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#UKRegionalElections expected to give taste of national vote next month

#UKRegionalElections expected to give taste of national vote next month

| May 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

Britons began voting on Thursday (May 4) in local and regional elections expected to give a taste of how far Conservative Prime Minister Theresa May’s dominance extends before next month’s national election, writes William James. Thousands of local-level government seats will be up for grabs throughout Scotland and across parts of England and Wales, as well […]

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Roundtable on #UKSnapElection

Roundtable on #UKSnapElection

| April 26, 2017 | 1 Comment

Theresa May’s call for an early election last Tuesday (18 June) has created a wealth of conversation and debate. We’ve invited a number of experts to weigh in. Joining us this week: Gary Cartwright, publisher of EU Today with a particular focus on the current geopolitical tensions between east and west. Dr. Eric Heinze, Professor of Law and Humanities at […]

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#UK parliament backs May’s plan for June 8 snap election

#UK parliament backs May’s plan for June 8 snap election

| April 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

Prime Minister Theresa May won parliament’s backing for an early election on Wednesday (19 April), a vote she said would strengthen her hand in divorce talks with the European Union and help heal divisions in Britain, writes Elizabeth Piper and Kylie MacLellan. May surprised allies and opponents on Tuesday when she announced her plan to […]

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EU President Tajani to meet with UK Prime Minister May on 20 April 2017 to discuss #Brexit

EU President Tajani to meet with UK Prime Minister May on 20 April 2017 to discuss #Brexit

The President of the European Parliament, Antonio Tajani, will meet with the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Theresa May, on Thursday, 20 April 2017 at 9.15 in London. The President will discuss the European Parliament’s position on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union; a resolution defining its guidelines for the […]

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#Brexit: British PM May calls for early election on 8 June

#Brexit: British PM May calls for early election on 8 June

| April 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

British Prime Minister Theresa May called on Tuesday (18 April) for an early election on June 8, saying it was the only way to guarantee political stability for years ahead as Britain negotiates its way out of the European Union, writes Elizabeth Piper and Kylie MacLellan. The pound strengthened by almost half a cent against […]

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#Brexit: UK must ‘pay the price’ for exiting EU

#Brexit: UK must ‘pay the price’ for exiting EU

| April 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

Senior Belgian official Marc Tarabella has said that the UK “must pay the price” for exiting the EU, writes Martin Banks. His hard-line comments come after the European parliament recently approved its negotiating guidelines for the upcoming Brexit talks, ruling out a deal on trade until the “divorce” settlement is thrashed out.   Tarabella, a Socialist MEP, told this […]

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#Brexit: May offers EU fine words, but pushes British interests

#Brexit: May offers EU fine words, but pushes British interests

| March 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

Theresa May’s Brexit letter to European Union President Donald Tusk will please EU leaders by sounding constructive and acknowledging Britain must settle obligations before leaving. But the prime minister also made some tougher demands, writes Alastair Macdonald. In the six-page document delivered on Wednesday to the EU summit chair to trigger a two-year countdown to withdrawal, […]

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