Brexit

July 8, 2022
July 8, 2022
UK

For Brexit, Johnson’s departure from office is the beginning of the end

Brexit helped propel Boris Johnson to Britain’s highest office. His three turbulent years as prime minister revealed the costs of that decision. His departure will not spare Britain the lasting economic and diplomatic damage caused by leaving the European Union. But the idea of Brexit as a force for reordering British society expired with Johnson’s resignation speech on Thursday.

January 20, 2020
January 20, 2020

The role of spreadsheets in Brexit

As the UK prepares to leave the European Union on January 31, there are two important issues still unresolved: the monetary cost of Brexit, and the future of UK’s trade relations with the EU.

December 13, 2019
December 13, 2019

How Boris Johnson’s election gamble paid off

It was a straight forward message: “Get Brexit done.” The mantra of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his Conservative Party during the national election campaign was aimed at harnessing voter frustration at a parliamentary logjam over Britain’s exit from the European Union.

December 13, 2019
December 13, 2019

British PM Johnson: We have a powerful mandate for Brexit

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says that his government appeared to have won a powerful new mandate to get Brexit done.

November 16, 2019
November 16, 2019

London police probe Brexit Party’s election fraud claims

London’s Metropolitan police say they are investigating allegations that Brexit Party candidates were offered jobs or peerages if they would agree not to run against Conservative candidates in next month’s election.

October 22, 2019
October 22, 2019

Britain's Johnson puts Brexit deal to 'final' vote

Prime Minister Boris Johnson faces two crucial Brexit votes in parliament on Tuesday that will determine if he can fulfil his "do or die" promise to take Britain out of the European Union next week.

October 20, 2019
October 20, 2019

UK PM sends unsigned letter to EU asking for Brexit delay

Prime Minister Boris Johnson sends an unsigned letter to the European Union requesting a delay to Britain's exit from the bloc and also said he does not want the extension after his latest Brexit setback in parliament.

October 14, 2019
October 14, 2019

Queen Elizabeth sets out PM Johnson's Oct 31 Brexit priority

Queen Elizabeth set out Prime Minister Boris Johnson's agenda for his government, including an Oct. 31 Brexit, a new deal with the European Union, and a host of domestic policies designed to win over voters ahead of an expected election.

September 12, 2019
September 12, 2019

UK's Johnson under fire over no-deal Brexit assessment

The British government faces a backlash after it was forced to publish documents warning that a no-deal Brexit could lead to civil unrest and shortages of food and medicines.

September 10, 2019
September 10, 2019

Theresa May honours Geoffrey Boycott

Former British Prime Minister Theresa May has chosen former cricketer Geoffrey Boycott for a knighthood, honouring her hero whose persistent style she had vowed to emulate in her ultimately failed efforts to deliver Brexit.