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Brexit and the divide in UK citizens’ political identity: what is to become of “Leavers” and “Remainers” after Brexit?

Some of the opinions expressed in this article can be attributed to Timothy Oliver, lecturer in British politics, who wrote the original piece for The Conversation.  Last Friday (Jan 31) was no ordinary Friday. In all the chaos and global distress caused by the rampant...

2019: The Year in Quotes — TISG’s International Edition

Welcome to TISG’s curated list of outrageous, wise, hilarious, profound, heartbreaking and eyebrow-raising things that people said from the year that was. “Who does she think I am ... Bill Gates?” This was said by the former King of Malaysia about Oksana Voevodina, after she asked...

UEFA chief accuses British PM Johnson of fuelling racism

UEFA chief Aleksander Ceferin has accused British Prime Minister Boris Johnson of fuelling racism and insists European football's governing body is working hard to tackle the problem plaguing the game. A number of high-profile incidents in recent weeks, including racist abuse hurled at England players...

Brexit extension until January 31 ‘very probable’: French diplomatic source

An extension until January 31 of the deadline for Britain to leave the European Union is "very probable", a French diplomatic source said on Monday, as EU states were to meet to discuss a new Brexit delay. "There will very probably be an agreement" at Monday's...

British PM scrambles to sell Brexit deal to MPs

by Robin MILLARD British Prime Minister Boris Johnson launched a charm offensive on Friday to sell his Brexit deal to sceptical MPs, with a looming vote in parliament resting on a knife-edge. The Conservative leader pulled off a major coup in agreeing a new divorce deal...

Top UK minister quits in new Brexit blow to PM Johnson

by Dmitry ZAKS British Prime Minister Boris Johnson received a fresh blow Saturday when senior minister Amber Rudd quit her work and pensions post in protest at his handling of the Brexit crisis. Her resignation caps a miserable week for Johnson as he tries to steer...

UK PM to call election if Brexit strategy defeated: top official

by Alice RITCHIE British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will call an election for October 14 if MPs vote against his Brexit strategy, a top official said Monday on the eve of a parliamentary showdown. MPs from Johnson's own Conservative Party are preparing to join opposition lawmakers...