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‘It seems unlikely that anything will happen today,’ says Israeli minister about plans to extend sovereignty to parts of #WestBank

‘It seems unlikely that anything will happen today,’ says Israeli minister about plans to extend sovereignty to parts of #WestBank

| July 2, 2020

“It seems unlikely that anything will happen today (1 July),” said Israeli Foreign Miinister Gabi Ashkenazi. Israeli Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi (pictured) said on Wednesday (1 July) that the government’s plan to extend sovereignty to parts of Judea and Samaria was unlikely to be carried out as scheduled, writes Yossi Lempkowicz. “It seems unlikely that […]

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Lady Justice to decide whether #TransportForLondon will close forever

Lady Justice to decide whether #TransportForLondon will close forever

| May 22, 2020

Like that of a story someone would eventually make into a movie – the opening scene is of a young fellow called Ajit Chambers standing in City Hall presenting his incredulous business plan to then London Mayor – Boris Johnson. A plan showing how to make £200 million by opening London’s Disused Tube Stations as […]

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Campaigners urge PM Johnson to ‘turbocharge’ #Climate plans ahead of UN summit

Campaigners urge PM Johnson to ‘turbocharge’ #Climate plans ahead of UN summit

| March 3, 2020

Prime Minister Boris Johnson should “turbocharge” policies to cut Britain’s carbon emissions so the country can lead by example when it hosts a major UN climate summit in Glasgow in November, campaign groups said on Monday (2 March), writes Matthew Green. Although Britain was the first G7 nation to adopt a legally-binding target to cut […]

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UK could face a cliff-edge again if Johnson sticks to end of year deadline

UK could face a cliff-edge again if Johnson sticks to end of year deadline

| February 4, 2020

The EU’s Chief Negotiator, Michel Barnier, presented the draft negotiating directives on the future relationship negotiations with the United Kingdom. The Commission’s proposal was drawn up based on the Political Declaration agreed on by the UK and EU-27 October last year, under British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.   Over the weekend, a number of UK […]

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#Brexit – Signed, sealed, and not quite delivered

#Brexit – Signed, sealed, and not quite delivered

| January 24, 2020

This morning (24 January), European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and European Council President Charles Michel signed the Agreement on the Withdrawal of the UK in Brussels, writes Catherine Feore. The European Parliament’s plenary will hold a vote on the agreement on 29 January. Once the European Parliament has given its consent, the Council […]

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UK’s #Johnson – ‘I need to lose weight but becoming #Vegan would cheese me off’

UK’s #Johnson – ‘I need to lose weight but becoming #Vegan would cheese me off’

| January 15, 2020

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he wants to lose weight in 2020, but will not do “Veganuary” – the popular practice of becoming vegan in January – as it would take too much concentration and mean giving up cheese, writes Elizabeth Howcroft. “I had thought of it but it requires so much concentration. I […]

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UK’s Johnson to meet EU chief #VonDerLeyen in London

UK’s Johnson to meet EU chief #VonDerLeyen in London

| January 6, 2020

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson (pictured) will meet European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen in London on Wednesday (8 January) ahead of the opening rounds of trade talks that will begin once Britain formally leaves the bloc on 31 January, writes Kate Holton. The two leaders are likely to discuss whether they can strike […]

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