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Thursday, December 12, 2019



UK election voting LIVE updates: Voting underway as British voters seek to resolve Brexit impasse

December 12, 2019 8:56 pm

United Kingdom election 2019 voting LIVE updates: Polling began at 0700 GMT (12:30 PM IST) and will close at 2200 GMT (3:30 AM IST) when an exit poll will give the first indications of the result.

United Kingdom votes to decide the fate of Brexit, again

December 12, 2019 7:47 am

The face of the "Leave" campaign in the 2016 referendum, 55-year-old Johnson fought the election under the slogan of "Get Brexit Done", promising to end the deadlock and spend more on health, education and the police.

Explained: As UK votes in defining 'Brexit elections' today, here is what to look out for

December 12, 2019 6:03 pm

These will be Britain’s Brexit elections, which it has brought upon itself so it can take the next steps in the ongoing process of divorce from the European Union (EU) that the referendum of 2016 chose.

UK General Elections 2019: Who are the key contenders?

December 12, 2019 2:51 pm

UK General Elections 2019: The UK wasn't supposed to poll until 2022, considering the country voted in 2017 last; however, the Conservatives had lost their majority in the previous elections.

Young voters helped upend the last UK election. Can it happen again?

December 09, 2019 10:08 am

Brexit, generally supported by older generations, is seen by many young people as a threat to their ability to travel, study or work abroad and continues to be one of the most important issues for youth voters.

Can UK bear more of Brexit debate?

December 12, 2019 5:21 pm

The Conservative Party has been deeply divided over the Brexit question, but right now Johnson is asking for a large vote ‘to get Brexit done’. He has negotiated a deal and he needs a comfortable majority to get it through the House of Commons.

UK's Boris Johnson has one thing on his mind: Brexit now

November 25, 2019 8:26 am

Speaking to a friendly crowd, Johnson trashed his opponents _ most notably the Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, his prime rival _ and claimed that his Conservatives are the sole party in next month's election that will actually get Brexit done.

Brexit: UK will not nominate an EU commissioner

November 14, 2019 4:11 pm

Incoming head of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, has twice asked the UK to nominate someone since Brexit was delayed to January 31.

UK jobs fall by most in over four years as election nears

November 12, 2019 5:06 pm

The unemployment rate fell back to 3.8%, its lowest level since early 1975 during the third quarter.

Former British speaker John Bercow brands Brexit a huge mistake

November 07, 2019 9:40 pm

``I don't say that (Brexit) will spawn mass poverty, or that we won't be able to get by, find a way to trade and offer some voice in the world,'' John Bercow said. "But I think that we will suffer in trade terms and suffer in terms of global standing and influence.''


United Kingdom votes to decide the fate of Brexit, again

December 12, 2019 4:35 pm

Voting was underway across the country in a contest that pits Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who says he will take Britain out of the European Union by Jan. 31, against opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn, who promises another referendum on Brexit.

Britain's Brexit-beaten Theresa May announces resignation

May 24, 2019 4:54 pm

An embattled Theresa May announced that she will resign as the UK's Conservative leader on June 7 "in the best interests of the country", paving the way for a contest to decide the new Prime Minister after she failed to win over her ministers with a revised strategy to withdraw Britain from the European Union.

Theresa May meets Opposition's Jeremy Corbyn to forge Brexit compromise

April 03, 2019 10:38 pm

Prime Minister Theresa May met Opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn in a bid to avoids a potentially chaotic "no-deal" departure from the EU. May sought Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn's support in a surprise last-minute move.

With British government, parliament and people divided, a disorderly Brexit looms

April 02, 2019 8:25 pm

The European Union said on Tuesday that Britain could be heading for a potentially disorderly exit in just 10 days time as Prime Minister Theresa May met with ministers to thrash out ways to break the Brexit deadlock.

City that voted for Brexit is still waiting

March 25, 2019 9:28 am

In Britain's 2016 EU membership referendum, Sunderland voted by 61 per cent to 39 per cent to leave a bloc from which many residents — rightly or wrongly — believe they have received little benefit

Brexit: A timeline of the UK crisis

January 18, 2019 7:03 am

Britain will leave the European Union at 2300 GMT on March 29, 2019. Here is a timeline of key events related to Britain's decision of opting out of the European Union in photographs

Stop Brexit: One man's daily protest against UK-EU divorce

December 12, 2018 9:55 am

While Brexit supporters are also regularly outside the building, Steve Bray has become well-known for his tactics.

Dogs owners march on UK parliament demanding new Brexit 'Wooferendum'

October 10, 2018 7:28 am

Around a thousand dogs and their owners marched on Britain’s parliament on Sunday demanding an end to Brexit via a second vote on the terms of the country’s exit from the European Union