British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Brexit was a “massive economic opportunity” and pledged to step up negotiations on post-Brexit trade deals and set up free ports to boost the economy. “When people voted to leave the European Union, they were not just voting against Brussels, they were voting against London too,” he said in a speech in Manchester. The former Mayor of London added that under his predecessor, Theresa May, Brexit was seen as “an impending adverse weather event,” AFP reported. Johnson promised to give more powers to local communities, as well as boost broadband and transportation infrastructure. “Taking back control doesn’t just apply to Westminster regaining sovereignty from the EU, it means our cities and counties and towns becoming more self-governing,” he said. “Leaving the EU is a massive economic opportunity to do things we’ve not been allowed to do for decades,” he said. … [Read more...] about Boris Johnson calls Brexit a ‘massive economic opportunity’
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Brexit is THE priority of Boris Johnson's government. The new prime minister has just 99 days until the UK leaves the EU, and he faces an uphill task to secure a new deal.But it's not the only demand on Mr Johnson's time. One criticism of Theresa May's time in Number 10 is that other important decisions that affected the future of the UK were put on hold because Brexit became all-consuming.But these nagging priorities have not gone away. So what are they?After years of the government rejecting complaints about funding shortages for England's schools, Boris Johnson is now promising to spend more. Like a constant stone in the shoe, worries about school budgets have hobbled the May government's efforts in education - and the incoming prime minister will be told this needs to be tackled as a priority.But how much will he offer? And will it be enough to satisfy head teachers who have been radicalised into unlikely activists over cash shortages?Mr Johnson's promise to increase per-pupil … [Read more...] about Boris Johnson: Beyond Brexit, what’s in the new PM’s in-tray?
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Boris Johnson's victory in the race to become Britain's next prime minister (all times local): 8:40 p.m. Boris Johnson, Britain's blustering Brexit campaigner, has been chosen as the U.K.'s next prime minister, with a resounding mandate from the Conservative Party but conflicting demands from a politically divided country. Johnson is set to become prime minister on Wednesday after winning an election to lead the governing Conservatives. He will have just over three months to make good on his promise to lead the U.K. out of the European Union by Oct. 31. Famed for his bravado, quips in Latin and blond mop of hair , Johnson easily defeated Conservative rival Jeremy Hunt, winning two-thirds of the votes of about 160,000 party members. He will become prime minister once Queen Elizabeth II formally asks him to form a government, replacing Theresa May. ___ 5:25 p.m. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he is looking forward to facing common … [Read more...] about The Latest: Boris Johnson to lead Britain into Brexit
The latest headlines in your inbox The latest headlines in your inbox Update newsletter preferences Boris Johnson has won the battle to Number 10 after overwhelmingly beating Jeremy Hunt in the Tory leadership race. The ex-Foreign Secretary will enter Downing Street tomorrow after winning a landslide 92,153 votes to 46,656 from Tory party members in the race to succeed Theresa May. Mr Johnson was the clear frontrunner from the start, but will now have to contend with the threat of ministers resigning in opposition to his premiership. The Brexiteer has caused consternation in the Commons over his views on Brexit and has been accused of being a "circus act" by Sir Alan Duncan, who resigned as Foreign Office minister before the polls closed. Here, we take a look at what Mr Johnson views and policies are on a whole range of matters. Brexit Mr Johnson has adopted a "do or die" approach to Brexit by promising to ensure that the UK leaves the EU by the October 31 deadline with or … [Read more...] about Boris Johnson on Brexit, Donald Trump and more
Boris Johnson today wraps himself in the national flag as he pledges to change the Prime Minister's official title to add 'Minister for the Union'. Setting out his vision for the United Kingdom – which he describes as 'the most successful political and economic union in history' – Mr Johnson takes aim at Theresa May, who has argued that a No Deal Brexit would risk fracturing England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The tub-thumping 'Minister for the Union' moniker will be added alongside First Lord of the Treasury to the formal title of Prime Minister if, as expected, Mr Johnson wins his leadership battle against Jeremy Hunt. Boris Johnson has committed to keeping the United Kingdom together after Brexit Writing in today's Mail on Sunday, Mr Johnson says: 'Properly done, Brexit will not threaten the Union; a sensible Brexit will enhance the Union and protect it and make life more difficult for those who wish to destroy it. 'Now is the time therefore to be resolute, … [Read more...] about BORIS JOHNSON: My Brexit will unite Britain AND save the Union