Boris Johnson Moves On After Losing UK By-Election To Pro-EU Liberal Democrats

Prime Minister Boris Johnson received a blow to his Brexit campaign in a fresh election for the parliamentary set of Brecon and Radnorhsire. Britain’s pro-European Union Liberal Democrats won the election with 13,826 votes.

Brecon Election

Brecon seat was earlier held by Conservative lawmaker Chris Davies but he was ousted for being convicted for falsifying expenses. He was also a candidate in the fresh election and came second with 12,401 votes. Liberal Democrat candidate Jane Dodds won the election.

The Brexit Party could garner only 3,331 votes and came third in the election and the main opposition Labor Party came fourth with 1,680 votes.

Conservatives in parliament

The loss of one vote reduced Johnson’s working majority marginally but considering the actual strength of the Conservatives in the parliament, it can be said that this loss could be considerable for Johnson government.

PM Boris Johnson has a wafer-thin majority in parliament and he’s relying heavily on a small Norther Irish party for majority. Conservatives have problem with rebels that could reduce the Johnson’s government to minority.


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Hong Kong Crisis:China Blames Western Countries

Unable to resolve the Hong Kong crisis, China starts fortification of the former British Colony now under its direct rule. Chinese forces are marching towards Hong Kong after the standing police force of the colony failed to control the agitation against the new extradition bill

What is Extradition Bill?

The new bill will empower the government to send people in Hong Kong to mainland China for trial. But the Hong Kong residents are protesting against the bill and they demand be scrapped.

When did the protest start?

Protesting started three-months back when the bill was first introduced but the peaceful protestation became violent when the government displayed no sign of backtracking on the bill.

The Hong Kong police detained 44 persons for rioting but hundreds of protestors laid a siege outside the police station demanding unconditional release of the protestors. Police tried all methods including one of its officers brandishing his gun towards the protestors to disrupt the siege but to no avail.

What is the result of protests?

The near-daily protests brought the city life to a standstill with … Read the rest

First Phase Of Saudi Prince’s $500 Billion Megacity Would Complete In 2021

The 33-year old Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Salman has reasons to further his dream project “Neom” that is developing a sleeping fishy village into a world-class resort town of the Saudi Arabia 2.0.

What is Neom Bay?

Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman wants to develop the fishing village of Khurayba into a resort town with state-of-the-art facilities. Neo stands for new and “m” is the first letter of mustaqbal. It was in 2017 that the prince announced development of Neom but the development work has seen little success than delays since its inception.

According to the price, Neom would have state-of-the-art resorts and smart technologies run by robots, an industrial zone and several airports to connect the development with the rest of Saudi Arabia and the world.

Where is Khurayba?

Located in northwest Saudi Arabia, the village features untouched shorelines with waves rippling in the deep blue sea water. Surrounded by majestic mountains, the desert area is dotted with a number of sites of historic value to Saudi Arabia. This village has seen little development but bow it is in the center … Read the rest

US Sees No Threat In North Korea Missile Test

US President Donald Trump said he had very good relationship with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and that the missile test by North Korea wasn’t aimed at the US.

North Korea missile test

Pyongyang fired two short-range missiles into the Sea of Japan also called the East Sea. North Korea said that the missile launch was a warning to the South Korea that was importing weapons and conducting joint military drills especially with US.

It was the first missile test since Trump met Kim last month and the two leaders agreed to revive the denuclearization talks. The talks stalled last after a failed summit between the two leaders in February 2019.

Trump’s stand on North Korea

US President Trump doesn’t see North Korea’s missile test as a threat to America. He said that they were standard missiles and many countries have those missiles. America was watching the developments, maintained Trump. He categorically said that the issue between North and South Korea is a bilateral one. Also, he stressed the point that Kim didn’t mention that the missiles were for US.

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Puerto Rico: Governor Ricardo Rossello Steps Down Amid Public Pressure

Puerto Rico will see a new governor after the present Governor Ricardo Rossello offered to resign under pressure from citizens. He will tender his resignation on 2 August 2019 but the race to the next governor has already begun.

Why were Puerto Rican protesting?

Over 500,000 Puerto Ricans spilled on streets of Puerto Rico to demand resignation of the governor. The island witnessed 12 days of protesting after the profane messages and corruption scandal of Governor Ricardo Rossello came to light.

Who is Ricardo Rossello?

Present governor of Puerto Rico, Ricardo Rossello belongs to a pro-statehood party called New Progressive. His rule is marked by 2017 successive hurricanes that wreaked widespread destructions and killed 3000 people. Also, it was during his rule that US territory filed for bankruptcy to restructure $US120 billion of debt and pension allegations. Finally, he has other charges leading to widespread protests. He’s resigning on the first week of August.

Who would be the next governor?

The public is divided on the name of the next governor. The first name doing round is of Secretary of Justice Wanda Vazquez but the … Read the rest

Boris Johnson Inducts Three Indians Including Infosys Founder Narayana Murthy’s Son-In-Law In His Cabinet

Boris Johnson officially accepts the prime ministerial responsibility on Wednesday and vows to fulfill his promise of Brexit under a new deal with the 28-member economic bloc on October 31.

PM Boris Johnson

Mr. Johnson is appointed Prime Minister by Queen Elizabeth II on Wednesday. By number he the 55th Prime Minister of Britain and 14th appointed by the 93-year-old-monarch. Also, he’s 3rd Prime Minister since Britain voted for Brexit in June 2016.

Promises to fulfill

Boris Johnson made many promises on his first day at office. He made it clear that Britain is walking out of Brexit on October 31 without any ifs and buts. He has 99 days to make a deal with 28-member EU bloc and get a ceremonial exit from the union. He further promised to make streets safer by adding 20,000 additional police. He also vowed to work on improving social care and bring education reforms in addition to work on the free trade deals around the world.

Johnson’s India connection

Mr. Johnson describes himself as a son-in-law of India by virtue of his wife Marina Wheeler whose mother was … Read the rest