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Johnson sends unsigned letter to EU asking for Brexit delay

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Boris Johnson sent an unsigned letter to the European Union requesting a delay to Britain’s exit from the bloc and also said he did not want the extension after his latest Brexit setback in parliament on Saturday.

Johnson had previously said he ...

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UK PM sends unsigned letter to EU asking for Brexit delay

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson sent an unsigned letter to the European Union on Saturday requesting a delay to Brexit but he also sent another message in which he stated he did not want the extension, a government source said.

Johnson was compelled by a law, ...

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Johnson will ask for Brexit delay after losing parliament vote - EU official

LONDON (Reuters) - Boris Johnson will send a letter on Saturday requesting a further extension to Britain’s departure from the European Union, an EU official said, with the British prime minister obliged to ask for a delay after losing a vote in parliament.

Johnson had hoped that ...

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"We are voiceless": Hundreds of thousands protest in London for new Brexit vote

By Andrew MacAskill, Zandi Shabalala and James Davey

LONDON (Reuters) - Hundreds of thousands of Britons marched through London on Saturday to demand a new Brexit referendum, saying their views were being ignored as lawmakers in parliament decided the fate of Britain’s departure ...

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Johnson defiant after British parliament votes to force Brexit delay

LONDON (Reuters) - A defiant Boris Johnson said he would not negotiate a further delay to Britain’s departure from the European Union after parliament voted on Saturday to postpone a vote on his Brexit deal.

Parliament voted 322 to 306 in favour of an amendment put forward by ...

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British protesters lampoon the 'Lucifer' of Brexit and his billionaire backers

LONDON (Reuters) - Anti-Brexit protesters on Saturday used a bizarre array of humour to lampoon Britain’s leaders, casting Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s chief adviser as a manipulating devil behind a divorce that was the work of a privileged few.

The battle over Brexit ...

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Angry over Brexit, thousands gather in London demanding new referendum

LONDON (Reuters) - The battle over Brexit spilled onto the streets of London on Saturday when tens of thousands of people gathered to demand a new referendum while lawmakers decided the fate of Britain’s departure from the European Union.

Protesters waving EU flags and carrying ...

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Brexit day of reckoning: Johnson battles further delay

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Boris Johnson appealed to lawmakers to back his last-minute Brexit deal in an extraordinary sitting of the British parliament on Saturday after his plans were plunged into chaos by his opponents’ moves to derail the legislation.

More than three ...

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Government will not participate in Brexit deal vote if Letwin amendment passes - BBC

LONDON (Reuters) - The British government will not take part in a vote on its Brexit deal on Saturday if lawmakers back a proposal which seeks to withhold support for a deal until formal ratification legislation has passed, the BBC’s political editor said.

The proposal, put forward ...

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Brexit day of reckoning: Johnson's deal faces wrecking amendment

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s plans to put his last-minute Brexit deal to a vote in an extraordinary sitting of the British parliament on Saturday were plunged into chaos by moves by his opponents to derail the legislation.

More than three years since the United ...

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UK has no intention of asking for longer Brexit transition - Barclay

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain has no intention of extending the transition period that follows Brexit past the current December 2020 end date, Brexit minister Stephen Barclay said on Saturday.

“We have no intention of going beyond December 2020,” Barclay told BBC News. ...

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DUP will consider backing amendment to Johnson's Brexit deal

LONDON (Reuters) - Boris Johnson’s Northern Irish allies will consider backing an amendment which would delay any immediate decision on the British prime minister’s Brexit deal when it comes before parliament on Saturday.

“Were going to look at that very closely,” ...

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DUP will consider backing amendment to UK PM Johnson's Brexit deal

LONDON (Reuters) - Boris Johnson’s Northern Irish allies will consider backing an amendment which would delay any immediate decision on the British prime minister’s Brexit deal when it comes before parliament on Saturday.

“Were going to look at that very closely,” ...

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Angry over Brexit, thousands to gather in London demanding new referendum

LONDON (Reuters) - The battle over Brexit spills onto the streets of London on Saturday when many thousands of people are expected to march through London to demand a new referendum just as parliament decides the fate of Britain’s departure from the European Union.

After more than ...

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Brexit day of reckoning - parliament to vote on Johnson's deal

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Boris Johnson puts his last-minute Brexit deal to a vote in an extraordinary sitting of the British parliament on Saturday, a day of reckoning that could decide the course of the United Kingdom’s departure from the European Union.

More than three ...

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Johnson promises parliament role in post-Brexit talks with EU

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government tried to win over lawmakers ahead of a crucial Brexit vote on Saturday, promising once the withdrawal deal was agreed, parliament would have a say on talks with the EU on trade and workers rights.

On Friday, ...

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A day in Elton John's life - Buy Rolls, write hit song, dine with Ringo

LONDON (Reuters) - When Elton John was working on his new autobiography, the legendary singer, songwriter and performer pulled out diaries he had been encouraged to write during a stint in rehab.

One entry read like this: “Got up, tidied the house, bought a Rolls Royce, had dinner, ...

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British police arrest man in Manchester after knife reports

LONDON (Reuters) - British police arrested a man on Friday after reports of a man with a knife at Manchester Arndale Centre but said there was no wider threat to the city.

“Police remain in attendance at Manchester Arndale Centre following reports of a man with a knife,” ...

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PM's 'deal or no deal' Saturday showdown faces wrecking attempt

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will have to fend off an attempt to wreck his “deal or no-deal” Brexit vote on Saturday, as a group of lawmakers propose to delay giving parliament’s backing for his new exit agreement.

Johnson confounded his ...

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Irish PM's party primed for snap election if Brexit sealed - party sources

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Supporters of Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar will urge him to call a snap election if Britain can seal its departure from the European Union, four members of his Fine Gael party told Reuters.

Varadkar’s minority government, run via a cooperation deal with the ...

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London police remove suspicious package from UK political district

LONDON (Reuters) - London police said on Friday they had removed and made safe a suspicious package found in the Whitehall political district.

“The cordon has now been lifted. Enquiries continue,” they said on Twitter.

Reporting by William James and Costas Pitas; ...

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