No breakthrough as EU’s Tusk, BoJo meet in New York

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson reiterated a call for “flexibility” from the EU in Brexit talks during a meeting with Council President Donald Tusk in New York on Monday that failed to yield a breakthrough. Johnson and Tusk met on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly as Britain races towards its 31 October departure without an exit agreement and the prospect of economic disruption. Continue Reading

Boris Johnson loses major vote on Brexit

With 21 of Johnson’s own party MPs voting against the government, the prospect of the bill to block a no-deal Brexit clearing today became more of a reality and the likelihood of a snap general election also in play by around 14 October. If the vote today also goes against Johnson, he will be tied down by Parliament to seek until at least 31 January 2020, to finalise a so-called divorce bill. Continue Reading