UK News

UK

Prince Philip, 97, recovers after car crash

SANDRINGHAM, England (Reuters) – Queen Elizabeth’s 97-year-old husband Prince Philip was recovering at the couple’s home in eastern England on Friday after escaping without injury when his car flipped over following a crash with another vehicle. Debris is shown at the scene where Britain’s Prince Philip was involved in a traffic accident, near the Sandringham […]

UK

UK is likely to delay Brexit and a referendum is possible, Farage says

Brexit campaigner Nigel Farage arrives for a “Leave Means Leave” rally in London, Britain January 17, 2019. REUTERS/Simon Dawson LONDON (Reuters) – The United Kingdom is likely to delay Brexit and another referendum is possible so opponents of European Union membership need to organise, prominent Brexit campaigner Nigel Farage said on Friday. “I think, I […]

UK

German foreign minister says hard to imagine reopening Brexit accord

Germany’s Foreign Minister Heiko Maas looks on during a ‘Global Ireland’ conference in Dublin, Ireland January 8, 2019. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne BERLIN (Reuters) – German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Twitter that it was hard to imagine Britain’s withdrawal agreement with the European Union being revisited, adding that the British parliament’s rejection of a draft […]

UK

‘We will miss you’ – Germany pleads with the British to stay in EU

CDU party leader Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer attends the strategy meeting of Germany’s governing Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party in Potsdam, Germany, January 14, 2019. REUTERS/Axel Schmidt LONDON (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s protege appealed to the British on Friday to stay in the European Union, saying her compatriots had not forgotten how Britain welcomed Germany […]

UK

UK says second Brexit vote would take a year to organise – Telegraph reporter

An anti-Brexit protester walks outside the Houses of Parliament in London, Britain January 17, 2019. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne LONDON (Reuters) – A second referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Union would take a year to organise, according to official government guidance shown to MPs on Wednesday, a Telegraph reporter said on Twitter. A spokeswoman for […]

UK

UK in deadlock over Brexit ‘Plan B’ as May and Corbyn double down

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s last-minute scramble to shape its exit from the EU, its biggest policy upheaval in half a century, hit the rocks on Thursday as Prime Minister Theresa May and opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn dug in their heels for competing visions. Pro-Brexit protesters demonstrate outside the Houses of Parliament in London, Britain […]

UK

Corbyn says any new Brexit referendum can’t be a re-run of 2016

Jeremy Corbyn, Leader of the Labour Party gives a speech days after he called a vote of no confidence in Prime Minister Theresa May’s government, in Hastings, Britain, January 17, 2019. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls HASTINGS, England (Reuters) – Any new referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Union cannot simply be a re-run of the 2016 […]

UK

Factbox – May’s Brexit ‘plan B’: What happens next in parliament?

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s parliament is at an impasse after lawmakers rejected Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal earlier this week. Pro-Brexit protesters demonstrate outside the Houses of Parliament in London, Britain January 17, 2019. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne May has said she would meet with senior parliamentarians from all parties to try and find a deal […]

UK

Parliament will debate and vote on May’s Brexit ‘plan B’ on January 29

Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May prepares to make a statement following winning a confidence vote, after Parliament rejected her Brexit deal, outside 10 Downing Street in London, Britain, January 16, 2019. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne LONDON (Reuters) – The British parliament will debate and vote on Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit ‘plan B’ on Jan. 29, the […]

UK

Foreign visits to Britain fall 3 percent in third quarter – official data

Tourists take photographs with their mobile phones on Westminster Bridge in central London, Britain, September 13, 2018. REUTERS/Hannah McKay LONDON (Reuters) – The number of foreign visitors to Britain in the three months to September fell 3 percent compared with the same period a year earlier, driven by a drop in arrivals from the European […]

UK

Distrust will weigh on efforts to cope with hard Brexit – EU’s Barnier

European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier delivers a speech during a debate on BREXIT after the vote on british Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal, at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, January 16, 2019. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler LISBON (Reuters) – The European Union and Britain can adopt contingency measures to help cope with a […]

UK

Conservative party chairman says UK cannot stay in EU customs union

Brandon Lewis arrives in Downing Street, London, Britain, December 18, 2018. REUTERS/Hannah McKay LONDON (Reuters) – Britain cannot stay in the current customs union with the European Union because striking international trade deals after Brexit is a priority, the chairman of Theresa May’s Conservative party said on Thursday. Brandon Lewis said meetings would be held […]

UK

Tell us what you want, German conservative Weber urges London

Christian Social Union (CSU) party top candidate for the European Parliament election Manfred Weber gives statement at the strategy meeting of Germany’s governing Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party in Potsdam, Germany, January 14, 2019. REUTERS/Axel Schmidt BERLIN (Reuters) – Delaying a March 29 deadline for Britain’s planned exit from the European Union only makes sense […]

UK

New Zealand asks unruly British tourists to leave

WELLINGTON (Reuters) – A group of British tourists has been asked to leave New Zealand after they were reported for shoplifting, littering, threatening residents and causing chaos, an immigration official said on Thursday. The family, who are travelling on British passports, were involved in a series of incidents in Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city, and […]

UK

May seeks to end Brexit stalemate after winning confidence vote

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May won a confidence vote in the British parliament on Wednesday before inviting other party leaders for immediate talks to try to break the impasse on a Brexit divorce agreement. MPs voted 325 to 306 that they had confidence in May’s government, just 24 hours after handing her European […]

UK

May says will meet party leaders on Wednesday evening

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May said she had invited parliamentary party leaders to meet her on Wednesday evening to try to break the deadlock over Brexit after her government won a vote of confidence from MPs. “We have a responsibility to identify a way forward that can secure the backing of the […]

UK

May’s victory shows importance of DUP support – Dodds

Democratic Unionist Party deputy leader Nigel Dodds speaks to the media, after the British parliament rejected Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal, in London, Britain, January 16, 2019. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May’s victory in a vote of no confidence on Wednesday shows the importance of the Northern Irish Democratic […]

UK

Nothing should be off the table in search for Brexit compromise, Amber Rudd says

FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Amber Rudd, and Secretary of State for Wales Alun Cairns arrive in Downing Street, London, Britain, December 18, 2018. REUTERS/Hannah McKay/File Photo LONDON (Reuters) – Nothing should be taken off the table in the search for compromise over Brexit, British Secretary of State for Work […]

UK

Taiwan objects to Britain’s post-Brexit WTO services trade arrangement

FILE PHOTO: A World Trade Organization (WTO) logo is pictured on their headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, June 3, 2016. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse/File Photo GENEVA (Reuters) – Taiwan objects to Britain’s proposed rules for managing its trade in services after it leaves the European Union and has requested negotiations at the World Trade Organization, according to a […]

UK

May’s statement on Brexit talks with party leaders

LONDON (Reuters) – Following is a statement from Prime Minister Theresa May after winning a confidence vote in parliament. British Prime Minister Theresa May speaks after winning a confidence vote, after Parliament rejected her Brexit deal, in London, Britain, January 16, 2019, in this screen grab taken from video. Reuters TV via REUTERS “On a […]