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    The British Supreme Court has ruled Prime Minister Boris Johnson's decision to suspend the country's parliament for five weeks "unlawful, void and of no effect." The verdict paves the way for the UK House of Commons to reconvene tomorrow. Johnson, who was in New York for a United Nations summit at the time of the court ruling, promised to respect the top court's decision but "strongly disagreed" with it. He also reiterated his commitment to take his country out of the EU by the end of the next month.

    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has told the country's Supreme Court to stay out of "political arena." The top judges will soon hear evidence on whether he acted lawfully by suspending the parliament until October 14. Johnson "warned Britain's most senior judges not to intervene in his decision to suspend Parliament," UK's Daily Mail reported. The suspension of parliament is an "inherently and fundamentally political" matter and is not something for the judiciary to decide, the government's lawyer Sir James Eadie argued before the UK Supreme Court.

    The United Kingdom is heading towards an uncertain future since Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Members of Parliament (MP) still cannot agree on Brexit. Parliament just entered a five-week-long suspension ahead of the October 31 Brexit deadline. Ahead of the parliament's shutdown, Johnson hoped to call a snap election for mid-October but failed twice to secure the required two-thirds majority in the Lower House of Commons. Instead, the MPs passed a bill designed to delay the Brexit deadline beyond October if the UK failed to reach a deal with the European Union.

    UK Speaker of the Commons John Bercow emotionally announced today that he would step down from his post by October 31, which is the Brexit deadline. He will step down immediately if parliament votes for an election tonight. From The Telegraph:
    I would like to make a personal statement to the House. At the 2017 general election i [sic] promised my wife and children it would be my last. This is a pledge i [sic] intend to keep. If the house votes tonight for an early election my tenure as Speaker and MP will end when this Parliament ends.

    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson plans to defy the Brexit delay bill, London-based newspaper The Telegraph reported. The House of Lords, the unelected Upper House of the UK Parliament, passed a bill on Friday blocking a no-deal Brexit ahead of the October 31 deadline. The bill, expected to be signed into law by the Queen on Monday, aims to force the British government to delay Brexit if it fails to reach a deal with the European Union.

    The European Union is ready to withdraw the October 31 deadline in a bid to prevent a no-deal Brexit, French President Emmanuel Macron said. The French announcement, reported by the British newspaper Daily Telegraph, comes days after Prime Minister Boris Johnson moved to suspend the nation's parliament for five weeks, a step likely to curb lawmakers' ability to pass resolutions challenging a possible no-deal Brexit.

    In an ongoing war of words, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has told European Council President Donald Tusk that he will go down in history as 'Mr No-Deal' if the European Union continues with its refusal to change the withdrawal agreement. The remark came after the European Council President, who head the EU's executive body, said that Prime Minister Johnson should accept the withdrawal agreement handed by Brussels to his predecessor Theresa May as he "will not like to go down in history as 'Mr No Deal'."

    Ahead of his European trip, President Donald Trump has supported British Prime Minister Boris Johnson as he tries to negotiate a withdrawal agreement with the European Union. "That’s a very tough bargain they are driving, the European Union. We are going to see if we can work something out," President Trump said on Wednesday. The U.S. President will be in France this weekend to attend the annual Group of Seven (G-7) summit.

    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has accused some British Members of Parliament (MP) of collaborating with the European Union to prevent Brexit. "There’s a terrible collaboration, as it were, going on between people who think they can block Brexit in parliament and our European friends," Prime Minister Johnson said during a question-and-answer session on Facebook.

    British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has sided with U.S. President Donald Trump in his ongoing Twitter spat with London Mayor Sadiq Khan. Hunt said he "150 per cent" agreed with the U.S. President's comments on Khan. Present Trump had shared a tweet by the conservative British columnist Katie Hopkins highlighting rampant knife crime in London. "London needs a new mayor ASAP. Khan is a disaster -- will only get worse!" he commented on the tweet.

    After celebrating the win of the "Australia First" Liberal Party, and cheering on the milkshake-covered Brexit candidates in Great Britain, it pleases me greatly to report that anti-EU parties made significant gains in Sunday’s European election. After processing the results, I have several essential takeaways. Perhaps the most significant that the win for the anti-EU parties is a hard loss for the centrists who want to run the entire world from Brussels.