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European Parliament President #DavidSassoli receives call and invitation to London from PM #BorisJohnson

European Parliament President #DavidSassoli receives call and invitation to London from PM #BorisJohnson

| September 20, 2019

European Parliament President David Sassoli (pictured) has received a phone call from UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson. It was the first conversation between the two leaders. Prime Minister Johnson invited President Sassoli to meet in person in London and stressed the importance of the European Parliament in the Brexit process. He expressed his wish to […]

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#Johnson confronted at a hospital by parent of sick child

#Johnson confronted at a hospital by parent of sick child

| September 19, 2019

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson (pictured, right) was confronted at a London hospital on Wednesday (18 September) by the father of a sick child who said the care his child received had not been acceptable and that the nation’s health service had been destroyed, writes Guy Faulconbridge of Reuters. As Johnson visited Whipps Cross University […]

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#Brexit – UK parliament suspension not a matter for judges, PM Johnson’s lawyer tells Supreme Court

#Brexit – UK parliament suspension not a matter for judges, PM Johnson’s lawyer tells Supreme Court

| September 19, 2019

Boris Johnson’s decision to suspend parliament is a political issue and not a matter for judges, a lawyer for the prime minister said on Wednesday (18 September) as he sought to persuade the British Supreme Court that the five-week shutdown was lawful, writes Michael Holden. Johnson asked Queen Elizabeth to prorogue, or suspend, parliament from […]

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Offering UK a #Brexit choice, Labour’s #Corbyn stays shy on his view

Offering UK a #Brexit choice, Labour’s #Corbyn stays shy on his view

| September 19, 2019

Opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn promised on Wednesday (18 September) to offer Britain the choice of leaving the European Union with a “credible” deal or staying in the bloc if he wins power, but declined to say which side he favoured, write Guy Faulconbridge and Elizabeth Piper of Reuters. With an early election increasingly likely […]

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Deal or no deal: MEPs debate state of play on #Brexit talks

Deal or no deal: MEPs debate state of play on #Brexit talks

| September 19, 2019

Speakers in the debate on the Brexit talks  Will it still be possible to reach an agreement before the UK leaves the EU? MEPs discussed challenges and consequences in a debate on the Brexit talks. The UK is currently set to leave the EU at the end of October 2019. Any extension would have to […]

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#Brexit – European Parliament reaffirms wholehearted support for EU position

#Brexit – European Parliament reaffirms wholehearted support for EU position

| September 19, 2019

Michel Barnier addresses MEPs in Parliament’s plenary chamber in Strasbourg during the Brexit debate of 18 September © European Parliament  The Withdrawal Agreement is fair, balanced and provides legal certainty, MEPs say in a resolution reiterating Parliament’s support for an “orderly Brexit”. The European Parliament continues to support an “orderly Brexit” based on the already […]

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More democracy is needed to solve #Brexit crisis say Greens

More democracy is needed to solve #Brexit crisis say Greens

| September 19, 2019

The European Parliament has renewed its support for an “orderly Brexit” and against a Withdrawal Agreement without the backstop in a resolution that was approved on 18 September by an overwhelming majority. They also agreed to the possible extension of the Article 50 negotiation period, provided it is justified and has a specific purpose, such […]

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