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#Brexit celebrations approved to mark UK’s last moments in the EU

#Brexit celebrations approved to mark UK’s last moments in the EU

| January 17, 2020

Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage has won his bid to hold a party on Brexit night in front of parliament with speeches, music and possibly the chimes of the Big Ben bell on the day when Britain is due to leave the European Union, writes Andrew MacAskill. The Brexit-supporting campaign group ‘Leave Means Leave’ said […]

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Johnson proposes crowdfunding to allow #BigBen to bong for #Brexit

Johnson proposes crowdfunding to allow #BigBen to bong for #Brexit

| January 15, 2020

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday (14 January) proposed a crowdfunding campaign to allow Big Ben bell in parliament’s landmark clock tower to ring out when Britain is due to leave the European Union, writes Andrew MacAskill. FILE PHOTO: A face of the Big Ben clock tower a day before New Year celebrations, during […]

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On the campaign trail – The funny, strange and surreal of Britain’s #GeneralElection

On the campaign trail – The funny, strange and surreal of Britain’s #GeneralElection

| December 13, 2019

Britain’s election campaign has delivered funny, strange and surreal moments, from Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Brexit-branded boxing to a stranded train full of journalists on their way to a speech about rail investment, write William James and Kylie MacLellan. Here are some the highlights from six weeks of cross-country campaigning: DELIVERING THE MESSAGE (11 December) […]

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#BrexitParty leader #NigelFarage says he will run in next election

#BrexitParty leader #NigelFarage says he will run in next election

| September 30, 2019

Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage said on Sunday he would run for a seat in Britain’s Westminster parliament in any upcoming election, write Elizabeth Piper and Kylie MacLellan of Reuters. With parliament in deadlock over Brexit, a new election is widely expected to come before the end of the year. “Of course I will stand,” […]

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Johnson says no to election pact with #BrexitParty

Johnson says no to election pact with #BrexitParty

| September 25, 2019

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday (23 September) his governing Conservative Party would not agree an election pact with Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party, which has offered a deal if Johnson agrees to a clean break from the European Union, writes Kylie MacLellan of Reuters. With parliament deadlocked and divided over the terms of […]

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#Brexit in chaos after court rules PM’s suspension of parliament was unlawful

#Brexit in chaos after court rules PM’s suspension of parliament was unlawful

| September 11, 2019

Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s suspension of the British parliament was unlawful, a Scottish court ruled today (11 September), prompting immediate calls for lawmakers to return to work as the government and parliament battle over the future of Brexit, write Michael Holden and Guy Faulconbridge of Reuters. Scotland’s highest court of appeal ruled that Johnson’s decision to […]

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#Farage says PM Johnson does not want a no-deal #Brexit

#Farage says PM Johnson does not want a no-deal #Brexit

| September 4, 2019

The leader of the Brexit Party Nigel Farage (pictured) said he did not trust Prime Minister Boris Johnson to take Britain out of the European Union without a deal and so would struggle to strike an electoral pact with him, writes Kate Holton. “Of course if Boris Johnson says we’re leaving, we’re going to have […]

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