Posts tagged as Theresa May

Did Dalia Grybauskaitė, Angela Merkel and Theresa May go to the same school?

Friday, May 15, 2020

An old photo, allegedly of Lithuania’s former president and leaders of Germany and the UK, keeps circulating online, spawning controversies that the three women are part of a global conspiracy. The black-and-white photo of three teenaged girls, alongside present-day images of Lithuania’s former president Dalia Grybauskaitė, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the UK’s former prime minister Theresa May, started circulating on Lithuanian social media last month. “That’s how things truly…

Britain’s Prime Minister Hopeful Admits Taking Cocaine

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Michael Gove, one of the contenders for the Tory leadership, told the Daily Mail on Friday he took cocaine on “several social occasions” while he was young and has deep regrets about it. Gove, 51, who has been the UK Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs since 2017, was quoted by the paper as saying: “I took drugs on several occasions at social events more than 20 years ago. At the time I was a…

Theresa May breaks down in tears announcing her 7 June resignation

Friday, May 24, 2019

Theresa May says she will step down as leader of the Conservative Party on Friday 7 June. After a meeting with Graham Brady, chairman of the powerful 1922 committee, on Friday morning, the Prime Minister emerged from Number 10 to appraise media of her plans to step down after Donald Trump’s state visit. “It’s in the best interests of the country,” she said. An increasingly emotional May said “it has…

Brexit extension: Theresa May won’t as for more than 50 days

Thursday, March 21, 2019

British Prime Minister Theresa May wants only a short Brexit term extension that will not exceed 50 days, as reported by The Guardian. The prime minister hopes that after a near three-month-long period after the previous deadline – 29 March – it will be possible to reach an agreement on the deal for Britain’s exit from the European Union. The Guardian was told by one of May’s associates in the…

UK clarifies next Brexit steps and their consequences

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

British Prime Minister Theresa May has pledged to offer the country’s parliament a vote on delaying the United Kingdom’s departure from the European Union or ruling out a no-deal Brexit, if they reject her deal in March. British public broadcaster BBC reports that May made a statement in the parliament about Brexit on Tuesday, February 27, while Remain-supporting ministers threatened to cause a revolt in the government. The British Prime…

UK’s May to give another try in Brussels, as EU doesn’t expect breakthrough

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Theresa May, returns to Brussels on Wednesday, seeking to convince European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker to save her Brexit deal. Canadian-British news agency Reuters reports on Wednesday, February 20, that as 37 days are left until the United Kingdom is set to withdraw from the European Union, her options are either to persuade the British parliament or the European Union to change their…

Theresa May Giving Speech in Parl’t Ahead of Brexit Deal Debate

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

UK Prime Minister Theresa May is giving a speech in the House of Commons as she seeks changes to her deal negotiated with Brussels last year. Earlier in the day, PM May told her ministers that she wouldn’t ask parliament to vote on a revised Brexit deal this week as she needs more time to negotiate amendments with the European Union. The United Kingdom is set to leave the EU at the end of March, and the withdrawal deal…

Theresa May to set out her revised Brexit plan to MPs with ‘changes to Irish backstop’

Monday, January 21, 2019

Theresa May will set out her revised Brexit strategy to MPs on Monday but is not expected to produce a “plan B” for leaving the EU. Her withdrawal agreement was shot down in flames in the Commons last Tuesday in the biggest government defeat in Parliament’s history, but reports suggest the prime minister has no plans to radically alter her deal. Instead, she is expected to press for changes to…

The art of the deal: Negotiators’ secrets revealed

Friday, December 21, 2018

Could the UK still negotiate a better Brexit deal with the European Union? And what exactly happens at such trade negotiations? When Theresa May announced last month that the UK had secured a Brexit agreement with the European Union it was never going to please everyone. For so-called “Brexiteers”, the deal won’t separate the UK enough from the EU. While for “Remainers”, they simply want the UK to stay in the economic…

British PM stays after no-confidence vote, attends EU summit

Thursday, December 13, 2018

British Prime Minister Theresa May has survived a no-confidence vote in her ruling Conservative Party and on Thursday attends a summit of the European Union. British public broadcaster BBC reports that in the evening of Thursday, December 12, in the British Parliament, 117 Conservative members of the House of Commons voted against her in the office, while 200 other members voted for her to remain. Responding to the anger of…