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Plot To kill British Prime Minister Foiled

Plot To kill British Prime Minister Foiled

The Metropolitan Police said on Tuesday that two men arrested last week had been charged with terrorism offenses and would appear in Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday. The Metropolitan Police said in a statement that the men were arrested by its Counter Terrorism Command on November 28. It identified them as Naa’imur Zakariyah Rahman, 20, […]

The Lunch That Could Make Or Break Brexit

The Lunch That Could Make Or Break Brexit

On Monday, Dec. 4, British Prime Minister Theresa May will sit down to what could turn out to be the most expensive meal in history. Her lunch date will be Jean-Claude Juncker, who as European Commission president has a powerful role in determining progress toward a Brexit deal. Over seasonal dishes and vintage wines in […]

How May’s Sure Thing Became a Political Disaster for the Ages

How May’s Sure Thing Became a Political Disaster for the Ages

  It was 5:30 a.m. when an exhausted Theresa May returned to Conservative Party headquarters to face her demoralized campaign workers. Surrounded by discarded food wrappers, inflated blue balloons and empty bottles of beer and wine, May addressed the wreckage of a gamble that went from sure thing to catastrophe in less than two months. The […]

Pound Falls as Poll Shows Conservatives May Miss Their Majority

Pound Falls as Poll Shows Conservatives May Miss Their Majority

The pound declined after a poll showed Theresa May’s Conservative Party may miss winning a majority at next week’s general election and face a hung parliament. Sterling dropped against all its Group-of-10 peers after a YouGov poll in the Times, based on a new model, showed the prime minister’s party may fall short of an […]

Theresa May Seeks Snap U.K. Election to Get Brexit Backing

Theresa May Seeks Snap U.K. Election to Get Brexit Backing

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May said she will seek an early election on June 8, in an unexpected gamble aimed at strengthening her hand going into talks on leaving the European Union. The surprise statement came less than a month after she triggered the formal start of Brexit and marks a reversal of her position […]

Brexit Means Brexit … But The Big Question Is When?

Brexit Means Brexit … But The Big Question Is When?

Two months ago on Tuesday, Britain voted to leave the European Union. The shock was immense; the fallout dramatic. But then summer came. The early turbulence subsided and normality (more or less) returned. Brexit, though, has not yet begun to happen. The government does not know what it wants and is not yet equipped to […]

Theresa May ‘Raised Objections To Project As Home Secretary’

Theresa May ‘Raised Objections To Project As Home Secretary’

Theresa May raised objections to the Hinkley Point C nuclear power deal during the coalition government, the former business secretary Sir Vince Cable has claimed, in remarks that will throw fresh doubt over the project’s future. Cable said that as home secretary, May had been unhappy about the former chancellor George Osborne’s “gung-ho” attitude to […]

May Gets Hollande Ultimatum: Free Trade Depends On Free Movement

May Gets Hollande Ultimatum: Free Trade Depends On Free Movement

Theresa May was warned by the French president, François Hollande, at their first meeting in Paris that the UK cannot expect access to the single market if it wants to put immigration controls on EU citizens. At a joint press conference in the Élysée Palace, Hollande made it clear that the new British prime minister […]

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 To Angela Merkel: UK Will Need Time To Prepare For Brexit

Theresa May To Angela Merkel: UK Will Need Time To Prepare For Brexit

Theresa May will today warn Angela Merkel that she needs time to prepare for Brexit, as she heads to Berlin for private talks with the German chancellor. The new prime minister will fly to Berlin after facing her first prime minister’s questions against Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn on Wednesday. Merkel and May’s working dinner is […]

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