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Labour frontbencher who quit over EEA vote defends decision

Laura Smith, who held her leave-voting seat by 48 votes, says constituents come first Laura Smith, the Labour frontbencher who resigned in the biggest parliamentary revolt Jeremy Corbyn has faced since he became leader, has defended her decision to vote ...

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Duchess Meghan makes first joint appearance with queen

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, third right, are welcomed by well-wishers after arriving by Royal Train at Runcorn Station, north west England, Thursday June 14, 2018. London, Jun 14 : The former Meghan Markle is ...

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BD born Anwar Choudhury removed as Cayman Islands governor

Bangladeshi born Anwar Choudhury, governor of Cayman Islands in United Kingdom, has been “temporarily withdrawn” from the post, officials with the country’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office confirmed it on Wednesday. The U.K.’s confirmation was preceded by a statement from Cayman ...

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UK gov’t defeats pro-EU lawmakers on Brexit

Photo: A flag is waved by a pro-EU demonstrator outside Parliament in London, Wednesday, June 13, 2018. London, June 14 : British lawmakers rejected proposals by pro-European Union politicians Wednesday that were intended to lock the U.K. into the bloc’s ...

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British engine maker Rolls-Royce cutting 4,600 jobs

LONDON, June 14, 2018 : Rolls-Royce, the British maker of plane engines, said Thursday that it plans to cut 4,600 mainly British jobs by 2020, adding to thousands of cuts already announced in recent years. “Rolls-Royce announces the next stage ...

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Pro-EU Tories warn PM: keep your word or face fresh rebellion

Rebels say they could back fresh amendment if May does not stick by assurances on EU withdrawal bill Theresa May must stand by assurances she gave to Conservative MPs to halt their rebellion over the EU withdrawal bill or the ...

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Thousands of UK visa applications by doctors refused, figures show

Only one-third of requests by overseas medics accepted, despite NHS staff shortages More than 2,300 visa applications by doctors looking to work in the UK have been refused in five months, official figures show. There were 3,597 requests from doctors ...

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SNP MPs walk out of PMQs in ‘Brexit power grab’ protest

SNP MPs have walked out en masse from Prime Minister’s Questions after their Westminster leader was thrown out of the chamber in a row with the Speaker. Ian Blackford refused to sit down when ordered to by John Bercow having ...

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UK government wins Brexit skirmish by making concessions

In this Thursday, May 17, 2018 file photo, British Prime Minister Theresa May looks on during a news conference with her Macedonian counterpart Zoran Zaev, not pictured, following their meeting at the government building in Skopje, Macedonia. London, Jun 13 ...

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Police watchdog criticises failings in England and Wales

Reliance on frontline officers ‘to get job done’ masks shortcomings, says report Police leaders in England and Wales are failing to plan for demand and putting public safety at risk, the forces’ official watchdog has warned. The annual state of ...

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