Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson’s Threat to Not Pay Britain’s Brexit Bill is Dangerous for the UK Economy

The frontrunner in the Conservative Party leadership contest, Boris Johnson announced that, if elected to be the UK’s next prime minister, he would refuse to pay the UK’s Brexit divorce bill unless better withdrawal terms are on offer fr...

Joburg Post·about 2 years ago

Conservative Leadership Election: What Happens Now?

The race to succeed Theresa May as Conservative leader and prime minister is in full swing. Brexit is the key issue, but the Tories’ selection rules are also a major factor shaping the contest.Leadership candidates required eight nominat...

Joburg Post·about 2 years ago

Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt Will Compete to Become the UK’s Next Prime Minister – but Could Either Win an Election?

The final two contenders for the leadership of the Conservative Party, and therefore the UK, are now known. Boris Johnson will go up against Jeremy Hunt in a vote to be held among the Conservative Party’s 160,000 members.In a final round...

Joburg Post·about 2 years ago

No-deal Brexit: Almost Half of Brits are Stockpiling Food, Medicine and Clothes as UK Heads For the Cliff Edge

Four out of ten Brits are stockpiling items including food, medicine and clothes in preparation for the growing prospect of the United Kingdom leaving the European Union without a Brexit deal later this year. 40% of people in the UK have...

Joburg Post·about 2 years ago

Boris Johnson Wins Race to Become UK's Next Prime Minister

Brexit hardliner Boris Johnson won the contest to lead Britain’s governing Conservative Party on Tuesday and will become the country’s next prime minister, tasked with fulfilling his promise to lead the U.K. out of the European Union. Jo...

Joburg Post·about 2 years ago

Zuma and Trump: Half a World Apart, Yet Similarly Paranoid and Dangerous

Within the space of a few days, we have been subjected to bizarre but carefully staged performances by US President Donald Trump and former South African President Jacob Zuma. Trump has spewed racist hate-speech against four Democratic P...

Roger Southall·about 2 years ago