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Johnson denies lying to Queen in Brexit crisis

Prime minister Boris Johnson denied Thursday that he had lied to Queen Elizabeth II when requesting she suspend parliament this month in the run-up to Brexit. Johnson asked the British head of state to shutter parliament for five weeks from last Tuesday, claiming it was necessary ahead of rolling out a new domestic agenda. The unusually long suspension — known ...

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UK parliamentary suspension ruled ‘unlawful’

Boris Johnson’s suspension of the UK Parliament is unlawful, Scotland’s highest civil court has ruled. A panel of three judges at the Court of Session found in favour of a cross-party group of politicians who were challenging the prime minister’s move.The decision overturns an earlier ruling from the court, which said last week Mr Johnson had not broken the law, ...

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UK unveils new immigration route for int’l students

Dhaka, Sept 11 : Prime Minister Boris Johnson has unveiled plans to transform how talented international students are able build successful careers in the UK through a new immigration route. International students make up half of all full-time post-graduate students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) subjects. The new immigration route, announced Wednesday, will mean international graduates in any ...

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Labour’s Harriet Harman to run for Commons Speaker

Harriet Harman has confirmed she will run to become the next Commons Speaker. The Labour MP and Mother of the House – the longest continuously-serving female MP – made the announcement after the current Speaker, John Bercow, said he would stand down by 31 October. Ms Harman told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme it was the Speaker’s job “to ensure ...

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Brexit: PM insists deal is possible as he holds DUP talks

Boris Johnson has said “there is a way” of getting a Brexit deal as he prepares to discuss his options with Democratic Unionist leader Arlene Foster. The PM, whose attempts to force an early election have been blocked by MPs, said “loads of people” wanted an agreement but he was prepared to leave without one if “absolutely necessary”. The DUP ...

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Johnson suspends UK Parliament after latest Brexit defeat

Photo: Protestors argue in parliament square in London, Monday, Sept. 9, 2019. London, Sep 10 : The simmering showdown between Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Britain’s Parliament over Brexit came to a head as lawmakers delivered three defeats to the government’s plans for leaving the European Union, before being sent home early Tuesday for a contentious five-week suspension of the ...

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Commons Speaker John Bercow to stand down

John Bercow says he will stand down as Commons Speaker and MP at the next election or on 31 October, whichever comes first. Speaking in Parliament, Mr Bercow said his 10-year “tenure” was nearing its end and it had been the “greatest honour and privilege” to serve. If there was no early election, he said 31 October would be the ...

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British Airways pilots begin two-day strike over pay

British Airways pilots have begun a two-day strike in an ongoing dispute over pay and conditions. Tens of thousands of passengers have been told not to go to airports, with the airline cancelling some 1,700 flights due to the disruption. The pilots’ union Balpa said BA management’s cost-cuts and “dumbing down” of the brand had eroded confidence in the airline. ...

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UK Government’s prestigious Chevening Scholarships Applications open until 5 November

  Applications for Chevening Scholarships to study in the UK are open until 5 November 2019, with applications to be submitted via www.chevening.org/apply. Chevening Scholarships are awarded to individuals with demonstrable leadership potential who also have strong academic backgrounds. The scholarship offers full financial support for future leaders to study for any eligible master’s degree at any UK university whilst ...

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UK’s Johnson to meet Irish leader as Brexit crisis simmers

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is to meet with Irish leader Leo Varadkar in search of a compromise on the simmering Brexit crisis. The two are to meet in Dublin Monday morning for the first time since Johnson took power in July. Varadkar has said he does not expect a breakthrough in the impasse over how the Irish border will ...

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