Johnson seeks UK election bid as political foes push back

LONDON (AP) — Boxed in by opponents and abandoned politically even by his own brother, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson struggled Thursday to keep his Brexit plans on track, and he accused lawmakers of thwarting democracy by blocking his call for a new election. Johnson remained determined to secure an election after lawmakers rejected his […]

Johnson’s Brexit plans in crisis after 3rd defeat in 2 days

LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Boris Johnson called Wednesday for a national election on Oct. 15, saying it was the only way out of Britain’s Brexit impasse after lawmakers moved to block his plan to leave the European Union next month without a divorce deal. But Parliament delivered Johnson his third defeat in two days […]

Major defeat for British PM as lawmakers seize Brexit agenda

LONDON (AP) — On a day of humiliating setbacks, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson suffered a major defeat in Parliament on Tuesday night as rebellious lawmakers voted to seize control of the Brexit agenda, prompting the embattled leader to say he would call for a new general election. The 328 to 301 vote, made possible […]

Brexit backer vying to lead UK talks getting tough with EU

LONDON (AP) — British politician Boris Johnson, a Brexit supporter who is the current favorite to be the U.K.’s next prime minister, has stepped up his bid for support by challenging the European Union on the terms of the country’s delayed departure. Johnson told the Sunday Times that if he succeeds Prime Minister Theresa May, […]

Warnings of chaotic ‘no-deal’ grow amid UK Brexit deadlock

LONDON (AP) — The alarms are flashing, the cliff-edge is coming closer — but can Britain avoid tumbling out of the European Union? After lawmakers rejected the government’s Brexit deal on three occasions, and twice failed to agree on any other option, the U.K. has just 10 days to come up with a new plan […]

UK, EU to hold more Brexit talks as May woos opposition

LONDON (AP) — Senior European Union and British officials are set to hold more Brexit talks less than a month before the United Kingdom is scheduled to leave the bloc, as U.K. officials denied Monday that attempts to seal a divorce deal are deadlocked. EU and U.K. officials said the bloc’s chief negotiator, Michel Barnier, […]

UK, EU leaders spar during ‘robust’ Brexit talks

BRUSSELS (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May and EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker sparred on Thursday during “robust” talks on the U.K.’s Brexit plans, and agreed to hold more negotiations until the end of the month — a process that looks set to push the sealing of any deal to within a month of […]

UK’s May faces no-confidence vote after Brexit plan crushed

LONDON (AP) — British lawmakers overwhelmingly rejected Prime Minister Theresa May’s divorce deal with the European Union on Tuesday, plunging the Brexit process into chaos and triggering a no-confidence vote that could topple her government. The defeat was widely expected, but the scale of the House of Commons’ vote — 432 votes against the government […]

Brexit deal in turmoil as May postpones Parliament vote

LONDON (AP) — Facing almost certain defeat, British Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday postponed a vote in Parliament on her Brexit deal, saying she would go back to European Union leaders to seek changes to the divorce agreement. May’s move threw Britain’s Brexit plans into disarray, intensified a domestic political crisis and battered the […]

Crunch time for UK PM May as she seeks unity on Brexit plan

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May faced resistance and potential rebellion from hard-core Brexit backers in her Conservative government Friday as she gathered her fractious Cabinet to hammer out a plan for future trade with the European Union. Almost 30 Cabinet ministers were being sequestered inside the prime minister’s Chequers country retreat — without […]