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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.

Brexit housing crash fears stay in London as regions catch up

2019-03-24 10:33

While price-growth and activity may be slowing amid the uncertainty, almost every other major urban area in the country is still experiencing a rising market, according to Acadata.

Parliament votes against no-deal Brexit as May suggests delay

2019-03-13 22:29

The House of Commons voted 321 to 278 to reject leaving the EU with no deal and is now expected to seek to delay Brexit in the hope of securing a better deal, which markets would welcome.

JSE firmer as global stocks trade cautiously ahead of UK parliament vote

2019-03-12 18:08

The British parliament is expected to vote in what has been termed the “meaningful vote” in which Prime Minister, Theresa May hopes to get lawmakers to back her latest Brexit deal which now has further legal assurances from the European Union.


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.

Brexit: Removing Theresa May won't help - Hammond

2019-03-24 14:41

Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond says ousting Theresa May won’t help the UK.

SA will get through Brexit maze just fine, says trade and industry committee chair

2019-03-19 13:26

Trade and industry committee chair Joan Fubbs told Fin24 that Parliament's dissolution and the UK's own decision-making processes around Brexit meant there was no feasible way to make progress on the matter before the next term - but she was confident SA would be fine.

Pound wobbles after May's Brexit deal is rejected again

2019-03-12 22:15

Prime Minister Theresa May’s deal was defeated by 391 votes to 242. That was less than the record 230-vote margin she suffered in January, but still a resounding repudiation of two years of painstaking work. The pound held onto earlier losses.

Slashing tariffs won't redeem a no-deal Brexit

2019-03-09 15:02

How would the United Kingdom mitigate the trade frictions it will face outside the bloc?

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