Tag: Theresa May

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  • Hundred Years After

    Hundred Years After

    One hundred years after World War I ended, the saddest thought on Armistice Day must be the almost relentless danger of wars and extremism that have threatened the world’s peace and prosperity. Storm-centres dot the world of 2018 and much as the leaders of Europe and the US commemorated the fallen on November 11 ~ …

    November 13, 2018
  • Brexit deadlock

    Brexit deadlock

    There has been no headway at the Brussels summit to break the impasse over the Irish border, indeed the critical political facet to Britain stepping out of the European Union. However, on the equally crucial issue of trade, there appears to have been a measure of forward movement with the British Prime Minister hinting that …

    October 20, 2018
  • Britain still dogged by Brexit

    Britain still dogged by Brexit

    At its annual conference in Liverpool, the British Labour Party came close this week to endorsing a second referendum on the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union (EU), although it was not initially very clear exactly what question might be put to the vote. The electorate could be asked whether or not it accepts …

    September 27, 2018
  • Two cultures of social reform

    Two cultures of social reform

    September 6 was a Rainbow Day in the history of social reforms in India. The Supreme Court decriminalised Section 377 to recognise sexual rights of LGBTQ community members. Judiciary has pronounced socially important verdicts in other parts of the globe too, for example, abortion became legal in the US after the ruling in the historic …

    September 14, 2018
  • Spy poisoning

    Spy poisoning

    Relations between Britain and Russia, soured since the “novichok poisoning” of Sergei and Yulia Skripal in Salisbury last March, have plummeted by an exceptional degree with Theresa May’s startling disclosure in the House of Commons, of a kind that verily puts the Kremlin on notice. The two Russians, who were named and charged, have been …

    September 10, 2018
  • Still tough to be black in May’s ‘better Britain’

    Still tough to be black in May’s ‘better Britain’

    “If you’re black, you’re treated more harshly by the criminal justice system than if you’re white.” Those were the words of Theresa May as she stood outside Downing Street in her first speech as prime minister. It was a somewhat surprising acknowledgment from the leader of a party which is not exactly renowned for its …

    August 1, 2018
  • Reprieve for May

    Reprieve for May

    As Britain hopefully inches towards Brexit, Theresa May has staved off a backbench rebellion within the Conservative party on a critical piece of legislation ~ the Customs bill and its impact on Whitehall’s equation with the European Union. It is a wafer-thin margin of victory ~ 307 to 301 ~ and the slender lead of …

    July 23, 2018
  • UK | House of Commons passes trade bill, paves way for Brexit

    UK | House of Commons passes trade bill, paves way for Brexit

    The trade bill establishing the legal basis for Brexit cleared the lower house of the British parliament with a vote of 317 in favour and 286 against

    July 18, 2018
  • Trump told me to sue EU: May

    Trump told me to sue EU: May

    British Prime Minister Theresa May on Sunday said that US President Donald Trump asked her to sue the European Union (EU) rather than negotiate over Brexit.

    July 15, 2018
  • Donald Trump says Britain must get Brexit ‘carve out’ for US trade deal

    Donald Trump says Britain must get Brexit ‘carve out’ for US trade deal

    Britain must ensure it is free to cut a trade deal with the US in its Brexit agreement with the EU, President Donald Trump said in an interview today.

    July 15, 2018
  • Theresa May’s Brexit plan could ‘kill’ US trade deal: Donald Trump

    Theresa May’s Brexit plan could ‘kill’ US trade deal: Donald Trump

    Trump also said former foreign minister Boris Johnson, who resigned this week over the Brexit plan and is seen as a potential challenger to May.

    July 13, 2018
  • May vs Hardliners

    May vs Hardliners

    The government of Theresa May has been jolted to its foundations and Whitehall faces the gravest crisis in the two years since the Brexit referendum. However much the Prime Minister may have tried to hold the Conservative party together, Monday’s resignation of the Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, close on the heels of the stepping down …

    July 11, 2018
  • British woman dies after exposure to nerve agent

    British woman dies after exposure to nerve agent

    British detectives have launched a murder inquiry after a woman who was exposed to the nerve agent Novichok in Amesbury, Wiltshire, died in hospital, London Police said.

    July 9, 2018
  • May’s double sundae

    May’s double sundae

    Exactly two years after the momentous referendum (23 June 2016), this week’s forward movement on Brexit is a shot in the arm for Theresa May. Wednesday’s passage of the EU Withdrawal Bill in the House of Lords follows the Royal Assent that was accorded a day earlier. As with all legislation in the UK, the …

    June 29, 2018
  • May faces down rebel MPs, wins vote for ‘smooth’ Brexit

    May faces down rebel MPs, wins vote for ‘smooth’ Brexit

    The government's Brexit bill has passed through Parliament after Theresa May saw off a revolt by Tory MPs.

    June 21, 2018
  • UK interior minister quits over growing immigration scandal

    UK interior minister quits over growing immigration scandal

    Britain's interior minister resigned on Sunday amid a scandal over authorities' mistreatment of long-term UK residents wrongly caught up in a government drive to reduce illegal immigration.

    April 30, 2018
  • Helming Commonwealth

    Helming Commonwealth

    At the threshold of the Commonwealth summit, the Queen of England has conveyed a profoundly pregnant message to the assembled Heads of State and Government. When she urged world leaders last Friday to “one day choose Charles”, the Prince of Wales, to succeed her as head of the Commonwealth, the monarch, who celebrated her 92nd …

    April 23, 2018