Brexit stalled by parliamentary vote

By Helene Fung British MPs in the House of Commons had passed a motion to ask the European Union to postpone the Brexit deadline from the original 29th of March, 412 votes to 202. Prime Minister Theresa May is expected to travel to Brusselsto ask the EU whether they can extend the deadline – at…

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…

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 Expels Russian Diplomats Following Nerve Gas Attack on Ex-Spy

The UK will expel 23 Russian diplomats following a nerve agent attack on a former Russian double agent in Southern England. Prime Minister Theresa May said the diplomats, who were “undeclared intelligence officers”, had a week to leave in what was the single biggest expulsion in more than 30 years. Britain would also freeze Russian…

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…

May reaches Brexit agreement before deadline

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has reached an agreement with Brussels regarding what will happen on ‘Brexit day’, March 29, 2019. Details of the agreement were leaked hours after the announcement that the deal was done. The deal will see Britain leave the EU, but remain part of the Customs Union and Single Market, as…

UK Minister Patel Resigns Over Secret Israel Meetings

U.K. international development secretary Priti Patel has resigned after it was revealed she held secret meetings with the Israeli government officials. Patel failed to disclose to Prime Minister Theresa May or the U.K. Foreign Office that she would be having 12 meetings with officials including one with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during a 13-day…

Trump’s UK VIP Trip Downgraded to “Working Visit”

Donald Trump will visit Britain in 2018 but the trip will be a scaled down version than a VIP visit originally offered to the US President. Mr Trump’s visit will no longer be a red carpet event to showcase the special relationship between the US and Britain, but will likely form part of a tour…