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How the #UKGeneralElection works

How the #UKGeneralElection works

| December 6, 2019

How the United Kingdom’s election on 12 December works and when the results will be known. WHAT ARE PEOPLE VOTING FOR? – The country is divided into 650 constituencies. – Each constituency equates to one seat in parliament’s House of Commons. There are: 533 in England 59 in Scotland 40 in Wales 18 in Northern […]

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Who governs Britain if no one wins the #GeneralElection outright?

Who governs Britain if no one wins the #GeneralElection outright?

| November 22, 2019

Britain’s parliamentary election is billed as a chance to decide what the country does next about Brexit, but the result of the 12 December ballot may not be clear-cut, leaving parties scrambling to form alliances, writes William James. Opinion polls put Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservatives ahead, but the election is hard to predict because […]

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EU keeps UK waiting on #Brexit delay, Johnson gears for an election

EU keeps UK waiting on #Brexit delay, Johnson gears for an election

| October 24, 2019

EU member states on Wednesday (23 October) delayed a decision on whether to grant Britain a three-month Brexit extension, while Prime Minister Boris Johnson said if the deadline is deferred to the end of January he would call an election by Christmas, write John Chalmers and Jan Strupczewski. Britain appears closer than ever to resolving […]

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UK government wants #Brexit bill to go through lower house of parliament this week

UK government wants #Brexit bill to go through lower house of parliament this week

| October 22, 2019

Britain’s government plans for parliament to debate and vote on its Withdrawal Agreement Bill this week, the leader of the lower house of parliament said on Monday (21 October), setting out a tight schedule for approval of legislation needed to leave the European Union, writes Kylie MacLellan. Jacob Rees-Mogg, the leader of the House of […]

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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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#SupremeCourt ruling: ‘A victory for the rule of law in the UK’ say #Greens

#SupremeCourt ruling: ‘A victory for the rule of law in the UK’ say #Greens

| September 24, 2019

The Supreme Court has ruled that the UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s suspension of parliament for five weeks at the height of the Brexit crisis was unlawful. Reacting to the ruling, the co-chairs of the European Green Party Monica Frassoni and Reinhard Bütikofer said: “Today’s landmark ruling by the Supreme Court in the UK that the suspension of […]

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