British Prime Minister Theresa May has announced she is quitting, triggering a contest that will bring a new leader to power, with most of the frontrunners expected to push for a cleaner break with the European Union. Below are some of the Conservatives who have said they are running and what they have said about Brexit. Those included are arranged in the order listed by oddschecker, a website that compiles bookmakers’ odds. BORIS JOHNSON, 54 The bookmakers’ clear favourite was the face of the official campaign to leave the European Union. The former London mayor resigned as foreign minister in July in protest at May’s handling of the exit negotiations. Last week Johnson said Britain would leave the EU on October 31 “deal or no deal” adding that a second referendum on EU membership would be a “very bad idea” and divisive. In a newspaper column on Monday, he said: “No one sensible would aim exclusively for a no-deal outcome. No one … [Read more...] about What have the potential Tory leaders said about Brexit?
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British Prime Minister Theresa May has announced she will quit next month, triggering a contest that will bring a new leader to power who is likely to push for a cleaner break with the European Union. Below are Conservatives who have either said they are putting themselves forward or are widely expected to run for the leadership, and what they have said about Brexit: Announced they are running: BORIS JOHNSON, 54 The face of the official campaign to leave the European Union, Johnson resigned as foreign minister in July in protest at May’s handling of the exit negotiations. Johnson set out his pitch to the membership in a speech at the party’s annual conference in October – some members queued for hours to get a seat. He called on the party to return to its traditional values of low tax and strong policing. On Brexit, Johnson used a newspaper column in April to argue for a “standstill arrangement – a managed no deal – that would give us time to … [Read more...] about Factbox – Who wants to be Britain’s next prime minister?
The Royal Navy equivalent of the SAS has reportedly joined a US strike force in the Persian Gulf, as part of a top secret contingency operation to counter potential Iranian attacks on UK merchant shipping. The Express reports that two teams from the Special Boat Service, Britain's elite amphibious special forces unit, have joined UK registered oil tankers transiting in the Persian Gulf south through the Strait of Hormuz, where they will be tasked with monitoring Iranian activity around the island of Qesham - home to Iranian naval gunboats. "Both teams will collate information as the ships move south through the Strait of Hormuz and into the Gulf of Oman, where it is understood they will be airlifted off by Royal Navy Merlin helicopters operating out of Oman," reports the Express. It comes amid mounting tension between Tehran and Washington. Last week, the Spanish Navy pulled one of its warships from a US Navy combat fleet that entered the Gulf on an unscheduled mission to … [Read more...] about Royal Navy’s SAS joins ‘US strike group to repel Iran’
FAMILIARITY, THEY say, breeds contempt. Few countries are as familiar with the IMF as Pakistan. The over-indebted country of 200m people has obtained 21 loans from the fund, as many as Argentina. On May 12th this familiarity deepened further. The country’s government, led by Imran Khan, a former cricket star who heads the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party, said it had reached a deal with the IMF’s staff to borrow another $6bn over three years. The agreement now awaits formal approval from the fund’s bosses in Washington, and the support of other international lenders, including the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank. Get our daily newsletter Upgrade your inbox and get our Daily Dispatch and Editor's Picks. The loan will relieve Pakistan’s dollar shortage but do little to improve the IMF’s standing in the country. In return for its money, the fund expects the government to raise tax revenues and utility prices—and to let the currency … [Read more...] about The IMF has agreed to break Pakistan’s fall. Again
By Stephan Shemilt BBC Sport at the Ageas Bowl 10 May From the section Cricket Share this with Digg Facebook Google LinkedIn Reddit StumbleUpon Twitter Copy this link http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/48231268 Read more about sharing. England v Pakistan - second ODI Venue: The Ageas Bowl, Southampton Date: Saturday, 11 May Time: 11:00 BSTCoverage: Ball-by-ball Test Match Special commentary on BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra, Radio 4 LW, online, tablets, mobiles and BBC Sport app. Live text commentary on the BBC Sport website.England opener Jason Roy is set to be fit for the second one-day international against Pakistan in Southampton on Saturday. Roy missed Wednesday's abandoned game at The Oval because of a back spasm. All-rounder Moeen Ali, who sat out the first match with a rib problem, is also set to return. England are using the five-match series as preparation for this … [Read more...] about Jason Roy: England opener set to be fit for second Pakistan ODI