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UK’s May quits as party leader, starting succession race

London, Jun 7: British Prime Minister Theresa May steps down as leader of her Conservative Party on Friday, formally triggering the race for a successor who will try where she failed to deliver Brexit. May will remain prime minister until a new leader is chosen, likely in late July, […]

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Brexit talks collapse as UK Opposition blames ‘weak’ Theresa May

London, May 17: A day after British Prime Minister Theresa May was forced to set a June timeline for her exit from Downing Street, the Opposition Labour Party ended the cross-party Brexit talks on Friday without arriving at any agreement. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn wrote to May to declare […]

British PM isolated as Brexit strategy hangs in the balance

London, Mar 25: Accused of presiding over an unprecedented national humiliation in her chaotic handling of Brexit, British Prime Minister Theresa May has all but lost control of her party and her government. The Conservative leader has in the past won praise for her determination and ability to survive […]

May delay: UK PM asks lawmakers for more time on Brexit

LONDON — British Prime Minister Theresa May urged restive lawmakers Tuesday to hold their nerve and give her more time to rework a divorce agreement with the European Union, heightening concerns that Brexit uncertainty will continue right up to the edge of the U.K.’s departure on March 29. […]

May battles to keep Brexit on track after no-confidence win

LONDON — British Prime Minister Theresa May was consulting opposition parties and other lawmakers Thursday in a battle to put Brexit back on track after surviving a no-confidence vote, though there was little immediate sign of a breakthrough from talks branded a “stunt” by the main opposition leader. […]

UK steps up no-deal Brexit plans with 3,500 soldiers on standby

British ministers agreed Tuesday to make no-deal Brexit planning “an operational priority” amid continued opposition to Prime Minister Theresa’s May draft divorce deal, just 14 weeks before the country leaves the EU. Following a meeting of her cabinet — the last before parliament breaks for the Christmas/New Year […]

Britain’s May sees no ‘immediate breakthrough’ at EU

Brussels, Dec 13: British Prime Minister Theresa May warned she expects no “immediate breakthrough” on her Brexit deal at Thursday’s EU summit Thursday and confirmed she would step down before the 2022 general election. “I don’t expect an immediate breakthrough but what I do hope is that we can […]

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