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UK’s Johnson claims Brexit mandate as Tories secure majority

UK’s Johnson claims Brexit mandate as Tories secure majority

Associated Press

December 13, 2019

LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party has won a thumping majority of seats in Britain's Parliament — a decisive outcome to a Brexit-dominated election that should allow Johnson to fulfill his plan to take the U.K. out of the European Union next month. With 648 of the...

No-deal Brexit could mean uncertainty for Northern Ireland, Ireland

No-deal Brexit could mean uncertainty for Northern Ireland, Ireland

Dan McDaid, Contributing Writer

November 18, 2019

A no-deal Brexit could mean a lot of uncertainty for the people of Northern Ireland and Ireland. If the United Kingdom quits the European Union, it could cause serious economic problems and more violence to two countries that have been down this road before. Keeping the Good Friday Agreement intact is...

Brexit chaos continues for Boris Johnson

Brexit chaos continues for Boris Johnson

Stuart Dantoin and Brian Pearlman

September 16, 2019

More than three years after the 2016 Brexit referendum, the U.K. is embroiled in more political chaos than ever. The decision to leave the European Union was made after a nationwide referendum held under the government of then-Prime Minister David Cameron. The non-binding referendum saw the “Leave”...

Undone by Brexit, May steps down as Conservative leader

Undone by Brexit, May steps down as Conservative leader

Jill Lawless, Associated Press

June 7, 2019

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May's time as Conservative Party leader ended Friday, not with a bang but a whimper. May, who announced her departure two weeks ago after her career was undone by the Brexit mess, formally stepped down in a private exchange of letters with the party,...

Murder of journalist in N. Ireland raises possibility of violence in no-deal Brexit

Murder of journalist in N. Ireland raises possibility of violence in no-deal Brexit

Bianca Cseke, Online Editor

April 29, 2019

A 29-year-old journalist covering a night of unrest in Northern Ireland was killed by a militant group earlier this month, helping stoke fears of additional violence as the United Kingdom works out a deal to leave the European Union. Lyra McKee was covering rioting in Londonderry, which broke out ...

Brexit uncertainty hits students

Brexit uncertainty hits students

Doug Klain, Contributing Writer

January 22, 2019

The British parliament rejected Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit plan in a historically brutal vote last Tuesday. With MPs voting 432 to 202 to reject the deal, British prospects for a Brexit deal were thrown into doubt. This was huge news for DePaul senior Glenn Johnston, who currently interns in...

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