Tag Archives: Government of the United Kingdom

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

18Apr/17

UK’s May shocks markets, nation with election date

Sterling surges against the dollar but UK shares slip to a two per cent loss after British Prime Minister Theresa May calls a snap general election to strengthen her hand in Brexit negotiations. David Pollard reports. Continue reading

29Mar/17

UK Prime Minister Theresa May officially triggers Brexit

UK Prime Minister Theresa May speaks in the House of Commons to file formal Brexit divorce papers, pitching the United Kingdom into the unknown and triggering years of uncertain negotiations that will test the endurance of the European Union. Continue reading

27Mar/17

The road to Brexit – a timeline of events as May prepares to trigger Article 50

The road to Brexit has been a tumultuous one, with protests and lawsuits and a bitterly divided country. British Prime Minister Theresa May will trigger Article 50 on Wednesday (March 29) which means official talks on Britain leaving the European Union can begin.

VILLACOUBLAY AIRPORT, NEAR PARIS, FRANCE (REUTERS) – On Wednesday (March 29) British Prime Minister Theresa May will trigger Article 50, which will formally kickstart the process of Britain leaving the European Union.

It comes nine months after 2016’s June 23 referendum in which Britons voted to leave 52 percent to 48 percent.

The result divided the country, with remain voters feeling their wishes and concerns are being ignored.

The Supreme Court ruled earlier this year that parliament must approve May triggering Article 50. This angered the Leave camp, which believed pro-Europe campaigners were trying to subvert the result of the referendum.

Last weekend, leaders of the remaining 27 states met without departing Britain for a summit that they hope could relaunch the Union in the city where it was founded 60 years earlier. The Treaty of Rome, creating the European Economic Community (EEC) of France, Germany, Italy and the Benelux, was signed on March 25, 1957.

21Mar/17

Martin McGuinness, IRA street-fighter-turned statesman, dies

NORTHERN IRELAND, UK (REUTERS) – Martin McGuinness, the former Irish Republican Army commander who laid down his arms and turned peacemaker to help end Northern Ireland’s 30-year conflict, died on Tuesday (March 21) after a decade as deputy first minister of the British province. He was 66.
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20Mar/17

Worried EU nationals struggle with UK residency rules ahead of Brexit

As British Prime Minister Theresa May announces March 29 as the day she will trigger Article 50, officially kick-starting the process for the UK to leave the European Union, EU nationals living in Britain are seriously worried about their future status as they grapple with complex British residency rules – which often results in rejection.

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13Mar/17

Is Brexit trigger about to be pulled?

MPs are expected to reject Lords’ amendments to the Brexit bill as they debate it for a second time, paving the way for Prime Minister Theresa May to trigger Article 50 as early as Tuesday. Continue reading