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  • Tuesday, October 25th 2022 - 18:05 UTC

    Sunak sworn in as British PM by King Charles III

    Sunak is aware that hard times await him

    British Conservative Party leader Rishi Sunak has been sworn in as the new Prime Minister by King Charles III following Liz Truss' departure after merely 49 days in office.

  • Monday, September 5th 2022 - 05:02 UTC

    Liz Truss promises to cut taxes and boost energy supplies, but won't say how until she's at 10 Downing Street

    During the campaign, Truss promised to increase defense spending, cut taxes and boost energy supplies, but she refused to provide specifics

    Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Secretary Mary Elizabeth Truss, who this week most probably will become the United Kingdom´s next prime minister has pledged to act within a week to tackle the cost-of-living situation, fueled by soaring energy bills and food prices, arguing she understands the magnitude of problems faced by the country.

  • Wednesday, August 24th 2022 - 17:52 UTC

    Likely future UK PM would not hesitate to use nukes

    According to the latest polls, Truss is 26 points ahead of Sunak

    Foreign Minister Liz Truss, the leading candidate to become the United Kingdom's Prime Minister next month, has said she would not hesitate to use nuclear weapons if the time comes. “I am ready to do it,” said the Conservative leader who is competing against former Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak to succeed Boris Johnson.

  • Thursday, July 21st 2022 - 06:51 UTC

    And then they were 2: Sunak and Truss

    “Hasta la vista, baby” Johnson told the House of Commons

    Following Wednesday's round of voting, Foreign Secretary Liz Truss finally made it to the showdown against former Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak in the contest for Conservative Party leader and British Prime Minister.

  • Thursday, July 14th 2022 - 07:34 UTC

    Underdog contender jumps into the limelight in UK PM race

    Mordaunt's face was recognized by one in 10 people, according to a poll

    British Foreign Trade Secretary Penny Mordaunt Wednesday came out of near-anonymity and became a serious contender to succeed Boris Johnson as leader of the Conservative Party and take over as the new Prime Minister following Wednesday's round of voting in which Economy Minister Nadhim Zahawi and former Health Minister Jeremy Hunt were cast aside.

  • Tuesday, July 12th 2022 - 12:07 UTC

    Voting for next Conservative party leader and to replace Boris Johnson begins

    Rishi Sunak, who served as chancellor until he stood down last week, is expected to pledge to cut taxes - but only once inflation has been “gripped”.

    Voting will get underway this Wednesday for candidates striving to become the leader of the Conservative party and the next British prime minister. So far eleven MPs have put themselves forward to replace Boris Johnson which comes after the party increased the number of nominations needed to make it to the first-round ballot, in order to speed up the election process.

  • Thursday, July 7th 2022 - 09:03 UTC

    Boris Johnson accepts “to leave with dignity”, by next autumn

    The Prime Minister was urged to stand down by senior members of his cabinet, including newly-appointed chancellor Nadhim Zahawi.

    Boris Johnson is to stand down as Conservative Party leader after losing the support of his ministers and MPs, BBC has reported. A Conservative leadership contest will take place this summer and a new prime minister will be in place in time for the party conference in October.

  • Monday, June 6th 2022 - 23:30 UTC

    PM Johnson wins vote of confidence but shadowy future still ahead

    “I do not believe our voters will lightly forgive us...” Johnson wrote to his fellow Tory MPs

    Britain's Conservative Prime Minister Boris Johnson survived a vote of confidence Monday by 211 to 148 but faces a new political scenario after a rebellion from within Tory ranks comparable in size to the one suffered by Theresa May.

  • Friday, August 14th 2020 - 10:32 UTC

    Conservative party will hold its spring conference in Newport, Wales

    Tory co-chair Amanda Milling said it would “bring together Conservative supporters from across the country in a key election year for Wales”.

    The Conservative Party will hold its UK spring conference in Newport, during the run-up to May's Senedd election. The party said up to 8,000 people will attend the event, at the International Convention Centre (ICC) Wales, and inject £20m into the local economy.

  • Thursday, January 23rd 2020 - 20:10 UTC

    UK ready to depart the EU: Queen Ascent to Boris Johnson's Brexit deal

     After passing the final hurdle of obtaining the Queen's approval on Thursday, the Brexit bill is officially law, and the country is expected to exit the EU on Jan. 31.

    Queen Elizabeth II signed off on Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit deal, paving the way for the United Kingdom to depart the European Union next week. After passing the final hurdle of obtaining the Queen's approval on Thursday, the Brexit bill is officially law, and the country is expected to exit the EU on Jan. 31.