London’s pro-Brexit former mayor Boris Johnson named UK foreign minister

London’s pro-Brexit former mayor Boris Johnson named UK foreign minister

Boris Johnson, the top Brexit campaigner and former London mayor, made a sensational comeback Wednesday after two weeks in the political wilderness to become foreign minister in new Prime Minister Theresa May’s government. Johnson is one of Britain’s most recognisable politicians with his blond mop-top hair, bumbling manner and tendency to drift into Latin during […]

Pro-Brexit MEP Nigel Farage resigns as UKIP leader

Pro-Brexit MEP Nigel Farage resigns as UKIP leader

The leader of Britain’s insurgent right-wing populist UK Independence Party said on Monday he was stepping down after realising his ambition to win a vote for Britain to leave the EU, punching another hole in the country’s chaotic politics. The departure of brash former commodities trader Nigel Farage would sideline one of the most outspoken […]

British Prime Minister David Cameron accuses pro-Brexit campaign of lying

British Prime Minister David Cameron accuses pro-Brexit campaign of lying

Prime Minister David Cameron on Tuesday accused those backing a British exit from the European Union of lying to voters – and insisted he is not worried that the “remain” side is losing ground in the battle for votes. British voters are deciding in a referendum June 23 on whether to leave the 28-nation bloc […]