Lindsay Hoyle speaks in the House of Commons in London on Monday ahead of the vote for speaker. Photo: UK Parliament via AFP

Brexit hot seat: Lindsay Hoyle elected as British parliament’s new speaker

  • Predecessor John Bercow was accused of breaking convention and favouring those who wanted to foil government’s plans for departure from EU
  • Speaker has played increasingly influential role in debate over Brexit and passing of required laws
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Lindsay Hoyle speaks in the House of Commons in London on Monday ahead of the vote for speaker. Photo: UK Parliament via AFP
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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Photo: AP

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson says sorry for missing self-imposed Brexit deadline

  • Johnson’s promise of Brexit on October 31 had been his central platform in the party leadership competition that brought him to power in July
  • He said on Sunday that it was a matter of ‘deep regret’ that he failed to do so and said he was ‘absolutely’ sorry for missing the deadline
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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Photo: AP
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