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  • Slow Decline

    Slow Decline

     The distress is overwhelming not the least because such adverse developments have plagued the nation during a political vacuum.

    August 18, 2022
  • Britain’s swing vote

    Britain’s swing vote

    Although both Mr Sunak and Ms Truss are considerably unpopular with the public as a whole, the former has a significant edge among swing voters.

    August 2, 2022
  • Contest in Britain

    Contest in Britain

    The current head of government, who was ousted by his own party following a string of scandals, will officially leave office the next day.

    July 24, 2022
  • UK PM Race: Indian-origin Rishi Sunak wins first round, 6 candidates to go to round two

    UK PM Race: Indian-origin Rishi Sunak wins first round, 6 candidates to go to round two

    Indian-origin and former Chancellor Rishi Sunak emerged as the strongest contender to succeed Boris Johnson as leader of the Conservative Party and UK Prime Minister as he topped the ballot in the first round of voting.

    July 14, 2022
  • Boris Johnson may resign from Conservative Party

    Boris Johnson may resign from Conservative Party

    Soon, a Conservative leadership race will take place for the position of a new Prime Minister. It will be in place in time for the Conservative Party conference in October.

    July 7, 2022
  • Tory setback

    Tory setback

    In London, the three previously “true blue” local authorities under the Conservatives, notably Wandsworth, Westminster and Barnet have been lost to Labour.

    May 8, 2022
  • British PM Boris Johnson backs key aide over lockdown breach claims

    British PM Boris Johnson backs key aide over lockdown breach claims

    Britain has been the worst-affected country in Europe according to official figures, with 260,916 cases of infection and 36,875 confirmed fatalities, up 118 in the last 24 hours.

    May 25, 2020
  • UK extends its COVID-19 lockdown till June 1 with some modifications

    UK extends its COVID-19 lockdown till June 1 with some modifications

    "Though the UK will be changed by this experience, I believe we can be stronger and better than ever before," said UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

    May 11, 2020
  • The Corona Election

    The Corona Election

    Despite the raging coronavirus crisis, a fretful Democratic party establishment, deeply deferential to big donors, proceeded with primary elections in Illinois, Ohio, and Florida that were guaranteed to bolster their preferred presidential candidate, Joseph Biden. He will stabilize, not reverse, what Trump has done, and that’s about it. Some years ago a renowned film director, a genuine artist in that often crass trade, ruefully told one of us that an amply funded publicity campaign can make a success of the most mediocre product. Looks like he’s still right

    April 3, 2020
  • Brexit: EU leaders sign UK withdrawal deal

    Brexit: EU leaders sign UK withdrawal deal

    The bill, which ensures Britain leaves the EU on Jan. 31, will pass between the Houses until both sides agree on the wording. Once the process is finished, it will go to the palace for Royal Assent by Queen Elizabeth II.

    January 24, 2020
  • Will tactical voting decide UK outcome?

    Will tactical voting decide UK outcome?

    However, things are not going to be so easy for Mr. Johnson and the Brexiteers, and UK might be heading towards a hung parliament – courtesy the extensive exercise of ‘tactical voting’ which becomes instrumental for one in four voters of the UK to vote in favour of some party which is not their first choice.

    December 14, 2019
  • UK PM Boris Johnson to visit north England after huge election gains

    UK PM Boris Johnson to visit north England after huge election gains

    Johnson was expected to announce a minor re-shuffle possibly as early as December 16.

    December 14, 2019
  • UK Labour suffers ‘major cyber attack’ ahead of election

    UK Labour suffers ‘major cyber attack’ ahead of election

    The attacks come after Britain’s security agencies have warned that Russia and other countries may attempt to disrupt the Dec. 12 vote with cyberattacks or divisive political messages on social media, a charge Moscow denies.

    November 13, 2019
  • UK PM Boris Johnson loses majority ahead of crucial Brexit vote

    UK PM Boris Johnson loses majority ahead of crucial Brexit vote

    The government has now 319 members - the Conservatives with 309, and 10 of its Northern Ireland ally, the Democratic Unionist Party.

    September 4, 2019
  • Boris Johnson wins race to become next UK Prime Minister

    Boris Johnson wins race to become next UK Prime Minister

    Johnson, who was the overwhelming favourite to win the contest, is now set to unveil an ambitious domestic policy agenda which he had referred to in his victory speech in central London this afternoon.

    July 23, 2019
  • UK PM race between Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt ends, winner to be announced today

    UK PM race between Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt ends, winner to be announced today

    The frontrunner throughout the contest has been former foreign secretary Boris Johnson as the Conservative Party's over 160,000 members up and down the UK filed their postal votes to decide between him and the current foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt.

    July 23, 2019
  • US’ Jeremy Hunt aims to ease Iran nuclear deal tensions

    US’ Jeremy Hunt aims to ease Iran nuclear deal tensions

    The International Atomic Energy Agency had earlier confirmed that Iran had breached the deal's cap on stockpiling of low-enriched uranium.

    July 15, 2019