About: UK elections 2017

Freedom of thought 15-06-2017

UK party leader quits after election defeat ‘to remain faithful to Christ’

The leader of Britain’s most pro-EU party, the Liberal Democrats, resigned last night (14 June), saying it was “impossible” to be both a committed Christian and a frontline politician in 2017.
Brexit 14-06-2017

Macron tells May ‘door always open’ for UK to stay in EU

French President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday (13 June) the door was "always open" for Britain to remain in the EU despite Prime Minister Theresa May saying Brexit talks would begin next week.
The UK General Election, Development Days, and EU defence
Brexit 09-06-2017

Tweets of the Week: UK election, Development Days, and EU defence

Good morning to all of you who had a sleepless night watching the UK General Election! As well as #GE2017, this week we also kept an eye on European Development Days and the future of European defence.
Brexit 09-06-2017

Five challenges facing next UK premier

Whoever ends up becoming Britain's new prime minister faces a daunting five years in office, with the negotiations of the country's withdrawal from the European Union topping the list of priorities.
Elections 09-06-2017

UK election hangs in balance on disastrous night for May

Prime Minister Theresa May is fighting to hold on to her job today (9 June) as British voters denied her the stronger mandate she had sought to lead the country into divorce talks with the European Union.
Elections 30-05-2017

May and Corbyn disagree over ‘no deal’ Brexit scenario

British Prime Minister Theresa May said she would walk away from divorce talks with the European Union without a deal if she had to but her rival in next week's election, Labour's Jeremy Corbyn, said he would make sure an agreement was reached if he won power.
Brexit 23-05-2017

Suspected terrorist attack kills 22 at Manchester concert

At least 19 people were killed and more than 50 wounded in an explosion at the end of a concert by US singer Ariana Grande in the English city of Manchester yesterday (22 May), in what two US officials said was a suspected suicide bombing.
Development Policy 22-05-2017

UK election: What it means for aid and development

Britain will go to the polls on 8 June with aid and development spending under unprecedented scrutiny.
Brexit 18-05-2017

Pro-EU Liberal Democrats promise new Brexit vote

Britain's centrist Liberal Democrats launched their party manifesto with an EU flag Wednesday (17 May) and a promise to hold a Brexit referendum, as they seek to win pro-Europe votes in next month's national election.
Brexit 11-05-2017

UK Labour’s election manifesto and Brexit plan leaked

Britain's opposition Labour Party will not walk away from Brexit talks without a deal if it wins next month's election, according to a leaked draft manifesto published by several newspapers.
Brexit 04-05-2017

British PM accuses Brussels of meddling in election

Prime Minister Theresa May accused Brussels on Wednesday (3 May) of trying to influence next month's election with "threats against Britain" over Brexit talks, as the two sides traded blows over the country's exit bill.
Elections 02-05-2017

Blair announces return to British politics to fight Brexit

Former British prime minister Tony Blair said yesterday (1 May) he is taking the plunge back into domestic politics in order to fight Brexit.
Brexit 02-05-2017

‘Sceptical’ Juncker fears Theresa May is living ‘in another galaxy’

UK Prime Minister Theresa May yesterday (1 May) insisted that negative reports about her talks with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker are just "Brussels gossip”, after a German newspaper released a damning appraisal of their meeting.

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