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Brexit 13-12-2019

Leaders ask the Commission for a mandate to start post-Brexit negotiations with UK

The European Council has asked the Commission to present a mandate to start post-Brexit negotiations with the UK as soon as possible, following Thursday (12 December) UK elections results that confirmed a strong majority for Boris Johnson.
Elections 13-12-2019

Corbyn to step down after crushing election defeat

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said on Friday (13 December) he would stand down as his party faced its worst electoral defeat in 84 years, but he did not set a date for his departure and added he would remain in charge during a period of reflection.
Brexit 13-12-2019

Brexit confirmed as Johnson secures decisive election win

The United Kingdom will leave the EU by the end of January after Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party won a decisive victory in Thursday’s (12 December) general election.
Brexit 11-12-2019

Brexit election tightly poised as campaign draws to a close

UK party leaders criss-crossed the country on the final day of campaigning ahead of Thursday’s (12 December) general election that remains tightly poised, with most opinion polls suggesting that Boris Johnson’s Conservatives will secure a narrow majority.
Brexit 11-12-2019

Final push in Britain’s election: anti-Brexiteers still hope to stop Johnson

Britain's political leaders were to criss-cross the country on Wednesday's (11 December) final day of general election campaigning as a key poll showed the outcome could be hanging in the balance.
Brexit 11-12-2019

Campaign group demands UK rights for forgotten Europeans

Civil society activists launched on Tuesday (10 December) a five pledge ‘Citizens’ Rights manifesto for the 5 million’ demanding voting and citizenship rights two days ahead of a potentially decisive UK general election.
Brexit 09-12-2019

Brexit? New referendum? What’s at stake in UK vote

Britain votes on Thursday (12 December) in a crucial general election that will determine whether the country leaves the European Union next month or sets out a path to potentially reverse Brexit.
Brexit 03-12-2019

One-year EU trade deal is fantasy

Prime Minister Boris Johnson would do better to come clean with the electorate on the complexity of the task ahead of negotiating a free trade agreement with the EU, writes Michael Leigh.

Nobody needs NATO more than France, says Trump

US President Donald Trump weighed into the war of words on the state of NATO on Tuesday (3 December), wasting no time to hit back at French President Emmanuel Macron’s “brain death” claims. Speaking at a breakfast session alongside NATO...
Brexit 27-11-2019

UK must stick to EU ‘level playing field’ to get Brexit trade deal, says Barnier

EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier told MEPs on Tuesday (26 November) that the UK would have to agree to maintain a ‘level playing field’ and not undercut EU regulation to secure a trade agreement.
Brexit 25-11-2019

Johnson unveils manifesto for Brexit Britain

Prime Minister Boris Johnson pledged Sunday (24 November) to take Britain out of the EU by 31 January then set about reinvigorating public services, as he launched his Conservative Party's general election manifesto.
Brexit 22-11-2019

Why UK’s refusal to name new commissioner is headache for EU

The European Union is due to relaunch its powerful executive arm under the new leadership of the German conservative Ursula von der Leyen from 1 December but faces legal risks after Britain refused to name its representative for the European Commission.
Brexit 20-11-2019

In testy leadership debate, UK PM Johnson promises quick Brexit

Prime Minister Boris Johnson doubled down on his Brexit promises on Tuesday (19 November), saying only he could take Britain out of the European Union quickly in a testy leadership debate with opposition Labour's Jeremy Corbyn.
Brexit 18-11-2019

Johnson pledges to end Brexit uncertainty, says it has paralysed economy

Britain's Conservatives will deliver Brexit and end the uncertainty and confusion that has "paralysed" the economy if they are re-elected next month, Prime Minister Boris Johnson will tell business leaders on Monday (18 November).
Brexit 06-11-2019

Juncker says Corbyn Brexit strategy ‘not realistic’

The outgoing president of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker said on Tuesday (5 November) that British opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn's plan to renegotiate Brexit again with Brussels was not "realistic".
Brexit 04-11-2019

Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage will not run in UK election

Nigel Farage, the leader of Britain's upstart Brexit Party, said on Sunday (3 November) he would not stand in the next month's election, choosing instead to campaign countywide against Prime Minister Boris Johnson's EU divorce deal.
Global Europe 01-11-2019

Trump says UK Labour leader Corbyn would be ‘so bad’ for Britain

US President Donald Trump waded into Britain's election campaign on Thursday (31 October), saying the leader of the left-wing opposition Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, would be "so bad" for Britain if he wins.
01-11-2019

British election campaign kicks off on no-Brexit day

On the day Britain was supposed to have left the European Union, voters instead faced the start of an election campaign, with opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn pledging to overthrow a "rigged system" he said was run by billionaires and tax dodgers.
Brexit 29-10-2019

British MPs block Johnson’s bid for 12 December election

British lawmakers on Monday (28 October) blocked an attempt by Prime Minister Boris Johnson to hold an early general election on 12 December, as he sought to break the political deadlock over Brexit. A total of 299 MPs voted in...
Brexit 28-10-2019

Johnson pushes for poll as EU prepares Brexit delay

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will make a fresh push on Monday (28 October) for an early election as EU leaders prepare to back yet another Brexit delay, just days before the departure deadline.
Brexit 20-06-2019

Johnson increases support in third round of leadership contest

Brexit campaigner Boris Johnson cemented his position as the favourite to be Britain’s next prime minister on Wednesday (19 June) after he increased his support in the third round of the Conservative Party leadership contest.
Brexit 19-06-2019

Johnson looks to cement UK leadership lead after surviving TV debate

Brexit figurehead Boris Johnson will look to cement his stranglehold of the UK leadership race Wednesday (19 June) after emerging unscathed from a TV debate against his four remaining rivals.
Elections 05-06-2019

UK Conservative Party agree leadership election rules to reduce numbers

Britain's governing Conservatives on Tuesday (4 June) agreed rules for the contest to replace Prime Minister Theresa May as party chief, including measures to eliminate candidates more quickly from a crowded race.
Brexit 04-06-2019

Macron accepts ‘bad guy’ role in Brexit talks

French President Emmanuel Macron said Monday (3 June) that he fully accepted his "bad guy" role in insisting on a shorter extension to Britain's tortuous exit from the EU, while insisting that 31 October is the "final, final deadline."

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