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Last days of May? UK leader in peril as Brexit offer slammed

May. 22, 2019 12:39 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May dug in Wednesday against a growing push by both rivals and former allies to remove her from office as her attempts to lead Britain out of the European Union appeared to be headed for a dead end. May resisted calls to rip up her tattered Brexit blueprint and...

UN rights expert slams UK welfare spending cuts

May. 22, 2019 8:25 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A U.N. human rights expert on Wednesday sharpened his criticism of cuts to social support in Britain, pointing to "record levels of hunger and homelessness" in the country and describing recent changes as window-dressing. Philip Alston, the U.N. Human Rights Council-appointed expert on...

UK inflation back above official target as energy costs rise

May. 22, 2019 5:51 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Inflation in Britain rose in April back above the Bank of England's target rate following an uptick in energy prices and airfares, official figures showed Wednesday. The Office for National Statistics said that consumer prices in the year to April were up 2.1 percent, against 1.9 percent in...

UK government promises to do utmost to help British Steel

May. 21, 2019 4:07 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain's government pledged Tuesday to do its utmost to support British Steel amid reports the company is facing bankruptcy. Some 5,000 workers are employed by the company with another 20,000 jobs in the supply chain. Business minister Andrew Stephenson told the House of Commons that the...

Seeking Brexit support, May offers vote on new referendum

May. 21, 2019 1:20 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — In a major concession, British Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday offered U.K. lawmakers the chance to vote on whether to hold a new referendum on the country's membership in the European Union — but only if they back her thrice-rejected Brexit agreement. May made the offer as part...

EU election: Farage supporters eager for Brexit litmus test

May. 21, 2019 12:14 PM EDT

FRIMLEY GREEN, England (AP) — No one in Britain is more enthusiastic about this week's European Union elections than people who hate the EU. Hard-core Brexit supporters have become increasingly eager to cast ballots for Nigel Farage's newly formed Brexit Party, whose sole policy is to leave the EU as soon...

The Latest: Lawmakers to get vote on new Brexit referendum

May. 21, 2019 11:37 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's political debate as it attempts to leave the European Union (all times local): 4:30 p.m. British Prime Minister Theresa May says Parliament will get the chance to vote on whether to hold a new referendum on Britain's EU membership, as she tries to get lawmakers to back...

UK leader Theresa May says she will give lawmakers a chance to vote on holding new Brexit referendum

May. 21, 2019 11:26 AM EDT
LONDON (AP) — UK leader Theresa May says she will give lawmakers a chance to vote on holding new Brexit referendum.

UK leader promises a 'bold offer' on Brexit deal

May. 19, 2019 10:18 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May plans a "bold offer" to Parliament to win support for her Brexit deal, urging lawmakers to look at her ideas with fresh eyes. Writing in The Sunday Times, May says her bill will come "with an improved package of measures that I believe can win new support."...

Thousands march in Northern Ireland for same sex marriage

May. 18, 2019 1:45 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Thousands are marching in Northern Ireland to demand that the region's leaders permit same-sex marriage. The demonstrators in Belfast on Saturday want same-sex couples to be treated the same way in Northern Ireland as they are in the rest of the UK, where same-sex marriage is legal. The issue...