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7 MPs split from United Kingdom’s Labour Party over Brexit

Britain’s Opposition Labour Party suffered a jolt on Monday as seven anti-Brexit MPs quit the party in protest against its leader Jeremy Corbyn’s approach to issues including Brexit and anti-Semitism. MPs Chuka Umunna, Luciana Berger, Chris Leslie, Angela Smith, Mike Gapes, Gavin Shuker and Ann Coffey held a press conference in London to tell reporters […]

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Ex-diplomats call for Brexit delay

43 former British envoys urge the government to consider a second referendum Forty-three former British Ambassadors and High Commissioners have added their voice to calls for the government to delay Brexit and consider holding a new referendum on whether to remain in the EU. Signatories include former Ambassadors to Germany, France, the U.S., Canada, Japan […]

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Britain denies plotting last-minute Brexit vote

Govt. says it will stick to the timeline The British government denied on Wednesday that it was secretly plotting to force MPs into a last-minute choice on Brexit between a rejigged deal and a lengthy delay. ITV television reported that it had overheard Prime Minister Theresa May’s chief Brexit negotiator Olly Robbins in a Brussels […]

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The consequences of an irresponsible Brexit deal

Over the past four weeks I have been in London witnessing the spectacle of the two main political parties tearing themselves apart as members of Parliament (MPs) disagree on Britain’s exit from Europe. I arrived in London on the evening the Conservative Prime Minister Theresa May was humiliated when many of her own MPs voted […]

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U.K’s troubled anti-terror strategy

Late last month, as attention was focussed on Britain’s unending Brexit saga, the Home Office (the department which Theresa May led for six years till becoming Prime Minister) made a major climbdown. It agreed to an independent review of its anti-radicalisation strategy, ‘Prevent’, a demand which human rights and community groups had long raised. ‘Prevent’ […]

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PM Theresa May wants to re-open Brexit deal, EU says no

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday sought parliamentary approval to return to Brussels to re-negotiate the withdrawal agreement, but EU officials insisted that it is not possible to re-open talks on the controversial ‘backstop’ for Ireland-Northern Ireland. The House of Commons began a day-long debate on May’s Brexit Plan B after the agreement was […]