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Boris Johnson likens himself to the Hulk in Brexit fight

Sep. 15, 2019 3:02 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has compared himself to the Hulk in a newspaper interview emphasizing his determination to take Britain out of the European Union next month. Johnson faces considerable legal and political hurdles but told the Mail on Sunday he will meet the Oct. 31...

Ex-PM David Cameron 'sorry' for creating Brexit divisions

Sep. 14, 2019 1:34 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The British prime minister who called the 2016 Brexit referendum and then saw the public vote to leave the European Union, creating the nation's prolonged political crisis, says he is sorry for the divisions it has caused. David Cameron said in an interview published Saturday that he thinks...

Johnson denies lying to queen, wins Brexit court case

Sep. 12, 2019 12:53 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The British government insisted Thursday that its forecast of food and medicine shortages, gridlock at ports and riots in the streets after a no-deal Brexit is an avoidable worst-case scenario, as Prime Minister Boris Johnson denied misleading Queen Elizabeth II about his reasons for...

UK court: Boris Johnson's suspension of Parliament unlawful

Sep. 11, 2019 5:48 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A Scottish court dealt another blow to Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit plans Wednesday, ruling that his decision to suspend Parliament less than two months before the U.K. is due to leave the European Union was an unlawful attempt to avoid democratic scrutiny. The government immediately...

End of an era: UK House Speaker John Bercow to step down

Sep. 9, 2019 2:13 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A colorful era in British parliamentary history is coming to a close with Speaker of the House John Bercow's abrupt announcement Monday that he will leave his influential post by the end of October. That means he won't be sporting his festive designer ties beneath his solemn robes or clamping...

No-deal? Intense Brexit debate expected in UK Parliament

Sep. 2, 2019 1:47 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Summer recess is over, and Britain's Parliament reconvenes Tuesday to face a momentous decision about whether to intervene to try to prevent a possible "no-deal" exit from the European Union. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has taken steps to suspend Parliament during part of the period before...

Stage set for Brexit clash in UK Parliament this week

Sep. 1, 2019 1:06 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The U.K. Labour Party's chief Brexit adviser says opposition plans to block a "no-deal" Brexit would require postponing the country's departure deadline again so the withdrawal doesn't happen on Oct. 31 as now scheduled. Labour's Keir Starmer told the BBC on Sunday that the legislation to be...

The Latest: Brexit: UK minister tours Calais port

Aug. 30, 2019 2:03 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 7 p.m. France's customs minister says that crossing the English Channel from Calais will be more difficult should there be a no-deal Brexit, but assured travelers that "there won't be dozens of kilometers of traffic jams." Gerald Darmanin spoke after...

UK's Boris Johnson faces mounting challenges to his plans

Aug. 30, 2019 1:03 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's decision to suspend Parliament for part of the run-up to the Oct. 31 Brexit deadline faces mounting legal and political challenges ahead of a weekend of planned street protests. There are three ongoing court tests to Johnson's plan, which he says is...

Leaked UK memos warn of food, drug shortages in Brexit chaos

Aug. 18, 2019 3:55 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Secret British government documents have warned of serious disruptions across the country in the event that the U.K. leaves the European Union without a trade deal on Oct. 31, according to a report. The Sunday Times newspaper published what it said was what the British government expects in...