Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn had long waited for it, Conservative PM Boris Johnson enabled it in an effort to break the Brexit deadlock: UK voters headed to the polls on Thursday, December 12 for the second general election since the Brexit referendum.
The Supreme Court rules that Boris Johnson’s suspension of parliament was unlawful: what’s next for Brexit and the UK?
On Tuesday morning, judges unanimously ruled that the PM’s prorogation of Parliament was unlawful.
Winning 92,153 votes to Jeremy Hunt’s 46,656, frontrunner Boris Johnson was elected new Conservative leader and UK prime minister on Tuesday 23 July.
The race to take over from Theresa May on July 24th, 2019 is at full speed. After eight conservative candidates including Michael Gove, Sajid Javid and Dominic Raab were kicked out of the competition, only two contenders for the PM position remain: Foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt and backbencher Boris Johnson.
Will Brexit be cancelled? Will the UK have a new Prime Minister? Will the UK leave the EU and, if so, when?
When we last wrote about Brexit, Theresa May was making last minute amendments to her Brexit proposal ahead of the EU summit. Despite the deal having been approved by EU representatives, it is still unclear whether or not May’s deal will go through on March 29th, 2019.
Theresa May is expected to make an emergency visit to Brussels on Saturday in order to finalise Brexit negotiations ahead of EU leaders’ summit the next day.
The much-awaited draft was finally submitted to members of the government after Theresa May and EU negotiators agreed on an exit plan on Wednesday, November 14th.