Tag: Theresa May

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  • Resounding rebuke

    Resounding rebuke

    On Wednesday, Republicans joined Democrats to pass a resolution to end US support for the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen’s brutal civil war despite the Trump administration’s support to the nation’s monarchy, just as it has backed Saudi Arabia’s royalty in the aftermath of Jamal Khashoggi’s killing.

    March 18, 2019
  • Daunting reality

    Daunting reality

    The referendum on 23 June 2016 has served to deepen the divides in Britain.

    March 15, 2019
  • In another setback for Theresa May, British MPs reject no-deal Brexit

    In another setback for Theresa May, British MPs reject no-deal Brexit

    After May's deal was heavily voted down for a second time on Tuesday, she announced a government motion ruling out a no-deal Brexit on March 29 - overturning her longstanding policy of refusing to rule it out.

    March 14, 2019
  • Convulsions in Albion

    Convulsions in Albion

    The Government has lost another vote because of sharp divisions within the Conservative party.

    February 17, 2019
  • France activates no-deal Brexit plan

    France activates no-deal Brexit plan

    EU countries with close UK ties have already begun preparing for its departure on 29 March without a deal

    January 18, 2019
  • Historic rebuff

    Historic rebuff

    As the country’s Prime Minister, Mrs May has widened the rift within her party, rather than address the conundrum.

    January 18, 2019
  • British PM May wins confidence vote, calls on MPs to work together to deliver Brexit

    British PM May wins confidence vote, calls on MPs to work together to deliver Brexit

    British Prime Minister Theresa May has called on MPs to "put self-interest aside" and "work constructively together" towards Brexit after surviving a no confidence vote and averting a general election.

    January 17, 2019
  • Brexit after the Commons defeat

    Brexit after the Commons defeat

    She spent most of last year trying to persuade her cabinet to sign up to a compromise Brexit deal that came to be known as “Chequers”.

    January 17, 2019
  • UK parliament rejects Brexit deal, creating mounting uncertainty ahead

    UK parliament rejects Brexit deal, creating mounting uncertainty ahead

    British Prime Minister Theresa May has three sitting days to return to parliament with a "Plan B".

    January 16, 2019
  • Pound holds its ground after May’s Brexit battering

    Pound holds its ground after May’s Brexit battering

    The pound edged down Wednesday after the record defeat of British Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit plan but mostly held its ground as investors consider the next likely developments in the long-running saga.

    January 16, 2019
  • Brexit: PM warns of ‘catastrophic breach of trust’

    Brexit: PM warns of ‘catastrophic breach of trust’

    British Prime Minister Theresa May on Sunday warned that a failure to deliver Brexit would be "a catastrophic and unforgivable breach of trust in our democracy".

    January 13, 2019
  • Jolt for Mrs May

    Jolt for Mrs May

    Indeed, in an unusual conjunction of the opposition and a section of the ruling Tories, Labour and Conservative MPs have demonstrated the strength of parliamentary opposition to leaving the European Union without a deal.

    January 12, 2019
  • Tasteless Trump

    Tasteless Trump

    Nobody seriously believes in Santa Claus anymore, yet virtually all over the world the myth mesmerises children at this time of the year. Hence it was terribly bad form for Donald Trump to query a seven-year-old on the veracity of the legend ~ particularly on a Christmas-related radio chat show.

    December 27, 2018
  • Brexit tests Japan’s globalist credentials

    Brexit tests Japan’s globalist credentials

    Even so, Japan – a fellow island country which formed an alliance with Britain in the early years of the last century – is nervously watching the eventual course of the roller-coaster Brexit ride, and not just for its short-term economic interests.

    December 26, 2018
  • Year of competing dangerously

    Year of competing dangerously

    Since the great recession of 2008, competition has been a race to the bottom in almost every sphere, but more so in politics.

    December 23, 2018
  • A pregnant reprieve

    A pregnant reprieve

    A confidence vote in parliament is generally provoked by the actions of the leader; it is a quirk of Britain’s constitutional narrative that Thursday’s vote was necessitated by what she did not do.

    December 18, 2018
  • Theresa May wins confidence vote in leadership by big margin

    Theresa May wins confidence vote in leadership by big margin

    British PM tells MPs she plans to quit before the 2022 election, will only hang on to see Brexit through before stepping down

    December 13, 2018