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Britain’s new leader – #BrexiteerBorisJohnson to be prime minister

Britain’s new leader – #BrexiteerBorisJohnson to be prime minister

| July 23, 2019

Image copyright: REUTERS Boris Johnson, the ebullient Brexiteer who has promised to lead Britain out of the European Union with or without a deal by Halloween, will replace Theresa May as prime minister after winning the leadership of the Conservative Party on Tuesday (23 July), write Guy Faulconbridge and Elizabeth Piper. His victory catapults the […]

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PM front-runner Boris Johnson says trade deal can break #Brexit deadlock

PM front-runner Boris Johnson says trade deal can break #Brexit deadlock

| July 23, 2019

Boris Johnson, favoured to become Britain’s new prime minister, said on Sunday (21 July) the country could agree a free trade deal to leave the European Union that would remove the need for one of the more problematic parts of a previous agreement, writes Elizabeth Piper. In his weekly column in The Telegraph newspaper, Johnson […]

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UK minister quits before Johnson becomes PM, decries ‘dark cloud’ of #Brexit

UK minister quits before Johnson becomes PM, decries ‘dark cloud’ of #Brexit

| July 22, 2019

A minister and longstanding critic of Boris Johnson quit on Monday (22 July), the latest resignation before the presumed new prime minister takes office with a “do or die” pledge to take Britain out of the European Union with or without a deal, write William James and Elizabeth Piper. The resignation of Alan Duncan, a junior […]

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Britain’s new PM must focus on getting small firms ready for no deal – #Brexit minister

Britain’s new PM must focus on getting small firms ready for no deal – #Brexit minister

| July 22, 2019

Britain’s new prime minister will have to work to help smaller companies prepare for a possible no-deal Brexit, Brexit minister Stephen Barclay (pictured) said on Sunday (21 July), describing the sector’s preparations as less advanced, writes Elizabeth Piper. “There is a difference between the preparation of many large firms and the current position of many […]

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Britain should stop talking about no-deal #Brexit, says minister Ellwood

Britain should stop talking about no-deal #Brexit, says minister Ellwood

| July 22, 2019

British Junior Defence Minister Tobias Ellwood (pictured) on Sunday (21 July) told other politicians, including those hoping to become the country’s new prime minister, to stop talking about a no-deal Brexit, saying that option did not offer a solution, writes Elizabeth Piper. Ellwood would not say if he would resign his position if Boris Johnson, […]

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Irish, EU governments sound out Johnson to avoid no-deal #Brexit – Sunday Times

Irish, EU governments sound out Johnson to avoid no-deal #Brexit – Sunday Times

| July 22, 2019

Ahead of Boris Johnson’s likely election next week as Britain’s prime minister, EU countries are secretly wooing him in a bid to thrash out a new Brexit plan that would avoid a no-deal disaster, the Sunday Times newspaper reported, writes Stephen Addison. Senior Irish politicians and diplomats have held talks with two of Johnson’s cabinet […]

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#Brexit – British justice minister says he will resign from cabinet – The Sunday Times

#Brexit – British justice minister says he will resign from cabinet – The Sunday Times

| July 22, 2019

British Justice Minister David Gauke (pictured) has said he will resign from the cabinet on Wednesday (24 July), writes Kanishka Singh. “Given that I’ve been in the cabinet since Theresa May came to power, I think the appropriate thing is for me to resign to her”, Gauke said in a statement quoted in the Sunday […]

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