LONDON — The ascension of a new prime minister in Britain has raised both fears and hopes (depending on the audience) that the country might leave the European Union cold turkey — no trade agreement in place, no political pact, not even a framework for further talks. Three times this year, Parliament emphatically rejected the withdrawal deal that Theresa May negotiated with Brussels as prime minister, ultimately forcing her to step down. She had flirted with the idea of a “no-deal” Brexit, but that may have been no more than a negotiating stance. When her back was to the wall, she agreed twice to delay the country’s departure, most recently to Oct. 31, to allow time for reaching an agreement. Her designated successor, Boris Johnson, insists that while he intends to hammer out a better agreement, Britain will leave the union by that deadline, even if that means exiting without a deal. There are far more questions than answers available, but this is what … [Read more...] about Deal or No Deal: What to Know About Brexit Under Boris Johnson
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Boris Johnson will have to embark on a whistlestop charm offensive meeting EU leaders over the summer and try to secure an emergency Brexit summit in September if he is serious about avoiding no deal, according to Whitehall sources who have been involved in negotiations. The senior sources said Johnson, if he becomes prime minister, would immediately need to pull out the stops over parliament’s summer holiday with a round of diplomacy with senior politicians in Europe and may even need to consider recalling parliament early if he is to achieve the new deal he claims to want. At the same time, they said, he would need to ramp up preparations for a no-deal Brexit, with small businesses currently complacent about the risks of this outcome. One senior source who has been involved in talks with Brussels said there were signs there could be some willingness to compromise but Johnson could not afford to wait until a planned summit in October, weeks before the UK is due to leave. Another … [Read more...] about No time for delay in new Brexit talks, Boris Johnson warned
LONDON (Reuters) - Boris Johnson kicked off his campaign to succeed Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday with a commitment to lead Britain out of the European Union on Oct. 31, warning his divided Conservative Party “delay means defeat”. Conservative Party leadership candidate Boris Johnson reacts during the launch of his campaign in London, Britain June 12, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls Johnson, 54, favorite for the top job nearly three years since he led the referendum campaign to leave the EU, praised the strength of the British economy, promised to deliver Brexit by the end of October and tackle despair across the country. To a packed room where some supportive lawmakers were forced to stand, Johnson drew on his past as a former London mayor to try to persuade Conservatives that only he could take the party to election victory, explaining away some of his well-documented gaffes as his desire to “speak as directly as I can”. “After three … [Read more...] about With Oct. 31 Brexit pledge, Boris Johnson bids for UK leadership
The former foreign secretary has told friends the Withdrawal Agreement “is dead anyway”, according to the London Evening Standard. Mrs May’s hopes of passing her divorce deal are hanging by a thread as leading eurosceptics vow to vote against it while the influential Democratic Unionist Party continue to oppose the Prime Minister. The government is planning to hold a Brexit debate likely followed by a vote tomorrow, but any such vote would not be 'meaningful'. Related articles How Margaret Thatcher dubbed EU membership 'ERROR of first magnitude' May leaves MPs in tears with ‘passionate’ resignation speech Speculation is mounting the government plans to put the Withdrawal Agreement to MPs while holding back the Political Declaration, which outlines Britain's future relationship with the EU. That would allow the government to manoeuvre around the Speaker's ruling any new motion should be substantially different to meaningful vote 2, however Theresa … [Read more...] about BREXIT BOMBSHELL: Boris Johnson declares May’s deal DEAD – but PM pushes on for final vote
Boris Johnson, 54, the former foreign secretary, has made headlines for his political career in recent times. Especially for supporting Brexit in the months proceeding the historic referendum. Now he is in the papers thanks to his new romance with Carrie Symonds, 30. His new slimmer figure has also drawn attention. Related articles Michelle Mone REFUSES to eat this food after 6 stone weight loss What is the keto diet? Low carb foods to eat on the plan Boris Johnson weight loss: Brexit campaigner lost 12lbs in two weeks - but how? Boris Johnson lost 12lbs in two weeks before Christmas. The Brexit campaigner revealed he was slimming down in the Spectator. He wrote in the column that he has been "carting around 16-and-a-half stone". However, thanks to the advice of a doctor the former Foreign Secretary has been shedding the pounds. Boris gave up one rather specific sort of snack to lose weight. Boris Johnson weight loss: Brexit campaigner lost 12lbs in two weeks - but how? … [Read more...] about Boris Johnson weight loss: How has Brexit campaigner lost 12lbs in two weeks?