UK govt eyes tax hike to pay for care for older people

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson plans Tuesday to fulfill a election promise to grapple with the rocketing cost of the long-term care needed by Britain’s growing older population. To do it, he appears set to break another election vow: not to raise taxes. Continue Reading

Schools in England won’t reopen till March

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said that schools in England will not reopen after the half-term break next month, but there is hope that they can resume from early March. Continue Reading

Boris Johnson invites Modi for G7 meet

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has invited his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi for the G7 summit to be presided over by Britain in the coastal region of Cornwall between 11 and 13 June. Continue Reading

UK PM cancels India trip over new Corona strain

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who was invited as the chief guest for India’s Republic Day parade, has cancelled his visit, due to the serious coronavirus situation in his country. Continue Reading

UK MPs approve ‘historic’ Brexit trade deal with EU

Members of the UK Parliament on Wednesday voted in favour of the Brexit trade deal 521 votes to 73. UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson had recalled Parliament from its Christmas break to get the Brexit free trade agreement (FTA) struck with the European Union (EU) cleared through all parliamentary stages for the EU (Future Relationship) Bill to become law in time for 1 January, 2021. Continue Reading

Pressure on Boris Johnson to extend Brexit transition period

The negotiating troubles between the UK and European Union (EU), which were already down to the wire as another 48-hour deadline window expired over the weekend to thrash out differences over areas of divergences. Continue Reading

Johnson, Macron discuss Brexit in phone call

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and French President Emmanuel Macron held a phone conversation during which the latter was apprised that Britain wanted to explore every avenue to secure a post-Brexit trade deal with the European Union (EU), the media reported. Continue Reading