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  • Ireland Oct 19, 2019

    UK’s Johnson Asks for Brexit Delay, But Argues Against It

    Prime Minister Boris Johnson grudgingly asked the European Union late Saturday to delay Brexit after the British Parliament postponed a decision on whether to back his divorce deal. But the defiant Johnson also made clear that he personally opposed delaying the U.K.’s exit, scheduled for Oct. 31. A law passed by Parliament last month set a late-night deadline for the...

  • Boris Johnson Sep 10, 2019

    ‘Shame on You’: Raucous Scene as UK Parliament Is Suspended

    Opposition politicians raged Tuesday at Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s five-week suspension of Parliament before the deadline for Brexit, which drew angry and unprecedented protests in the House of Commons. Parliament has been prorogued — or suspended — at the government’s request until Oct. 14, a drastic move that gives Johnson a respite from rebellious lawmakers as he plots his next...

  • Conservative Party Jun 10, 2019

    Conservative Contenders Line Up in Race to Be UK’s Next Leader

    Nominations close Monday in the Brexit-dominated race to become Britain’s next prime minister, a contest that will be decided by lawmakers and members of the governing Conservative Party. With a 5 p.m. (1600 GMT, noon EDT) deadline to submit nomination papers, almost a dozen contenders were already battling it out over tax policy, past drug use — and, of course,...

  • Conservative Party Jun 10, 2019

    Conservative Contenders Line Up in Race to Be UK’s Next Leader

    Nominations close Monday in the Brexit-dominated race to become Britain’s next prime minister, a contest that will be decided by lawmakers and members of the governing Conservative Party. With a 5 p.m. (1600 GMT, noon EDT) deadline to submit nomination papers, almost a dozen contenders were already battling it out over tax policy, past drug use — and, of course,...

  • Conservative Party May 24, 2019

    British PM Theresa May Announces Resignation

    Theresa May announced Friday that she will step down as U.K. Conservative Party leader on June 7, sparking a contest to become Britain’s next prime minister. She’ll stay as prime minister until a new party leader is chosen.

  • Boris Johnson May 21, 2019

    Seeking Brexit Support, May Offers Vote on New Referendum

    In a major concession, British Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday offered U.K. lawmakers the chance to vote on whether to hold a new referendum on the country’s membership in the European Union — but only if they back her thrice-rejected Brexit agreement. May made the offer as part of a desperate attempt to persuade Parliament to back a divorce...

  • Ireland Apr 6, 2019

    UK’s May Concedes Brexit Deal Won’t Pass ‘in Near Future’

    British Prime Minister Theresa May acknowledged that the government’s strategies to get her Brexit deal approved in Parliament failed, saying Saturday there’s little prospect lawmakers will back the thrice-rejected divorce agreement “in the near future.” With the U.K. once again days away from a deadline for leaving the European Union, May pressured opposition lawmakers to help her find a compromise...

  • Europe Jan 27, 2019

    Another Week, More UK Jockeying Over Who Controls Brexit

    British Prime Minister Theresa May faces another bruising week in Parliament as lawmakers plan to challenge her minority Conservative government for control of Brexit policy. Amendments designed to change the course of Britain’s planned March 29 departure from the European Union escalated the political jockeying. Several would delay the exit or make a Brexit without a divorce deal with the...

  • Israel Sep 23, 2018

    UK’s Labour Party Ponders Supporting New Brexit Referendum

    Britain’s main opposition Labour Party confirmed Sunday it will hold a major debate on Brexit at its party conference this week, buoying Labour members hoping to stop the country from leaving the European Union. With the U.K. and the European Union at an impasse in divorce talks, many Labour members think the left-of-center party has the power — and a...

  • Boris Johnson Aug 19, 2018

    Superdry Founder Gives $1.28 million to Anti-Brexit Campaign

    The co-founder of the fashion brand Superdry said Sunday he has donated 1 million pounds ($1.28 million) to a group seeking a new referendum on Britain’s departure from the European Union, as the U.K. government prepares to publish its assessment of the impact of leaving the bloc without an agreement on future relations. Julian Dunkerton, whose streetwear brand has outlets...

  • Donald Trump Jul 15, 2018

    UK’s Theresa May: Trump Told Me to ‘Sue the EU’ Over Brexit

    Donald Trump has advised British Prime Minister Theresa May to “sue” the European Union to resolve the tense negotiations over Britain’s impending exit from the bloc. The American president told reporters Friday at a joint press conference with May that he had given the British leader a suggestion that she found too “brutal.” Asked Sunday on the BBC’s Andrew Marr...

  • Caribbean Apr 29, 2018

    UK Interior Minister Quits Over Growing Immigration Scandal

    Britain’s interior minister resigned Sunday amid a scandal over authorities’ mistreatment of long-term U.K. residents wrongly caught up in a government drive to reduce illegal immigration. Prime Minister There’s May’s office said late Sunday that May had accepted the resignation of Home Secretary Amber Rudd. Rudd had been due to make a statement to Parliament on Monday over the furor...

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