October 21, 2019

Brexit: ‘No deal tonight’, UK government source says

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From BBC A government source has told the BBC there will be “no deal tonight”, as officials continue to work on the technical details in Brussels. The UK and EU had been hoping to sign off a revised Brexit deal before Thursday’s crunch EU council meeting. The BBC’s Laura Kuenssberg said it was not now […]

UK: Judge dismisses no-deal Brexit court move

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From BBC A Scottish judge has dismissed a move to force Boris Johnson to comply with a law aimed at avoiding a no-deal Brexit. Campaigners had wanted to ensure that the prime minister would write to the EU to request an extension if no deal is in place by 19 October. They argued that statements […]

UK Brexit: ‘Election in October’ if MPs block no deal

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From BBC The government is expected to table a motion to hold a general election on 14 October if it is defeated by MPs opposed to a no-deal Brexit on Tuesday. Boris Johnson said he did not want an election, but progress with the EU would be “impossible” if they won. Tory rebels are joining […]

UK: Parliament suspension: Queen approves PM’s plan

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From BBC Parliament will be suspended just days after MPs return to work in September – and only a few weeks before the Brexit deadline. Boris Johnson said a Queen’s Speech would take place after the suspension, on 14 October, to outline his “very exciting agenda”. But it means the time MPs have to pass […]

UK: Boris Johnson wins race to be Tory leader and PM

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From BBC Boris Johnson has been elected new Conservative leader in a ballot of party members and will become the next UK prime minister. He beat Jeremy Hunt comfortably, winning 92,153 votes to his rival’s 46,656. The former London mayor takes over from Theresa May on Wednesday. In his victory speech, Mr Johnson promised he […]

Bridge from Northern Ireland to Scotland wasn’t my idea: Coveney

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By Philip Ryan From Belfast Telegraph Tanaiste Simon Coveney has become embroiled in a bizarre war of words with former UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson over whose idea it was to build a bridge between Scotland and Northern Ireland. Speaking ahead of a major business and leadership summit in Dublin this week, Mr Johnson told […]

UK: Jeremy Hunt replaces Boris Johnson amid Brexit turmoil

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From BBC Theresa May has launched a reshuffle of her top team after a string of resignations over her Brexit strategy plunged her government into crisis. Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has been named as the new foreign secretary after Boris Johnson quit, accusing Mrs May of pursuing a “semi-Brexit”. His departure followed that of Brexit […]

UK: Boris Johnson tells PM she is suffocating Brexit ‘dream’

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From BBC Boris Johnson has launched a scathing attack on Theresa May’s Brexit strategy, saying the “dream is dying, suffocated by needless self-doubt”. In his letter resigning as foreign secretary, he said the prime minister was leading the UK into a “semi-Brexit” with the “status of a colony”. His resignation came hours after Brexit Secretary […]

Iran nuclear deal: UK won’t walk away, says Boris Johnson

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From BBC Britain has “no intention of walking away” from the Iran nuclear deal despite the United States pulling out, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson says. Mr Johnson told MPs the UK would “strive to preserve the gains” made by the international agreement. The 2015 deal curbed Iran’s nuclear activities in return for the lifting of […]

Celebrating the 70th anniversary of Higgs & Johnson

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By MORGAN ADDERLEY From Tribune242 The reception was held at the Baha Mar convention centre. THE noted law firm Higgs & Johnson is celebrating 70 years as a trailblazing Bahamian law company with the launch of a scholarship at the Eugene Dupuch Law School. Last night, the firm held a reception at the Baha Mar […]