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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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Britain’s anti-#Brexit Liberal Democrats name Jo Swinson as new leader

Britain’s anti-#Brexit Liberal Democrats name Jo Swinson as new leader

| July 23, 2019

Britain’s anti-Brexit Liberal Democrat party named lawmaker Jo Swinson (pictured) as its new leader on Monday (22 July), as the party looks to translate a surge in voter support for its pro-European Union agenda into influence in a deadlocked parliament, write William James and Kylie MacLellan. Swinson, 39, won just under 48,000 votes, beating her […]

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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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Britain’s #May to make a statement on Wednesday before resigning – spokesman

Britain’s #May to make a statement on Wednesday before resigning – spokesman

| July 23, 2019

British Prime Minister Theresa May will make a statement on Wednesday afternoon (24 July) before leaving her official Downing Street residence to tender her resignation to Queen Elizabeth, her spokesman said on Monday (22 July), write William James and Elizabeth Piper. Britain’s new prime minister will take office on Wednesday, shortly after May officially stands […]

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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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#BorisJohnson in #Brussels — visibly invisible

#BorisJohnson in #Brussels — visibly invisible

| July 22, 2019

Boris Johnson’s ubiquity these days can be tiresome. But as a newspaper hack in Brussels he preferred to keep a low profile. Jim Gibbons recounts the many faces of the man who could be the UK’s next prime minister. Many people say there are two Boris Johnsons: the bumbling everyman so beloved of his fans […]

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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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