Brexit

Brexit done: UK leaves EU as Boris Johnson hails new dawn

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson hailed the historic moment as the dawn of a new era for the UK in his address to the nation just before Brexit.

Feb 01, 2020, 06:11 AM IST

Brexit: What changes and what stays the same when Britain officially leaves EU

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said he is confident of clinching a new trade agreement with the EU during a transition period that begins on Saturday and runs until the end of 2020.

Jan 31, 2020, 20:11 PM IST

British PM Boris Johnson wins vote on Brexit deal in time for Christmas

Prime Minister Boris Johnson won approval for his Brexit deal in parliament on Friday, the first step towards fulfilling his election pledge to deliver Britain`s departure from the European Union by Jan. 31 after his landslide victory.

Dec 20, 2019, 20:27 PM IST

PM Johnson promises to wrap up Brexit for Christmas, parliament to vote on Friday

The British parliament will vote on Boris Johnson`s Brexit deal on Friday, a move the prime minister described as delivering on his promise to "get the Brexit vote wrapped up for Christmas" following his landslide election victory.

Dec 20, 2019, 13:40 PM IST

Brexit law to return to parliament before Christmas: Deputy Finance Minister Sunak

Prime Minister Boris Johnson intends to bring back Brexit legislation to parliament before Christmas, deputy finance minister Rishi Sunak said on Sunday.

Dec 15, 2019, 18:07 PM IST

'Brexit closure': PM Boris Johnson wins commanding victory in UK election

Johnson, the face of the victorious "Leave" campaign in the 2016 referendum, fought the election under the slogan of "Get Brexit Done", promising to end the deadlock and spend more on health, education and the police. 

Dec 13, 2019, 23:53 PM IST

Britain elects record number of female lawmakers in 2019 election

Women now represent just over a third of all members of parliament (MPs), taking 220 seats out of 650 in Britain`s lower house compared to 208 in the previous election, after a dramatic night that saw the ruling Conservative party make major gains.

Dec 13, 2019, 22:29 PM IST

PM Modi congratulates Boris Johnson on 'thumping majority' in UK election

Boris Johnson's Conservative Party on Friday secured a majority in the House of Commons. The victory would mean that they will plough ahead with the Brexit, dashing all chances of a second referendum over the issue.

Dec 13, 2019, 12:21 PM IST

British PM Boris Johnson heads for big Brexit election win

Boris Johnson is on course to win Thursday`s election comfortably, giving him the numbers in parliament needed to pass his Brexit divorce deal next month, according to an exit poll on Thursday.

Dec 13, 2019, 08:28 AM IST

UK destined for Brexit as election triumph looms for Boris Johnson

A decisive Conservative win would mark the ultimate failure of opponents of Brexit who plotted to thwart a 2016 referendum vote through legislative combat in parliament and prompted some of the biggest protests in recent British history.

Dec 13, 2019, 06:41 AM IST

United Kingdom votes to decide the fate of Brexit, again

Voters go to the polls on Thursday in an election that will pave the way for Brexit under Prime Minister Boris Johnson or propel Britain towards another referendum that could ultimately reverse the decision to leave the European Union.

Dec 12, 2019, 06:50 AM IST

London Bridge attacker had been convicted of terrorism offences but released last year

During the 2017 election campaign, London Bridge was the scene of an attack when three militants drove a van into pedestrians and then attacked people in the surrounding area, killing eight and injuring at least 48.

Nov 30, 2019, 21:49 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

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

World Bank's Malpass says Brexit deal would reduce some growth uncertainty

World Bank President David Malpass said on Thursday that clarity over Britain`s exit from the European Union would strengthen the outlook for global growth, aiding both rich nations and the developing world.

Oct 17, 2019, 20:03 PM IST

Brexit hangs in the balance as EU doubts a deal this week

A deal to smooth Britain`s departure from the European Union hung in the balance on Monday after diplomats indicated the bloc wanted more concessions from Prime Minister Boris Johnson and said a full agreement was unlikely this week.

Oct 14, 2019, 18:14 PM IST