Tag: Theresa May

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  • Brexit: France warns to prepare for ‘no deal’

    Brexit: France warns to prepare for ‘no deal’

    France's minister for European affairs, Nathalie Loiseau, sounded the alarm bells in Brussels as Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May embarked on a lightning mini-tour of EU capitals to beg for support.

    December 11, 2018
  • Theresa May heads to Europe in bid to save Brexit deal under fire

    Theresa May heads to Europe in bid to save Brexit deal under fire

    Theresa May is facing a rebellion in her own party and from parliamentary allies that threatens to sink both the agreement and her leadership.

    December 11, 2018
  • What Tuesday’s vote means to May

    What Tuesday’s vote means to May

    If a majority of MPs vote for it, the UK will be ready to leave the EU on 29 March and enter a transition period to the end of 2020, during which we will for most purposes continue to be treated as an EU member state

    December 11, 2018
  • UK can unilaterally cancel Brexit without nod of other 27 EU members, rules court

    UK can unilaterally cancel Brexit without nod of other 27 EU members, rules court

    The ruling came ahead of a House of Commons vote on Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal with the EU on Tuesday.

    December 10, 2018
  • Brexit hurts UK curry houses

    Brexit hurts UK curry houses

    It never ceases to surprise me that despite much of the UK’s seemingly constant battle against diversity, curry remains the nation’s favourite dish. Imagine all those Brexit voters outraged by how immigrants are “taking over their community” tucking into a chicken tikka masala at the end of the day and seeing no hypocrisy in their …

    November 30, 2018
  • Signed, but not clinched

    Signed, but not clinched

    Sunday’s approval at the European Union summit of the Brexit draft withdrawal treaty will drive Britain closer to the unhappy and unnecessary ending of a 45-year story. But whether it comes to fruition ~ as Theresa May wishes and many among the Conservatives don’t ~ is as yet far from certain. It is ever so …

    November 28, 2018
  • Brexit gets European Union nod

    Brexit gets European Union nod

    The UK is scheduled to leave the EU on March 29, 2019.

    November 25, 2018
  • An idiot’s Brexit idiots don’t like

    An idiot’s Brexit idiots don’t like

    Around two decades ago, a contestant on Ready Steady Cook who fancied himself something of a comedy legend overturned his plastic bag to reveal the ingredients he had brought with him from home, from which he expected his mystery celebrity chef to whip up a gourmet feast inside 20 minutes. They were: a Pot Noodle, …

    November 25, 2018
  • May’s deal is what UK voted for

    May’s deal is what UK voted for

    Forgive me, I may have missed something. There has of course been a lot to take in over the last few days. But, despite what the latest former Brexit secretary believes, it seems to me that the Brexit withdrawal agreement delivers almost exactly what the UK voted for in June 2016. The reasons 17.4m people …

    November 20, 2018
  • Theresa May to continue negotiations on UK’s EU exit

    Theresa May to continue negotiations on UK’s EU exit

    May has come under pressure from some of her own cabinet ministers to renegotiate aspects of the nearly 600-page document outlining the draft deal.

    November 18, 2018
  • Turmoil in Albion

    Turmoil in Albion

    The government of Theresa May has been thrown into turmoil 24 hours after the British Prime Minister’s announcement that “any deal on Brexit is better than no deal”. That essay towards a halfway-house shall not work after Thursday’s resignations of the Brexit secretary, Dominic Raab, and the work and pensions secretary, Esther McVey. This is …

    November 17, 2018
  • 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