November 14, 2019

UK: Brexit bill ‘in limbo’ as MPs reject timetable

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From BBC Boris Johnson has hit the pause button on his Brexit legislation after MPs rejected his plan to get it through the Commons in three days. MPs backed his Withdrawal Agreement Bill – but minutes later voted against the timetable, leaving it “in limbo”. After the vote, EU Council President Donald Tusk said he […]

Brexit: EU and UK reach deal but DUP refuses support

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From BBC Boris Johnson and EU leaders have hailed the deal they have struck to take the UK out of the bloc on 31 October in an “orderly” fashion. The prime minister now faces a battle to get the deal through Parliament on Saturday, with the DUP opposing it. DUP deputy leader Nigel Dodds accused […]

UK: Supreme Court – Suspending Parliament was unlawful, judges rule

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From BBC Boris Johnson’s decision to suspend Parliament for five weeks was unlawful, the Supreme Court has ruled. Judges said it was wrong to stop MPs carrying out duties in the run-up to the Brexit deadline on 31 October. The PM, who has faced calls to resign, said he “profoundly disagreed” with the ruling but […]

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 […]

8 things you may not know about Boris Johnson UK’s next PM

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From Newsmax Here are eight things you may not know about Boris Johnson, Britain’s next prime minister: HE WASN’T BORN IN THE U.K.: Johnson was born in New York City while father Stanley Johnson was studying economics at Columbia University. Newsweek, citing journalist Sonia Purnell’s biography “Just Boris: A Tale of Blond Ambition,” reports that Stanley Johnson […]

UK: Theresa May quits – UK set for new PM by end of July

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From BBC Theresa May has said she will quit as Conservative leader on 7 June, paving the way for a contest to decide a new prime minister. In an emotional statement, she said she had done her best to deliver Brexit and it was a matter of “deep regret” that she had been unable to […]

Canada: Court orders lobbying czar to take new look at Aga Khan’s vacation gift to PM

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Canadian Press From canoe OTTAWA — The Federal Court has ordered the lobbying commissioner to take another look at whether the Aga Khan broke the rules by giving Prime Minister Justin Trudeau a vacation in the Bahamas. In September 2017, then-commissioner Karen Shepherd said there was no basis to a complaint that the Aga Khan, […]

Guadeloupe’s Accession to the OECS: What does it mean for you?

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Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Friday, March 29, 2019 — OECS Director General Dr. Didacus Jules and OECS Chairman and PM of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Dr. The Hon Ralph Gonsalves recently addressed a packed town hall meeting at the Université des Antilles à Fouillole in Guadeloupe.  With the accession promising to open up deeper cooperation […]