After months of speculation, UK Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday announced she would be stepping down. Boris Johnson, former Mayor of London, ex-foreign secretary and passionate Brexiteer, is a frontrunner to be the next Conservative leader after he was the first Tory candidate to throw his hat in the ring. READ MORE: Who is favourite to replace Theresa May as UK prime minister? The main subject on everyone's lips in the UK is Brexit and that doesn't look set to change in the coming months — where does the man who could be the next prime minister stand on the issue? How has he campaigned? After leaving the public and his fellow Conservatives guessing for days, Johnson came out in favour of the UK leaving the European Union back in 2016 — he said his radio silence was because his choice had been "agonisingly difficult". At the time, Johnson said the decision came with a "great deal of heartache", and the last thing he wanted was to go against David Cameron or the … [Read more...] about What is Boris Johnson’s view on Brexit?
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Former foreign secretary Boris Johnson is set to deliver a major speech which will call on the Government to unite over Brexit in what some may consider a veiled leadership move. Mr Johnson will tell an audience at the JCB headquarters in Rocester that Britons “have been drifting too far apart” and will urge the Government to focus on issues that drove the 2016 referendum. The Tory Brexiteer, who will speak in Staffordshire at 11am on Friday, will also use his keynote address to call for action on the pay gap and careful thinking on immigration. “Yes, it (Brexit) was about democracy,” Mr Johnson will say. "But that vote was also triggered by a feeling that, in some way, the people of this country have been drifting too far apart and in areas where we need to come together." Mr Johnson will also use his keynote address to call for action on the pay gap and careful thinking on immigration, adding: "We all know about boardroom pay and the huge expansion in … [Read more...] about What time is Boris Johnson’s speech on Brexit today?
THE UK and the EU are now on a countdown to B-day with both sides trying to reach a Brexit deal before the clock strikes midnight on March 29 next year. Talks have hit a roadblock over the Irish border backstop issue, with Theresa May struggling to get her crunch vote through the Commons. Here's the latest. What is Brexit? Brexit comes from merging the words "Britain" and "exit". The term has been widely used ever since the idea of a referendum on leaving the EU was put forward. More than 30million people voted in the June 2016 referendum with a turnout of 71.8 per cent. Leave won by 52 per cent to 48 per cent. People now talk about “soft” and “hard” Brexit in reference to how close the UK will be to the EU post separation. The road to triggering Article 50 - which saw Britain officially start the process of leaving the EU - was paved with complications for the PM, including a Supreme Court case ruling MPs needed to vote on Brexit negotiations. But it was … [Read more...] about What is Brexit, when is the UK leaving the European Union and what will happen after March 29 next year?
0 Have your say BORIS Johnson’s rumbustious speech at this week’s Conservative conference called for the Tories to commit to continuing tax cuts. That brings easy applause from a well-to-do audience, so long as no one stops to think what spending cuts would have to follow. Or that less prosperous parts of England, like most of Yorkshire, will suffer more from continuing cuts in public spending than the southern counties which are the Conservative government’s homeland. Boris told his audience that tax cuts would produce more revenue – an appealing formula first proposed to Republican policy-makers in Washington in 1974 by the economist Arthur Laffer. The ‘Laffer Curve’ suggests that cuts in tax on companies will free their directors to increase investment, so raising production, efficiency and profit, and eventually bringing in more revenue to the state. The Yorkshire Post says: Time for Tories to dance to Theresa May’s … [Read more...] about William Wallace: Boris Johnson’s call for tax cuts will do little for Yorkshire
Boris Johnson is to deliver a key speech today which is expected to be a step towards an expected challenge to Theresa May's leadership. The former foreign secretary's conference speech will be at a fringe event with his appearance in Birmingham limited to one day after he resigned from the government. As well as Boris's speech, the Prime Minister is to give her main conference address tomorrow. Here's everything you need to know about the Conservative Party Conference. When does the Conservative conference end? The conference kicked off on Sunday September 30 and will continue until Wednesday, October 3. Where is the conference being held? This year, the conference is taking place at Birmingham's International Convention Centre. What's already happened? As the conference kicked off on Sunday, Theresa May sought to instil faith in her Brexit strategy. She said she believed her controversial Chequers deal was "in the national interest," despite Mr Johnson's … [Read more...] about When is Boris Johnson’s speech? Conservative Conference 2018 schedule