Category Archives: British News

Lib Dems: Jo Swinson elected new leader

Jo Swinson has become the first female Liberal Democrat leader, after beating Sir Ed Davey in a poll of party members.
She received more than 50% of the vote in the contest.

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Britain says it fended off Iranian attempt to block its oil tanker

Three Iranian vessels tried to block a British-owned tanker passing through the Strait of Hormuz, but backed off when confronted by a Royal Navy warship, Britain said on Thursday.

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Giuliani shreds de Blasio over videos of NYPD officers doused with water: ‘He’s a disgrace’

Rudy Giuliani pointed the finger squarely at New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio after videos surfaced Monday of people attacking NYPD officers by dousing them with water, saying this “would never happen in a million years when I was mayor of New York City.”

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UK seeks new no-deal Brexit freight plan

Transport companies are being asked to bid to provide extra freight capacity to be used in the event of a no-deal Brexit on 31 October. The hurried ferry procurement process as the UK prepared to leave the EU on 29 March cost taxpayers more than £85m.

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Tory leadership contest: Rule change proposed to limit candidates

Senior backbench Conservative MPs have recommended that the party change its leadership contest rules to limit the number of candidates.

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Flight from India to Newark makes emergency landing over ‘security threat’

An Air India flight headed for Newark, New Jersey from Mumbai was rerouted to London Thursday after a “security threat,” reports said.

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Trump: Might Talk to PM May About Five Eyes Spying on Campaign

Friday President Trump said he “may very well talk” to Prime Minister Theresa May about potential spying on the 2016 campaign by the Five Eyes intelligence alliance of Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States.

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‘One last chance’ to get Brexit done, says PM

Theresa May has told MPs they have “one last chance” to deliver Brexit, as she set out a “new Brexit deal”. MPs will get a vote on whether to hold another referendum if they back the EU Withdrawal Agreement Bill, she said.

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Trump rips into British left-wing critics Khan, Corbyn in press conference

Tuesday President Trump, in a press conference with outgoing U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May, blasted his British left-wing critics as a “negative force” — and confirmed that he snubbed the leader of the opposition Labour Party when he sought a sit-down.

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Trump begins UK visit meeting Queen, sparring with London mayor

President Trump mixed high-level diplomacy with schoolyard taunts as he kicked off his overseas visit meeting with Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace and later touring Westminster Abbey — while sparring on the side with one of his biggest British critics, London Mayor Sadiq Khan.

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