21
Thursday
November 2019
11:48 PM IST
News Headlines
Home   | Main News   | Kerala  | National   | International  | Business   | Sports   | Entertainment   | Columns   | Offbeat   | About Deepika 
International News
UK''s Johnson ''sorry'' for Brexit delay
 
London: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Sunday apologised for not taking Britain out of the European Union by October 31, saying he was "deeply, deeply disappointed". "It is a matter of deep regret," Johnson told Sky News, before criticising Donald Trump after the US president said the prime minister''s deal struck with Brussels would prevent a future Britain/US trade agreement. "I don''t wish to cast any aspersions on the president but in that respect he is patently in error," he said. "Anybody who looks at our deal can see it is a great deal... it allows us to have full unfettered control of our tariff schedule".

Trump on Thursday told friend Nigel Farage, who will be up against Johnson in the December 12 election, that "under certain aspects of the deal -- you can''t do it, you can''t trade." Johnson had vowed he would rather be "dead in a ditch" than tolerate another extension to the tortuous Brexit process, which began in 2016 after a knife-edge public referendum. On Sunday he blamed Britain''s failure to leave as scheduled on October 31 on parliament passing what he called the "Surrender Act".

This demanded that the government ask for, and accept, a delay from the European Union rather than leaving without the deal being ratified. MPs gave provisional support for his deal, but derailed Johnson''s plans to get the bill through parliament before the deadline day, leading him to push for the December 12 vote to break the impasse. Farage''s Brexit Party has called for a pact with Johnson''s Conservatives to avoid splitting the Leave vote, but the prime minister once again ruled it out. "I ruled out a pact with everybody because I don''t think that it''s sensible," he said.

"What I can say respectfully to the leaders of all other parties is, alas, the only likely consequence of voting for them, rather than for us as Conservatives is that you''re making it more likely that you will thereby get (Labour leader) Jeremy Corbyn".


Lankan Prez names elder brother Mahinda as PM after Wickremesinghe resigns
Nawaz Sharif meets medical experts for check-up in London
Ailing former Pak PM Nawaz Sharif leaves for London for treatment
Swedish prosecutor drops Assange rape probe
Newly-elected Lankan President to visit India on Nov 29
Sri Lanka will be friendly with all nations, but neutral in matters among int'l powers: Gotabaya
Pak successfully conducts test launch of nuclear-capable surface-to-surface ballistic missile
Democrats invite Trump to testify in impeachment inquiry
Gotabaya Rajapaksa wins Sri Lankan presidential election: Official results
Ailing Sharif to travel to London on Tuesday for medical treatment
Burkina Faso army says 32 'terrorists' killed in two operations
Diplomat says he overheard Trump call about 'investigations'
Vote count on in Sri Lanka presidential election
Bolivia's growing crisis turns deadly as 5 killed in clash
Lanka PM appeals to people to vote peacefully and maintain law & order
EU rebuffs American pitch of quick deal for more lobsters
Russia plans to deliver S-400 missile systems to India on schedule: Putin
Impeachment proceedings a 'sham and should not be allowed': Trump
New Gaza rockets disrupt Israel, Islamic Jihad cease-fire
Climate change poses 'lifelong' child health risk
ENTERTAINMENT NEWS
Sunny Leone to feature in musical Broadway 'Abhimanyu'
 Mumbai: Sunny Leone is all set to perform in Indian classical dance show in Broadway style, "Abhiman  
Nothing wrong in taking time off to better myself: Athiya Shetty
Vanessa Hudgens-starrer 'The Princess Switch' getting a sequel
Stardom a fine balance between contentment and ambition, says Ayushmann
KERALA NEWS
Opposition leader visits injured MLA at Medical College Hospital in Kerala
 Thiruvananthapuram: Opposition leader in Kerala Assembly Ramesh Chennithala called on Congress MLA S
Sabarimala temple opens for 2-month long pilgrimage season
Kerala: Mixed response to SC Sabarimala verdict
Orange alert in 4 districts in Kerala
NATIONAL NEWS
Normalcy has been restored in J&K: Shah
 New Delhi: Asserting that the normalcy has been restored in Jammu and Kashmir, Home Minister Amit Sh
Cabinet approves strategic disinvestment of CPSEs
T''gana techie among 2 Indians arrested in Pak; missing since 2017, says family
Rajini, Haasan hint at joining hands for TN''s welfare
Untitled Page
Rashtra Deepika LTD
Copyright @ 2019 , Rashtra Deepika Ltd.