Union Jack and special coins but no Big Ben on Brexit night

World Jan 18, 2020

Union Jack and special coins but no Big Ben on Brexit night

Britain will issue special coins, fly the Union Jack and project a countdown clock on the walls of Downing Street — but not bong Big Ben — on Brexit night, the government said on Friday. Prime Minister Boris Johnson will also deliver a special address ...

Nigel Farage gets his way, and last laugh: Brexit is coming

World / Politics Jan 15, 2020

Nigel Farage gets his way, and last laugh: Brexit is coming

Nigel Farage, the self-declared "pantomime villain" of Brexit, is leaving his favorite theater — the European Union's parliament in Strasbourg — this week with a sense of mission accomplished. Ridiculed for years, and thriving on the abuse he got from, and dealt to, pro-EU legislators ...

Queen Elizabeth II to admit 'bumpy' year in Christmas speech

World Dec 25, 2019

Queen Elizabeth II to admit 'bumpy' year in Christmas speech

Queen Elizabeth II plans to acknowledge that both Britain and her family have endured a difficult year by saying during her Christmas message that it has been a "bumpy" time. The pre-recorded message will be broadcast in Britain and the Commonwealth nations on Christmas Day. ...