AP FACT CHECK: UK leadership contenders make wild promises – Associated Press

LONDON (AP) — Promises have been flying thick and fast in Britain’s Conservative leadership race, ranging from the plausible to the wild. Contenders Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt both say they will break the country’s political deadlock over Brexit, take Britain out of the European Union, boost the economy and bring a divided country back […]

Gordon Brown: ‘Boris Johnson could be UK’s last prime minister’ – The Guardian

Boris Johnson could be the UK’s last prime minister, Gordon Brown has warned, after the Conservative leadership frontrunner met Scottish MPs to reassure them of his desire to bolster the union. Johnson’s meeting with 11 out of the 13 Scottish Conservatives at Westminster on Wednesday is understood to have covered when he should first visit […]

Six foreign policy issues the UK’s new PM will face – BBC News

Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt are fighting to take over from Theresa May as the leader of the Conservative Party and the UK’s next prime minister. Central to the contest is an interpretation of what may or may not happen on 31 October, when Britain is scheduled to leave the European Union. Brexit: What are […]

Brexit: UK ‘will have to face consequences’ in event of no deal – BBC News

Media captionMichel Barnier says Theresa May and her ministers never threatened to leave without a deal during negotiations The UK will have to “face the consequences” if it opts to leave without a deal, the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator has said. Michel Barnier told BBC Panorama the thrice-rejected agreement negotiated by Theresa May was the […]

The £30,000 Migrant Salary Threshold Will Privilege London Over The U.K. Regions – Forbes

Farringdon Street in London, United Kingdom. (photo credit: Mike Kemp/In Pictures via Getty Images) Getty In the U.K. a planned £30,000 ($37,331) salary threshold for skilled migrants looking to immigrate from the EU for work is becoming one of the most contentious parts of a post-Brexit immigration regime. A group of British businesses has called for the […]

African lives are measured in fighting UK visa rejections – The Guardian

An African passport is the most egalitarian of documents, in that if you have one then class, employment status and professional invitations from the country you are visiting all count for nothing. From university professors to unskilled labourers, anyone holding a passport issued by a country in Africa will be treated the same by UK […]

Six difficult global issues the new UK PM will have to tackle – BBC News

Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt are fighting to take over from Theresa May as the leader of the Conservative Party and the UK’s next prime minister. Central to the contest is an interpretation of what may or may not happen on 31 October, when Britain is scheduled to leave the European Union. Brexit: What are […]

Timmermans: UK ran around ‘like idiots’ in Brexit negotiations – BBC News

Media captionTimmermans: “It’s like Lance Corporal Jones: ‘Don’t panic, don’t panic’… running around like idiots” UK ministers were “running around like idiots” when they arrived to negotiate Brexit in 2017, a top EU official says. The EU Commission’s First Vice-President, Frans Timmermans, said he expected a “Harry Potter-like book of tricks” from ministers. But he […]

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