Theresa May will chair her new-look cabinet on Tuesday morning after a string of resignations over her Brexit strategy left her government in crisis. Mrs. May was forced to carry out a reshuffle of her top team after Boris Johnson and David Davis both quit.4 comments
Ken Livingstone has said he is resigning from the Labour Party. The ex-London mayor has been suspended since 2016 in a row over allegations of anti-Semitism following comments he made about Hitler and Zionism.
Britain’s two main parties emerged from May 3 local elections in England in a draw, with Labor making gains but failing to capture target councils from the Conservatives. Ukip (Independent party) was almost wiped out, losing all but three of its 126 seats, but the Liberal Democrats had a good night, gaining 75 seats and winning control of four more councils.
Theresa May is to face MPs' questions about her decision to authorize air strikes against the Syrian government. Opposition parties say MPs should have been consulted before the UK joined the US and France in bombing three Syrian sites, in response to a suspected chemical attack on the town of Douma. Labour has called for the law to be changed for any future interventions.
Tony Blair says he now accepts Jeremy Corbyn could become prime minister. The ex-PM told BBC Newsnight that a year ago he would have said it was impossible for the left-wing Labour leader to win. But he added: “There's been so many political upsets, it's possible Jeremy Corbyn could become prime minister and Labour could win on that program.”
British Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn attempted to head off potential Conservative attacks on his patriotism as he promised to be “strong against terrorism and strong against the causes of terrorism” after the Manchester attack. Corbyn said Monday’s suicide bombing cannot be ignored as General Election campaigning resumes but called for “quality” debate “without impugning anyone’s patriotism”.
Britain's opposition Labour Party has cut the lead of Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservatives to five points less than a fortnight before a national election, according to the first poll published since the suicide bombing in Manchester killed 22 people.
Members of Parliament have overwhelmingly agreed to let the government begin the UK's departure from the EU as they voted for the Brexit bill. The draft legislation was approved by 494 votes to 122, and now moves to the House of Lords.
Prime Minister Theresa May has led UK political congratulations for Donald Trump after his US election victory. The PM said Britain and the US had an “enduring and special relationship” and would remain close partners on trade, security and defense.
A motion of no confidence in Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has been submitted by two Labour MPs. Dame Margaret Hodge has submitted a motion - seconded by backbencher Ann Coffey - to the Parliamentary Labour Party (PLP), her office said.