Wednesday, July 24, 2019

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    Theresa May to seek general election on June 8

Theresa May to seek general election on June 8

Britons will head to the polls on 8 June, three years ahead of schedule, Prime Minister Theresa May announced on  Tuesday.She said it was the only way to guarantee political stability for years ahead as Britain negotiates its way out of the European Union.The pound strengthened by almost half a cent against the dollar as May spoke, reflecting investor relief [...]

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    Finally, UK triggers article 50 to activate EU divorce

Finally, UK triggers article 50 to activate EU divorce

Theresa May, prime minister of the United Kingdom, has finally triggered article 50, which would activate UK's departure from the European Union (EU).While speaking at the UK parliament after the country's ambassador formally handed over the activation letter to the EU in Brussels, May said it was a "unique opportunity to shape a brighter future" for the UK."The Article 50 [...]

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    British PM disagrees with foreign minister over comments on Saudi

British PM disagrees with foreign minister over comments on Saudi

British Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, was not setting out government policy when he said Saudi Arabia and Iran were stoking proxy wars across the Middle East, a spokeswoman for Prime Minister Theresa May said on Thursday.Johnson told an audience in Rome recently that the absence of real leadership in the Middle East had allowed people to twist religion and stoke [...]

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    UK will launch departure from EU next year, says May

UK will launch departure from EU next year, says May

Theresa May, United Kingdom prime minister, says Britain will commence the formal process of leaving the European Union (EU) in the first quarter of next year.According to the BBC, May said this on Sunday, explaining that the country would be free to make its own decisions without depending on the EU for approvals.She said the British government would trigger article [...]

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    ‘With a heavy heart’, Cameron quits politics

‘With a heavy heart’, Cameron quits politics

Two months after he stepped down as the prime minister of Britain, David Cameron has resigned as a member of parliament (MP).The former prime minister said he took the decision “with a heavy heart”, added that he did not want to become a “distraction and a diversion” to the new government.Cameron stepped down on July 13 in the wake of [...]

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    May: Britain to give up EU presidency in 2017

May: Britain to give up EU presidency in 2017

The office of Theresa May, the British Prime Minister, has told EU President Donald Tusk that Britain intends to give up its six-month presidency of the European council scheduled for next year.The office said on Wednesday in London that the decision was taken because her government was expected to be occupied next year with negotiations on leaving the union.It explained [...]

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    Britain moves against another Scottish independence vote

Britain moves against another Scottish independence vote

David Mundell, British minister for Scotland, on Friday said that Scotland should not hold a second referendum on independence after the United Kingdom has voted to leave the European Union.Speaking in London, Mundell said even though there could be another independence referendum, there should be no other independence referendum.Mundell said he would continue to passionately make the case and also [...]

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    My govt will be driven by interest, says Theresa May

My govt will be driven by interest, says Theresa May

Theresa May has taken over the reins of British government, vowing to tackle injustice in the society and to also preserve the union of UK.In her first remarks as prime minister, May commended her predecessor, whom she described as a modern leader.The former home secretary said she would make decisions based on the interests of struggling families, not the rich.“If [...]

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    Coast clear for Theresa May to become UK prime minister as Leadsom quits

Coast clear for Theresa May to become UK prime minister as Leadsom quits

Theresa May is set to become the prime minister of the UK, following the decision of Andrea Leadsom, May’s only contender, to pull out of the contest to become Conservative Party leader.May battled four other contenders to the Tory leadership race and was left with Leadsom as the only barrier between her and the leadership of the party and consequently [...]

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    Theresa May wins first election to replace David Cameron

Theresa May wins first election to replace David Cameron

Theresa May, home secretary of the United Kingdom, has won the first round of elections to replace David Cameron as prime minister.May,  who was tipped to be the second female prime minister of the UK, polled 165 votes, ahead of Andrea Leadsom, Michael Gove, Stephen Crabb, who polled 66, 48 and 34 votes respectively.Liam Fox polled 16 votes, and was therefore eliminated from [...]

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    UK braces for 2nd female prime minister as Boris Johnson exits race

UK braces for 2nd female prime minister as Boris Johnson exits race

Theresa May, UK Home secretary, has a bright chance of becoming the second female prime minister of the UK, following the decision of Boris Johnson, pro-Brexit leader, to exit the race.Following David Cameron’s announced resignation, Johnson, who rigorously campaigned for Brexit, was tipped to succeed Cameron, but Johnson has said he “cannot”.“Having consulted colleagues and in view of the circumstances [...]

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