British House of Commons backs Boris Johnson Brexit bill

By Helene Fung A 358 to 234 vote in the House of Commons approved a revised EU divorce deal, which paves the way for Prime Minister Boris Johnson to deliver on his winning general election promise to “get Brexit done” by January 31. The Withdrawal Agreement Bill now goes on to further scrutiny in Parliament.…

Tory win means Australia may re-negotiate UK relations

Boris Johnson has returned to Number Ten Downing Street after a historic landslide victory over Labour’s Jeremy Corbyn last week. Johnson’s Conservative party took government with 365 seats, beating Labour by 165 seats and taking many traditionally Labour voting areas. Boris Johnson ran the campaign on a platform of “getting Brexit done,” committed to leaving…

Boris Johnson wins UK election in landslide victory

By Helene Fung Boris Johnson was re-elected as UK’s Prime Minister, with the largest Conservative majority since the 1980s when the party was led by Margaret Thatcher. The Conservatives won 365 seats out of the 650 available, and the main opposition Labour Party won 203. In his victory speech, Mr Johnson emphasised that the UK…

Brexit deal agreed between UK and EU

As a revised Brexit deal has been agreed upon between the UK and EU negotiating teams, the UL is due to leave the EU on the 31st October 2019. Having joined the European Union in 1973, the UK will be the first member state to withdraw from the union. Results from the june referendum showed…

Ireland and Britain PMs see a pathway to Brexit deal

By Helene Fung British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar held a several hours long private lunch meeting this week and told the press that they found a “pathway” to a Brexit deal. It comes just three weeks ahead of the UK’s deadline to leave the European Union on the 31st…

Boris Johnson’s brother quits politics over Brexit

By Helene Fung  British Prime Minister’s brother and MP Jo Johnson announced his resignation from government, due to “unresolvable tension” in his role, because he is “torn between family loyalty and the national interest”. Jo voted to remain in the 2016 Brexit referendum while his brother Boris spearheaded the Leave campaign. When Boris Johnson became…

UK Opposition Leader to use emergency debate to prevent no deal Brexit

By Helene Fung The leader of British opposition Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn indicated that they would trigger an emergency parliamentary debate next week to try to stop Prime Minister Boris Johnson making UK leave the European Union without a Brexit deal by the 31st October deadline. Earlier in the week, Mr Johnson made the bold…

British PM met French President in “constructive” Brexit talk

By Helene Fung French President Emmanuel Macron met British Prime Minister Boris Johnson at Elysee Palace on Thursday local time, during which Mr Macron told Mr Johnson there’s not enough time for a total re-write of the Brexit deal before the deadline set on the 31st of October. In talks described by the French as…