Tag: Theresa May

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  • C’wealth no priority for today’s UK

    C’wealth no priority for today’s UK

    In Cabinet meetings, when Britain’s International Trade Secretary Liam Fox trumpets the benefits of trade deals with non-EU countries after Brexit, the Chancellor Philip Hammond has a habit of telling him: “I look forward to you explaining the benefits of more New Zealand lamb imports to Welsh hill farmers.” There, in a nutshell, lies the …

    April 15, 2018
  • UK backs US military action on Syria

    UK backs US military action on Syria

    According to the statement, May described the chemical attack on Douma in Eastern Ghouta as a "shocking and barbaric act which killed up to 75 people, including children, in the most appalling and inhumane way".

    April 13, 2018
  • Theresa May vows to keep UK united after Brexit

    Theresa May vows to keep UK united after Brexit

    British Prime Minister Theresa May pledged to keep the UK "strong and united" after Brexit as she marks a year to go until Britain's departure from the European Union.

    March 29, 2018
  • Russian diplomats leave UK amid spy row

    Russian diplomats leave UK amid spy row

    The 23 Russian diplomats that UK’s Prime Minister Theresa May expelled following the alleged poisoning of an ex-spy were on Tuesday making their way out of the country. Last week, May expelled the diplomats after saying Russia was “culpable” for the poisoning of Sergei Skripal and his daughter, who remain in critical condition after being …

    March 20, 2018
  • End to flirtation

    End to flirtation

    The electoral flirtation has ended, much in the manner of all “good things”. America’s turnaround against Russia has been firm and its seasonal friendship fickle, when viewed through the diplomatic prism. After his campaign had sought the Kremlin’s assistance ~ is “meddling” the right word? ~ to forestall the election of Hillary Clinton, the Donald …

    March 19, 2018
  • Spy poisoning: May says state-sponsored attacks unacceptable

    Spy poisoning: May says state-sponsored attacks unacceptable

    British Prime Minister Theresa May on Saturday once again blamed Russia for its alleged role in a nerve agent attack against a former spy in England, warning that any state-sponsored attack on British soil would be met with consequences. At the Conservative Party Spring Forum, she said her government had anticipated Russia’s decision earlier in …

    March 18, 2018
  • Nerve agent strikes

    Nerve agent strikes

    Britain and Russia have entered a phase of a tit-for-tat expulsion of diplomats across the Atlantic; yet this is only the surface of a sinister issue. Theresa May’s robust announcement to expel 23 Russian diplomats for the attempted murder of Sergei and Yulia Skripal in Salisbury has swiftly been retaliated by the Kremlin which has …

    March 16, 2018
  • UK PM to set out measures against Russia over spy poisoning

    UK PM to set out measures against Russia over spy poisoning

    British Prime Minister Theresa May is likely to announce a range of measures against Moscow on Wednesday over the poisoning of a former Russian spy with a deadly nerve agent in England this month. The British Prime Minister will chair a meeting of the UK’s National Security Council (NSC) to lay out her proposals before …

    March 14, 2018
  • Get to the bottom of spy case in Britain: Putin

    Get to the bottom of spy case in Britain: Putin

    Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Monday that Britain should get to the bottom of the poisoning of former Russian intelligence officer Sergei Skripal before discussing the issue with Moscow. “Get to the bottom of things there, then we’ll discuss this,” Xinhua quoted Putin as saying. Skripal, 66, was sentenced in Russia in 2006 to …

    March 13, 2018
  • Barrier breaker

    Barrier breaker

    Time, inevitably, will re-write sports’ record books. Yet there are some feats that retain an aura that will outlive entries in any ledger of accomplishment: not merely because they were firsts but because they signified the demolition of the mental barriers that existed around them at a specific point in time. For that reason, the …

    March 7, 2018
  • Trade Wars

    Trade Wars

    A trade war is brewing on either side of the Atlantic with Donald Trump’s overdose of protectionism by imposing tariffs on aluminium and steel imports. The announcement has been greeted with a fair measure of consternation, notably in China and Britain where Theresa May has promptly debunked the economic measure as a “needless provocation of …

    March 7, 2018
  • Brexit will not divide Britain: May

    Brexit will not divide Britain: May

    British Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday rejected any plans that would mean a Brexit border between Northern Ireland and neighbouring Irish Republic. Speaking to MPs in the House of Commons during her weekly questions, May said no British prime minister could ever agree to a Brexit treaty that would see borders dividing any parts …

    March 1, 2018
  • Number of tier-four student visas to UK witnessed 27% increase: Bucknell

    Number of tier-four student visas to UK witnessed 27% increase: Bucknell

    British deputy high commissioner Bruce Bucknell, on Tuesday, stated that number of tier-four student visas to United Kingdom have witnessed a 27 percent increase while announcing that Indian nationals can now apply upto three months in advance for their visa to avoid peak periods. Addressing a Press conference, Bruce Bucknell, said “The tier-four student visas …

    February 21, 2018
  • Freedom on a string

    Freedom on a string

    It has been a victory for democracy in Hong Kong, and the signal emitted by the island nation’s highest court on Tuesday must be particularly resounding for China. Not that the verdict is an oblique endorsement of the “umbrella movement” for democracy in 2014; what matters more immediately is that three prominent activists of democracy …

    February 9, 2018
  • Trump, Theresa May ask nations to increase pressure on N Korea

    Trump, Theresa May ask nations to increase pressure on N Korea

    US President Donald Trump and British Prime Minister Theresa May have asked all responsible nations to increase pressure on North Korea until it turns to the path of denuclearisation. The two leaders spoke over the phone on Tuesday during which May also briefed Trump on her recent trip to China, the White House said. “The …

    February 7, 2018
  • British PM Theresa May to visit China

    British PM Theresa May to visit China

    British Prime Minister Theresa May will pay an official visit to China from January 31 to February 2 at the invitation of her Chinese counterpart Li Keqiang, an official said on Thursday. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said that during the visit, May will co-host the bilateral annual prime-ministerial meeting with Li, Xinhua news agency reported. This …

    January 25, 2018
  • Landmark approved

    Landmark approved

    It has, on the surface, been a morale booster for Theresa May. Yet the passage of the flagship Brexit legislation has been tempered with the former Tory cabinet minister, Justine Greening’s word of caution to the Prime Minister that Britain’s exit from the European Union will “not be sustainable” if it does not work for …

    January 22, 2018