UK exit poll suggests majority for Johnson’s Conservatives

Europe 12/12/19, 12:41

An exit poll in Britain’s election projected Thursday that Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party would likely win a solid majority of seats in Parliament, a decisive outcome that should allow Johnson to fulfill his plan to take the U.K. out of the European Union next month. The survey, released just ...

UK leader compares rival to Stalin at start of election

Europe 11/06/19, 04:01

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has compared his main rival to Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin as he prepares to officially launch the governing Conservative Party's campaign for the Dec. 12 election. Johnson, writing in the Daily Telegraph, says Jeremy Corbyn's Labour Party would "raise taxes so wantonly" that it would destroy ...

Parliament vote forces UK to postpone Brexit beyond Oct. 31

Europe 10/19/19, 14:47

A defiant Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Saturday that he would resist attempts to delay Britain's departure from the European Union beyond the end of the month, though he appeared to have no choice but to seek an extension after Parliament postponed a decision on whether to back his Brexit ...

President Trump says Boris Johnson “has what it takes”

U.S. 07/27/19, 04:49

President Donald Trump praised Britain's new Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Friday, July 26, saying the U.K. "needed" Johnson and added, "He has what it takes." Trump told reporters in the Oval Office that he spoke with Johnson on Friday afternoon and the two nations are already working on a ...

Trump praises Boris Johnson, slams G20 members

U.S. 07/23/19, 18:22

U.S. President Donald J. Trump delivered a speech at the Turning Point USA's Teen Student Action Summit on Tuesday in Washington, D.C. The president praised Boris Johnson and criticized G20 members during his address. The young leaders here today (@TPUSA) are part of a movement unlike anything in the history of ...

Boris Johnson, Jeremy Hunt in runoff for UK prime minister

Europe 06/20/19, 13:21

Britain's next prime minister will be a man in his 50s who went to Oxford University — either Boris Johnson or Jeremy Hunt, the two finalists selected Thursday in a race to lead the governing Conservative Party. Johnson , a flamboyant former foreign secretary and ex-mayor of London, topped a ballot ...

President Trump says he may meet with Boris Johnson

Politics 06/02/19, 19:58

President Donald Trump says he may meet this week with conservative British politician Boris Johnson during his state visit to the United Kingdom, days after he suggested he'd support Johnson's effort to replace Theresa May as prime minister. Wading in again to his hosts' domestic politics, Trump says of Johnson, "He's ...

President Trump: UK should be ready to leave EU without a deal

Politics 06/02/19, 02:58

President Donald Trump has waded into the most controversial issue in British politics by urging the U.K. government to leave the European Union without a deal if it can't get better terms from EU leaders. Trump told the Sunday Times in an interview published Sunday that Britain should "walk away" from ...

Boris Johnson to face court questions about Brexit claims

Europe 05/29/19, 05:31

A British judge has ruled that former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson will be summoned to court to answer questions about his possible misconduct in public office during the Brexit referendum campaign in 2016. District Judge Margot Coleman said Wednesday that Johnson will be questioned about whether he lied during the campaign ...

Contenders to be next UK leader divided over no-deal Brexit

World 05/28/19, 04:22

The race to succeed Prime Minister Theresa May is becoming a battle over whether Britain should leave the European Union without a divorce agreement — or whether that would cause economic and political mayhem.May's Conservatives are reeling after the upstart Brexit Party won Britain's election for European Parliament seats. The ...

Home Secretary Sajid Javid joins race for UK prime minister

Europe 05/27/19, 09:40

British Home Secretary Sajid Javid is joining the race to succeed British Prime Minister Theresa May.Javid said in a video posted Monday on Twitter that his goal is to restore trust and create new opportunities.He says "first and foremost, we must deliver Brexit,"noting the Conservative Party's poor results in the ...

Health Secretary Hancock joins race to succeed UK’s May

Europe 05/25/19, 05:20

The race to succeed Prime Minister Theresa May hasn't officially begun — but the field of contenders is quickly growing.Health Secretary Matt Hancock said Saturday he is seeking to replace May, joining several others who have announced.May said she will step down as Conservative Party leader June 7 and remain ...

The race is on: Contenders vie to become next British PM

Europe 05/24/19, 04:54

Prime Minister Theresa May's announcement that she will leave 10 Downing Street has set off a fierce competition to succeed her as Conservative Party leader — and as the next prime minister. These are some of the most prominent names on a list of contenders that is expected to grow ...

Update: May to step down as party leader on June 7

Europe 05/24/19, 04:12

The Latest on Brexit and Britain's political crisis (all times local):10:05 a.m.Theresa May says she will step down as U.K. Conservative Party leader on June 7, sparking a contest to become Britain's next prime minister.She will stay as caretaker prime minister until the new leader is chosen, a process likely ...

A play about Boris Johnson tries to find humor in Brexit

Europe 05/16/19, 08:28

Is Brexit a tragedy, a comedy — or is it too soon to tell?A new play running in London tries to grapple with the Brexit drama, and wring laughs from it at the same time. "The Last Temptation of Boris Johnson " centers on a key figure in the saga: ...

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