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…

Queen to Skip Involvement in Remembrance Sunday Ceremony

The Queen will break with tradition and not lay a wreath at the Cenotaph this year as part of the annual Remembrance Sunday, with Prince Charles carrying out the duties instead. She will not take part in placing the wreath at the base of the Whitehall monument, which requires the 91-year-old monarch to walk backwards…

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…

British Parliament Hit by Cyber Attack

The British parliament has been targeted in a cyber-attack attempting to access MP’s accounts, leaving many locked out. The national cyber security centre and national crime agency are investigating the attack, after reports that passwords to some of the MP’s accounts, including cabinet ministers, were found being sold online. The British parliament has taken precautionary…

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,…