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PM Johnson denies lying to Queen Elizabeth over the suspension of parliament


LONDON British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has denied lying to Queen Elizabeth over the reasons for suspending parliament for five weeks after a court ruled his decision to do so was unlawful.


Johnson threatens election ahead of Brexit battle in parliament 02 Sep 2019

LONDON Prime Minister Boris Johnson implicitly warned lawmakers on Monday that he would seek an election if they tied his hands on Brexit, ruling out ever countenancing a further delay to Britain's departure from the European Union. | Video


Scottish Conservative leader Davidson quits, citing Brexit and family 29 Aug 2019

EDINBURGH Ruth Davidson quit as leader of the Conservative Party in Scotland on Thursday, delivering a blow to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson after she led a resurgence for the party in Scotland during her eight years in charge.


Scottish budget deficit at seven-year low, but far exceeds UK average 21 Aug 2019

LONDON Scotland's budget deficit has fallen to a seven-year low but remains much larger as a share of the economy than the average deficit for Britain as a whole, official figures showed on Wednesday -- figures that were seized on by opponents of Scottish independence.


Paradise Lost? Edinburgh on edge as Brexit divides festival audiences 19 Aug 2019

EDINBURGH For many home-grown performers at the world's largest arts festival, Britain's looming departure from the European Union presents a unique artistic challenge.