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Britain’s Supreme Court enters Brexit drama

London, United Kingdom | AFP | The Brexit drama switches venues from Brussels to the UK Supreme Court on Tuesday for hearings on Boris Johnson’s explosive decision to suspend parliament for over a month. The British prime minister’s first talks Monday with European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker and top EU …

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Johnson denies lying to Queen in Brexit crisis

London, United Kingdom | AFP | British Prime Minister Boris Johnson denied Thursday that he had lied to Queen Elizabeth II when requesting the suspension of parliament this month in the run-up to Brexit. Johnson asked the British head of state to shutter parliament for five weeks from last Tuesday, claiming …

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UK’s Johnson under fire over no-deal Brexit assessment

Londres, United Kingdom | AFP | The British government faced a backlash on Thursday after it was forced to publish documents warning that a no-deal Brexit could lead to civil unrest and shortages of food and medicines. The “Operation Yellowhammer” papers, which the government released late on Wednesday, revealed that preparedness …

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Boris Johnson routed in parliament, ‘Brexit’ election looms

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Prime Minister Boris Johnson suffered a major parliamentary defeat over his Brexit strategy on Tuesday, which could delay Britain’s exit from the European Union next month and force an early election. Just six weeks after taking office, the Conservative leader was hit by a …

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UK PM Johnson threatens Brexit purge in pivotal week

London, United Kingdom | AFP | British Prime Minister Boris Johnson raised the stakes Monday in a pivotal week of the Brexit saga by threatening to purge ruling party lawmakers who try to block a no-deal divorce with the EU. The warning came as heavyweights from the governing Conservatives such as …

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BREXIT: UK PM sparks outrage with parliament suspension

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday announced the suspension of parliament in the final weeks before Britain’s EU departure date, enraging anti-Brexit MPs. The pound slid on the surprise news, which opponents branded a “coup” and a “declaration of war”, although US President Donald …

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