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The UK election should be about ideas, not polls

by Lea Ypi on 13th November 2019 With the UK facing one of the most important elections in decades, the focus should be on the clear programmatic differences between the main parties, rather than weekly polling outcomes. If I were to give unsolicited advice to media pundits preparing to comment on the upcoming general election it would be the following: ... Read More »

Boris Johnson defeated on Brexit amendment vote

Boris Johnson has sent a letter to the EU requesting a Brexit extension – but urged European leaders to reject the delay.The Prime Minister is understood to have sent an unsigned photocopy of a delay request, distancing himself by stressing it is “Parliament’s letter” and not his. Read More »

Thomas Cook is dead: 150,000 UK holidaymakers are stranded

Lianna Brinded, Head of Yahoo Finance UK 23 September 2019 – Major travel operator Thomas Cook (TCG.L) has finally collapsed after months of trying to seal bailout cash from Chinese conglomerate Fosun as well as from a number of other firms. It has immediately ceased to trade, leading to 150,000 UK holidaymakers stranded abroad and the biggest ever peacetime repatriation ... Read More »

Labour deputy Tom Watson for Brexit re-poll before election

Labour must prioritise reversing Brexit through another referendum, over winning power in a general election, its deputy leader Tom Watson is to say. He will warn that a snap election before the end of the year may fail to resolve the current deadlock. Putting himself at odds with Jeremy Corbyn, he will say there is “no such thing as a ... Read More »

PM’s Brexit plans leave Britain look like a ship of fools

Sean O’Grady Do you sometimes wonder how low Britain’s stock can fall? Not in GDP, the size of her armed forces or the “soft power” of cultural influence. Those have been on the slide, relative to other great powers, since about 1870. No, we’re talking here about the simple dignities of diplomacy and plain old-fashioned good manners. Smooth and harmonious ... Read More »

Kids will go hungry during UK school holidays

Up to A Million Children Left Without School Meals Over Summer Alex Firth, Associate, Children’s Rights Division @alexwfirth The summer holidays have begun here in Britain. For many children of low-income families what should be a happy time is instead filled with anxiety. Food aid charities predict an upsurge in poorer families relying on food banks, now that the school ... Read More »

Boris Johnson takes over as UK PM

London, Jul 24 (AP/UNB) — Boris Johnson became Britain’s new prime minister Wednesday, vowing to lead the U.K. out of the European Union, “no ifs, ands or buts.” Standing outside the shiny black door of 10 Downing St., Johnson said that “after three years of unfounded self-doubt, it is time to change the record.” Read More »

UK arms sales to Saudis suspended after court ruling

The court holds the government failed to consider violations in Yemen London – The Court of Appeal in London ruled on June 20, 2019, that the United Kingdom government’s refusal to consider Saudi Arabia’s laws-of-war violations in Yemen before licensing arms sales was unlawful, Human Rights Watch said today. The landmark decision requires the UK government to reconsider its decision ... Read More »

UK defense chief fired over Huawei leaks, denies role

London, May 2 (AP/UNB) — British Prime Minister Theresa May summarily fired Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson Wednesday after an investigation into leaks from a secret government meeting about the Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei. He denied any involvement in the leak. An investigation was launched last week after newspapers reported that Britain’s National Security Council, which meets in private, had agreed ... Read More »

UK to extend coop in trade-business and tertiary edu in BD

Dhaka, April 04 – United Kingdom (UK) wants to extend its cooperation in different areas including business and trade as well as tertiary level education here in Bangladesh to strengthen the ties between the two countries. Besides, the UK has sought support and cooperation of Bangladesh in the upcoming COP26 conference hosted by the UK to be held in London ... Read More »

14 shops closing across UK every day

The woes of the High Street only deepen, it seems, with an average of 14 shops closing across the UK every day. That’s according to a report from accountancy firm PwC, which has found 2,692 stores shut in the first half of this year and only 1,569 new ones opened. Read More »

UK, EU solve Northern Irish border status: Report

British Prime Minister Theresa May is reportedly planning to present the plan to her Cabinet on Tuesday. It would potentially solve one of the thorniest problems plaguing the Brexit talks. Britain and the European Union have reportedly agreed to a compromise that would avoid a hard Irish border after Britain leaves the bloc in March 2019. The legally binding deal ... Read More »

Louis, Charlotte seen at home in new photos

Photographs of Prince Louis’ first days at home have been released by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge – including an image of the new royal baby being kissed by his older sister. Princess Charlotte is seen cuddling the sleeping prince in the photo taken on 2 May, her third birthday. A second picture shows Prince Louis on 26 April, ... Read More »