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Court to rule on Parliament suspension on Tuesday

A ruling on the legality of Boris Johnson decision to suspend Parliament for five weeks will be announced by the Supreme Court on Tuesday at 10:30 BST. The government argues prorogation is not a matter for the courts, but critics say the PM is trying to limit MPs’ scrutiny of his Brexit policy.Parliament is currently…

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Tensions on full display as election looms

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Labour leader has been fire fighting for the first 24 hours of the conference “I’m still here and I’ll be back next year… hopefully.” Unusual words to hear from a deputy leader of a political party on the first full day of its conference – but these are…

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Boris Johnson: Don’t expect ‘New York breakthrough’ on Brexit

U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson | Ben Stansall/AFP via Getty Images Boris Johnson: Don’t expect ‘New York breakthrough’ on Brexit British PM to meet EU leaders at UN summit, says he is still ‘cautiously optimistic’ about securing a deal. By Emilio Casalicchio 9/23/19, 7:01 AM CET Updated 9/23/19, 7:20 AM CET NEW YORK — Boris…

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Labour can’t escape Brexit, even with radical new reforms

BRIGHTON, England — Even with shiny new domestic reform proposals, divisions over Brexit still stole the show at the start of Labour’s annual party conference. Bracing for a potentially imminent snap election, the U.K. opposition party began to unveil new policies on which to campaign as its five-day annual get-together kicked off in Brighton this…

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Jeremy Corbyn’s lofty neutrality on Brexit

LONDON — In June 1975, Jeremy Corbyn was living in a dingy one-bedroom flat in Haringey, north London, with his first wife, Jane, and a tabby cat called Harold Wilson. The moggie was named for the then Labour prime minister, for whom the couple felt some affection, having met while working as activists on Wilson’s…