Tag Archives: Tories

Parliament Gives Final Brexit Approval In 330-231 Vote

NPR reports: Britain’s House of Commons has given final approval to the bill authorizing the country’s departure from the European Union, paving the way for Brexit at the end of the month. Lawmakers voted 330-231 on Thursday to pass the EU Withdrawal Agreement Bill. It will become law once it is approved by Parliament’s upper chamber, the House of Lords, …

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Johnson Promises Britain “A Decade Of Prosperity”

Politico Europe reports: Boris Johnson called on Britons to put aside their differences and “turn the page” in his 2020 New Year’s message. The U.K. prime minister said it was time to end the “division, rancor and uncertainty,” in an acknowledgment of the public divide over Brexit. “Let’s make this the moment when we put the divisions behind us,” he …

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Trump Invites British PM Boris Johnson For WH Visit

Reuters reports: President Donald Trump has invited British Prime Minister Boris Johnson to visit him in the White House in the new year, British media reported on Sunday. Trump’s invitation was made after the British prime minister’s election win this month, The Sunday Times newspaper reported. Britain wants to strike a new trade deal with the United States after it …

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NYT: British Vote Result Is A Warning To The US Left

The New York Times reports: Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. conjured the prospect of headlines like, “Look what happens when the Labour Party moves so, so far to the left.” Former Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg said that “Jeremy Corbyn’s catastrophic showing in the U.K. is a clear warning.” And Mayor Pete Buttigieg spoke of the need to “build …

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Johnson Exuberant: We’ll Get Brexit Done By Jan. 31st

Reuters reports: Britain was speeding toward Brexit on Friday after Prime Minister Boris Johnson won a crushing election victory, ending three years of uncertainty since the country decided to leave the bloc. Johnson is now free to lead his country swiftly out of the vast trading bloc, but faces the daunting task of negotiating trade deals around the world, not …

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Exit Polls Predict Landslide Win For Boris Johnson

The Washington Post reports: Prime Minister Boris Johnson appears to have won a large, decisive and potentially powerful majority of parliamentary seats in Thursday’s election, according to the exit poll released minutes after the voting ended. The Conservatives are expected to win 368 seats, according to the national exit poll. The party needs 322 seats to control Parliament — and …

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Boris Johnson Hides In Fridge From News Show Crew

The Guardian reports: Boris Johnson retreated into a fridge to avoid a TV interview, amid rattled nerves at CCHQ over a narrowing in the opinion polls. The prime minister was ambushed by the Good Morning Britain producer, Jonathan Swain, during a pre-dawn visit to Modern Milkman, a business in the Tory-held constituency of Pudsey, in Yorkshire. When Swain first approached …

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Johnson Parodies “Love Actually” In Brexit Plea [VIDEO]

Business Insider reports: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has parodied the 2003 rom-com “Love Actually” in an ad asking people to vote Conservative in support of Brexit. In Johnson’s remake of the iconic Christmas-carol scene, the British prime minister imitates the character Mark (Andrew Lincoln), holding up cards telling a woman in the scene — mimicking the film’s Juliet (Keira …

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BRITAIN: Tories Call It A “Great Triumph” For Johnson After Trump Leaves Without Fucking Up The Election

Politico Europe reports: The British Conservative Party was given a huge boost on Wednesday when Donald Trump left the U.K. without smashing up its election strategy. The U.S. president was supposed to hold a press conference at the end of a gathering of NATO leaders but canceled it, saying he had answered enough questions. “We won’t be doing a press …

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BRITAIN: Google Bans “Deceptive” Tory Election Ads

The Independent reports: Google has banned eight different adverts paid for by the Conservatives over the last month because they broke its rules, The Independent can reveal. The move by the search giant comes amid mounting concerns about the Tories’ use of disinformation and fake news as campaigning tools at the general election. Transparency data released by the search giant …

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Johnson Warns Trump: Stay Out Of Britain’s Election

Reuters reports: Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Friday it would be “best” if U.S. President Donald Trump does not get involved in Britain’s election when he visits London for a NATO summit next week. Trump waded into the election in October by saying opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn would be “so bad” for Britain and that Johnson should …

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POLL: Boris Johnson Set To Win Big Majority

Politico Europe reports: Boris Johnson is on course to win a 68-seat majority in the U.K. general election, according to a major new poll. The YouGov seat prediction survey — which accurately predicted that Theresa May would lose her majority in 2017 — said the Tories would win 359 seats (up 42) with Labour dropping to 211 (down 51) if …

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Boris Johnson Vows Brexit Deal By Xmas If Reelected

The New York Times reports: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will promise to bring his Brexit deal back to parliament before Christmas when he launches his Conservative Party’s manifesto on Sunday, the cornerstone of his pitch to voters to “get Brexit done”. With less than three weeks before Britain heads to the polls on Dec. 12, the governing Conservatives and …

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Twitter Rips Tories For Debate Avatar Change Stunt

Reuters reports: Twitter accused Britain’s ruling Conservative Party on Wednesday of misleading the public during a televised election debate, but Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said voters did not care about the cut and thrust of social media. Twitter spoke out after the Conservative Campaign Headquarters press office changed the name of its account from “CCHQPress” to “factcheckUK” while Prime Minister …

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Russian Donors To Tories Named In Secret Report

The Sunday Times reports: Nine Russian business people who gave money to the Conservative Party are named in a secret intelligence report on the threats posed to UK democracy which was suppressed last week by Downing Street. Oligarchs and other wealthy Tory donors were included in the report on illicit Russian activities in Britain by the cross-party intelligence and security …

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Boris Johnson’s Election Launch Blows Up In Scandals

Reuters reports: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s election campaign launch was marred by the resignation of one of his ministers, a gaffe about the victims of a deadly tower blaze and a doctored video of an opponent released by his party. Just an hour after meeting Queen Elizabeth to formally begin the election campaign, Johnson’s minister for Wales, Alun Cairns, …

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LIVE VIDEO: Brits March For Second Brexit Referendum

The Evening Standard reports: Hundreds of thousands of people have descended on London to demand a final say on Britain’s exit from the European Union. Huge numbers are marching through the capital as part of the People’s Vote demonstration, which is taking place as MPs sit for the first Saturday since the Falklands War to decide the fate of Brexit. …

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BRITAIN: Boris Johnson Under New Corruption Probe

CNN reports: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been referred to a police watchdog over his alleged relationship with an American businesswoman when he was mayor of London. On Friday, the Greater London Authority (GLA) said in a statement that it has asked the Independent Office for Police Conduct to assess whether it is necessary to investigate Johnson for the …

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BREXIT: British Companies Stockpile Holiday Booze

The Guardian reports: Companies across Britain have begun stockpiling beer, wine and spirits to keep the alcohol flowing at Christmas as concerns grow that Brexit could disrupt supplies over the festive period. Rushing to bring forward their imports, firms warn that the Brexit deadline on 31 October stands to clash with the run-up to Christmas, when import volumes rise, temporary …

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Boris Johnson Compares Himself To The Incredible Hulk

The Associated Press reports: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has compared himself to the Incredible Hulk in a newspaper interview emphasizing his determination to take Britain out of the European Union next month. The prime minister faces considerable legal and political hurdles but told the Mail on Sunday he will meet the Oct. 31 deadline no matter what. “The madder …

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