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UK parties promise end to Brexit agony if they win election

Nov. 5, 2019 9:05 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Britain's three major national political parties wooed weary voters on Tuesday, all promising an end to Brexit wrangling if they win next month's national election — but offering starkly different visions of how to achieve that. Prime Minister Boris Johnson says if his Conservative...

Boris Johnson faces frenzied week as Brexit deadline nears

Oct. 20, 2019 12:47 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson faces a frenzied week of activity in Parliament, and possibly in the courts, as he tries to woo rebellious lawmakers in time to meet the Oct. 31 Brexit deadline. Johnson has vowed to avoid needing yet another extension to that deadline, even though he has...

The Latest: UK minister: No-deal Brexit preparations gear up

Oct. 20, 2019 8:30 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's impending departure from the European Union (all times local): 1:25 p.m. The British minister in charge of Brexit preparations says contingency plans are being "triggered" to cope with the disruptions expected if the country crashes out of the European Union without a...

UK says chances of Brexit deal slim; EU chides 'blame game'

Oct. 8, 2019 4:58 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain and the European Union traded ill-tempered barbs Tuesday as the U.K. said a Brexit deal might be impossible, while insisting it was still working for one with just over three weeks until its scheduled departure from the bloc. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's office said EU...

An unrepentant Boris Johnson faces raucous Parliament

Sep. 25, 2019 4:52 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — An unrepentant Prime Minister Boris Johnson brushed off cries of "Resign!" and dared his foes to try to topple him Wednesday at a raucous session of Parliament, a day after Britain's highest court ruled he acted illegally in suspending the body ahead of the Brexit deadline. Amid shouts, angry...

The Latest: UK opposition leader rejects PM's election call

Sep. 25, 2019 2:07 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's impending departure from the European Union (all times local): 7:05 p.m. Britain's main opposition leader has rejected Prime Minister Boris Johnson's taunting demand for a no-confidence vote in the government, saying he won't support a new election unless a no-deal...