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Sep 04 2019
UK in Turmoil
“British lawmakers defeated Boris Johnson in parliament on Tuesday in a bid to prevent him taking Britain out of the EU without a divorce agreement, prompting the prime minister to announce that he would immediately push for a snap election.” (Reuters)
The left is critical of Johnson and worries that Britain is running out of palatable options.
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Mar 27 2019
Brexit: MPs prepare for votes in bid to break deadlock
MPs are preparing to vote for their preferred Brexit option, with the PM due to meet Tory backbenchers in an effort to win them over to her deal.
Some have suggested Theresa May must name the date she will step down to have any hope of winning MPs' approval for her deal at the third attempt.
The BBC's Laura Kuenssberg said some leading Brexiteers were "tiptoeing their way"BBC News
May 24 2019
UK set for new PM as Theresa May quits
Theresa May has said she will quit as Conservative leader on 7 June, paving the way for a contest to decide a new prime minister.
In an emotional statement, she said she had done her best to deliver Brexit and it was a matter of "deep regret" that she had been unable to do so.
Mrs May said she would continue to serve as PM while a Conservative leadership contest takes place.BBC News
May 24 2019
Theresa May announces she will resign on 7 June
Theresa May has bowed to intense pressure from her own party and named 7 June as the day she will step aside as Conservative leader, drawing her turbulent three-year premiership to a close.
Speaking in Downing Street, May said it had been “the honour of my life” to serve as Britain’s second female prime minister. Her voice breaking, she said she would leave “with no ill will, but withThe Guardian
Sep 03 2019
Pro-EU Conservatives Vote Against Johnson in Parliament
During a speech in Parliament on Tuesday, MP Phillip Lee defected from Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party. Lee and Johnson are both Tories, yet Lee left the Conservative Party for the Liberal Democrats. Lee released his resignation letter addressed to Johnson via Twitter. The defection strips the Tories of their effective majority during a crucial time in relation to Brexit.NPR (Online News) Daily Mail The Guardian
May 08 2015
Obama keeps key ally in anti-ISIS fight as Cameron's party dominates UK elections
British Prime Minister David Cameron and his Tory party's decisive victory in parliamentary elections likely has President Obama breathing a sigh of relief, with analysts saying the win virtually ensures the continuation of vital U.K. support in fighting the Islamic State and other security matters.
"You need to have a very strong, robust Britain on the world stage," said Nile GardinerFox News (Online News)
Dec 12 2018
British Prime Minister Theresa May Faces No Confidence Vote
UK Prime Minister Theresa May faces a vote on no confidence in her leadership after 48 of her Tory MPs called for one to be held.Washington Post BBC News Townhall
May 21 2019
Brexit bill: PM sets out details of customs compromise
Theresa May is setting out the details of a series of compromises designed to try and win the support of Labour MPs for her Brexit plan.
The cabinet earlier agreed the idea of a temporary customs relationship until the next general election, and measures on the environment and workers' rights.
These will be included in the Withdrawal Agreement Bill, to be put to a vote in theBBC News
Jun 30 2016
Boris Johnson Will Not Be UK Prime Minister
Broris Johnson announced he will not run for Tory Leaders, though he was the leading public face in Brexit. Instead, there will be a 5-way race.