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Boris Johnson fights for his Brexit

 

In Brussels, the EU Commission and the British government are struggling to reach an agreement. They want to prevent or at least not be responsible for an uncontrolled withdrawal of the United Kingdom on 31st October. In London, the opposition is wrestling with itself for a second referendum.

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Boris Johnson on a Tour of Escapades

The new British prime minister presents his contradictions in Berlin and Paris

Boris Johnson at the G7 summit – Twitter: Boris Johnson, 26.08.19

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson tours Europe as the political Harry Houdini, the legendary escape artist. Observers on both sides of the English Channel are eager to see how he wants to free himself from the contradictions he himself has formulated. His stops are Berlin, Paris and Biarritz.

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Course No Deal – Who Makes a Last-Minute Manoeuver?

 

Under Boris Johnson, the British ship is heading in the direction of a “No Deal”. It is questionable who will be able to reach into the rudder spokes. The European Union’s hands are tied, unless it bends and accepts excessive demands. All hopes lay therefore with the House of Commons.

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“My feminist heart sings” – Scottish Jo Swinson Wins the Race for LibDem Party Leadership

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Monday night, one day before the much-noticed change in Tory leadership, the British Liberal Democrats also appointed a new party leader. After predecessor Vince Cable resigned in March, his deputy Joanne Kate “Jo” Swinson became the new incumbent. The 39-year-old Scot cannot only look back on many years of party, parliamentary and ministerial experience, but was also the favourite in the race for the position.

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New Protagonists in the Brexit Drama

What does Boris Johnson Change?

A new protagonist will be elected during the break in the Brexit drama: The likely to be next Prime Minister Boris Johnson is heading for confrontation with the European Union, the British Parliament and his own party.

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Brexit: New Game with Old Pieces

The British House of Commons prepares for the next Brexit battle

Overtime is running. In April, the EU member states’ heads of state and government granted the United Kingdom seven more months to organize their withdrawal from the European Union. Three months have already passed. Both the chance for a second referendum and the risk of a “no deal” departure have increased.