United Kingdom is formally due to leave the … Read More


Athletics: Johnson urges quick return to training for Tokyo aspirants

10 October, 2019 4:45 pm 4:45 pm

TOKYO (Reuters) – As athletics’ elite rest up from the latest world championships on record, 12 times global gold medallist Michael Johnson has some advice for Tokyo medal seekers: don’t stray too far from the track or exercise room.  “If you take too much time off, that’s just going to extend the amount of time … Read More


British PM Johnson calls for December 12 election to break Brexit deadlock

10 October, 2019 11:00 pm 11:00 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Boris Johnson called on Thursday for a general election on Dec. 12 to break Britain’s Brexit impasse, conceding for the first time he will not meet his “do or die” deadline to leave the European Union next week. Johnson said in a letter to opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn he … Read More


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EU mulls delay as Britain says Johnson’s deal is the Brexit endgame

10 October, 2019 5:49 pm 5:49 pm

LONDON/PARIS (Reuters) — The United Kingdom will ultimately leave the European Union on the terms of Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s deal, a senior Downing Street source said on Thursday, as EU leaders mulled offering London a three-month flexible Brexit delay. More than three years after voting 52%-48% to be the first sovereign country to leave … Read More


Johnson faces perilous Brexit ratification after Brexit deal vote blocked

10 October, 2019 8:50 pm 8:50 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s faces a potentially perilous ratification of his Brexit divorce deal in the British parliament after the speaker refused to allow a vote on it on Monday. With just 10 days left until the United Kingdom is due to leave the EU on Oct. 31, the divorce is again … Read More


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Johnson defiant after British parliament votes to force Brexit delay

10 October, 2019 2:39 pm 2:39 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Boris Johnson appealed to lawmakers to back his last-minute Brexit deal in an extraordinary sitting of the British parliament on Saturday after his plans were plunged into chaos by his opponents’ moves to derail the legislation. More than three years since the United Kingdom voted 52-48% to leave the European … Read More


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PM Johnson will ask for Brexit extension if no deal by Oct 19

10 October, 2019 5:44 pm 5:44 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will send a letter to the European Union asking for a Brexit delay if no divorce deal has been agreed by Oct. 19, according to government papers submitted to a Scottish court, the BBC reported. Last month, opposition lawmakers and rebels from Johnson’s Conservative Party forced through … Read More


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UK PM’s office denies Johnson sexual advance allegations

09 September, 2019 2:22 pm 2:22 pm

LONDON (AFP) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s office has denied allegations he made unwanted sexual advances towards two women 20 years ago. Journalist Charlotte Edwardes wrote in a column for The Sunday Times that Johnson put his hand on her thigh at a dinner party thrown by the magazine he was editing at the … Read More


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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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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We leave EU on October 31 ‘no matter what’: PM Johnson

07 July, 2019 5:20 pm 5:20 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Boris Johnson told his Irish counterpart Leo Varadkar on Tuesday that Britain will be leaving the European Union “no matter what” on Oct. 31, stressing that the so-called Irish backstop had to be removed from any exit deal. “The prime minister made clear that the UK will be leaving the … Read More


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‘Not my prime minister!’: Anti-Boris Johnson protesters rally in London

07 July, 2019 10:21 am 10:21 am

LONDON (AFP) – Hundreds protested against British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday at an expletive-themed rally in central London, hours after he was confirmed as the country’s new leader. Organisers had commandeered a vintage open-top red London bus for the “[expletive] Boris” protest, installing DJ decks to blast out music and swear word-filled speeches … Read More


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Britain’s new leader Johnson vows to get Brexit done

07 July, 2019 5:27 pm 5:27 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – Boris Johnson, the ebullient Brexiteer who has promised to lead Britain out of the European Union with or without a deal by Halloween, will replace Theresa May as prime minister after winning the leadership of the Conservative Party on Tuesday. His victory catapults the United Kingdom towards a Brexit showdown with the … Read More


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Boris Johnson set to become next PM

07 July, 2019 8:19 am 8:19 am

LONDON (Reuters) – Boris Johnson is expected to be elected leader of Britain’s governing Conservative Party and the country’s next prime minister on Tuesday, tasked with following through on his “do or die” pledge to deliver Brexit in just over three months time. Johnson and his rival, Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt, have spent the last … Read More