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    • Jeremy Hunt says he would pursue a “different” Brexit deal without the Irish backstop June 26, 2019
      The Foreign Secretary and candidate for Conservative Party leadership, Jeremy Hunt, told the BBC that if he became Prime Minister, he would not pursue a No Deal Brexit if there was a "prospect of a better deal" which would not involve the Irish backstop protocol. Hunt said, "What [Prime Minister] Theresa May tried to do was a […]
    • Boris Johnson: Current Withdrawal Agreement “is dead” June 25, 2019
      In an interview with the BBC last night, the Conservative leadership candidate, Boris Johnson, described the current Withdrawal Agreement as "dead" but said it was necessary "take the bits which are serviceable and get them done." Specifically, Johnson said he would as a priority seek to guarantee the rights of EU citizens in an "unconditional […]
    • Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt outline Brexit plans at Conservative Party hustings June 24, 2019
      The two candidates for the leadership of the Conservative Party, Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt and former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, outlined their visions for Brexit and domestic policies at the party's hustings on Saturday. Johnson said the UK “must be able to come out [of the EU] on WTO [World Trade Organization] terms…It is precisely […]
    • Conservative leadership contest between Johnson and Hunt June 21, 2019
      The fifth and final ballot of Conservative MPs was held yesterday, with former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt moving forward to the final stage of the leadership race. Johnson topped the poll with 160 votes, followed by Hunt on 77 and Environment Secretary Michael Gove, who was eliminated from the contest, […]
    • The European Parliament’s composition after Brexit June 20, 2019
      Open Europe's Anna Nadibaidze looks at how the composition of the new European Parliament would change after the UK's departure. The post The European Parliament’s composition after Brexit appeared first on Open Europe.
    • EU Council meets to discuss leadership of institutions for 2019-2024 June 20, 2019
      EU28 leaders are meeting at the European Council summit in Brussels today to discuss the leadership of EU institutions, including the European Commission and the Council, for the next five years. Council President Donald Tusk said he was “cautiously optimistic” about the ability of heads of state and government to reach an agreement on the […]
    • Second round of Conservative leadership contest sees Johnson on top again and Raab eliminated June 19, 2019
      The second ballot of Conservative MPs in the party’s leadership contest took place yesterday. Former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson again won the most votes (126 MPs), ahead of Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt (46), Environment Secretary Michael Gove (41), International Development Secretary Rory Stewart (37), Home Secretary Sajid Javid (33), and former Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab […]
    • Second round of voting in Conservative leadership contest takes place today June 18, 2019
      Conservative MPs will vote in the second round of the party's leadership contest this afternoon, choosing between the six candidates remaining: Boris Johnson, Jeremy Hunt, Michael Gove, Sajid Javid, Dominic Raab and Rory Stewart. The results are expected at 6PM. The candidates receiving fewer than 33 votes will be eliminated from the race, and if […]
    • Conservative leadership contenders participate in television debate June 17, 2019
      Five of the remaining six candidates in the Conservative Party’s leadership election took part in a televised debate on Channel 4 on Sunday evening. Michael Gove, Jeremy Hunt, Sajid Javid, Dominic Raab and Rory Stewart participated in the debate while Boris Johnson did not attend. Asked about their approach to Brexit, four of the candidates […]
    • Boris Johnson tops the first ballot of MPs in Conservative Party leadership election June 14, 2019
      A ballot of Conservative MPs was held yesterday in the first stage of the party's leadership election. Three candidates were eliminated from the contest, while the remaining seven will proceed to the next ballot of MPs, due to be held on Tuesday 18 June. The candidates who remain in the contest are Boris Johnson, who […]


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