Brexit

    • UK's opposition Labour Party makes new attempt to stop no-deal Brexit

      UK's opposition Labour Party makes new attempt to stop no-deal Brexit

      Britain's opposition Labour Party will try to help block a no-deal Brexit by bringing down PM Boris Johnson's administration in a no confidence vote and forming a caretaker cabinet, news wires reported. Its leader Jeremy Corbin wrote a letter to leaders of other political parties and several senior Conservatives opposed to a disorderly exit from the EU, saying his "strictly time-limited temporary government" would delay Brexit and hold a general election.

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    • British diplomats to pull out from EU meetings

      British diplomats to pull out from EU meetings

      British diplomats are planning on pulling out from the EU’s institutional structures of power in Brussels within days under plans being drawn up by Downing Street, The Guardian reports citing unnamed sources. The move under discussion is said by UK officials to be in line with Boris Johnson’s first statement in the House of Commons, in which he said he would “unshackle” British diplomacy from EU affairs.

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    • Johnson to meet Ireland's Varadkar over Brexit

      Johnson to meet Ireland's Varadkar over Brexit

      British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has accepted an offer to meet Irish leader Leo Varadkar to discuss Brexit and the Northern Irish backstop, the Sunday Telegraph said citing UK government sources. The Telegraph said it was hoped the meeting between Johnson and Varadkar to take place before the G7 summit in France later in August.

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    • UK economy posts worst quarter since 2012

      UK economy posts worst quarter since 2012

      The British economy has shrunk for the first time since late 2012, after official data Friday showed second-quarter gross domestic product (GDP) contracted by 0.2%, dragged down by a slump in manufacturing just as Prime Minister Boris Johnson prepares to leave the European Union with or without a divorce deal.

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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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