MPs Reject No-Deal Brexit in Vote

UK MPs will vote on a Brexit delay after Parliament ruled out a “no deal” exit from the European Union. MPs voted to reject the no deal Brexit under any circumstances by a narrow 312 to 308 margin, just 16 days before the country is due to leave the EU. Previous votes had indicated only…

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 Government Loses Key Brexit Vote Ahead of EU Summit

British Prime Minister Theresa May has lost a key vote on the government’s Brexit bill after a rebellion by 11 Tory MPs. Members of Parliament voted for Amendment 7 to Clause 9 to the bill on Wednesday, to demand parliament pass a separate bill with the European Union (E.U.) to approve any final agreement before…

New Zealand First holds balance of power after indecisive election

The final votes from the New Zealand election have been counted, with the ruling National Party winning 44.4% of the votes and the opposition Labour Party won 36.9%. This leaves the National Party with 56 seats and Labour with 46, both short of the 61 seats needed to govern outright in the 120 seat parliament.…

Theresa May Strikes A Deal And Forms Government

Theresa May has broken the UK’s hung Parliament, forming a minority government in the wake of the General Election. Mrs May said her Conservative Party would work with the Democratic Unionists Party (DUP) to form a majority in the House of Commons, after the Conservatives fell short of achieving the 326 seats needed to govern…

Hung Parliament Delivered, No Majority for Conservatives and Labour

The UK is facing a hung parliament, with neither Conservative of Labour parties able to win a majority in the country’s election. Both parties did not reach the required 326 seats to govern in their own right, despite the Conservatives previously well ahead in polls when the election was called. The BBC said earlier the…

The Conservatives and SNP Triumphed in General Election

(Video version of the story begins at 04:47 in the newscast.) The United Kingdom has restored a majority government after the General Election.  Forty-six  million British took part in the voting. The Conservatives successfully formed a majority government after crossing the line of 326 in the race of 650 Parliament seats. By eventually getting 331 seats,…

Controversial former Premier passes away

By Danielle Staniskov WA’s Former controversial Premier Ray O’Connor has passed away, aged 86. Premier Colin Barnett made the announcement on Tuesday morning. “I am saddened to hear about the death of former Western Australian Premier Ray O’Connor overnight”. Mr Barnett said. O’Connor was an Australian liberal politician and served in parliament for 24 years.…