British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is on a visit in Paris today for talks with French President Emmanuel Macron who is expected to rebuff his last-ditch efforts to renegotiate the UK's withdrawal from the European Union.
British PM's demand towards the EU to re-open the Brexit divorce deal was last Tuesday rebuffed once again by EU institutions. According to Council President Donald Tusk , Boris Johnson had proposed no realistic alternatives, and the European Commission took a similar line.
Britain will face shortages of fuel, food and medicine if it leaves the European Union without a transition deal, jamming ports and requiring a hard border in Ireland, official government documents leaked to the Sunday Times show.
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.
The top Democrat in the US Congress Nancy Pelosi warned Wednesday that lawmakers would block any trade pact with Britain if its exit from the EU undermines Northern Ireland's peace accord, which has brought the 30-year conflict in the region to an end.
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.
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.
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.
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.
New British finance minister Sajid Javid said on Thursday that the UK is ramping up preparations for a no-deal Brexit by spending an extra 2.1bn pounds (€2.3bn) to stockpile medicines, hire more border officials and fund one of the biggest peacetime advertising campaigns.