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Boris Johnson threatens to refuse to pay $71 billion Brexit divorce...

Updated June 10, 2019 11:22:29 Boris Johnson, the bookies' favourite to replace Theresa May as British Prime Minister, has threatened to refuse to pay a 39 billion pound ($71 billion) Brexit divorce bill to the European Union. Key points:The Conservative Party is expected to name its new leader in late JulyMr Johnson vowed to take…

Boris Johnson to face court over claims he lied during Brexit...

Posted May 29, 2019 23:07:14 Boris Johnson, the favourite to replace Theresa May as UK prime minister, must appear in court over allegations he lied to the public about Brexit, a British judge has ruled. Key points:During the Brexit campaign Mr Johnson inferred the cost of EU membership was 350 million poundsOpponents argued this was…

Boris Johnson to face court over Brexit ‘lies’

Former London mayor Boris Johnson was a leading figure of the Vote Leave campaign [Darren Staples/Reuters] Boris Johnson, the frontrunner in the race to become Britain's next prime minister, will be summoned to court over allegations he lied to the public during the Brexit referendum campaign. Johnson, who claimed the UK "sent" the European Union…

Who will replace Theresa May to steer Britain through Brexit?

Updated May 25, 2019 01:00:15 Theresa May has announced she will step down as Conservative Party leader on June 7, paving the way for a leadership contest to determine who will steer Britain through its eventual exit from the European Union. Key points:The race is on for the UK prime ministership after Theresa May announced…

Theresa May under pressure to resign over new Brexit plan

Theresa May has said she would resign if her Brexit deal is approved [Peter Nicholls/Reuters] Theresa May is under pressure to scrap her much-derided Brexit plan and resign. The British prime minister spoke about the latest iteration of her European withdrawal deal in the House of Commons on Wednesday, as voices of dissent within her…

May offers ‘confirmatory referendum’ on her Brexit deal

British Prime Minister Theresa May says she has "compromised" ahead of a last-ditch effort to get her Brexit deal approved by parliament. On Tuesday, May attempted to win over opposition by offering the House of Commons a vote on whether to hold a confirmatory referendum on her Withdrawal Agreement - if it is pushed through…

Trump sends ominous warning to EU that ‘tough’ stances on Brexit...

US President Donald Trump sent an ominous warning to the EU that its "tough" stances on Brexit and US trade will come "back to bite you." Trump tweeted on Wednesday night that it was "too bad that the European Union is being so tough on the United Kingdom and Brexit" after EU leaders on Wednesday…

EU leaders agree to Brexit extension: Tusk

The leaders of the 27 EU countries remaining in the European Union have agreed to an extension of Brexit, the chairman of EU summits said in a tweet early on Thursday. Donald Tusk, the European Council president, said in his tweet that he would now be meeting British Prime Minister Theresa May to secure her…

What is a no-deal Brexit and how would it affect the...

London, United Kingdom - Fears that the UK will leave the European Union without a Brexit deal are back at the top of the agenda as the clocks tick towards a new deadline on April 12 - just days from now. Yet despite the potential for considerable disruption, British people are being told by their…

UK’s May says deal with opposition only way to secure Brexit

UK's Prime Minister Theresa May defended on Saturday her decision to turn to the country's main opposition to get her EU divorce deal approved, warning without cross-party consensus Brexit could "slip through our fingers". The beleaguered leader opened talks this week with the Labour Party in a bid to break months of stubborn opposition in parliament to the withdrawal agreement she struck with…
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