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Theresa May to face grassroots no-confidence challenge

Conservative local associatons are calling for Theresa May to resign over her handling of Brexit.


Brexit: Tories force emergency meeting in plot to oust Theresa May within weeks

Theresa May faces a grassroots no confidence vote within weeks after more than 65 local Tory chiefs signed a petition to the National Conservative Convention [Author: Dan Bloom]
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Brexiters' language worsens threats against MPs – Nicky Morgan

Former minister’s comments come as PM faces renewed plots to depose herNicky Morgan has blamed the language used by some vehement Conservative Brexiters of helping to inspire threats against MPs, as Theresa May prepares for the return of parliament against a backdrop of renewed plots to depose her.Amid signs that Tory MPs will be no more united on Brexit when the Commons returns on Tuesday than before the Easter recess, Morgan, the former education secretary, criticised an article by her backben...
Tags: Brexit, Conservatives, Nicky Morgan, Local elections, Theresa May, Local politics, Politics, UK news, Foreign policy


Five Britons killed in Sri Lanka terror attacks which left more than 200 dead, foreign ministry confirms

Five Britons have been killed in the Sri Lankan terror attacks which left more than 200 people dead, the country’s foreign ministry has confirmed. James Dauris, the UK's High Commissioner to Sri Lanka, who visited some of the injured Britons in hospital, earlier today condemned the "deplorable violence" as he urged people in Sri Lanka to get in touch with members of their family to let them know they were safe. The country’s foreign ministry said the nationalities of 11 foreigners killed in ...


Sri Lanka bombings: Intelligence blunder ahead of terror attack that killed more than 200

Almost 300 killed - everything we know so far Victims: mother and son among five Britons killed in explosions Intelligence on threat not passed on to Sri Lankan government Reconstruction: How attacker waited at buffet before detonating  World leaders and cricket stars have reacted with horror Key intelligence on a possible terrorist attack was not passed onto the Sri Lankan government weeks before at least 290 people were killed in a wave of Easter Sunday suicide bombings on churches and five-st...


'Easter massacre': How the world reacted to Sri Lanka terror attacks

Religious and world leaders have condemned a series of blasts in Sri Lanka that killed almost 300 people on Sunday, including dozens of foreigners - with British, Dutch and American citizens among them. Images of the carnage features on front pages around the world amid horror at what was frequently called the  "Easter massacre".  Here is a round-up of how the world reacted. Sri Lanka The Archbishop of Colombo, Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith, called on Sri Lanka's government to "mercilessly" punis...


Easter Sunday Bombs in Sri Lanka Target Christians and Tourists, Kill Hundreds

REUTERS/Dinuka LiyanawatteA series of coordinated bomb blasts at churches and hotels across Sri Lanka killed more than 200 people and left hundreds more injured on Easter Sunday in one of the worst bouts of violence in the island nation since civil war ended a decade ago.Four luxury hotels and three Catholic churches were among the highly populated areas that were targeted, according to the Associated Press. Officials told the AP that at least two of the blasts were carried out by suicide bomber...


Theresa May says UK will stand up for religious freedom

The PM uses her Easter message to say everyone has a right to "practise their faith in peace".


Theresa May calls for an end to persecution of Christians in Easter message

The Prime Minister says everyone must stand up for the rights of people to practise their religion [Author: Keir Mudie]
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Rachael Bletchly: Stop funding private mental health and plug NHS black hole

Theresa May must deliver on her promise to "tackle the injustice of mental illness” and stop funding the Money Farm [Author: Rachael Bletchly]
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How May's failed deal shattered EU relations

Lack of assurances on backstop and customs union led to impasseHow the backstop emerged as May’s nemesis Why Labour’s leader has to perform a Brexit balancing actHow May miscalculated the Brexit numbers game If they want to leave, they should do it now, Jean-Claude Juncker fumed, to the emphatic agreement of the then European parliament president, Martin Schulz.It was 24 June 2016, and hours earlier, the British people had decided to leave the EU. The two men were holed up in an emergency meetin...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Labour, Jean Claude Juncker, European Commission, Brussels, Article 50, Brexit, Donald Tusk, Martin Schulz


Labour MPs to urge Jeremy Corbyn not to 'torpedo' Brexit deal

Second referendum would be ‘divisive but not decisive’, MPs will say in letter to leaderJeremy Corbyn is to be urged by a group of Labour MPs not to “torpedo” the prospect of a Brexit deal with Theresa May by insisting on a second referendum.The MPs, including Stephen Kinnock and Gloria De Piero, are set to send the Labour leader a letter early next week setting out their “deep-seated reservations about a second referendum”, which they believe would be “divisive but … not decisive”. Continue rea...
Tags: Politics, European Union, Theresa May, Labour, Keir Starmer, Article 50, Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn, Stephen Kinnock, Corbyn, Gloria De Piero


The Guardian view on Britain and the EU elections: get together to stay together | Editorial

There is a public majority against Brexit. The political parties must cooperate to ensure that its voice is heard in any electionsIf they take place, European elections in Britain would ideally serve three complementary purposes. The first would be to widen the national debate about Britain’s relations with Europe. The second would be to ensure the electoral argument has a pro-European outcome. The third would be to send a clear pro-European message from British voters to the EU. All this is not...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Britain, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Nigel Farage, Article 50, European elections, Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn, UK Independence party (Ukip, Europeans Brexit


Theresa May could put off Queen's speech amid Brexit turmoil

PM may avoid setting out new agenda despite parliament running out of businessTheresa May could put off the Queen’s speech until later this year, with government sources saying there were no immediate plans to bring one forward while parliament had not yet approved a Brexit deal.May had been widely expected to schedule a Queen’s speech setting out the government’s legislative agenda within weeks, because she announced a two-year parliamentary session in mid-June 2017. Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, UK News, Theresa May, Queen's Speech, Brexit


Tory deregulation agenda stalling Brexit talks, says Corbyn

Labour leader says there is no agreement yet on customs union or workers’ rightsJeremy Corbyn has said Brexit talks with the government are stalling because of a Tory desire for post-withdrawal deregulation, including as part of a US trade deal.Corbyn said Labour had been putting forward a robust case for a customs union during the talks over the past week but suggested he feared the two sides would not find common ground. Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, US, Conservatives, UK News, Theresa May, Labour, Article 50, Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn, Corbyn


Conservative leadership: Javid and other contenders take to the stage

It's been going on for some time but the unofficial race to succeed Theresa May is now clearly under way.
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Theresa May leaves for walking holiday as top Tories step up bids to replace her

Sajid Javid, Jeremy Hunt and Boris Johnson all took the PM's departure as an opportunity to jostle for the top job [Author: Pippa Crerar]
Tags: Politics, Theresa May, Boris Johnson, Tories, Pippa Crerar, Sajid Javid Jeremy Hunt


Downing Street under pressure to close down Labour talks on Brexit

No 10 scrambles to explore options before possible heavy losses in EU electionsNo 10 is feeling the pressure to pull the plug on Brexit talks with Labour and move to an alternative plan, amid warnings that the opposition is in no hurry for a deal before the European elections.With talks deadlocked and no sign that the government moving on its red lines, neither the Conservatives or Labour want to appear responsible for the breakdown in discussions. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Eu, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Labour, Jeremy Hunt, Downing Street, Article 50, Brexit, Democratic Unionist party (DUP


UK's Theresa May seeks respite from Brexit walking in Wales

British Prime Minister Theresa May is getting a respite from Brexit with a walking holiday in Wales.
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Theresa May: no-deal preparations will continue despite Brexit delay

UK prime minister writes to civil service to rebuke reports contingency plans were being wound downTheresa May has written to civil servants saying no-deal preparations must carry on despite a new October deadline for the UK’s exit from the European Union.An email seen by the Guardian shows that the prime minister has told government staff that plans for crashing out of the EU are necessary and will continue to be signed off by permanent secretaries. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Brexit


Theresa May 'not considering election' on walking break, says No 10

Theresa May is in Wales - but No 10 says there will be no repeat of 2017's post-holiday surprise.
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May Under Fire From Tories in Hunt for Brexit Compromise

Both Theresa May’s government and the opposition Labour Party said Sunday that their talks represented the best chance of finding a Brexit solution and ending months of deadlock. Lidington told the BBC on Sunday that the talks involved “testing” possible solutions, and both sides will have to make concessions. Lidington said the government believed it would be possible to get “the benefits of a customs union” -- which Labour wants -- “but still have a flexibility for the U.K. to pursue an inde...
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Scotland's papers: May faces revolt and Tiger roars again

Tories plotting to oust Theresa May and others trying to make her stay longer make Scotland's front pages.
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Newspaper headlines: Theresa May's future debated on front pages

Tory MPs want to oust Theresa May as leader quickly, some papers report. Others say rivals want her to stay on.
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Newspaper headlines: Theresa May's future debated on front pages

Tory MPs want to oust Theresa May as leader quickly, some papers report. Others say rivals want her to stay on.
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Brexit talks ‘will stall unless May shifts on customs union’

Sources say prime minister’s red lines are an obstacle in talks with LabourTalks between Labour and the government are unlikely to advance much further over the coming week unless Theresa May moves on her red lines over a future customs union, sources close to the talks have suggested.David Lidington, who is leading the government’s talks with Labour, said a compromise would have to be reached but played down suggestions that a government shift was imminent and added that Labour would also have ...
Tags: Europe, Politics, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, World news, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Labour, Article 50, Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn, David Lidington


UK govt to resume cross-party Brexit talks next week

The British government will resume talks with the main opposition Labour party next week on how to resolve the deadlock over Brexit, a senior minister said Sunday. Prime Minister Theresa May's effective deputy, David Lidington, said they wanted to be able to "take stock" of any progress when parliament returns from its Easter break on April 23. May was forced to ask fellow EU leaders this week to postpone Brexit for a second time, from April 12 to October 31.
Tags: UK, News, Eu, Theresa May, Labour, Brexit, David Lidington


Theresa May cannot come back from her Easter 'holiday' empty-handed

Sending lawmakers off on an unexpected Easter break after the Brexit deadline was extended for six months, Theresa May told them to use the opportunity to "reflect" on how to get out of the current stalemate that has left the UK in limbo.
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Furious Tories look to change leadership election rules to sack Theresa May faster

Theresa May saw off a bid to oust her last December which should mean she is safe - but many in her party want her gone [Author: Oliver Milne]
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France, Paris

13h30 bld du Temple, Emmanuel Macron et Theresa May Copyright Jacques Witt [Author: Jacques Witt]
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