Saturday, 22 September 2018

Tag Archives: Theresa May

Social media abuzz with rumours of Prince Philip’s death

LONDON: Television crews descended on Buckingham Palace on Thursday morning after a meeting of all royal staff sparked frenzied speculation, with social media abuzz with rumours regarding the health of Prince Philip. But, quoting well-placed sources, British media and news agencies said there was “no cause for alarm” over the ...

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PM May says pensioner incomes will rise, avoids hard commitment

LONDON: British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Wednesday that old age pension payments would continue to rise if her party wins a June 8 election, but avoided renewing a pledge made by her predecessor that mandates a minimum 2.5 percent annual rise. Since June 2010, Britain’s state pension has ...

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London stocks plunge as May calls snap UK election

LONDON stocks plunged, dragging Europe lower after Britain called a snap general election, fuelling political uncertainty ahead of Brexit but also a tight presidential race in France. Indices were hit also by falling metals prices, traders said, as investors returned to their desks after a four-day Easter break. At the ...

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PM Theresa May calls for elections on Jun 8

LONDON: Prime Minister Theresa May has called for elections to be held on Jun 8, she announced outside her Downing Street office on Tuesday (Apr 18). “I have just chaired a meeting of the cabinet where we agreed that the government should call a General Election to be held on ...

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PM May gives Easter address as pope condemns global violence

LONDON: Political and religious leaders used their Easter messages to encourage unity and peace in a divided world. Theresa May insisted Britons were uniting after the divisions of Brexit and faced a “bright future” outside the European Union. The prime minister said: “This year, after a period of intense debate ...

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London finance chief upbeat after Brexit trigger

LONDON: The outlook for London’s financial sector has improved since Brexit was triggered, insists the man charged with its policy, even as banks remain set to move some jobs abroad. Mark Boleat, who spoke after British Prime Minister Theresa May activated the process for Britain’s EU exit, nevertheless urged speedy ...

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Theresa May arrives in Saudi Arabia for trade talks

RIYADH: British Prime Minister Theresa May visiting Saudi Arabia looking to secure post-Brexit investment from the UK’s biggest trading partner in the Arab world. May arrived in the Saudi capital Riyadh on Tuesday with economic issues a “priority” on her trip. Last month, May triggered Article 50 of the Lisbon ...

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Britain ‘steadfastly committed’ to Gibraltar – PM May

LONDON: Britain is “steadfast” in its commitment to Gibraltar and will work with the territory on the southern tip of Spain to secure the best possible outcome from Brexit talks, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Sunday. The European Union proposed on Friday offering Spain a right of veto over ...

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Muslim and murderer? No: Sajid Javid MP

LONDON: You literally cannot be both a Muslim and a murderer, Sajid Javid, a cabinet minister in the Theresa May government, said on Monday. His remarks, made at an event to honour achievers in Britain’s Muslim community, came even as Scotland Yard continues to probe last week’s Westminster attack carried ...

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Mayor Sadiq Khan urges EU not to punish UK for Brexit

LONDON: The EU should not try to “instil fear” by threatening to “punish” the UK for Brexit with a bad deal, the London Mayor has warned Brussels. Sadiq Khan says the EU should not try to “secure its future by fear” and said a bad deal for Britain’s capital would ...

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