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PM Boris Johnson appoints Indian-origin experts on new race commission

Other members include experts across fields such as science, economics, medicine, policing and community organising.

The commission said it will review inequality in the UK, focusing on areas including poverty, education, employment, health and the criminal justice system, while looking at outcomes for the whole population.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jul 16, 2020 08:27 PM IST
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New UK plan to fast-track visas for scientists, experts

Home secretary Priti Patel said the number of eligible fellowships which can offer accelerated endorsement for visas for scientists wanting to conduct research in the UK will double from 62 to over 120 from early next year.

The new plan is one of the measures the Johnson government is taking in the near future to attract professionals and experts needed in the country, as the United Kingdom prepares to leave the European Union on January 31.(BLOOMBERG PHOTO.)
Updated on Dec 23, 2019 07:45 PM IST
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Delay looms after Johnson wins one vote, loses another

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.

The British prime minister has already sought an extension to the October 31 deadline from Brussels.(Reuters image)
Published on Oct 23, 2019 08:17 AM IST
London | ByPrasun Sonwalkar & Agencies

Brexit vote on knife-edge as PM Boris Johnson sells deal ahead of Super Saturday

In power since 2017 with support from the 10-member Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), the Johnson government has been forced to seek new supporters after the Northern Ireland-based party announced it would vote against the agreement on what is called a ‘Super Saturday’.

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson arrives to speak at a news conference during the European Union leaders summit dominated by Brexit, in Brussels, Belgium.(REUTERS)
Published on Oct 18, 2019 05:52 PM IST
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Key Brexit questions remain as ugly scenes mark House suspension

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.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s effort to trigger a mid-term election was again stopped by the opposition, when his motion failed to get the two-thirds majority required.(BLOOMBERG.)
Updated on Sep 10, 2019 06:56 PM IST
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