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UK PM Boris Johnson replaced by ice block in TV debate after he skips climate change debate

The commercially funded public-service broadcaster invited leaders of all Britain's main political parties to take part in the debate before December 12's election, but both Boris Johnson and the leader of the Brexit Party, Nigel Farage, declined to attend.

Nov 29, 2019, 14:54 PM IST

PM Johnson to tell business chiefs he will end uncertainty

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will tell business leaders on Monday that his pledge to take Britain out of the EU swiftly will end uncertainty and boost the economy, seeking to win over industrialists who have mainly opposed Brexit.

Nov 18, 2019, 15:48 PM IST

Chances of no-deal Brexit fall as PM Boris Johnson's hopes rise: Reports

Giving Johnson his biggest boost of the election campaign, Nigel Farage`s Brexit Party on Monday pulled out of contesting 317 seats held by the ruling Conservatives in a bid to prevent opponents of Brexit controlling parliament.

Nov 13, 2019, 07:16 AM IST

British PM Boris Johnson's party under fire for doctoring Brexit video clip of rival

Johnson`s Conservatives distributed a doctored video clip of Labour`s Brexit spokesman Keir Starmer, editing out a key response in an interview to give the impression that the party had no answer for Brexit. Starmer was grilled by ITV on Tuesday over the party`s Brexit plans, including rigorous questioning on its policy of trying to negotiate a new divorce deal and then holding a referendum in which its lawmakers might then campaign against the agreement they had struck.

Nov 06, 2019, 15:51 PM IST

UK PM Boris Johnson wins preliminary approval for December election

Boris Johnson's bill calling for a December 12 election was approved without a vote in its second reading on Tuesday, suggesting it has overwhelming support as it heads to its final stage in parliament.

Oct 30, 2019, 09:55 AM IST

Brexit election? PM Boris Johnson makes fresh bid to break deadlock

As the European Union finalises a third delay to the divorce that was originally supposed to take place on March 29, the United Kingdom, its parliament and its voters remain divided on how or indeed if to go ahead with Brexit.

Oct 29, 2019, 15:29 PM IST

EU nations agree Brexit delay until January 31 as PM Johnson seeks election

Just three days before the United Kingdom is due to leave the EU on October 31 at 2300 GMT, Brexit is hanging in the balance as British politicians are no closer to reaching a consensus on how, when or even if the divorce should take place.

Oct 28, 2019, 16:26 PM IST

UK PM Boris Johnson sends unsigned letter to European Union asking for Brexit delay

Prime Minister Boris Johnson sent an unsigned letter to the European Union requesting a delay to Britain’s exit from the bloc and also said he did not want the extension after his latest Brexit setback in parliament on Saturday.

Oct 20, 2019, 06:24 AM IST

Brexit day of reckoning: parliament to vote on Johnson's deal

Prime Minister Boris Johnson puts his last-minute Brexit deal to a vote in an extraordinary sitting of the British parliament on Saturday, a day of reckoning that could decide the course of the United Kingdom`s departure from the European Union.

Oct 19, 2019, 13:51 PM IST

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson agrees 'great' new Brexit deal with EU

United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Thursday that Britain and the European Union had agreed a "great" new Brexit deal and urged lawmakers to approve it at the weekend.

Oct 17, 2019, 15:34 PM IST

UK court rejects Brexit delay case, saying PM Johnson pledged to abide by law

Last month British lawmakers passed legislation, known as the "Benn Act", which requires British PM Boris Johnson to send a letter to the EU asking for a delay if no divorce agreement has been struck by October 19, to stop what opponents say would be calamitous no-deal Brexit.

Oct 07, 2019, 20:45 PM IST

Explainer: Why the UK's Brexit proposal falls short for the European Union

Britain`s latest proposal for an agreement on the terms of its divorce from the European Union has been widely rebuffed in Brussels because it does not meet the objectives of the so-called Irish border backstop.

Oct 04, 2019, 17:28 PM IST

UK PM Johnson, urging compromise, makes final offer to break Brexit deadlock

In his closing speech at the Conservative Party`s annual conference, UK PM Boris Johnson stuck to his hard line on Brexit, giving the party faithful some of the first, albeit vague, details of what he described as his "constructive and reasonable proposals".

Oct 02, 2019, 18:34 PM IST

'Parliament is dead,' says British PM Johnson's lawyer as Brexit chaos deepens

Britain faces an October 31 departure deadline, but after three years of political crisis it remains unclear when, if or on what terms the it will leave the bloc it joined in 1973.

Sep 25, 2019, 23:01 PM IST

Resign for misleading Britain, Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn tells UK PM Johnson

A Supreme Court ruling that UK PM Boris Johnson`s move to suspend parliament was unlawful has set up a standoff on Wednesday, when lawmakers will return to Westminster and try to force the prime minister to reveal his plans and rule out a no-deal Brexit. Corbyn said Johnson`s government would be held to account.

Sep 24, 2019, 23:33 PM IST

Suspending UK Parliament was unlawful, rules Supreme Court

On August 28, Johnson had ordered the suspension for five weeks, saying it was to allow a Queen's Speech to outline his new Brexit policies. 

Sep 24, 2019, 16:29 PM IST

'Very likely indeed' Iran was behind Saudi attacks: British PM Boris Johnson

The United States and Saudi Arabia have blamed Iran for the September 14 strikes on two Saudi Aramco oil plants that initially halved the country`s crude output. Yemen`s Iran-aligned Houthi movement has claimed responsibility.

Sep 23, 2019, 22:35 PM IST

Pakistan's UN Envoy Maleeha Lodhi calls UK PM Boris Johnson 'Foreign Minister'

Maleeha Lodhi put out a picture of Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan and his British counterpart Boris Johnson on Twitter and wrote in the caption: "Prime Minister Imran Khan met British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson this morning."

Sep 23, 2019, 20:41 PM IST

British PM Boris Johnson could recall parliament if suspension ruled unlawful

Johnson announced on Aug. 28 that he had asked Queen Elizabeth to prorogue, or suspend, parliament for five weeks from last week until Oct. 14. He said the shutdown was necessary to allow him to introduce a new legislative agenda.

Sep 17, 2019, 23:25 PM IST

We will not extend Brexit transition period: UK PM Johnson's spokesman

A deal was agreed with the EU but later voted down by the British parliament.

Sep 16, 2019, 18:16 PM IST