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Brexit: Boris Johnson Makes Take-it-or-Leave-it Offer to the EU

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 3, 2019 at 1:00pm 10/3/2019 at 1:00pm
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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has laid out his final offer to the European Union ahead of the October 31 Brexit deadline. If Brussels fails to accept the proposal, the UK will leave the EU without a deal, Johnson warned. The UK will be “coming out of the EU on October...

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UK Supreme Court Rules Suspension of Parliament ‘Unlawful’

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 7:00am 9/25/2019 at 7:00am
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The British Supreme Court has ruled Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s decision to suspend the country’s parliament for five weeks “unlawful, void and of no effect.” The verdict paves the way for the UK House of Commons to reconvene tomorrow.

Johnson, who was in New York for a United Nations summit at the...

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UK: Church Leaders Ask Government to Ban Pointed Kitchen Knives

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, September 23, 2019 at 5:00pm 9/23/2019 at 5:00pm
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I’m so old I remember when “knife control” was a joke and not a thing that was under serious consideration.

Church of England leaders in the Diocese of Rochester have joined forces with “leading crime experts, as well as MPs, and community leaders,” in a letter asking the government to consider banning...

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Brexit: PM Johnson Tells Supreme Court to Stay Out of Politics Ahead of Crucial Verdict

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 1:00pm 9/18/2019 at 1:00pm
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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has told the country’s Supreme Court to stay out of “political arena.” The top judges will soon hear evidence on whether he acted lawfully by suspending the parliament until October 14. Johnson “warned Britain’s most senior judges not to intervene in his decision to suspend Parliament,”...

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UK Trade Union Boss Warns PM Johnson of ‘Citizen’s Arrest’ for Suspending Parliament

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at 2:00pm 9/11/2019 at 2:00pm
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A leading UK trade union boss warned Prime Minister Boris Johnson of “citizen’s arrest” for suspending the parliament ahead of the October 31 Brexit deadline.

Len McCluskey, head of the Labour party’s largest affiliated trade union UNITE, made the comments after a Scottish court ruled the recess decision “unlawful.”

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Brexit: Corbyn’s Labour Party Vows To Oust PM Johnson as Parliament Goes Into Recess

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at 3:00pm 9/10/2019 at 3:00pm
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The United Kingdom is heading towards an uncertain future since Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Members of Parliament (MP) still cannot agree on Brexit. Parliament just entered a five-week-long suspension ahead of the October 31 Brexit deadline.

Ahead of the parliament’s shutdown, Johnson hoped to call a snap election for mid-October but...

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UK Parliament Speaker John Bercow Will Step Down by October 31 After Conservatives Claim He Abuses His Power

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, September 9, 2019 at 1:00pm 9/9/2019 at 1:00pm
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UK Speaker of the Commons John Bercow emotionally announced today that he would step down from his post by October 31, which is the Brexit deadline. He will step down immediately if parliament votes for an election tonight. From The Telegraph:

I would like to make a personal statement to the House....

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UK: Boris Johnson to Defy Brexit Delay Bill Passed by Parliament

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, September 7, 2019 at 2:00pm 9/7/2019 at 2:00pm
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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson plans to defy the Brexit delay bill, London-based newspaper The Telegraph reported. The House of Lords, the unelected Upper House of the UK Parliament, passed a bill on Friday blocking a no-deal Brexit ahead of the October 31 deadline. The bill, expected to be signed into...

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UK Parliament Passes Brexit Delay Bill, Move Set to Block No-Deal

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at 5:00pm 9/4/2019 at 5:00pm
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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s plan to push for a no-deal Brexit suffered a setback today after the country’s parliament passed a bill to delay the Brexit beyond October 31. The motion was voted by 327 votes to 299, giving it a majority of 28 in the Lower House. The bill...

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France’s Macron: EU ‘Ready to Scrap’ Deadline to Avoid No-Deal Brexit

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, August 31, 2019 at 2:30pm 8/31/2019 at 2:30pm
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The European Union is ready to withdraw the October 31 deadline in a bid to prevent a no-deal Brexit, French President Emmanuel Macron said. The French announcement, reported by the British newspaper Daily Telegraph, comes days after Prime Minister Boris Johnson moved to suspend the nation’s parliament for five weeks, a...

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Brexit Shock: Boris Johnson Moves to Suspend Parliament

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at 3:00pm 8/28/2019 at 3:00pm
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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has moved to suspend the British parliament for at least a month. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has approved this request, allowing for a suspension until October 14.

The decision comes as pro-EU Members of Parliament (MPs) are lobbying to prevent a possible no-deal Brexit.

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EU Demands UK Must Pay $48Bn ‘Divorce Bill’ Even After No-Deal Brexit

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at 7:00am 8/27/2019 at 7:00am
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The European Union expects the United Kingdom to pay a £39 billion ($48 billion) ‘divorce bill’ even in the case of a no-deal Brexit. The refusal to pay the amount could hurt the UK’s prospects of entering into a trade agreement with the remaining 27 member state of the bloc.

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British PM Johnson hits out at EU President over possibility of “no deal” BREXIT

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, August 25, 2019 at 3:00pm 8/25/2019 at 3:00pm
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In an ongoing war of words, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has told European Council President Donald Tusk that he will go down in history as ‘Mr No-Deal’ if the European Union continues with its refusal to change the withdrawal agreement.

The remark came after the European Council President, who head the...

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Trump Offers Help on Brexit as UK’s Johnson Meets Merkel, Macron

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 22, 2019 at 1:00pm 8/22/2019 at 1:00pm
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Ahead of his European trip, President Donald Trump has supported British Prime Minister Boris Johnson as he tries to negotiate a withdrawal agreement with the European Union. “That’s a very tough bargain they are driving, the European Union. We are going to see if we can work something out,” President Trump ...

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China Admits to Holding Employee From UK’s Hong Kong Consulate

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at 11:00am 8/21/2019 at 11:00am
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The tension between China and Hong Kong have not died down.

Now it may extend to other countries after China admitted it detained an employee from the British consulate in Hong Kong.

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UK: Boris Johnson Accuses Members of Parliament of ‘Collaborating’ with EU to Block Brexit

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 1:00pm 8/15/2019 at 1:00pm
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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has accused some British Members of Parliament (MP) of collaborating with the European Union to prevent Brexit.

“There’s a terrible collaboration, as it were, going on between people who think they can block Brexit in parliament and our European friends,” Prime Minister Johnson said during a question-and-answer...

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UK Coal Restrictions Could Put an End to Historic Steam Locomotive Operations

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at 7:00pm 8/13/2019 at 7:00pm
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Recently proposed restrictions against fossil fuels in the United Kingdom are threatening one of the country’s most historical tourism sectors.

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