Tag Archives: Government of the United Kingdom

10Nov/17

Brexit never? Britain can still change its mind, says Article 50 author

LONDON, ENGLAND, UK (NOVEMBER 10, 2017) (UK POOL) – Prime Minister Theresa May should stop misleading voters and admit that Brexit can be avoided if Britain decides unilaterally to scrap divorce talks, the man who drafted Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty said on Friday (November 10). Continue reading

09Nov/17

Penny Mordaunt appointed new UK aid minister

LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (NOVEMBER 9, 2017) (POOL) – British Prime Minister Theresa May appointed a strong Brexit supporter as aid minister on Thursday (November 9) following a resignation that left her struggling to ward off open conflict in a cabinet divided over leaving the EU. Continue reading

08Nov/17

Resignation again strikes scandal-ridden UK govt

International Development Minister Priti Patel has resigned amid reports of undisclosed meetings with senior Israeli politicians. It’s yet another blow to UK PM Theresa May. Jacob Greaves reports. Continue reading

08Oct/17

UK’s May signals foreign minister Johnson could be sacked

SONNING NEAR LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (OCTOBER 8, 2017) (UK POOL) – British Prime Minister Theresa May has signalled that she could sack Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, a Sunday newspaper said, as she tries to reassert her authority after a series of political disasters. Continue reading

29Sep/17

May sees good progress on ensuring citizens’ rights

British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Friday Brexit negotiators had made “good progress” toward agreeing the rights of expatriate citizens and that she was committed to encouraging Europeans to stay in Britain. Continue reading

12Sep/17

Brexit bill wins UK parliamentary vote

Britain’s parliament backs legislation to sever ties with the European Union, a reprieve for Prime Minister Theresa May who now faces demands by lawmakers for concessions before it becomes law. Graham Mackay reports. Continue reading

06Sep/17

Britain could still reverse Brexit, former minister Heseltine says

LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (SEPTEMBER 5, 2017) (REUTERS) – Brexit could be reversed if economic pain prompts a change in public opinion that brings a new generation of political leaders to power in Britain, former Conservative minister Michael Heseltine said.
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15Jun/17

British Lib Dem leader quits, says can’t lead party and be a Christian

SHOWS: LONDON, ENGLAND, UK (JUNE 15, 2017) (UK POOL) – Tim Farron, the leader of Britain’s pro-European Union Liberal Democrat Party, resigned on Wednesday (June 14) saying questions about his Christian faith ahead of last week’s election meant he felt it was impossible to continue in the role. Continue reading

15May/17

UK’s May confronted by woman over disability benefit cuts

ABINGDON-ON-THAMES, ENGLAND, UK (MAY 15, 2017) (UK POOL) – Prime Minister Theresa May was confronted while out campaigning on Monday (May 15) ahead of next month’s election by an angry voter who scolded the British leader over cuts to disability benefits.
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29Apr/17

EU leaders agree to a tough stance on Brexit

EU leaders meet for the first time since British Prime Minister Theresa May formally triggered a two-year countdown to Brexit to finalise divorce guidelines. Pascale Davies reports. Continue reading