London — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told people on Tuesday to work from home where possible, and ordered bars and restaurants to close early to tackle a fast-spreading second wave of Covid-19 with new restrictions lasting probably six months.
Brussels — The European Union stepped up its attack on UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s attempt to unpick the Brexit divorce deal, warning that the bloc would not cave in to pressure as negotiations over a trade accord reach a critical final few weeks.
London — The Bank of England gave the clearest signal yet that it may consider cutting interest rates below zero for the first time in its history as the economy faces a surge in coronavirus infections and the risk of a no-deal Brexit. The pound fell.
London — Boris Johnson has held talks with rebels in the UK’s ruling Conservative Party in an attempt to win their backing for his controversial law rewriting part of the Brexit deal he struck with the EU last year.
London — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government reached a deal on Wednesday to avert a rebellion in his own party, giving parliament a say over the use of post-Brexit powers within its proposed Internal Market Bill that break international law.