Tag Archives: Britain

Boris Johnson Rages At Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn: “Call An Election, You Great Big Girl’s Blouse” [VIDEO]

The Guardian reports: Boris Johnson’s first Prime Minister’s Questions was immediately embroiled in controversy after footage appeared to show him gesticulating towards Jeremy Corbyn, saying: “Call an election, you great big girl’s blouse.” The theme of the exchanges between the two had centred around the Labour leader asking Johnson to publish details of the government’s no-deal planning documents, while the …

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BRITAIN: 21 Tory MPs Sacked For Defying Boris Johnson

Sky News reports: Former chancellors, Winston Churchill’s grandson and the current longest-serving MP have all been sacked from the Conservative Party for rebelling against the government in a bid to avoid a no-deal Brexit. The 21 Conservative MPs – many of them decades-long Tory loyalists – helped inflict defeat on Boris Johnson in his first major vote since becoming prime …

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Johnson Calls For Snap Election After Major Brexit Loss

The Associated Press reports: Boris Johnson has launched a bid for an early general election after he suffered a humiliating defeat in the Commons today as MPs voted for a bill that could allow them to block a no-deal Brexit. Mr Johnson accused Parliament of being “on the brink of wrecking any deal” with Brussels after MPs handed control of …

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BRITAIN: Pound Hits 34-Year Low Over Brexit Fears

The Scotland Herald reports: The pound has slumped to its lowest level against the US dollar since 1985, surpassing a previous 2017 low to be worth less than 1.20 dollars. The present weakness has been caused by jittery markets as MPs return from summer recess and the chances of a general election rising, causing more Brexit uncertainty and angst. Rebel …

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BRITAIN: Boris Johnson To Sack Anti-Brexit Tory MPs

The BBC reports: Tory MPs who vote against the government in the Commons this week will be chucked out of the party and banned from standing for the Conservatives at the next election. Senior sources in government are confirming that plan was agreed by the prime minister and his enforcers – the party whips – in the splendour of his …

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Britain Sees Massive Protests Against Johnson [VIDEO]

The Guardian reports: Tens of thousands of demonstrators are taking to the streets across Britain and outside the gates of Downing Street in protest against Boris Johnson’s move to suspend parliament. Crowds brandished banners pledging to “defend democracy”, chanted “stop the coup” and waved EU flags in London in a bid to resist the parliament shutdown. Demonstrators are massing at …

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Johnson Wins Early Battle Over Suspending Parliament

Yahoo News reports: Boris Johnson has said legal challenges to his decision to prorogue Parliament are making the prospect of obtaining a deal “less likely”. The Prime Minister hit out at his critics on Friday morning following the news that a bid by a cross-party group of more than 70 politicians to overturn the suspension had been refused by a …

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Queen Approves Tory Request To Suspend Parliament

Sky News reports: The Queen has approved Boris Johnson’s request to suspend parliament from the middle of next month, which will restrict MPs’ ability to block a no-deal Brexit. In a move prompting a furious political row, parliament will be prorogued in the week beginning 9 September until 14 October. This is the date on which a new Queen’s Speech …

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Boris Johnson Asks Queen To Suspend Parliament

The BBC reports: The government has asked the Queen to suspend Parliament just days after MPs return to work in September – and only a few weeks before the Brexit deadline. Boris Johnson said a Queen’s Speech would take place after the suspension, on 14 October, to outline his “very exciting agenda”. But it means the time MPs have to …

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Johnson: Chances Of Brexit Deal Are “Touch And Go”

The BBC reports: Boris Johnson has said the chances of a Brexit deal are “touch and go” – having previously said the odds of a no-deal Brexit were “a million to one”. In a BBC interview at the G7 summit in France, he said it “all depends on our EU friends and partners”. When pressed on the chances, he said: …

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Boris Johnson Pressures Social Media To Do Something About “Superstitious Mumbo Jumbo Anti-Vax Stuff”

The Associated Press reports: Britain’s government is planning to pressure social media companies to do more to fight misinformation on vaccines following a spike in measles cases. Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Monday that while the country had a great record on fighting measles, things were suddenly “going in the wrong direction,” with 230 new measles cases in the first …

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Prince Andrew Denies “Abhorrent” Epstein Reports

NBC News reports: Britain’s Prince Andrew is once again trying to distance himself from disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein. “The Duke of York has been appalled by the recent reports of Jeffrey Epstein’s alleged crimes,” Buckingham Palace said in a statement emailed to NBC News on Monday, referring to the prince by his royal title. “His Royal Highness deplores the exploitation …

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Leaked Brexit Docs Predict Food, Medicine Shortages

The Guardian reports: The UK will be hit with a three-month meltdown at its ports, a hard Irish border and shortages of food and medicine if it leaves the EU without a deal, according to government documents on Operation Yellowhammer. The documents predict severe extended delays to medicine supplies and shortages of some fresh foods combined with price rises as …

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BRITAIN: Bus Driver Suspended For Refusing Pride Bus

The BBC reports: A bus driver has been suspended after he allegedly refused to drive a bus supporting Pride events. He reportedly told passengers in Norwich: “This bus promotes homosexuality and I refuse to drive it.” Rainbow numbers were used on the bus in a nod to the Pride flag. Go East Anglia, which runs Konectbus, said the driver had …

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Bolton: US Will “Enthusiastically” Back No-Deal Brexit

Reuters reports: The United States would enthusiastically support a no-deal Brexit if that is what the British government decided to do, U.S. national security adviser John Bolton said on Monday during a visit to London aimed at reassuring Britain over UK-U.S. ties. Bolton told British Prime Minister Boris Johnson that President Donald Trump wants to see a successful British exit …

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BRITAIN: Pound Continues Slide Over No-Deal Brexit

The Independent reports: The pound fell again on Friday after shock figures revealed UK economy shrunk for the first time since 2012 as the country lurches closer to recession and a calamitous no-deal Brexit. Sterling was down 0.3 per cent against both the dollar and the euro on the back of news that GDP unexpectedly contracted 0.2 per cent in …

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Poll: Scotland Would Vote For Independence From UK

Politico Europe reports: Voters in Scotland would vote for independence from the United Kingdom, a new poll has suggested. The survey by Michael Ashcroft for Holyrood magazine is the first since March 2017 showing support among Scots for breaking up the union. Of the 1,019 voters polled, 46 percent said they would vote for independence and 43 percent said they …

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Nigel Farage: Trump’s Racist Attacks Are “Genius”

The Guardian reports: Nigel Farage has described Donald Trump’s “go back” comments aimed at four congresswomen of colour as “genius”. The US president’s racist remarks were widely condemned after he told the four Democrats known as the Squad to return to the “broken and crime infested places from which they came”. But the leader of Britain’s Brexit party praised Trump’s …

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BRITAIN: Tories Now Cling To Majority By One Seat

The New York Times reports: Boris Johnson has been British prime minister for barely a week, and the honeymoon appears to be over. His Conservative Party lost a special election, cutting his working majority in Parliament to just one seat at a critical moment for the country. The narrow defeat in a previously Conservative-held district, the Brecon and Radnorshire area …

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Brexity: Tories Allocate Billions To Stockpile Medicines

Reuters reports: Britain is doubling spending on preparations for a no-deal Brexit this year as Prime Minister Boris Johnson sets his sights on leaving the European Union with or without a divorce deal at the end of October. Johnson’s finance minister Sajid Javid has set aside an extra 2.1 billion pounds of new spending to stockpile medicines, hire more border …

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