In a referendum in June 2016, a majority of the electorate – 51.9 percent – voted in favor of Brexit and breaking away from the EU, while 48.1 percent voted to stay. Britain is set to leave on March 29, 2019.
Boris Johnson’s speech hasn’t gone down well with hardcore establishment Remainers. But could that actually be an advantage for an ambitious politician who arguably understands the public mood on Brexit better than his critics?
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Theresa May will sit down for Brexit negotiations on Friday… but the UK’s PM could be in for an icy reception if her mocking by the German leader in Davos is anything to go by.
Boris Johnson’s landmark Valentine’s Day Brexit speech has been widely derided by the Twitterati. Despite the foreign secretary seeking to reconcile with Remainers, his speech was dismissed for his perceived “double standards.”
Boris Johnson has chosen Valentine’s Day to deliver a tough-yet-tender message on Brexit and to urge infighting Tories to kiss and make up. Remainers are not wooed, however, and the foreign secretary has been accused of hypocrisy.
The release of a report that claims Russian media outlets RT and Sputnik were a major influence on the outcome of the Brexit vote has unwittingly allowed people to see exactly how “fake news” is formed and spread on Twitter.
A UK-based PR company has self-funded its own “research” to accuse Russian-funded media outlets of affecting the outcome of Brexit. The firm 89up uses a combination of typos and selective evidence to make its point.