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Johnson's Brexit plans in crisis after 3rd defeat in 2 days

Sep. 4, 2019 6:24 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Boris Johnson called Wednesday for a national election on Oct. 15, saying it was the only way out of Britain's Brexit impasse after lawmakers moved to block his plan to leave the European Union next month without a divorce deal. But Parliament delivered Johnson his third defeat...

Brexit politics of retribution snares Churchill relative

Sep. 4, 2019 10:18 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's expulsion of Conservative lawmakers who defied his will on Brexit to suffocate the possibility of a no-deal departure from the European Union was striking. After all, he himself voted twice against his predecessor's withdrawal agreement earlier this year...

Major defeat for British PM as lawmakers seize Brexit agenda

Sep. 3, 2019 8:39 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — On a day of humiliating setbacks, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson suffered a major defeat in Parliament on Tuesday night as rebellious lawmakers voted to seize control of the Brexit agenda, prompting the embattled leader to say he would call for a new general election. The 328 to 301...

What's next as Labour Party seeks to stop a no-deal Brexit?

Aug. 15, 2019 10:27 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says he will lead the country out of the European Union in 11 weeks, with or without a divorce deal — but an awful lot of U.K. lawmakers want to stop him. The stage is set for a high-stakes battle over the country's future, with public opinion,...

UK Labour leader lays out plan to stop a no-deal Brexit

Aug. 14, 2019 5:40 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The leader of Britain's biggest opposition party on Wednesday urged other opposition forces to unite, topple Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative government and prevent Britain from leaving the European Union in October without a divorce agreement. The move came after Johnson accused...

The Latest: Australia hopes to sign trade deal with Johnson

Jul. 24, 2019 10:15 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The latest on Boris Johnson officially becoming Britain's new prime minister (all times local): 3:15 a.m. Australia's prime minister has congratulated Boris Johnson and hopes to ink one of Britain's first bilateral trade deals after Brexit. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Thursday he...

Now British PM, brash Boris Johnson faces Brexit conundrum

Jul. 24, 2019 3:41 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Boris Johnson took over as Britain's prime minister Wednesday, vowing to break the impasse that defeated his predecessor by leading the country out of the European Union and silencing "the doubters, the doomsters, the gloomsters" who believe it can't be done. But the brash Brexit champion...

The Latest: Theresa May heads to Buckingham Palace to resign

Jul. 24, 2019 9:38 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Boris Johnson officially becoming Britain's new prime minister (all times local): 2:35 p.m. Theresa May has left 10 Downing St. for the final time as prime minister and is heading for Buckingham Palace to resign. In a formal handover of power, May will ask Queen Elizabeth II to...

Voting for new UK prime minister ends amid Brexit foreboding

Jul. 22, 2019 12:43 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Voting closed Monday in the two-man contest to become Britain's next prime minister, as critics of likely winner Boris Johnson condemned his vow to take the U.K. out of the European Union with or without a divorce deal. Members of the governing Conservative Party had until 5 p.m. (1600 GMT)...