New British 20-Pound Note Featuring Artist Turner Enters Circulation

A new British banknote featuring a self-portrait by the 19th-century painter J.M.W. Turner entered circulation on Thursday. The 20-pound note is the third to be made of durable polymer material rather than paper, following the launch of new five-pound and 10-pound notes in 2016 and 2017. “Moving the 20-pound note to polymer marks a major... Continue Reading →

Queen Elizabeth II Approves Government’s Brexit Bill

Queen Elizabeth II gave her formal assent Thursday for Britain to end its decades-long involvement in the European Union and seek a more independent but uncertain future at the end of the month. The head of the state’s ceremonial approval of the withdrawal legislation allows Britain to leave its closest neighbors and trading partners after... Continue Reading →

Britain’s New Parliament Votes On Johnson’s Brexit Deal

Britain’s freshly-elected parliament prepared on Friday to move past years of partisan wrangling and initially approve Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s divorce deal with the EU. The all-but-certain outcome in the lower House of Commons will help Johnson on his way towards meeting his winning campaign promise to “get Brexit done” on January 31 AFP reports.... Continue Reading →

British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson Faces Fresh Humiliation In Parliament Today

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson braced for another showdown in parliament on Wednesday after a humiliating defeat over his Brexit strategy, with MPs set to vote on a law aimed at blocking a no-deal departure. Johnson has said he will seek an early general election if MPs vote against him again, intensifying a dramatic political... Continue Reading →

British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson Appoints Nigerian Lady, Olukemi Badenoch As Minister

Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson, has appointed Olukemi Olufunto Badenoch, aged 39, as Children and Families Minister, as part of his government reshuffle. Badenoch is a British Conservative politician and Member of Parliament (MP) for Saffron Walden. She was born in Wimbledon, London to Nigerian parents. Her childhood was spent in Lagos and the United... Continue Reading →

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