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Elections 24-05-2019

May expected to announce date of her departure

British Prime Minister Theresa May is expected on Friday (24 May) to announce the date of her departure, triggering a contest that will bring a new leader to power who is likely to push for a more decisive Brexit divorce deal.
EU Elections 2019 23-05-2019

EU elections in the UK: Probably not a game-changer for the European Parliament

The unexpected participation of the UK in the European elections is unlikely to impact dramatically on the overall result for the mainstream parties, latest opinion polls have shown.
EU Elections 2019 13-05-2019

Britain’s Conservatives in fourth place in EU election poll, Farage leads

Theresa May’s Conservative Party has fallen into fourth place in a poll on voting intentions for the European elections, well behind Nigel Farage’s new Brexit Party which has more support than Britain’s traditionally two biggest parties combined.
Brexit 29-03-2019

Pivotal vote on 29 March: the Brexit day that wasn’t

MPs are set for a momentous third vote Friday (29 March) on Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal, which could end a months-long political crisis or risk Britain crashing out of the EU in two weeks.
Brexit 27-03-2019

Weaker than ever, May tries to force her Brexit deal through

British Prime Minister Theresa May will address her Conservative lawmakers on Wednesday (27 March), possibly to set out a timetable for her departure in a last throw of the dice to win support for her twice-rejected Brexit deal in parliament.
Brexit 25-03-2019

Theresa May to meet ministers amid reported moves to oust her

British Prime Minister Theresa May will on Monday (25 March) chair a potentially volatile meeting of her cabinet amid reports of an attempted coup by colleagues over her handling of Brexit.
Brexit 19-03-2019

Speaker deals blow to May’s bid for 3rd ‘meaningful vote’

British Prime Minister Theresa May's bid to get her EU divorce deal through parliament was hit Monday (18 March) with a bombshell announcement by the speaker, ruling MPs could not vote again on the same proposal they had already rejected.
16-11-2018

Chances of orderly Brexit shrinking in different scenarios for Britain

Despite facing a fierce backlash to her draft Brexit deal, British Prime Minister Theresa May has vowed to fight on. Amid cabinet resignations and moves by her own MPs to oust her, the battle to save the EU withdrawal agreement and her own political career could have a number of outcomes.
Brexit 27-09-2018

Corbyn comes to Brussels as fears of ‘no deal’ Brexit grow

The leader of Britain's opposition Labour party Jeremy Corbyn will warn the EU's Brexit chief Michel Barnier of the dangers of a "no deal" Brexit when he visits Brussels on Thursday (27 September), his party said.
Brexit 24-07-2018

Corbyn: ‘Botched Brexit will leave UK in hock to Donald Trump’

British opposition leader, Jeremy Corbyn will call on the government today (24 July) to back his vision for a new customs union with the European Union to avoid a "botched" Brexit leaving the country "in hock to Donald Trump".
Brexit 09-07-2018

Brexit minister Davis steps down in big blow to May

Britain's Brexit minister David Davis resigned yesterday (8 July) in a major blow for Prime Minister Theresa May as she struggles to unite her party behind a plan to retain strong economic ties to the European Union even after leaving the bloc.
Brexit 20-02-2018

Inspired by Macron, new anti-Brexit party launches in Britain

A new anti-Brexit party was launched in London yesterday (19 February), lacking any big names but vowing to revitalise the centre ground of British politics, inspired by French President Emmanuel Macron's En Marche movement.
Global Europe 25-10-2017

UK lawmaker asks Zuckerberg about Russia-linked Brexit activity

A British parliamentary committee investigating "fake news" and suspected foreign interference in politics said on Tuesday (24 October) it has asked Facebook’s founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg for details on Russian-linked ads used during the Brexit vote and June's general election.
Elections 06-10-2017

After May’s speech fiasco, Tories wonder: Who next?

It was meant to be the speech that rescued Theresa May's premiership, but her public humiliation before the assembled Conservative Party has thrust her own future into doubt.
Elections 09-06-2017

EU uproar growing following UK vote

From Council President Donald Tusk to European Parliament political group leaders, uproar is growing following disastrous results for UK Prime Minister Theresa May in a general election she herself triggered.
Elections 07-06-2017

The election that did not run to plan

The appalling terrorist attack in London on 3 June, following the Manchester suicide bombing last month, has added to Theresa May’s woes, writes Sir Michael Leigh.
Brexit 29-05-2017

Sturgeon: If SNP wins June election, PM May will have to grant independence vote

If the Scottish National Party wins the most seats in Scotland at the 8 June general election, Prime Minister Theresa May's refusal to agree to a second independence referendum will be unsustainable, Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said yesterday (28 May).
Brexit 19-04-2017

Five key issues as Britain heads to general election

British Prime Minister Theresa May's surprise call for a snap general election comes with the country facing a host of challenges – all closely bound up with the country's exit from the European Union.
Brexit 05-09-2016

UK to set out plans on post-Brexit ties with EU in coming week

The British government will set out in the coming week how it plans to shape its relationship with the European Union upon leaving the bloc, Prime Minister Theresa May said in an interview broadcast yesterday (4 September).
Brexit 20-07-2016

UK Labour Party rebels back single candidate to oust Corbyn

The race for control of Britain's opposition Labour Party narrowed yesterday (19 July) as lawmaker Angela Eagle withdrew, leaving incumbent Jeremy Corbyn up against Owen Smith, a challenger promising a second Brexit referendum.
Brexit 23-06-2016

A thin win of the Remain camp means Britain will remain in uncertainty for EU

If the Remain camp wins by a tiny majority – the polls show a deadlock – then the Leave camp will not let the matter stand. It will manoeuvre for another referendum down the road, writes George Friedman.
Elections 06-05-2016

Labour set to lose local elections, but win London mayoral post

The elections have been framed as a test of Corbyn's first eight months in charge of Labour after his surprise victory in an internal leadership contest last September shifted the party's political stance sharply to the left.
Elections 12-04-2016

Hoping to restore trust, Cameron tightens tax laws

British Prime Minister David Cameron said yesterday (11 April) he was tightening laws to end tax evasion without deterring "aspiration", hoping to end scrutiny of his personal wealth and restore trust in his leadership.
Elections 29-09-2015

Corbyn pledges not to impose own views on Labour

The new leader of Britain's opposition Labour Party will promise in a speech today (29 September) to make decisions by nationwide consultation - an approach critics say could cause confusion, and deepen internal divisions.

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