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Tag: Theresa May

Theresa May bows out as UK Prime Minister

London: Theresa May bowed out as UK Prime Minister on Wednesday with a farewell speech at Downing Street before tendering her resignation to Queen Elizabeth II. She wished new Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his government well, saying: “Their successes will be our country’s successes.” May said that Johnson’s immediate priority will be to “complete […]

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11 Tory leaders in PM race; many reveal drug abuse

London: As many as 11 Tory leaders have thrown their hats in the ring to become the leader of the Conservative Party and, therefore Prime Minister, following the resignation of Theresa May. The Tory candidates were supposed to submit their names between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Monday and must count on the support […]

May quits, new British PM likely by end of July

London: British Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday announced that she would quit as the leader of the ruling Conservative Party on June 7, paving the way for a leadership battle for the next Prime Minister’s post. “I believe it was right to persevere even when the odds against success were high. But it’s now […]

May faces pressure after Leadsom resigns

London: Theresa May is continuing to face pressure from her own MPs to resign after one of her senior ministers quit the cabinet. The Leader of the House, Andrea Leadsom, stepped down on Wednesday night over the PM’s Brexit policy, the BBC reported. Several cabinet ministers have also said that the PM cannot stay in […]

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Theresa May plans 'bold offer' for Brexit deal support

London: UK Prime Minister Theresa May has said that she is preparing to present before MPs a “new bold offer” in a last-ditch attempt to get her beleaguered Brexit deal through Parliament in early June. Extra protections for workers are expected to be among the proposals, with the Prime Minister trying to win over the support […]

UK MPs to vote on part of May's Brexit deal

London: UK Prime Minister Theresa May will put only half of her Brexit deal to a vote on Friday, the day Britain was originally meant to leave the European Union. MPs will vote on the withdrawal agreement, which sets out the terms of the UK’s departure from the EU. May had promised to step aside […]

Brexit: British MPs back May's bid to change deal

London: British MPs have backed seeking “alternative arrangements” to replace the Irish backstop in Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit plan. The proposal — put forward by Tory MP Graham Brady — had the support of the government and won by 16 votes, the BBC reported on Tuesday. Theresa May had urged MPs to vote in […]

Brexit: PM warns of 'catastrophic breach of trust'

London: 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”. Writing in the Sunday Express newspaper, May pleaded with lawmakers to back her Brexit deal in Tuesday’s vote, the BBC reported. Not doing so risks the UK leaving the […]

Brexit: PM says critics of her deal risking democracy

London: British Prime Minister Theresa May has urged MPs to back her Brexit deal, saying it is the only way to honour the referendum result and protect the economy. Writing in the Mail on Sunday, May said her critics risk damaging democracy if they oppose her plan, the BBC reported. MPs are due to vote […]

Brexit deal not up for renegotiation, EU tells May

Brussels: European Union leaders have refused to give UK’s Prime Minister Theresa May a lifeline over Brexit, saying that the withdrawal agreement is “not open for renegotiation”, despite her appeal to them to help her salvage the deal by putting a 12-month limit on the unpopular Irish backstop. May came to Brussels to plead EU […]

May to face vote of no confidence from Conservative MPs

London: UK Prime Minister Theresa May will face a vote of no confidence from MPs of the ruling Conservative Party on Wednesday. The vote will take place between 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., reports the BBC. The challenge to May’s position comes after the required 48 letters calling for a contest were delivered. May, who […]

British PM vows to move on with her Brexit plan

London: British Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday vowed to move on with her Brexit plan on the basis of the draft agreement between London and Brussels, saying “the course I have set out is the right one”. The embattled prime minister, speaking at a press conference in her Downing Street office, said, “This is a […]

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Global leaders wish Macron on victory

London: British Prime Minister Theresa May and US President Donald Trump were among a few global leaders who congratulated Centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron after he was declared winner in the French Presidential elections’ crucial runoff on Sunday. While May “warmly” congratulated Macron in a statement from her office, Trump took to twitter to wish the […]

British government furious as Twitter blocks access to data

London: Twitter’s decision to block the British police and intelligence agencies from accessing data to identify terrorist plots has evoked criticism from the government. To ensure that its data is not used for surveillance, the micro-blogging site blocked the access to key streams of information on April 25 that is used by police and M15 […]