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UPDATED ON NOV 17, 2019 12:35 AM IST
If Johnson leads the Conservatives to a majority in the 650-member House of Commons, the UK will leave the EU on the next exit date of January 31. If he falls short by 15 or 20 seats, Westminster will be in for another round of Brexit-related blood-letting.
UPDATED ON OCT 31, 2019 09:56 PM IST
The suspension period of six months is the longest ever imposed on any MP in British parliamentary history.
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Anirudh Bhattacharyya
UPDATED ON OCT 23, 2019 11:31 PM IST
London | By Prasun Sonwalkar & Agencies
PUBLISHED ON OCT 23, 2019 08:17 AM IST
Johnson, who earlier in the day said he would withdraw the bill if he lost the timetable motion and go for a general election, said after losing that he would “pause” it and discuss with EU leaders the next course of action.
UPDATED ON OCT 09, 2019 06:15 PM IST
Vara, who has been an MP since 2005 and held various ministerial roles under the prime ministership of David Cameron and Theresa May, resigned as minister for Northern Ireland in November 2018 to oppose the EU withdrawal agreement reached by May.
London | By Reuters
UPDATED ON OCT 04, 2019 05:13 PM IST
Devolved Parliament more than comfortably surpassed its estimated price tag of 1.5 million to 2 million pounds, with the auctioneer declaring “history being made” at one point.
London | By Reuters
UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2019 01:48 PM IST
Devolved Parliament, in which chimpanzees replace politicians, measures 13 feet (4 m) long, making it the largest known canvas by the secretive British street artist, according to Sotheby’s.
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2019 10:11 PM IST
David Cameron, 52, was Britain’s youngest prime minister in 200 years when he entered 10 Downing Street in 2010 at 43, but left behind a withering legacy in 2016 that promises to unsettle the country for years
UPDATED ON SEP 10, 2019 06:56 PM IST
The Johnson government was restricted in its actions when the opposition managed to pass a motion blocking it from leaving the EU on October 31 without an agreement, which makes it mandatory to ask Brussels for an extension to the Brexit date.
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2019 03:57 PM IST
Johnson, whose brother Jo Johnson resigned on Thursday on the issue of his controversial Brexit policy, leads a minority government with little control over parliamentary agenda.
Washington | By Agence France-Presse
PUBLISHED ON SEP 05, 2019 06:14 AM IST
Johnson faces a revolt in the House of Commons over the possibility of a no deal exit from the European Union, but Trump told reporters his friend was “going to be okay.”
London | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON SEP 04, 2019 10:36 PM IST
Boris Johnson, in his first PMQs, uttered the expletive to describe the main opposition Labour Party’s economic plans, describing them as “shit or bust”.
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2019 06:38 PM IST
Former Conservative prime minister John Major on Friday said he is joining a legal bid by Indian-origin anti-Brexit campaigner against parliament’s prorogation announce by Prime Minister Boris Johnson, as courts prepare to hear challenges next week.
PUBLISHED ON AUG 02, 2019 01:28 PM IST
In the House of 650, the Conservative strength is now 310. It is supported by the 10-member Democratic Unionist Party, taking the ruling combine’s strength to 320.
UPDATED ON JUL 25, 2019 07:44 PM IST
May and her ministers who did not find a place in the Johnson government were conspicuous by their absence in parliament. Those who survived the cull include Sajid Javid, who was appointed chancellor, and Amber Rudd, who stays as minister for women and equalities.
UPDATED ON JUL 25, 2019 04:47 PM IST
Boris Johnson appointed Priti Patel as the home secretary and Alok Sharma as the international development secretary. Rishi Sunak does not have cabinet rank but as the chief secretary to the treasury, will attend cabinet meetings.
UPDATED ON JUL 21, 2019 05:48 PM IST
Johnson is almost certain to be the next prime minister, according to a poll of odds offered by various betting agencies. The latest poll by Conservative Home on Sunday also put Johnson polling 73 per cent votes of the 1.6 lakh party members.
By Arun Anand
UPDATED ON JUN 03, 2019 09:35 PM IST
It was an assertion of the sociocultural identity of Bharatiya society which was under attack by the British
UPDATED ON MAY 25, 2019 09:39 AM IST
Theresa May took over in July 2016 after the Leave vote in the referendum on the UK’s membership of the European Union prompted Prime Minister David Cameron to resign
UPDATED ON MAY 21, 2019 10:46 PM IST
May has rejected on umpteen occasions the demand for another referendum, on the ground that it would betray the trust in democracy of the people, who voted to leave the EU in the 2016 referendum
UPDATED ON MAY 19, 2019 06:19 PM IST
It would be May’s fourth attempt to seek its passage through parliament, after the agreement was voted down thrice in the House of Commons. Unless it was fundamentally changed, the opposition Labour said it is likely to be rejected again.
UPDATED ON MAY 17, 2019 07:11 PM IST
May was forced to turn to Labour after the EU withdrawal agreement was voted down thrice in the House of Commons, including by a large section of rebels in her own party.
UPDATED ON MAY 14, 2019 06:03 PM IST
The issue of alleged persecution was raised during Foreign Office questions in the House of Commons, following which the Theresa May government said it would take up with Indian authorities.
Hindustan Times, London | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAY 13, 2019 04:13 PM IST
There are demands within the Conservative party that PM Theresa May should call off the talks since, according to the increasingly influential view, they are destined to fail.
Hindustan Times, London | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAY 12, 2019 06:06 PM IST
The Theresa May government has been forced to hold the European elections because the UK remains a member of the EU after the House of Commons thrice voted down the withdrawal agreement. Cross-party talks are currently on to explore a consensus position.
UPDATED ON MAY 02, 2019 02:21 PM IST
Fiona Onasanya (Labour), disgraced by her lying and jailed in January for perverting the course of justice, has now been removed from the House of Commons. She represented Peterborough, but was expelled by Labour due to her conduct.
Hindustan Times, Amritsar | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2020 04:21 PM IST
UK envoy to India Dominic Asquith expressed regret over Jallianwala Bagh and called it a shameful act of British Indian history.
UPDATED ON APR 12, 2019 08:18 PM IST
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has piled more pressure on PM May to tender an apology on behalf of the state for the April 1919 Jallianwala Bagh massacre in Amritsar, for which she and her ministers have so far confined themselves to expressing ‘deep regret’.
UPDATED ON APR 02, 2019 08:03 PM IST
Barnier said a long extension to the April 12 exit date had “significant risks for the EU” and a “strong justification would be needed” if the May government sought it.
UPDATED ON MAR 29, 2019 09:32 PM IST
Sitting in an extraordinary session in the House of Commons, MPs rejected the text negotiated with European leaders last year by 344 votes to 286.