May Survives No-Confidence Vote After Brexit Deal Thrashing

Theresa May has survived a vote of no-confidence, a day after her Brexit divorce plan was voted down in Parliament in the biggest defeat in British government history. The prime minister won by 325 votes to 306 just after 7pm local time, surviving with a majority of 19 votes. She secured the victory after rebel…

Brexit Deal Voted Down in Largest Government Defeat in History

British MPs have rejected Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit divorce plan, voting down the deal in the largest defeat in history for a sitting government. MPs voted to reject the proposal 432 votes to 202, resulting in the worst defeat for a government Britain’s recent history. The result is a huge blow for Mrs May…

UK claims Russia spied on Sergei and Yulia Skripal for at least five years

Britain’s national security adviser, Mark Sedwill, claimed Russian intelligence had been spying on former double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia for at least five years prior to the nerve agent attack in March in a letter to NATO. Mr Sedwill submitted the letter to NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Friday, including the…

Russian ties with west strained following nerve agent attack

Russia is facing more backlash after an alleged military grade nerve agent attack on British soil, with the UK, US, Germany and France releasing a joint statement blaming Moscow for the attack. Russian ex-spy Sergei Skripal, 66 and his daughter Yulia Skripal, 33, were the targets of the attack, which used a nerve agent developed…

Theresa May outlines transition plan for Brexit

Theresa May has outlined a transition plan that would see the UK continued access to the EU’s single market for two years while negotiations take place during a speech in Florence. The plan would guarantee stability for people and business while the details of the Brexit agreement are being work out, Ms May argues. “The…