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  • A bonanza for the gaming industry during Christmas

    On December 11, the British Parliament will vote on a draft Brexit agreement which the government negotiated with the EU recently.

  • Brexit future looks bleak

    British Prime Minister Theresa May was accused yesterday of misleading MPs over her Brexit deal as her government published legal advice likely to increase opposition to the agreement ahead of a crucial vote next week.

  • Brexit future lies in MPs' hands: May

    Prime Minister Theresa May yesterday said it was up to MPs to decide whether Britain leaves the European Union next March with no deal despite the potentially catastrophic impact.

  • Ireland border issue could sink Brexit deal

    The EU's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said yesterday the thorny issue of the border between Ireland and the British province of Northern Ireland could sink the negotiations on Britain's exit from the European Union.

  • Tony Blair sees 50-50 chance

    Former British leader Tony Blair said there was a 50-50 chance of another Brexit referendum as Prime Minister Theresa May will be unlikely to secure a parliamentary majority for any divorce deal.

  • Brits in a fix over Brexit

    Prime Minister Theresa May recently was on a three-nation tour of Africa. Her first stop was South Africa, the first by a British prime minister since 2011. She then went on to Nigeria and Kenya, becoming the first British PM to visit the East African country in over 30 years.

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    UK voters should make final Brexit decision if talks with EU collapse: poll

    If Brexit talks break down without a deal, half of Britons believe the final decision over whether to leave the European Union should be taken by the public in a referendum, according to a survey of more than 10,000 people published today.

  • Brexit no-deal warnings aren't scare tactics: UK

    British foreign minister Jeremy Hunt yesterday denied that warnings about fallout from a disorderly exit from the European Union were an attempt to scare opponents of the government's preferred Brexit plan into supporting it.

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    UK PM May says Donald Trump told her to sue the EU over Brexit

    British Prime Minister Theresa May says US President Donald Trump had previously advised her to sue the European Union as part of her Brexit strategy, disclosing a piece of advice Trump says last week she had ignored.

  • Trump hails ties with UK despite Brexit criticism

    US President Donald Trump plays down his extraordinary attack on Britain's plans for Brexit, praising Prime Minister Theresa May's leadership and insisting ties between the two countries "have never been stronger".

  • Brexit minister quits in blow to Britain's May

    Brexit Secretary David Davis resigns because he was not willing to be "a reluctant conscript" to Prime Minister Theresa May's plans to leave the European Union, delivering a blow to a British leader struggling to end divisions among her ministers.

  • Why we need globalisation

    From the Brexit vote to Donald Trump's election as US president to rising support for populist parties in countries like Germany and Italy, much of the electoral upheaval in Western democracies in recent years has been attributed at least partly to a backlash against globalisation. But globalisation does not deserve voters' ire.

  • Breaking the Brexit stalemate

    March 29 marked exactly one year since British Prime Minister Theresa May invoked Article 50 of the Treaty of Lisbon, thus launching the formal two-year legal process by which the United Kingdom will withdraw from the European Union. In the first year, it is fair to say that the Brexit negotiations have had their ups and downs. But, on a positive note, substantial progress has been made in recent weeks.

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    Britain and EU reach deal to move Brexit talks forward

    The European Commission says enough progress had been made in Brexit negotiations with Britain and that a second phase of negotiations should begin, ending an impasse over the status of the Irish border.

  • Theresa May and the future of negotiations

    Theresa May, the British Prime Minister (PM), is a tough cookie. She took charge on July 13, 2016 following the Brexit vote, and has since then steered UK through some very choppy waters.

  • Revenge of the experts

    The Brexit debate is an endless source of mirth for anyone with a dark sense of humour. My own favourite quote is from Michael Gove, currently Britain's environment secretary.

  • The less spoken but fundamental causes of Brexit

    In the aftermath of World War II, some European politicians and political thinkers contemplated forging unity among democratic countries in that continent. This was viewed by them as a way to avert extreme forms of nationalism and future wars in Europe and also as a means to ensure peace among European nations.

  • Struggling British PM faces confidence vote

    British Prime Minister Theresa May's government faces a vote of confidence today, three weeks after a disastrous election left her authority in tatters and her Brexit strategy in doubt.

  • Election debacle leaves UK govt in minority on eve of Brexit talks

    British Prime Minister Theresa May says she will lead a minority government backed by a small Northern Irish party after she loses an election gamble days before the start of talks on Britain's departure from the European Union.

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    EU tells May 'no time to lose' on Brexit talks

    European Council President Donald Tusk congratulates Theresa May on her reappointment as British prime minister and urges her to start talks as soon as possible on Britain's exit from the EU to minimise disruption.

  • Britain votes in shadow of terror, looming Brexit talks

    Britons stream to the polls for the third time in two years after a campaign overshadowed by terror attacks and the uncertainty of Brexit.

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    Scottish lawmakers to hold independence vote

    Scotland's parliament is poised to call for an independence referendum, another headache for Prime Minister Theresa May as she battles to keep the country united just a day before triggering Brexit.

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    Britain prepares to launch Brexit

    Britain is to take an unprecedented step into the unknown with the first formal move towards leaving the European Union, starting a two-year process that has already divided the country.

  • Premier League stars tackle weak pound

    The Premier League's star imports are demanding huge pay rises as clubs' TV revenues rocket, Chinese teams entice them with mega wages -- and the pound slumps ahead of Brexit.

  • 'BREXIT' means uncertainty

    On June 23, the UK electorate surprised itself by voting 52 percent: 48 percent to leave the EU, after 40 years of membership. Warnings of experts of economic damage had been defeated by populist emotion.

  • Brexit heightens global economic risks, says G20

    The UK's vote to leave the European Union adds to risks for the global economy, finance chiefs say at the G20 summit in China.

  • Leadsom withdraws from UK leadership race

    Energy Minister Andrea Leadsom abruptly withdraws from the contest to succeed David Cameron as Britain's prime minister.

  • UK rejects petition calling for 2nd EU referendum

    The British government rejects an online petition signed by 4.1 million people calling for a new referendum on whether to leave the European Union.

  • May v Leadsom to be next UK PM

    Theresa May and Andrea Leadsom are to battle it out to become the next leader of the Conservative Party after Michael Gove is eliminated from the contest.

  • Germans reveal why they still 'Love UK'

    German paper Zeit Online decides to cheer the Brits up a bit and show they were still appreciated by asking its readers to list things they like about the UK.