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Tag Archives: Theresa May

Failure not our option, EU says as Brexit plan set

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LONDON: Failure to strike a deal that ushers Britain out of the European Union in an orderly way is not an option Brussels wants to consider, its chief negotiator said on Monday as the EU gave a final green light for him to launch talks next month. Britain’s Brexit Secretary ...

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Theresa May defends her social care reforms

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Theresa May has said her planned reforms to social care will end the torment of the elderly having to ‘worry that their savings might whittle down to nothing’. The Tory manifesto promises to quadruple to £100,000 the amount of wealth a person can have before they have to pay for ...

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PM Backs Trusted Free Press and Warns of Dangers of Fake News

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LONDON: Prime Minister Theresa May has given her backing to the local press industry’s Fighting Fake News campaign by warning of the dangers of fake news distributed on social media and giving her strong support to a free press which underpins democracy by investing in highly trusted journalism. On a ...

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Bromsgrove MP Sajid Javid confirms he will stand in the General Election

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BROMSGROVE MP Sajid Javid has confirmed he will be standing in June’s General Election. Mr Javid, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, has served the Bromsgrove constituency, which includes Clent, Belbroughton and Hagley, for the last seven years and he hopes to ‘continue delivering for local people’ into ...

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Theresa May accuses EU of trying to affect UK election

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LONDON: Theresa May has accused European politicians of making “threats” against Britain to try to influence the general election result. The PM launched a stinging attack on the “bureaucrats of Brussels” in a speech outside 10 Downing Street after meeting the Queen. She said some in Brussels wanted Brexit talks ...

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Social media abuzz with rumours of Prince Philip’s death

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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