Boris Johnson

    • Pieter Cleppe: Johnson does not see 'no deal' as his Plan A

      Pieter Cleppe: Johnson does not see 'no deal' as his Plan A

      None of the sides are prepared for 'no deal'. So now British citizens in the European Union can only base their hope on some promises, like those from the prime ministers of Belgium and Portugal, for example. The situation of the more than three million European citizens in the UK is also uncertain. Nevertheless, I do think this will be sorted very quickly as a priority in case of 'no deal', says Pieter Cleppe, Head of Open Europe Brussels office, in an interview to Europost.

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    • Johnson eyes restricting parliament time before Brexit

      Johnson eyes restricting parliament time before Brexit

      British PM Boris Johnson will try to limit parliaments opportunity to derail his Brexit plans by cutting the amount of time it sits between now and EU exit day on 31 October, news wires reported. In his boldest move yet to take the country out of the EU with or without a divorce deal, Johnson said he would set 14 October for the Queens Speech - the formal state opening of a new session of parliament where he will set out his government’s legislative agenda.

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    • EU urges Britain to settle bill even in no-deal Brexit

      EU urges Britain to settle bill even in no-deal Brexit

      The EU expects Britain to fulfil all of its financial obligations made during its membership of the bloc even after a no-deal Brexit, a spokeswoman for the European Commission said on Monday. The statement came after British PM Boris Johnson said that if Britain leaves without a deal, it will no longer legally owe the 39 billion pound (€43bn) divorce bill agreed by his predecessor.

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    • British ministers in US, 'fast-track' post-Brexit trade deal

      British ministers in US, 'fast-track' post-Brexit trade deal

      Britain was seeking to fast-track a crucial post-Brexit trade deal with the United States on Wednesday after new Prime Minister Boris Johnson dispatched his top diplomat and foreign trade minister to Washington. Johnson, clearly enjoying warmer relations with Trump than his predecessor Theresa May, is hoping that he can clinch a swift deal that can send a message of Britain's ability to strike out on its own.

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    • UK PM Johnson's parliamentary majority cut to one after poll defeat

      UK PM Johnson's parliamentary majority cut to one after poll defeat

      Britain’s pro-European Union Liberal Democrats won a parliamentary seat from the governing Conservative Party, taking new Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s working majority to just one as he tries to steer the country through Brexit. Johnson is expected to face a showdown with lawmakers in the autumn over his vow to take Britain out of the European Union on 31 October with or without a divorce deal. His government already relies on the support of a small Northern Irish party to pass legislation, with only a few rebels in his own Conservative Party needed to lose key votes.

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    • Extravagant Brexit doer

      Extravagant Brexit doer

      And finally the fate of Brexit is in the right hands. Or better to say in the right mouth and on the right mind. With the ascension of staunch Brexiteer Boris Johnson to the post of British PM, things seem to have come to their places - the one who has strongly advocated for the UK to leave the EU now is supposed to deliver it. With or without a deal. And no later than 31 October. The late-summer and early-autumn show will be interesting, as - with Johnson at the helm - the UK heads for a clash with the EU and a constitutional crisis at home.

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    • Johnson elected as British PM

      Johnson elected as British PM

      Boris Johnson was elected today leader of Britain’s governing Conservative Party and the next PM of the country, news wires reported. He was considered a contender due to his firm pledge to get Britain out of the EU on 31 October “with or without a deal”.

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