UK MPs to vote on bill to override Northern Ireland Brexit pact

LONDON: British lawmakers will on Monday get their first chance to vote on a government bill to overhaul post-Brexit trade arrangements in Northern Ireland, despite EU warnings it is illegal and could spark a trade war. The UK government unveiled its Northern Ireland Protocol Bill to unilaterally change trading terms for the politically fraught British … Read more

Pressure mounts on UK PM Boris Johnson after crushing election defeats

LONDON/KIGALI: Boris Johnson‘s Conservatives lost two seats on Friday, a crushing blow to the governing party that prompted the resignation of its chairman and intensified doubts about the future of Britain’s Prime Minister. In Rwanda for a meeting of the Commonwealth nations, Johnson was defiant, pledging to listen to voters’ concerns and do more to … Read more

UK’s Boris Johnson faces test in two special elections

LONDON: Polls opened on Thursday in Britain for two special elections that could deliver a new blow to scandal-tainted Conservative Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Wakefield in northern England and the southwestern constituency of Tiverton and Honiton are both electing replacements for Conservative lawmakers who resigned in disgrace. One was convicted of sexual assault; the other … Read more

There’s a lot to this WWE Vince McMahon mess

Vince McMahon is turning WWE over to his daughter Stephanie.Image: Getty Images As Wednesday’s bombshell report dropped of WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon allegedly having a sexual relationship with an ex-company staffer and paying her $3 million in hush money, no longtime wrestling fan read the headline and was shocked. McMahon has been the … Read more

UK’s PM looks to reset leadership after confidence vote

LONDON: Prime Minister Boris Johnson will on Thursday outline plans to tackle Britain’s cost-of-living crisis, as he seeks to move on from a damaging series of scandals and a confidence vote called by his own MPs. Johnson won the vote but with 40 percent of his own side refusing to back him, he was likened … Read more

johnson: Johnson faces UK parliament for first time since no-confidence vote

LONDON: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson faces a boisterous parliament Wednesday in his first appearance before lawmakers since narrowly fending off a damaging no-confidence vote from his own Conservative MPs. His backers are likely to stage a noisy show of support when he steps up for his weekly Prime Minister’s Questions. Critics, however, have warned … Read more

johnson: Boris Johnson: The ‘greased piglet’ slips away again

LONDON: All politicians need luck and Boris Johnson — once described as a “greased piglet” for his uncanny powers of political escapology — has had more than most in his career. That lucky streak of surviving crisis after crisis continued on Monday after he won a vote of confidence by his own Conservative colleagues, keeping … Read more

johnson: UK PM Johnson an electoral liability, leading Conservative Party to defeat in next elections: Memo shared in Tory groups

LONDON: United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson has become an electoral liability who is leading the Conservative Party to a crushing defeat in the next general elections, read a memo that went viral in Tory MP’s WhatsApp groups on Monday ahead of his confidence vote. The thrust of the 735-word document, titled ‘Party leadership’, which, … Read more

johnson: British PM Boris Johnson wins no-confidence vote but faces huge Tory rebellion

LONDON: Preventing a leadership contest from being triggered, United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday won a vote of confidence in his leadership, seeing off a bid by rebels in his party to oust him. As many as 211 (59 per cent) Conservative Party MPs voted for Johnson, while 148 (41 per cent) voted … Read more

johnson: British Prime Minister Johnson faces no-confidence vote

LONDON: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson faced a no-confidence vote from his own Conservative Party on Monday that could oust him from power, as discontent with his rule finally threatens to topple a politician who has often seemed invincible despite many scandals. The charismatic leader renowned for his ability to connect with voters has recently … Read more