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Boris Johnson Remarks on Election and Brexit Negotiations : July 24, August 19, October 17, and December 13, 2019

Boris Johnson Remarks on Election and Brexit Negotiations
Linda Grimm

Following Prime Minister Theresa May’s resignation in the spring, the United Kingdom’s (UK) Conservative Party chose former London mayor and prominent pro-Brexit campaigner Boris Johnson as its new leader, installing him at 10 Downing Street in late July. Johnson pledged to deliver Brexit by the extended October 31 deadline granted by the European Union (EU), with or without an approved withdrawal agreement. The projected economic impact of a “no deal” Brexit concerned many opposition lawmakers, who pushed Johnson to request more time from the EU and in some cases called for a second ...

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