Posts Tagged ‘UK Prime Minister’

British pound falls as Johnson seeks EU trade deal by end of 2020

by Ikokwu Ikembaon December 17, 2019
The British pound fell on Tuesday after reports that UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson was seeking a hard line on Britain’s transition period after Brexit, effectively creating a new cliff edge in negotiations with Brussels. The sterling dropped as much as 0.7 percent to $1.3236, as the one-and-half year high of $1.3516 reached on Friday […]

BREAKING| Boris Johnson elected as new UK prime minister

by Ikokwu Ikembaon July 23, 2019
He beat Jeremy Hunt comfortably, winning 92,153 votes to his rival’s 46,656. The former London mayor takes over from Theresa May on Wednesday. In his victory speech, Mr Johnson promised he would “deliver Brexit, unite the country and defeat Jeremy Corbyn”. Speaking at the Queen Elizabeth II centre in London, he said: “We are going […]

Boris Johnson set for PM job, beset by Brexit crisis

by Ikokwu Ikembaon July 23, 2019
Boris Johnson is set to win the race Tuesday to become Britain’s next prime minister and use his brand of optimism and bluster to try to break the three-year Brexit impasse. The former London mayor will immediately march into a head-on collision with the 27 EU leaders and his own parliament should he beat his […]