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Thursday, December 12, 2019



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.

Explained: India in Labour Party manifestos over the years

November 26, 2019 8:18 pm

Over the years, issues relating to India have found mention in many election manifestos in the UK. From 1945 to 2019, we trace the Labour Party’s manifestos for campaign promises and notable mentions relating to India.

'Order!' - UK parliament elects new Speaker for Brexit hot seat

November 05, 2019 8:50 am

In the three years since Britain voted to leave the European Union, the Speaker has played an increasingly influential role in the process of parliamentarians debating the rights and wrongs of Brexit and passing the laws needed to implement it.

UK PM Boris Johnson rejects calls for no-deal Brexit in election pitch

November 02, 2019 10:05 pm

Johnson had previously pledged to take Britain out of the EU with or without a deal on October 31, before lawmakers voted to force him to seek an extension until January 31.

Explained: What to expect from UK's rare December election

October 30, 2019 1:33 pm

Britain is to hold an early election on December 12 after the House of Commons passed a bill authorising the vote.

Britain to hold a general election on December 12

October 30, 2019 1:35 pm

The 438-20 vote in Parliament, which came after the opposition Labour Party dropped its resistance, provided the starting gun for one of the most momentous and unpredictable campaigns in post-World War II Britain.

Brexit deal at hand in Brussels, Boris Johnson struggles to win support at home

October 17, 2019 10:50 am

If Johnson fails to nail down the terms of Britain's exit from the European Union, or fail to get a deal ratified in the UK house, he will almost certainly have to seek a longer extension of the departure date more than three years after the country voted in a referendum to leave.

What UK PM Boris Johnson has said about shape of possible Brexit deal

October 01, 2019 6:23 pm

"What we want to do is to get rid of the backstop and that is the most important thing. We will also want changes to the political declaration which sets out the future shape of the relationship between the UK and the EU," Boris Johnson said during broadcast interviews on Tuesday.

Hong Kong protesters call on former ruler Britain to pressure China

September 15, 2019 10:32 am

The spark for the protests was planned legislation, now withdrawn, that would have allowed people to be sent to mainland China for trial, despite Hong Kong having its own much-respected independent judiciary.

UK fears crisis as 11.5 million get potentially addictive drugs

September 10, 2019 8:46 am

In 2017 to 2018 alone, 11.5 million adults in England - more than a quarter of the adult population - was prescribed one or more of the medicines under review, the PHE analysis found.


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

UK museum's Dippy to be retired in 2017

February 02, 2015 9:10 pm

Natural History Museum director Michael Dixon said the change was part of a 10-year overhaul of the museum.

Scottish voters choose to remain with the United Kingdom

September 19, 2014 2:10 pm

Supporters of the 'No campaign' celebrate after the result was announced at a hotel in Glasgow, Scotland on Friday (September 19).