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Angela Merkel Backs Theresa May’s Plan Not To Trigger Brexit This Year

Angela Merkel Backs Theresa May’s Plan Not To Trigger Brexit This Year

The German chancellor, Angela Merkel, has backed Theresa May’s decision to wait until next year before starting the formal process of leaving the EU, despite pressure from others in Europe for a speedier exit. After their first meeting in Berlin, Merkel gave support to the new prime minister, saying it was right and necessary for […]

Theresa May Appeals To Centre Ground But Cabinet Tilts To The Right

Theresa May Appeals To Centre Ground But Cabinet Tilts To The Right

Theresa May promised to fight “burning injustice” in British society and create a union “between all of our citizens” as she sought to project a one-nation brand of Conservatism when she entered Downing Street for the first time as prime minister on Wednesday. The radical change of direction at the heart of government was underlined […]

Theresa May Prepares For Queen’s Summons As Britain Gets A New Prime Minister

Theresa May Prepares For Queen’s Summons As Britain Gets A New Prime Minister

Britain’s political change of command opened Wednesday with David Cameron receiving a standing ovation at his valedictory appearance in Parliament as prime minister, and his successor Theresa May preparing for a summons from the queen. The day was filled with all the pageantry that comes with a change of occupancy at 10 Downing Street. Cameron […]

Theresa May To Take Over As British PM After Brexit shocks

Theresa May To Take Over As British PM After Brexit shocks

Theresa May will take over the job of British prime minister from David Cameron on Wednesday after a series of political shocks caused by Britain’s vote to leave the European Union. May, who has been interior minister for six years and is seen by her supporters as a safe pair of hands to steer Britain […]

David Cameron Chairs Final Cabinet Before Theresa May Enters No 10

David Cameron Chairs Final Cabinet Before Theresa May Enters No 10

David Cameron is expected to mark his final cabinet meeting on Tuesday with some personal remarks about his time as prime minister before welcoming Theresa May into her role as his successor. There will otherwise be a focus on the normal policy agenda with a view to handing over current priorities to May and her […]

Cameron’s Musical Exit: ‘Winnie The Pooh’ or ‘West Wing?’

Cameron’s Musical Exit: ‘Winnie The Pooh’ or ‘West Wing?’

In what might be the best hot mic moment of the year — and there have been a few to choose from — David Cameron was caught humming a little tune to himself shortly after he announced Theresa May would become the next UK Prime Minister. “Do, doo, do, do…,” he sings as he heads […]

It Is Easy To Despair Of Our Leaders, But Brexit Has Exposed Britain’s Rotten Core

It Is Easy To Despair Of Our Leaders, But Brexit Has Exposed Britain’s Rotten Core

David Cameron has had a good week. Never mind that he took a gamble with the UK’s future, lost his bet and then opted to retire from what seem likely to be protracted and unpleasant consequences; in media terms he has been able more or less to recede from view. Instead, the spotlight has been […]

Brexit: Pound Plunges To 30-year Lows As EU Fears Bite Into Global Markets Again

Brexit: Pound Plunges To 30-year Lows As EU Fears Bite Into Global Markets Again

The pound sank to three-decade lows and Asian share markets fell on Wednesday as fears over Brexit and instability in the European Union returned with a vengeance. Sterling was again a major casualty, sinking under $1.30 in fast-moving trade. It hit its lowest since 1985 when it got down as deep as $1.2565. In wild […]

Leading Brexiter Boris Johnson Says He Won’t Run For prime minister

Leading Brexiter Boris Johnson Says He Won’t Run For prime minister

The race to become Britain’s next prime minister took a surprise twist Thursday as leading Brexit campaigner Boris Johnson, considered a frontrunner to replace the outgoing David Cameron, announced that he would not be running. Having outlined the demands of the role to a room full of journalists in London, Johnson announced: “I have concluded […]

How The Brexit Campaign Used Refugees To Scare Voters

How The Brexit Campaign Used Refugees To Scare Voters

A month before Britain voted in one of the most important referendums in a generation, the campaign to leave the European Union seemed to be losing steam. The British public, it appeared, was not convinced that life without the EU would make them freer or more prosperous. Economists were making stark warnings of a downturn if […]

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