UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been clear about his determination to deliver Brexit by the October 31 deadline with or without a deal, despite facing strong opposition from lawmakers, including members of his own Conservative Party who oppose a no-deal Brexit.
Since January 2019, the UK Parliament has rejected the divorce deal that was negotiated with Brussels by the Theresa May government three times.
The United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union in 2016 but the withdrawal has been delayed several times. After former Prime Minister Theresa May failed to come up with an acceptable plan to leave the bloc by 29 March of this year, the deadline was moved to 31 October.
Papers on Thursday have gone to great lengths to most vividly portray the unfolding British political theatre, looking under a magnifying glass both at the “zombie” prime minister’s triple Commons crush and “chicken” Jeremy Corbyn “cowardly” backtracking on his earlier claims.
The now former UK business minister tweeted on Thursday that there was "unresolvable tension" in his role amid the country's ongoing Brexit turmoil.
The House of Commons rejected a snap general election a day before, approving a so-called Benn Bill, which suggests that the government can’t withdraw from the European Union on 31 October without having an agreement with Brussels.
The House of Commons, the UK’s lower house of Parliament, adopted a bill on delaying Brexit on 4 September, subsequently passing it on to the House of Lords, the legislature’s upper house.
On today's episode of Loud & Clear, Brian Becker and John Kiriakou are joined by Neil Clark, a journalist and broadcaster whose work has appeared in The Guardian, The Week, and Morning Star.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The UK government of Prime Minister Boris Johnson has agreed not to counter a bill to avoid the country’s withdrawal from the European Union without a deal on 31 October and it will be passed by the upper house by 5:00 p.m. (16:00 GMT) on Friday, Philip Hunt, a Labour Peer in the House of Lords, said on Thursday.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday did not win the approval of enough members of parliament to go ahead with his proposal to hold an early parliamentary election on October 15.
Since assuming office, Johnson has been pushing for withdrawal by the 31 October deadline even without a deal. Because he lost the parliamentary majority, the prime minister can no longer guarantee that UK lawmakers will ratify any potential deal, should Brussels agree to renegotiate.
UK lawmakers backed a bill to delay Brexit in the first phase of reading on Wednesday as British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that he was ready to hold a snap election on 15 October if the legislation to derail a no-deal Brexit is passed.
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned during a heated debate with Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn in the Parliament that he would push for snap general elections to be held on 15 October after lawmakers received the chance to block a no-deal Brexit.
Despite a majority of the discourse surrounding the potential impacts of Brexit centring around the UK and how it will either be beneficial or detrimental to the British economy, it could also prove to have a huge effect on Ireland, which is in many ways the UK’s closest neighbour within the bloc, both culturally and in terms of trade.
The Conservative Party has withdrawn the whip from 21 MPs who rebelled against the government in an attempt to block a no-deal Brexit. And now they have suffered a second successive defeat in a crucial parliamentary vote.
Prime Minister's Questions (PMQs) moved at a frantic pace as UK prime minister Boris Johnson and Labour and opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn squared off in a heated battle over Brexit, which saw a flurry of insults and accusations thrown from both sides.
The heated talks in the British Parliament last night led to overall 21 expulsions from the Tories’ ranks, as they publicly rejected the much talked-of no-deal EU divorce plan. However, even the procedure and timing happened to be of interest in this unfolding political theatre.
The Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, lost a crucial vote in Parliament on Tuesday night when 21 Tory MPs rebelled against him over no-deal Brexit. Mr Johnson then threatened a general election.
The head of the UK cabinet earlier vowed to hold a snap election if the Parliament voted to take over the Brexit agenda on Tuesday.
UK lawmakers voted in favour of taking control of the parliamentary agenda of 4 September, signalling a major defeat for Prime Minister Boris Johnson. The parliament voted in favour 328 to 301, with 21 members of Johnson's own Conservative party voting against him.
BRUSSELS (Sputnik) - With less than 60 days left before Brexit, the European Commission is considering effectively equating a no-deal with a natural disaster to divert funds reserved for floods, fires, earthquakes and volcano eruptions to EU nations that will struggle with the fallout of the UK withdrawal, a step that re-sparks the debate about who will be the worst hit by the potential chaos.
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is moving to expel a group of conservative lawmakers who defied the government and voted in favour of an attempt to prevent a potential no-deal Brexit, a spokesman from Johnson's office confirmed.
Boris Johnson’s wafer-thin majority in Parliament vanished on Tuesday when rebel Tory MP Phillip Lee defected to the Liberal Democrats. The besieged Prime Minister looks all set to go to the country.
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has urged lawmakers to vote against a Brexit delay, saying that "under no circumstances" would he ask Brussels for one. Roger Helmer, a Brexit Party member and former MEP, believes that if the motion to block a no-deal Brexit passes in the Parliament, it would put Johnson "in an impossible position”.