Boris Johnson 'asked for legal advice' on shutting Parliament for 5 weeks before Brexit

Boris Johnson ‘asked for legal advice’ on shutting Parliament for 5 weeks before Brexit

Boris Johnson has asked for legal advice on whether Parliament can be closed for five weeks before Brexit , according to reports. Leaked government correspondence shows the Prime Minister wanted to know whether a shutdown from September 9 was possible from attorney general Geoffrey Cox, the Observer reports. The email, from senior government advisers to […]

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Tusk: Boris Johnson must not become known as 'Mr No Deal' | Politics

Tusk: Boris Johnson must not become known as ‘Mr No Deal’ | Politics

Donald Tusk has told Boris Johnson not to “go down in history as ‘Mr No Deal’”. Speaking at the G7 summit in Biarritz, where the pair will meet on Sunday, the European council president noted that Johnson would be the third British Tory leader with whom he has discussed Brexit, after David Cameron and Theresa […]

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Kamanda’s forays into Nyandarua County unsettles Tangatanga MPs

Kamanda’s forays into Nyandarua County unsettles Tangatanga MPs

By JOHN GITHINJIMore by this Author For several weekends now, nominated MP Maina Kamanda has camped in Nyandarua and this is causing discomfort among elected leaders in the county. The presence of the long serving politician has forcefully availed Kieleweke politics to Nyandarua where Tangatanga team has been having field day, hosting Deputy President William […]

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Britain to donate £90m to global fund for war-zone education | World news

Britain to donate £90m to global fund for war-zone education | World news

Britain will contribute £90m to a global fund that provides schooling for children in conflict zones, Boris Johnson will announce at the G7 summit on Sunday. Education Cannot Wait is a global fund established in 2016: it is based at Unicef and overseen by a steering group chaired by Gordon Brown. It is aiming to […]

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Boris Johnson prepares for Biarritz balancing act with Donald Trump | Politics

Boris Johnson prepares for Biarritz balancing act with Donald Trump | Politics

Boris Johnson will sit down for breakfast on Sunday morning with a man he once famously described as “betraying a quite stupefying ignorance that makes him frankly unfit to hold the office of president of the United States”. Not too long after Johnson made that remark, Donald Trump went on to win that office. And […]

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Nelson's Column: Don't panic, but Boris Johnson's government is coming over all Dad's Army - Nigel Nelson

Nelson’s Column: Don’t panic, but Boris Johnson’s government is coming over all Dad’s Army – Nigel Nelson

Boris Johnson’s new government is already developing a Dad’s Army feel about it. And not just because it’s led by a blustering Captain Mainwaring. Captain Boris even has his own Lance Corporal Jones in the form of Brexiteer Food minister George Eustice, panicking everyone with shouts of DON’T PANIC. Last week Corporal Jones excelled himself […]

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Does Amazon have answers for the future of the NHS? | Technology

Does Amazon have answers for the future of the NHS? | Technology

Enthusiasts predicted the plan would relieve the pressure on hard-pressed GPs. Critics saw it as a sign of creeping privatisation and a data-protection disaster in waiting. Reactions to news last month that Amazon’s voice-controlled digital assistant Alexa was to begin using NHS website information to answer health queries were many and varied. US-based healthcare tech […]

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Nigel Farage milkshake attacker lands new job due to his 'quick delivery'

Nigel Farage milkshake attacker lands new job due to his ‘quick delivery’

A man catapulted into the spot light for dousing Nigel Farage with a milkshake has found himself a new job – metres from a stall selling the drink. Paul Crowther hit the headlines when he lobbed a £5.25 Five Guys milkshake at the leader of the Brexit Party. The banana and salted caramel drink covered […]

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How luxury hotels such as Biarritz’s Hôtel du Palais have helped shape history | Martin Kettle | Opinion

How luxury hotels such as Biarritz’s Hôtel du Palais have helped shape history | Martin Kettle | Opinion

Few hotels in the world can claim a more storied past than the Hôtel du Palais in Biarritz, where the G7 rich nation summiteers will sit in splendour to discuss world poverty this weekend. Guarded by hundreds of riot police, Emmanuel Macron and his guests will meet inside what the French newspaper Libération this week […]

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Boris Johnson suggests extremism rules could apply to anti-foxhunting activists

No-deal Brexit ‘could diminish UK’s global influence’ ex-ambassadors warn

A no-deal Brexit could result in an “unprecedented – and self-inflicted – diminution of Britain’s international influence”, a group of former ambassadors have claimed. Writing to the Times, the ambassadors urge Boris Johnson to use this weekend’s G7 summit in Biarritz, France to “signal a different approach”.  They said: “We need a foreign policy based […]

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