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Johnson defiant after British parliament votes to force #Brexit delay

Johnson defiant after British parliament votes to force #Brexit delay

| October 19, 2019

A defiant Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he would not negotiate a further delay to Britain’s departure from the European Union after losing a vote in parliament on Saturday that means he is obliged to request a postponement, write William James, Elizabeth Piper and Kylie MacLellan. The move by parliament, on a day Johnson had pitched […]

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#Brexit on a knife edge as PM Johnson stakes all on ‘Super Saturday’ vote

#Brexit on a knife edge as PM Johnson stakes all on ‘Super Saturday’ vote

| October 18, 2019

Britain’s exit from the European Union hung on a knife-edge on Friday as Prime Minister Boris Johnson scrambled to persuade doubters to rally behind his last-minute European Union divorce deal in an extraordinary vote in parliament, write Guy Faulconbridge and Kate Holton. In one of the most striking flourishes of the three-year Brexit drama, Johnson […]

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Britain clinches #Brexit deal, Johnson now faces #UKParliament challenge

Britain clinches #Brexit deal, Johnson now faces #UKParliament challenge

| October 17, 2019

Britain clinched a last-minute Brexit deal with the European Union on Thursday (17 October), but still faces a challenge in getting it approved by parliament, write Gabriela Baczynska and Marine Strauss. “Where there is a will there is a deal – we have one. It’s a fair and balanced agreement for the EU and the […]

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#Brexit – Johnson to meet party lawmakers on Wednesday night

#Brexit – Johnson to meet party lawmakers on Wednesday night

| October 16, 2019

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson (pictured) is to address a meeting of his lawmakers from the Conservative Party on Wednesday evening (16 October), the chief political correspondent of the Daily Telegraph reported, writes Kate Holton. Johnson has been meeting the most pro-Brexit members of his party, and the small Northern Ireland party which supports him […]

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A question of trust: British pollsters battle to call looming #UKElection

A question of trust: British pollsters battle to call looming #UKElection

| October 15, 2019

British pollsters have a big problem to solve as the country heads towards an election: Brexit has scrambled traditional political allegiances and they say it is harder than ever to know whether voters are telling them the truth, write William James and Kylie MacLellan. Polling companies, many of whom underestimated support for Brexit in the […]

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#Brexit deal ‘more and more difficult’ this week, EU summit to discuss delay

#Brexit deal ‘more and more difficult’ this week, EU summit to discuss delay

| October 15, 2019

Agreeing a Brexit divorce deal has become “more and more difficult” this week but was still possible, the bloc’s Brexit negotiator said on Tuesday (15 October), while Finland’s EU minister said the bloc’s leaders would discuss another delay, write Robin Emmott, Jan Strupczewski and Marine Strauss. EU ministers gather in Luxembourg for the last preparatory […]

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#Brexit – Statement by David Sassoli, president of the European Parliament

#Brexit – Statement by David Sassoli, president of the European Parliament

| October 9, 2019

Statement by David Sassoli (pictured), president of the European Parliament following his meeting with UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson. “I have just had a meeting with Prime Minister Johnson. I came here in the confident hope of hearing proposals that could take negotiations forward. However, I must note that there has been no progress. “As […]

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