(Reuters) - Brexiteers warned UK Prime Minister Theresa May on Sunday night that she could keep Britain within European Union customs arrangements only until 2022, The Times reported on Monday. British Prime Minister Theresa May delivers her keynote address on the final day of at the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham, Britain, October 3, 2018. REUTERS/Darren Staples May hopes to unlock talks that have become stuck over the so-called Irish backstop, The Times reported. bit.ly/2E6yvlB The newspaper added that leading Conservative Leave figures said they were prepared to give May room for manoeuvre but that any extension could run only until the next election in 2022. Reporting by Gaurika Juneja in Bengaluru; Editing by Peter Cooney … [Read more...] about Brexiteers set limit for UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s trade deal…
Uk prime minister election
Noel Gallagher has said he would rather reform Oasis than see Jeremy Corbyn become Prime Minister. The former Oasis guitarist has made his distaste for the UK Labour leader clear in the past and called him a "lunatic" during an interview with radio station TalkSPORT. The hosts had asked if he would rather see Mr Corbyn elected or reunite the band that famously explosively fell apart in 2009. "I'd have to get the band back together, I think. I don't want that lunatic running the country," Gallagher replied. He won't be voting Conservative any time soon though, having previously said some kind of invisible force field would prevent him from ever being able to vote Tory. Gallagher had famously supported the New Labour movement in the 1990s and met former Labour Prime Minister in 1997. He's expressed disquiet with Mr Corbyn several times in the past, famously calling him a "communist". "The Tories don't care about the vulnerable, and the communists don't care about the aspirational," he … [Read more...] about Noel Gallagher would rather reform Oasis than see Jeremy Corbyn become UK Prime Minister
THERESA May has received a guard of honour as she becomes the first UK Prime Minister to visit Kenya in 30 years. On the final day of her three-day whistle-stop tour in Africa, the PM has met President Uhuru Kenyatta for talks and visit British troops helping to train locals against terror groups. Margaret Thatcher was the last British PM to tour the country back in 1988 - David Cameron was set to go in 2016 but didn't after he quit following the dramatic Brexit vote in June. Gordon Brown visited in 2005 as Chancellor. Last night she signed a new security deal with Nigeria to train thousands more troops to fight the terror group Boko Haram. And today she will announce a tie-up with Kenyan authorities to help track down British paedophiles using data from tech firms. Mrs May is giving the Kenyan President a framed map of the London marathon route made by British designer Holly Francesca. It is personalised with the Kenyan winners of London's most famous annual race, and the historic … [Read more...] about Theresa May receives guard of honour as she becomes the first UK Prime Minister since Margaret Thatcher to visit Kenya
LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May has been left exposed at the top of a government unable to unite over Britain’s plans to leave the European Union, after Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and Brexit Secretary David Davis quit within hours of each other. Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May speaks as she is welcomed by German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin, Germany, July 5 2018. REUTERS/Axel Schmidt Below is an explanation of how May could be removed from office if she has to face a leadership challenge: - What needs to happen for there to be a leadership contest? A leadership challenge can be triggered if 15 percent of members of parliament in May’s Conservative Party write a letter to the chairman of the party’s so-called “1922 committee”. The Conservatives currently have 316 members of parliament (MPs) so 48 of them would need to write such letters to challenge May. Once that threshold has been reached, the chairman will … [Read more...] about How does a leadership challenge to a UK prime minister work?
Low income Scots hold the keys to Downing Street, according to an influential think tank. A report for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation says Scots living on less than £20,000 a year “will likely determine” whether Theresa May or Jeremy Corbyn is the next prime minister. And if the SNP can galavanise support in this group, it’s thought the nationalists could hold the balance of power at Westminster. The findings underline how Scottish politics is on a knife-edge, with eight of the 20 most marginal seats situated north of the Border. The report by Professor Matthew Goodwin and Professor Oliver Heath analysed the results of the 2015 and 2017 elections, as well as the independence and Brexit referendums. It concludes: “There are good reasons for the main parties to think seriously about how to win over voters in Scotland, in particular low-income voters, who are increasingly a key battleground in Scottish and British politics more widely.” … [Read more...] about Scotland’s poorest voters can determine who is the next UK prime minister