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Boris Johnson confirms bid for Tory leadership

Image copyright PA Boris Johnson has said he will run for the Conservative Party leadership after Theresa May stands down.Asked at a business event in Manchester if he would be a candidate, the former foreign secretary replied: “Of course I’m going to go for it.”Mrs May has said she will resign once the House of…

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May faces renewed pressure to set out departure date

Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May is seen outside Downing Street, as uncertainty over Brexit continues, in London, Britain May 15, 2019. REUTERS/Hannah MckayLONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May will come under renewed pressure from senior members of her Conservative Party on Thursday to set out a clear timetable for her departure. May’s Brexit deal…

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Merkel – Brexit is ultimately is a loss for everyone

German Chancellor Angela Merkel reacts during her speech at the annual meeting of the German Sparkasse bank (Deutscher Sparkassentag) in Hamburg, Germany May 15, 2019. REUTERS/Fabian BimmerBERLIN (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday that Britain’s departure from the European Union would ultimately be a loss for everyone even if some companies had…

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Theresa May due to meet Tory MPs over leadership

Image copyright EPA Theresa May is due to meet senior Conservative MPs who are demanding she sets a date for her departure from Downing Street.Under pressure from her MPs to stand aside, the prime minister is meeting the executive of the backbench 1922 Committee to discuss her future.But current leadership rules mean she cannot be…