May to reshuffle govt in new year reboot as Brexit looms

British Prime Minister Theresa May will begin reshuffling her cabinet Monday in a bid to reassert authority after a torrid 2017 in which she lost her working majority and several ministers to scandals. The long-awaited shake-up arrives ahead of another year of potentially bruising battles over Brexit, as talks with the European Union enter a key… Please follow and like us:

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EU leaders have power to stop Brexit, says Blair

Britain’s former leader Tony Blair has told Euronews that the European Union must show leadership over Brexit—and if it tackled fundamental problems with the European project then the UK could stay in the bloc. The ex-Labour prime minister and increasingly vocal critic of the UK’s plans to leave the EU appeared to go beyond the established… Please follow and like us:

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Scotland still wants independence

It seemed that 2017 should have killed the campaign for Scottish independence stone dead. At the UK general election in June, the pro-independence Scottish National Party (SNP) lost a third of its Westminster seats, forcing SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon to ” reset ” her plans for a second independence referendum. Then, in August, new analysis showed… Please follow and like us:

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UK – UK Brexit position is more uncertain than ever

The UK Parliament will start debating on Thursday a bill clearing the way for ‘hard Brexit’, with the vote on Monday. But with a government majority of just one, and MPs bitterly divided, the outcome looks foggy. The legislation – spun as the ‘Great Repeal Bill’ by Theresa May’s Conservative government – would transfer EU law… Please follow and like us:

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Theresa May Takes Smart Gamble with Snap Election

British PM Theresa May shocked political observers Tuesday morning by calling for a snap general election in June, despite having said upon assuming power that no such election would take place. Although a gamble, many observers believe that the election will likely consolidate the Conservative Party’s parliamentary power, providing it with the larger majority necessary to… Please follow and like us:

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