Category Archives: British News

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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Mike Pompeo warns UK over Huawei ‘security risks’

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has urged the UK to prioritise its security interests and those of its allies when dealing with Chinese firm Huawei. Speaking in London, he said the US had “made its views well known” on Huawei’s potential role in the UK’s 5G network.

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Minister considers ‘all options’ to boost vaccine uptake

Health secretary Matt Hancock has said he is willing to look at “all options” to boost England’s vaccination levels, including compulsory immunisation. Mr Hancock told the BBC he did not want to “reach the point” of imposing jabs, but would “rule nothing out”.

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UK – Home Office investigated over student visa cheat claims

The government is being investigated over its decision to cancel 36,000 student visas due to accusations of cheating on English language tests. The Home Office has also deported more than 1,000 people after its own probe into exam fraud began in 2014.

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Donald Trump should address UK Parliament, says Jeremy Hunt

Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt says, US President Donald Trump should address MPs during his state visit. A formal address to Parliament is associated with this type of visit, but some had questioned whether Mr Trump would be invited to do so.

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Theresa May to face grassroots no-confidence challenge

Prime Minister Theresa May is to face an unprecedented no-confidence challenge – from Conservative grassroots campaigners. More than 70 local association chiefs – angry at her handling of Brexit – have called for an extraordinary general meeting to discuss her leadership.

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Corbyn calls for compromise to avoid no-deal Brexit

Jeremy Corbyn says he is seeking a “constructive alternative” to the PM’s deal, in order to prevent a no-deal Brexit. He was speaking after meeting the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, for talks in Brussels.

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