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Brexit countdown: British MPs scrutinise key divorce deal

2020-01-07 22:08

Britain moves a step closer to a historic departure from the European Union on Tuesday, after more than three years of bitter division and political drama.

Northern Ireland revives power-sharing talks after UK vote

2019-12-16 09:44

Northern Ireland's faltering efforts to resurrect its collapsed government resume Monday following a general election in Britain that might give rival parties a new incentive to agree.

The numbers that matter ahead of Britain's general election on Thursday

2019-12-09 12:35

Voters head to the polls across Britain on Thursday for the third general election in four and-a-half years. Here are some of the key numbers:

Owner of Steers and Wimpy takes profit hit

2019-10-28 11:29

Famous Brands does not expect the economy to improve in the current period.

WATCH | New high-tech Nissan Juke goes into production

2019-10-11 11:08

Nissan is marking the start of production of the new Juke at its Sunderland plant in the United Kingdom, following a R1.8-billion investment.

WATCH | UK travel giant Thomas Cook collapses, stranding thousands of tourists

2019-09-23 07:02

British travel group Thomas Cook has declared bankruptcy after failing to reach a last-ditch rescue deal, triggering the UK's biggest repatriation since World War II to bring back stranded passengers. WATCH NOW

Johnson's Parliament suspension sparks backlash

2019-08-28 22:15

United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson's move sets up a showdown with lawmakers who want to block him from taking the UK out of the European Union without a deal. The pound fell.

Johnson names Raab as deputy in brutal shake-up

2019-07-24 21:25

The new prime minister is lining up a completely new team at the top of his government, with 19 ministers leaving the Cabinet. Johnson’s defeated rival for the top job, Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt is out.

Donald Trump in the UK: A state visit offered in haste and regretted at leisure

2019-06-04 19:00

US President Donald Trump’s state visit to the UK was offered with exceptional speed, from a position of weakness. But greater than the usual preoccupation with the “special” relationship is the question of whether there is now even a settled relationship.

More motorists are 'horrified' by the idea of driverless cars - survey

2019-04-08 12:00

Motorists are less enthusiastic than ever about the idea of driverless cars - with more than half of drivers saying the idea “horrifies” them.

 

Britain's new parliament votes on Boris Johnson's Brexit deal

2019-12-20 10:58

Britain's freshly-elected parliament prepared on Friday to move past years of partisan wrangling and initially approve Prime Minister Boris Johnson's divorce deal with the EU.

I called his bluff: London attack hero says he was ready to die to save lives

2019-12-12 19:46

A reformed prisoner who fought London Bridge assailant Usman Khan with a fire extinguisher said Thursday he was ready to die because he believed the attacker wore a live suicide belt.

Boris Johnson refuses to apologise for racist 'burka' comments

2019-11-29 14:26

As Conservatives face allegations of Islamophobia, prime minister says remark from 2018 should be read in context.

Johnson urges MPs to end exhausting exit process

2019-10-18 20:37

United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson is talking to MPs as he tries to build a majority in Parliament for the Brexit agreement he reached with the European Union on Thursday.

Serjeant at the Bar: Court ruling against Boris Johnson shows populism erodes democracy in the long run

2019-10-03 10:37

The turn to the kind of rampant populist politics of Boris Johnson has caused the outbreak of lawfare in the world's oldest parliamentary democracy. These are the implications for South Africa, writes Serjeant at the Bar.

UK and EU to step up Brexit talks as Parliament showdown looms

2019-09-01 13:24

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Brexit team will meet with European Union officials at least twice a week in September as he seeks to break the current impasse and ward off a rebellion in his own party against a no-deal divorce.

SA must plan for 'worst case scenario' amid Boris Johnson's rise

2019-07-25 09:45

Professor Raymond Parsons of the North West University told Fin24 on Tuesday that the rise of new UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson meant that while SA would continue to speak to its counterparts in the UK, it would need to develop further plans for a "hard" Brexit.

WATCH | Boris Johnson: Whose chopper is that? I've got a terrible feeling it's mine!

2019-06-30 10:25

Watch as Boris Johnson's views on climate change are interrupted by the sound of a helicopter, which he says he has a terrible feeling is his, during the latest round of Tory Leadership hustings at Carlisle Racecourse.

An election and a resignation later: How does Brexit affect SA now?

2019-05-31 14:24

President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced that departments would be merged in a bid to improve government efficiency. This means that Minister Ebrahim Patel will most likely lead the remaining engagements.

May plans to step down once Brexit divorce deal is agreed to

2019-03-27 21:17

United Kingdom Prime Minister Theresa May announced a plan to step down in meeting of influential 1922 Committee of Tory MPs May’s aiming for a vote on her deal this week, with Friday the likeliest day.

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