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  • Will Brexit give Jeremy Corbyn chance to win over Theresa May?

    Now that the European Union has snubbed Britain’s prime minister, Theresa May, at its Salzburg summit in Austria, Boris Johnson is not the only British politician who hopes to use Brexit as a stepping stone to No 10 Downing Street, the deceptively modest looking official prime ministerial residence in London.

  • Vote bank behind UK’s anti-Semitism row?

    Some blame the current anti-Semitism row in Britain’s Labour Party on Jeremy Corbyn’s politically-motivated desire to placate Muslims. Others fear it might be only another contrived weapon against Mr Corbyn, who is hugely popular in the country but is thoroughly disliked by the chattering classes. A visitor from India cannot but feel that India’s Muslims could do with some similar demonstration of support by a leading national politician, whether Rahul Gandhi or

  • Lead or leave, UK Labour party tells embattled PM May

    London : British opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn told Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday that if she could not unite her divided party she should quit. “If a prime minister can’t lead, she should leave,” the Labour leader told MPs in the House of Commons.

  • Corbyn pips May in UK popularity ratings

    London : In a significant turnaround of fortunes, Britain’s Opposition Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn has edged past embattled Prime Minister Theresa May in popularity ratings for the UK’s top job for the first time today, according to a new survey.

  • Britain: May to form government with DUP

    London: Outrightly rejecting calls for her resignation, Prime Minister Theresa May is considering to clinch a deal with the Democratic Unionists Party (DUP) to guide the UK through crucial Brexit talks. May had been hoping to boost her mandate for Brexit negotiations which are due to begin in just 10 days’ time, but hung parliament has left Tories weakened with less seats that fell below the 326 needed to form a majority

  • UK Election: Pound down after early results

    London: With no parties showing majority in the June 8 UK General Election, the pound was down sharply as traders reacted to the early results, a media report said. The currency market had been expecting a clear victory for Theresa May’s Conservative Party, but the results so far, and the exit poll, have cast doubt on its majority, the BBC reported.

  • UK election 2017: Corbyn calls for May to resign

    London, UK opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn called for Prime Minister Theresa May to resign as exit polls from the snap general election has indicated that her ruling Conservative Party will lose their overall majority in Parliament.  “The Prime Minister called this election because she wanted a mandate. The mandate she’s got is lost votes, lost Conservatives seats, lost votes, lost support and lost confidence,” said Corbyn, who held his seat after winning

  • UK to vote in general election today

    London: Millions of people across the UK are set to vote in the general election on Thursday where the ruling Conservatives are predicted to secure an overall majority despite an energetic bid for power by the opposition Labour Party, the media reported. Voting will begin at 7 a.m. (local time) in over 40,000 polling stations across the country, the BBC reported. Counting will start once the voting ends at 10 p.m.

  • UK heads into final day of turbulent election campaign

    London : Britain on Wednesday headed into the final day of campaigning for a general election darkened by jihadist attacks in two cities, leaving forecasters struggling to predict an outcome on polling day. Police announced that a 30-year-old man had been arrested in east London following the attack in the capital on Saturday, which left seven confirmed dead and 48 injured.

  • UK Oppn Labour Party’s manifesto leaked

    The document is the most detailed draft with a 20-point plan on workers’ rights alone. It was yet to be signed off by most senior party figures, including the shadow cabinet and Labour’s national executive committee (more…)

  • May defends UK ties with Saudi Arabia

    London : British Prime Minister Theresa May has defended her trip to Saudi Arabia, saying its ties with the UK are important for security and prosperity, a media report said on Tuesday.

  • UK Opposition leader calls for ‘fresh’ Operation Blue Star probe

    London: UK’s Opposition Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn has written to British Prime Minister Theresa May calling for a “fresh, independent investigation” into Britain’s alleged involvement in the “appalling” Operation Blue Star in 1984.

  • Indian-origin UK MP quits Commons panel

    London: Britain’s longest serving Indian-origin Labour MP Keith Vaz on Tuesday resigned from his post as chairperson of the influential Home Affairs select committee following a sex scandal involving male prostitutes.

  • ‘Blair could face contempt of parliament motion over Iraq war’

    London: Tony Blair could face a motion of contempt in the House of Commons over the 2003 invasion of Iraq, British media reported after some MPs accused the former prime minister of misleading parliament. The Conservative MP David Davis, backed by the Scottish National Party’s Alex Salmond, has said he will present on Thursday the motion accusing Blair of misleading parliament.

  • ‘For heaven’s sake man, go’, Cameron tells Corbyn

    London: Britain’s outgoing Prime Minister David Cameron today asked opposition Labour party’s embattled leader Jeremy Corbyn to step down in the national interest, saying “for heaven’s sake man, go”.

  • Brexit aftershocks still smoulder Labour in turmoil as key minister sacked

    London: Britain’s Opposition Labour party today faced a full-blown revolt after Jeremy Corbyn (in pic) sacked his foreign secretary and three other senior members of the shadow cabinet resigned as deep divisions emerged in the party over the veteran socialist leader’s handling of the EU referendum.

  • Labour in turmoil as Corbyn faces revolt after Brexit

    London : UK’s Opposition Labour party on Sunday faced a full-blown revolt after Jeremy Corbyn sacked his foreign secretary which was followed by resignations of other key shadow cabinet members including an Indian-origin minister as differences emerged over the veteran leader’s “lacklustre” handling of the EU referendum.

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    Pressure mounts for Jeremy Corbyn to resign

    London: In the wake of UK’s Brexit vote, several Labour Party politicians on Saturday called for party leader Jeremy Corbyn to step down, holding him responsible for a poor referendum campaign and labelling him incapable of winning a general election. Leftist Corbyn, who has struggled to win full party support since taking over the reins of the party in September 2015, is due to give a speech about the future of his

  • Brexit: British opposition leader not resigning

    London: Aides to Britain’s opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn have denied that he was on the verge of resigning after the country’s decision to leave the European Union (EU), BBC reported on Saturday.

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