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14 Dec 2019 (AFR) – Boris Johnson wins mandate to deliver Brexit as Labour tumbles

(14 December 2019, AFR, p12, Hans van Leeuwen, Europe correspondent) ‘London | British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has won a mandate to deliver Brexit in the next seven weeks, storming dozens of long-term Labour seats across the country’s post-industrial north as Opposition Leader Jeremy Corbyn’s radical, big-spending pitch fell flat.’ Read more at AFR.com (might … Continue reading

14 Dec 2019 (AFR) – Brexit, Trump trade deal buoy investor hopes

(14 December 2019, AFR, p1, Sarah Turner, Hans van Leeuwen, Phillip Coorey and John Kehoe) ‘A landslide Conservative victory in Britain’s Brexit election and a potential trade deal between the US and China have delivered a double helping of good news for the global economy. UK voters handed Prime Minister Boris Johnson a handsome victory … Continue reading

21 Nov 2019 (AFR) – Brexit: Johnson, Corbyn slug it out for draw in TV debate

(21 November 2019, AFR, p12, Hans van Leeuwen, Europe correspondent) ‘London | British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his Labour rival Jeremy Corbyn ground out what looked to be a draw in a terse, tense television debate that focused largely on Brexit and the National Health Service. The debate reflected an election campaign, now at … Continue reading

8 Nov 2019 (AFR,FTimes) – Brexit: Investors brace for turbulent UK election campaign

(8 November 2019, AFR, p33, Philip Georgiadis) ‘ The UK’s general election campaign officially began on Wednesday, injecting five weeks of uncertainty into markets. Here’s what to look out for. ‘ ‘London | The UK’s general election campaign officially began on Wednesday, injecting five weeks of uncertainty into markets. The polls give Boris Johnson’s Conservatives … Continue reading

31 Oct 2019 (AFR) – Brexit: Boris heads into battle for Britain – Will the next phase in Brexit Odyssey be Boris’s Trafalgar?

(31 October 2019, AFR, p52, Mark Landler) ‘LONDON — Prime Minister Boris Johnson of Britain, in the boldest gamble of his high-wire political career, won backing on Tuesday to hold a general election on December 12, throwing back to the British people the bedevilling issue of how, or even if, their country should leave the … Continue reading

31 Oct 2019 (AFR) – Brexit: British MPs approve December 12 election

(31 October 2019, AFR, p16, Hans van Leeuwen, Europe correspondent) ‘London | Britain will go to the polls for a dark and wintry pre-Christmas election on December 12, in the hope of breaking the parliament’s Brexit deadlock before the next EU-imposed deadline on January 31. After resisting Mr Johnson’s election push for almost two months, … Continue reading

11 Sept 2019 (AFR) – Defiant Boris Johnson threatens to break parliament’s Brexit law

(11 September 2019, AFR, p11, Hans van Leeuwen, Europe correspondent) ‘London | British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is defiantly clinging to his “do or die” promise to deliver Brexit on Halloween, despite the Queen on Monday (Tuesday AEST) signing a law that forces him to ask the European Union for a three-month delay if there’s … Continue reading

6 Sept 2019 (AFR) – British PM hits impasse as parliament blocks no-deal Brexit

(6 September 2019, AFR, p15, Hans van Leeuwen, Europe correspondent) ‘London | British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been left stranded in a Brexit impasse, after a “rebel alliance” of MPs late on Wednesday (Thursday morning AEST) passed Opposition-initiated legislation stopping an October no-deal Brexit and also stalled his demand for a snap election.’ Read … Continue reading

5 Sept 2019 (TheAge) – Painful path out of crisis – Boris Johnson’s grim expression reflects gravity of Tory rebellion

(5 September 2019, The Age, p15, By Nick Miller) ‘London: Pain and anger were obvious on Boris Johnson’s face after Parliament inflicted humiliation on him on Tuesday. His return to the House of Commons overnight, Australian time, threatened to be just as bad. But this may be necessary pain, the crisis that sets the stage … Continue reading

30 Aug 2019 (AFR,NYTimes) – With Brexit Gambit, Boris Johnson Reveals a Ruthless Side

(30 August 2019, AFR, p19, By Benjamin Mueller, New York Times) ‘LONDON — Boris Johnson hurtled to the top of British politics with an air of charm and disarrayed befuddlement. He slipped into Latin and Greek, changed sides when it suited his ambitions and oozed a mischievous bravado, as when he put his foot on … Continue reading

25 July 2019 (AFR) – Boris Johnson prepares to assume PM mantle after landslide win

(25 July 2019, AFR, p12, Hans van Leeuwen, Europe correspondent) ‘London | Boris Johnson becomes the next British prime minister on Wednesday afternoon (early Thursday AEST) after winning a landslide victory in the month-long Conservative Party leadership contest against Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt.’ Read more at AFR.com (might need AFR login access, or try: AFR.com/trial)

11 Sept 2018 (AFR) – Theresa May’s Brexit plans ‘opposed by 80 rebels in her party’

(11 September 2018, AFR, p12, by Guy Faulconbridge) ‘London | British Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservative Party faces a “catastrophic split” if she persists with her proposals on Brexit, which 80 or more of her lawmakers are prepared to vote against, a former junior minister said. Such public criticism, a day after former foreign minister … Continue reading