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British spy agencies see foreign ties intact despite Brexit

Since World War Two, London has had particularly strong intelligence links with the United States, and other members of the so-called "Five Eyes" alliance: Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Britain’s intelligence agencies expect close relations with European and other foreign spy services to continue regardless of plans to quit the European Union, official sources said. […]

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Theresa May to formally resign, act as PM until new leader elected

May, who had stepped down amid mounting pressure over her repeatedly defeated Brexit deal, will continue as acting prime minister until the party has elected her successor, who will then take charge as the premier. Prime Minister Theresa May will formally resign as the leader of the UK’s ruling Conservative Party on Friday, paving the […]

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UK business chief warns next PM against no-deal Brexit

The successor to British Prime Minister Theresa May must rule out a “no-deal” Brexit, the head of Britain’s main business lobby group urged Friday, warning again of “severe” economic consequences. Carolyn Fairbairn, head of the Confederation of British Industry, issued the warning as the total number of Conservative MPs vying to replace May reached twelve. […]

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UK’s Nigel Farage demands a seat at Brexit talks

As May's Conservative Party prepares to pick a new leader, Farage had a warning for the next prime minister: A say in the United Kingdom's biggest decision since World War Two. Nigel Farage demanded a seat at Brexit negotiations on Monday after his new party swept to victory in the United Kingdom’s European Parliament election, […]

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An election that wasn’t meant to happen in U.K.

With Brexit getting delayed, British citizens will vote for EU Parliament on May 23 Just under three years since the Brexit referendum that irrevocably changed British politics, another election is set to take place later this month that could fundamentally impact the political landscape again. On May 23, British citizens and European and Commonwealth citizens […]

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No Brexit consensus without new referendum: Labour

London: Serious doubts have been raised over the success of ongoing cross-party talks on Brexit after Labour’s chief negotiator on Monday insisted that any deal is unlikely to be passed on the House of Commons without another referendum, which is opposed by the ruling dispensation. Called a ‘confirmatory referendum’, Labour’s shadow Brexit secretary Keir Starmer […]

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New Brexit party set to eclipse Tories, Labour: Poll

The ruling Conservative party and Labour – the two main poles in British politics – will face another drubbing in the May 23 elections to the European Parliament, a new survey published on Sunday suggests. The two parties faced serious anger over the Brexit impasse in the local elections earlier this month, when angry voters […]

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Voters set to punish UK PM Theresa May’s Conservatives over Brexit delay

The results will paint a picture, albeit an imperfect one, of how that has affected support for May's centre-right Conservative Party, and the leftist opposition Labour Party. English voters are expected to use local government elections on Thursday to punish Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservative Party over its failure to deliver Brexit, revealing a divided […]

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British Indian property guru Ajay Jagota joins Brexit Party for EU elections

An Indian-origin businessman has switched his allegiance from the Conservative Party to join the newly-formed Brexit Party to contest the European Parliament elections next month. Ajay Jagota, a self-proclaimed housing and property expert, stepped down as chairman of the local South Shields Conservative Association in northern England last year after claiming that the Tory party […]