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Theresa May's party suspends two EU lawmakers over Brexit vote

Britain`s ruling Conservatives barred two of their own lawmakers in the European Parliament after they broke the party whip and voted for a motion demanding London do more to meet EU demands in Brexit talks.

Oct 08, 2017, 16:42 PM IST

British PM Theresa May fights back after plot to oust her

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday said she enjoyed the "full support" of her cabinet after a former Conservative Party chairman admitted he was behind a plot by around 30 MPs to urge her to resign.

Oct 06, 2017, 20:50 PM IST

As Brexit pressures mount, UK PM rallies her party

Under pressure over Brexit and her own leadership, British Prime Minister Theresa May sought to regain the initiative on Sunday by unveiling new policies to woo young voters at her Conservative party`s annual conference.

Oct 01, 2017, 23:24 PM IST
Theresa May's top ministers plotted to oust her: Book

Theresa May's top ministers plotted to oust her: Book

It claims that a "triumvirate" plan was hatched under which Johnson would lead the UK as the new Prime Minister, Brexit Secretary Davis would handle EU withdrawal and Hammond would run the country's finances.

Sep 24, 2017, 17:22 PM IST

UK's Boris Johnson plays down Conservative rift, NZ near top of trade deal queue

Britain kicked off a first full round of negotiations with the European Union last week, a year after Britons voted narrowly to leave the European Union, but their government seemed at war with itself over the divorce terms.

Jul 25, 2017, 10:14 AM IST

Violent crimes up by 18 percent in England and Wales, biggest increase in a decade

The increase comes amid heated rows about police funding and a fall in the number of officers, with opponents accusing Prime Minister Theresa May's government of putting the public at risk by slashing budgets.

Jul 20, 2017, 19:56 PM IST
German Parliament legalises same-sex marriage

German Parliament legalises same-sex marriage

393 lawmakers voted to approve the amendment, while 226 voted against and four abstained.

Jun 30, 2017, 13:12 PM IST

Britain's opposition Labour Party to force vote in parliament on pay cap

May's botched gamble on a June 8 snap election lost her Conservative Party its majority in parliament, leading her to strike a deal on Monday with a small Northern Irish party to ensure she has enough votes to pass legislation in parliament.

Jun 28, 2017, 14:06 PM IST
Britain's Labour leader Corbyn overtakes PM May in YouGov poll

Britain's Labour leader Corbyn overtakes PM May in YouGov poll

When asked who make the best prime minister, the YouGov poll for The Times showed 35 percent of voters would prefer Corbyn, while 34 percent favoured May. 

 

Jun 23, 2017, 12:00 PM IST
British PM May accepts voters are tired of 'austerity': Report

British PM May accepts voters are tired of 'austerity': Report

 British Prime Minister Theresa May has accepted that voters` patience with austerity is at an end, the Times of London newspaper reported on Tuesday, citing unidentified sources. 

Jun 13, 2017, 14:39 PM IST
Brexit minister Davis says UK could still walk away with no deal

Brexit minister Davis says UK could still walk away with no deal

Britain`s Brexit minister David Davis said Britain could still walk away from negotiations with the European Union with no deal, and it was important to keep that option as talks over the terms of Britain`s departure from the bloc begin.

Jun 12, 2017, 13:26 PM IST
British PM Theresa May reaches 'outline' power deal after election fiasco

British PM Theresa May reaches 'outline' power deal after election fiasco

May's Conservatives lost their parliamentary majority in Thursday's vote and need the support of the 10 MPs from Northern Ireland's DUP to have a majority.

Jun 11, 2017, 11:18 AM IST
British PM  Theresa May's top aides quit after election disaster

British PM Theresa May's top aides quit after election disaster

Timothy and Hill have been accused of creating a "toxic" atmosphere in Downing Street.
 

Jun 10, 2017, 19:10 PM IST

Northern Irish unionists to open talks with UK's Theresa May about support

The DUP - which defends Northern Ireland remaining part of the United Kingdom and takes a conservative approach to social issues.

Jun 09, 2017, 19:42 PM IST

Scottish secessionist dreams of swift independence vote dashed

Sturgeon`s party, which nearly swept the board in Scotland two years ago, lost heavyweights to a Conservative Party reinvigorated by Scottish leader Ruth Davidson.
 

Jun 09, 2017, 17:34 PM IST

UK vote shows discontent over May`s Brexit strategy: Germany

German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said Friday that the UK vote reflected popular discontent over Prime Minister Theresa May`s hard Brexit strategy.

Jun 09, 2017, 16:30 PM IST
Britain in political chaos after election shock, uncertainty over Brexit talks

Britain in political chaos after election shock, uncertainty over Brexit talks

British voters dealt Prime Minister Theresa May a devastating blow in a snap election she had called to strengthen her hand in Brexit talks, wiping out her parliamentary majority and throwing the country into political turmoil.

Jun 09, 2017, 15:42 PM IST
UK vote a gamble that could complicate Brexit: Europe leaders

UK vote a gamble that could complicate Brexit: Europe leaders

"As far as the EU is concerned, we are ready to open negotiations" on Britain`s exit from the EU," Pierre Moscovici added.

Jun 09, 2017, 13:39 PM IST
UK election: PM Theresa May's Conservative Party fails to win majority; Opposition calls for resignation

UK election: PM Theresa May's Conservative Party fails to win majority; Opposition calls for resignation

UK Prime Minister Theresa May`s ruling Conservative Party has failed to win an overall majority in snap elections, and the country is now set for a hung Parliament, media reports said on Friday.

Jun 09, 2017, 11:37 AM IST
What happens with Brexit if there's no clear winner of UK election?

What happens with Brexit if there's no clear winner of UK election?

Prime Minister Theresa May`s Conservative Party will fail to win a parliamentary majority in Britain's election, according to an exit poll on Thursday, a shock result that would plunge domestic politics into turmoil and could delay Brexit talks.

Jun 09, 2017, 09:49 AM IST