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  • Sun sets on greatest alliance

    06/16/2019 6:55:12 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 68 replies
    The Pioneer ^ | Thursday, June 13, 2019 | Bhopinder Singh
    The 'special relationship' between the UK and the US is elusive. Trump's visit to Britain nailed the optics of an empire that was wilting under the weight of an 'unequal' relation Romance and nostalgia surrounding the grandeur of the British empire in the 19th and 20th century is predicated on "the empire on which the sun never sets." This pomposity was extended to include emerging America in the mid-19th century to posit the Anglophone domain, as noted by Alexander Campbell in 1852, "To Britain and America, god has granted the possession of the new world; and because the sun never...
  • End of May, Britain's PM steps down as Conservative leader

    06/07/2019 8:34:40 AM PDT · by Steve1999 · 15 replies
    Reuters ^ | 06-07-19 | Elizabeth Piper
    LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May steps down as leader of the governing Conservatives on Friday, officially triggering a contest to replace her that could see her party embrace a tougher stance on Brexit. May announced she would step down last month after failing to deliver Britain’s departure from the European Union on time, deepening a political crisis in a divided country struggling to move on from a 2016 referendum on Brexit.
  • Brilliantly Funny and Endearing DJT at Joint News Conference

    06/04/2019 8:07:51 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 42 replies
    freerepublic.com ^ | 6/4/19 | self
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EX2VSnvTBqY President Trump and British Prime Minister Theresa May hold joint news conference, live stream At and around the 51 MINUTE MARK this is a very BRILLIANT and funny President of the United States.I never saw him better. A great moment for America.
  • Trump holds press conference with UK PM Theresa May, tells her to ‘stick around’ for trade deal

    06/04/2019 6:40:24 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 04 2019 | Adam Shaw
    President Trump on Tuesday was set to hold a press conference with outgoing U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May, hours after he told her to “stick around” to complete a long-awaited trade deal with the U.S. "It's been an honor to work with you. I don't know what your timetable is, but... stick around, let's do this deal,” Trump told May at a breakfast meeting with senior leaders, according to The Sun. May will step down from Number 10 on Friday after intense criticism of her handling of Britain’s departure from the European Union. Britain can only make trade deals after...
  • Police Celebrate End of May: ‘Her Legacy One of Misery’, ‘Officers Will Shed No Tears’

    05/25/2019 1:15:05 PM PDT · by Monrose72 · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 25-05-19 | JACK MONTGOMERY
    Police officers across the country are celebrating Theresa May’s resignation, having been thoroughly alienated by the Prime Minister in her previous role as Home Secretary under David Cameron. Theresa May presided over massive cuts to police budgets and manpower during her tenure, and made “taking on” the Police Federation which represents rank and file officers up to Chief Inspector one of her signature stances — although she seemingly enjoyed a more collegial relationship with politically correct senior officers, such as Metropolitan Police chief Cressida Dick.
  • In Contest to Succeed Theresa May, Stars Are Aligning for Boris Johnson

    05/25/2019 11:41:18 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 17 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 25, 2019 | Stephen Castle
    LONDON — Only one person, the joke doing the rounds in Parliament goes, can stop the disheveled, blond-haired, crowd-pleasing former foreign secretary, Boris Johnson, from becoming the country’s next prime minister. That is Mr. Johnson himself. One of Britain’s most recognizable, and now most divisive politicians, Mr. Johnson has a history of verbal gaffes, a poor record as a minister and many enemies in Parliament, not to mention among the voters who reject Brexit, which he helped persuade Britons to embrace in a 2016 referendum. But his charisma, flair for publicity and record of winning two elections as mayor of...
  • Trump to Confront Theresa May Over UK’s Role in ‘Spying’ on His Campaign

    05/25/2019 9:03:54 AM PDT · by Monrose72 · 28 replies
    NN ^ | 25-05-19 | Jay Greenberg
    President Donald Trump has warned that he is planning to confront British Prime Minister Theresa May on the UK's role in "spying" on his 2016 presidential campaign.Despite her emotional public resignation during a Friday press conference, Mrs. May will still be PM during Trump's official state visit in June.President Trump said Friday that Attorney General William Barr will be taking his investigation of the Russia Probe's origins global and examine events in Great Britain, Australia, and Ukraine.
  • Tearful May resigns, paving way for Brexit confrontation with EU

    05/24/2019 6:48:21 AM PDT · by McQ444 · 52 replies
    Reuters ^ | 24-05-19 | William James, Kylie MacLellan
    LONDON (Reuters) - Fighting back tears, Theresa May said on Friday she would quit, setting up a contest that will install a new British prime minister who could pursue a cleaner break with the European Union.May’s departure deepens the Brexit crisis as a new leader, who should be in place by the end of July, is likely to want a more decisive split, raising the chances of a confrontation with the EU and potentially a snap parliamentary election. Her voice cracking with emotion, May, who endured crises and humiliation in her failed effort to find a compromise Brexit deal that...
  • UK PM Theresa May announces resignation amid fury over Brexit handling

    05/24/2019 5:45:46 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 21 replies
    Fox ^ | 05/24/2109
    May’s announcement came the morning after Brits went to the polls to vote in the European Parliament elections, with Britain only participating due to its departure from the E.U. being delayed until October. Full results are not expected for days but polls suggested her Conservative Party were expected to be punished severely for the government’s handling of Brexit, with polls suggesting the Tories could receive just single-digit support. A YouGov poll for The Times of London published Wednesday found that the Tories would come in fifth place, with just 7% of the vote, while the newly-formed Brexit Party was predicted...
  • Theresa May to Resign on June 7 (My title)

    05/24/2019 2:09:51 AM PDT · by abb · 58 replies
    CNBC ^ | May 24, 2019 | Staff
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  • Brexit: Calls grow for Theresa May to resign in bill backlash (UK)

    05/22/2019 8:45:21 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 31 replies
    BBC ^ | May 22 | Staff
    The prime minister is facing calls to resign amid a backlash against her Brexit plan from Conservative MPs. There have been growing calls for her to quit from her own MPs unhappy with the compromises she has set out in her Withdrawal Agreement Bill. Several cabinet ministers have told the BBC that Mrs May cannot stay on, while others insisted she must present her plan to the Commons. The PM told the Commons there needed to be "compromise on all sides". The BBC's political editor Laura Kuenssberg also said the so-called "Pizza Club" of Brexiteer cabinet members have been meeting...
  • While British Voters Flock to ‘No Deal’ Brexit Party, PM May Offers Second Referendum

    05/21/2019 12:42:53 PM PDT · by KC_Lion · 44 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 21 May 2019 | Oliver JJ Lane
    Apparently having failed to learn the lesson of her party being trounced in the polls by Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party, British Prime Minister Theresa May has further distanced herself from the British public by setting the process in motion for a second referendum. Making her pitch to Parliament Tuesday afternoon to pass her thrice-rejected Withdrawal Agreement when it is put before the house for a fourth time next month, embattled British Prime Minister offered a second referendum as a bribe to buy votes from her political colleagues. .... Speaking in Westminster, the Prime Minister said: "I have also listened carefully...
  • May’s ‘Bold Offer’ on Brexit Deal Just a ‘Retread’ of Old Ideas

    05/20/2019 4:35:58 PM PDT · by KC_Lion · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 20 May 2019 | Joe Markham
    A new leaked document shows that Theresa May’s plans for a “new” Brexit withdrawal agreement contains no new ideas or any substantial changes. Prime Minister Theresa May, whose attempts to pass a version of her EU-approved withdrawal treaty have so far failed three times, has said of this new version of the deal that it would “represent a new, bold offer to MPs across the House of Commons, with an improved package of measures that I believe can win new support”. However, speaking of a summary of the deal as it had been given to ministers, one unnamed Whitehall source...
  • Brexhaustion: Long, grinding Brexit is stressing people out

    04/13/2019 5:26:05 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 90 replies
    AP ^ | 12 Apr 19 | Danica Kirka
    LONDON (AP) — Elly Wright can’t sleep through the night. The Dutch native, who has lived in Britain for 51 years, keeps thinking about the black boots of Nazi soldiers marching by her basement window as they brought Jews to a nearby camp in her homeland. The flashbacks have been triggered by Britain’s heated debate over leaving the European Union, which has brought division, strife and fear of foreigners. The 77-year-old painter says it has shattered her sense of belonging. ″(Britain) is my home,” Wright said quietly. “That is being taken away from me.” Wright isn’t alone in her angst....
  • Watch out parliament, Farage warns at launch of new Brexit Party

    04/12/2019 7:36:29 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 12, 2019 7:10 AM | Elizabeth Piper
    Nigel Farage, one of the leaders of a campaign to leave the European Union, launched a new Brexit Party on Friday, promising to put “the fear of God” into lawmakers he accused of betraying Britain’s decision to quit the bloc. In the central English city of Coventry, Farage, 55, whose former party UKIP is credited by many with forcing Britain’s 2016 referendum on EU membership, told supporters his party was fielding an impressive team in next month’s European Parliament elections. […] “I’m doing this because … I did actually, rather stupidly, for a moment believe that we’d won,” Farage said,...
  • Brexit: Theresa May to meet Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron

    04/08/2019 11:40:52 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 42 replies
    bbc.com ^ | Apr 9, 2019 | BBC
    Theresa May is to hold last-minute Brexit talks with the leaders of Germany and France later, four days before the UK is due to leave the EU. Mrs May is meeting Angela Merkel in Berlin, followed by Emmanuel Macron in Paris, to urge them to back her request to delay Brexit again until 30 June.
  • PETER HITCHENS: The TRUE problem with May and Corbyn? They're far closer than you think

    04/07/2019 5:55:45 AM PDT · by NorseViking · 9 replies
    Dailymail ^ | April 7, 2019 | Peter Hitchens
    Theresa May’s Tories have always been far closer to Jeremy Corbyn than they like to admit. That’s why all their attacks on him fail so badly, and why there is a real possibility that he will become Prime Minister if the Government is idiotic enough to call an Election. The Tories’ wild, Trotskyist policies on marriage, ‘equality’, ‘diversity’ and education actually aren’t much different from Mr Corbyn’s. See their recent imposition of compulsory politically correct indoctrination in schools. Their spending and tax levels aren’t much lower than his would be, either. And, while they go on about Mr Corbyn and...
  • Brexit: Parliament again fails to agree on how to leave the E.U., as deadline looms

    04/01/2019 2:57:34 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 69 replies
    NBC News ^ | April 1, 2019 | Rachel Elbaum
    "There are no ideal choices available and there are very good arguments against any possible outcome at the moment," said one lawmaker LONDON — Britain's Parliament still can't agree on how to move forward on Brexit. Four nonbinding measures that would have outlined a potential way forward on exiting the European Union all failed to gain a majority Monday. The vote came after lawmakers last week rejected a withdrawal agreement proposed by Prime Minister Theresa May for a third time. Two of these votes were the largest and fourth largest losses in parliamentary history. Despite these defeats, May is reportedly...
  • The EU agrees to delay Brexit until May 22 if MPs back Theresa May's deal

    03/21/2019 10:31:26 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 45 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 1-21-2019 | Adam Payne
    The European Union has agreed to give the United Kingdom a short delay to Brexit — but only if Members of Parliament vote for Theresa May's deal next week. Leaders of the 27 other EU member states said on Thursday that they were prepared to extend the Article 50 withdrawal process until May 22, to give the UK time to prepare for its departure, according to draft conclusions obtained by several news organisation. The date coincides with the start of the European Parliament elections. However, the offer falls some way short of the three month extension ending on June 30...
  • Theresa May’s Brexit deal suffers second defeat in UK Parliament

    03/12/2019 12:37:12 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 159 replies
    CNBC ^ | 3-12-2019 | Holly Elyatt
    The U.K.’s Brexit deal with the EU has been rejected by U.K. lawmakers in another landmark defeat for British Prime Minister Theresa May. May’s Brexit deal was defeated for the first time back in January but she had hoped last-ditch tweaks to the deal, specifically on the contentious Irish border issue, would help persuade Members of Parliament (MPs) to change their minds. Her deal was rejected by 149 votes after 242 MPs voted for the deal and 392 MPs voted against the deal. Sterling pared earlier losses against the dollar after the decision to trade 0.2 percent lower at $1.3124....