Boris Johnson postpones lockdown easing in England

There further easing of lockdown restrictions in England – due to come in this weekend – has been postponed for at least two weeks, amid concerns over an increase in coronavirus cases. Continue Reading

UK to raise visa numbers for scientists

Boris Johnson’s government will double the number of visas for scientific research fellowships and speed up the approval process as it seeks to encourage more scientists to move to the UK after it leaves the EU.

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Britain wakes up to new dawn

Britain’s new political landscape began to take shape Monday as triumphant Prime Minister Boris Johnson talked trade with President Donald Trump and readied a pep talk for his new Conservative Party lawmakers.
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Johnson on course for huge win in UK’s Brexit election: Exit poll

Boris Johnson is set to be re-elected as British Prime Minister with a comfortable majority in the country’s general elections, according the latest projections today, a victory that will end the uncertainty over Brexit and will help him to take the UK out of the European Union by the end of next month. Continue Reading

BoJo to prepone elections, despite rejection from MPs

The government hopes an election would break the political impasse, but the main opposition party Labour, which dislikes Johnson’s Brexit deal, will not back an election until the prime minister’s threat of leaving the EU with no deal at all is removed. Continue Reading

BoJo adamant on Brexit deadline

Johnson has reluctantly sent European Council President Donald Tusk a letter legally imposed on him by parliament requesting an extension — but refused to sign it. The Conservative leader sent a second, signed letter insisting he was not seeking an extension to the Brexit deadline, which has already been postponed twice, warning that “a further extension would damage the interests of the UK and our EU partners. Continue Reading