British PM Johnson says he will not contemplate resigning
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Friday he was not willing to contemplate a scenario where he would have to resign from office if he failed in his pledge to finalise Britain's exit from the European Union by October 31.
Johnson is pushing for an election on October 15, two weeks before the United Kingdom is due to leave the EU, though opposition parties say they want a no-deal Brexit ruled out before they will agree to an election date.
In a sign of how far Brexit has distorted British politics, Johnson's Conservatives expelled 21 rebels on Tuesday (September 3) - including the grandson of Britain's World War Two leader Winston Churchill and two former finance ministers - for seeking to block any exit from the European Union without a deal.
On Friday, Johnson said the rebels expulsion "grieved me deeply." "These are friends of mine.
I've worked with them for many years.
But we have to get Brexit done and we were being very clear about the risks we're running now in snarling up the process of leaving the EU in parliament," he said.
Environment Secretary George Eustice admits that 'complexities' arise as aresult of the Government's measures implemented across the UK to slow thespread of coronavirus. Boris Johnson has warned he “will not hesitate” tointroduce harsher coronavirus restrictions as hospital admissions increase.
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Prime Minister Boris Johnson called for “collective forbearance, common senseand willingness to make sacrifices” in the battle against coronavirus, warningthat tougher measures could be introduced if the evidence showed they wereneeded.
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Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he will not hesitate to bring in further measures in an effort to control the spread of coronavirus. His comments come during a press conference at 10 Downing Street. Report by Browna. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Former Dover MP and “sexual predator” Charlie Elphicke has been jailed for twoyears for sexually assaulting two women, about a decade apart. The disgraced49-year-old father of two showed no emotion as judge Mrs Justice Whipplesentenced him to an immediate prison term for three counts of sexual assault,following a month-long trial which heard trained lawyer Elphicke lied topolice, senior Tories, and his wife.
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Conservative MP Sir Bob Neill has tabled an amendment to the Internal Markets Bill over Boris Johnson's plan to override the Withdrawal Agreement.
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Conservative MP Huw Merriman, chairman of the Commons Transport SelectCommittee, said “lessons really need to be learned” about using trains in badweather. Speaking after the minute’s silence at London’s Waterloo Station, hetold the PA news agency: “We have looked, over my five years, at rail safety,and I’m very conscious that we have one of the safest railways in Europe. "ButI’m also of the view that we mustn’t rest on our laurels, and there’s alwaysmore that can be done. “I think lessons really need to be learned about usingthe trains when the weather just isn’t suitable."
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While reacting on government's action against Amnesty International (global human right organization), Ministry of External Affairs said, "The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has issued a press release on this issue. Non Government Organizations (NGOs) are expected to adhere to all our laws. Just as they would in other countries including United States and European Union. We expect other governments will not condone contravention of Indian laws by any entity," said spokesperson, Anurag Srivastava. Amnesty said its bank accounts had been frozen and it had been forced to lay off staff in the country and suspend all its campaign and research work.MEA also reacted on Rohingya refugee crisis, Srivastava said that "the progress in Rakhine State Development Programme (RSDP) was discussed" with Myanmar in the light of recent Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) talks and with Bangladesh on the same issue. India signed a development programme for Rakhine State in Myanmar in late 2017 which was designed to assist the Myanmar government in Rakhine State to build housing infrastructure for displaced Rohingyas.
The Food and Drug Administration widened its probe into a serious illness linked to halted clinical trials for AstraZeneca's potential COVID-19 vaccine, sources told Reuters, while in Europe the vaccine approval process has been put on the fast track. Conway G. Gittens reports.
Britain and the European Union have agreed that they still disagree on key parts of trade agreement talks, but London will work hard to try to secure a deal. That comes after the European bloc launched a legal case against the UK. Adam Reed reports.
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More than 7,500 finance jobs and a trillion pounds in assets have already left Britain for the European Union as banks prepare for full-blown Brexit in January, consultants EY said on Thursday. Ciara Lee reports
Captain Sir Tom Moore is getting the big screen treatment following a fiercebidding war. The life story of the centenarian, who raised more than £32million for the NHS by walking laps of his Bedfordshire garden, will be shotnext year. The Second World War veteran quipped: “I don’t know of any 100-year-old actors but I’m sure Michael Caine or Anthony Hopkins could do awonderful job if they were prepared to age up!”
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A 97-year-old former radar operative has said the heroes of the Battle ofBritain deserve to be celebrated “whatever your politics are”. Kath McLeodjoined the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force (WAAF) in 1942, after the battle’sconclusion, but continued to carry out a role that saved many lives.
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