Tag Archives: Politics of the United Kingdom

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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03Sep/17

UK minister: EU commission criticism of Brexit talks was “silly”

SHOWS: LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (SEPTEMBER 3, 2017) (BBC ANDREW MARR SHOW) – Britain’s chief Brexit negotiator David Davis said on Sunday (September 3) the European Union had made itself look silly by criticising the British approach to the talks that Brussels said had made little progress. Continue reading

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

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

18Apr/17

Profile of British opposition party leader, Jeremy Corbyn, as PM calls for early election

A look at the political career of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, trailing in the opinion polls as Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May calls for an early election.

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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