French presidential hopeful warns of Britain becoming US vassal state

French presidential hopeful warns of Britain becoming US vassal state

Britain is becoming subservient to a United States that will be extremely difficult to cooperate with judging by President Donald Trump’s “serious and worrying” first acts, French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron said on Friday. British Prime Minister Theresa May, who will hold talks with Trump later on Friday, wants a renewal of the “special relationship” […]

Theresa May says Britain will leave EU single market

Theresa May says Britain will leave EU single market

Prime Minister Theresa May signalled in a speech Tuesday that Britain will make a clean break from the European Union and not seek to remain “half-in, half-out” following the June 2016 “Brexit” referendum. May delivered her speech to an audience of British civil servants and international diplomats at London’s Lancaster House, a Georgian mansion that […]

Britain to start EU exit process by the end of March

Britain to start EU exit process by the end of March

Prime Minister Theresa May said Sunday that Britain would start the formal process for leaving the European Union by the end of March 2017. Before now May has only said that Britain would not trigger Article 50 of the EU’s Lisbon Treaty — which sets a maximum two-year clock ticking until a country’s departure from […]

Britain gives green light to French-Chinese Hinkley Point nuclear station

Britain gives green light to French-Chinese Hinkley Point nuclear station

The British government said on Thursday that it had given the green light to a controversial new nuclear project at Hinkley Point after Prime Minister Theresa May ordered a review. The go-ahead for French firm EDF to build the power plant in southwest England, with the help of Chinese funding on Thursday, ended weeks of […]

Britain sees first signs of slowing economy in wake of Brexit vote

Britain sees first signs of slowing economy in wake of Brexit vote

Britain’s economy was battered by the Brexit vote last month and faced a “dramatic deterioration” in activity as orders dried up and business investments were canned, key data showed Friday. The grim news — the first indication of economic contraction since Britain’s shock EU exit vote — was revealed at the end of a week […]

Theresa May pledges ‘serious social reform’ in major break from Cameron and Osborne as she launches her vision for Britain… and declares ‘Brexit means Brexit’

Theresa May pledges ‘serious social reform’ in major break from Cameron and Osborne as she launches her vision for Britain… and declares ‘Brexit means Brexit’

Theresa May pledged to deliver ‘serious social reform’ in a major break from David Cameron and George Osborne’s premiership as she launched her vision for Britain today. In a clear pitch for the centre-ground of British politics, the front-runner to take over as Prime Minister in September said Britain needs ‘a bold, new, positive vision […]

The world queues up to win trade deals with Britain after Brexit: America is clamouring for a deal while talks are set to begin with Australia, South Korea and India

The world queues up to win trade deals with Britain after Brexit: America is clamouring for a deal while talks are set to begin with Australia, South Korea and India

In the wake of Brexit, nations outside Europe are eyeing opportunities to increase trade with Britain for the first time in decades. The country will be free to negotiate its own deals after quitting the EU, and business secretary Sajid Javid – who campaigned for a Remain vote – is already preparing for a hectic […]

Europe starts to crack on migrants: French say Britain COULD have trade deal and control its borders in a major boost for hopes of a smooth exit from the EU

Europe starts to crack on migrants: French say Britain COULD have trade deal and control its borders in a major boost for hopes of a smooth exit from the EU

France last night signalled the EU could strike a deal with Britain on immigration. In a major boost for hopes of a smooth exit for the UK, finance minister Michel Sapin said there would be no ‘red lines’ in talks over the single market. His declaration of flexibility was backed by Finland’s deputy PM. The […]

No access to single market without freedom of movement, EU tells Britain

No access to single market without freedom of movement, EU tells Britain

European Union leaders on Wednesday spelled out stark conditions for a new relationship with a departing Britain, warning that if British business wants to keep access to Europe’s single market, the country must accept European workers as well. The leaders produced no clear rehaul for their shaken union after an unusual and emotionally charged summit, […]

Britain wins Brexit breathing space at gloomy EU summit

Britain wins Brexit breathing space at gloomy EU summit

EU leaders gave Britain breathing space Tuesday by accepting it needed time to absorb a shock Brexit vote before triggering a divorce but insisted the crunch move could not wait months. A humiliated Prime Minister David Cameron came face-to-face with European colleagues for the first time since last week’s vote at a Brussels summit which […]

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen stokes Frexit fears as she hails how ‘Britain gave the Europeans a dazzling lesson in democracy’

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen stokes Frexit fears as she hails how ‘Britain gave the Europeans a dazzling lesson in democracy’

The leader of the National Front in France has hailed Britain’s decision to leave the EU – and has called for France to hold a similar referendum. Britons went to the polls to vote on the country’s future relationship with the union on Thursday, with 51.9 per cent of more than 33 million votes going […]

Racism in Britain on the rise post-Brexit

Racism in Britain on the rise post-Brexit

  With yellow paint still evident on the building’s doors, tenants of a Polish community centre in London on Monday described their fear after being targeted in a racist post-referendum attack condemned by Prime Minister David Cameron in parliament. “The mood is a mixture of disgust and frightened. We’ve been here in the centre since […]

Poll shows Scots against second independence vote despite Brexit threat

Poll shows Scots against second independence vote despite Brexit threat

The Scots do not think there should be a second independence referendum, a poll showed on Sunday, days after Britain voted to leave the European Union despite strong Scottish support for remaining a member of the bloc. The Survation poll showed 44.7 percent of people think Scotland should not conduct a second independence referendum, compared […]

‘Let’s stay together’, Europe pleads with a reluctant Britain

‘Let’s stay together’, Europe pleads with a reluctant Britain

With just two weeks to go before the June 23 referendum, EU countries have indicated they overwhelmingly want their British partners to reject a “Brexit” withdrawal from the European Union, according to a poll of nine member states. In stark contrast to poll results in the UK, which show a slight lead for the “Out” […]

Labour plans to build 160,000 new homes – but only if Britain stays in the EU

Labour plans to build 160,000 new homes – but only if Britain stays in the EU

Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell says the scheme, funded by EU money, would create 65,0000 jobs.Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell has unveiled a plan to create 160,000 new homes in the next four years – but only if Britain stays in the EU, Under Mr McDonnell’s plan, the EU would increase funding for housebuilding. And Mr McDonnell […]

Unions warn that workers face a £38 a week wage cut if Britain leaves EU

Unions warn that workers face a £38 a week wage cut if Britain leaves EU

“At a time of continuing hardship, Brexit would be a disaster for working people – for our wages, for our jobs and for our rights” Workers face a £38-a-week wage cut if Britain quits the EU, unions warns today. A TUC report says manufacturing will slump into “steep decline” – hitting jobs as well as […]

Pensioners will take TRIPLE hit if Britain leaves the EU, David Cameron warns

Pensioners will take TRIPLE hit if Britain leaves the EU, David Cameron warns

The Prime Minister, who is in Japan for the G7 summit, will say that pension funds would be damaged by the economic ‘shock’ of Brexit Pensioners will take a triple hit if Britain quits the EU, David Cameron warns today. Pension funds would be damaged by the economic “shock” of Brexit, the Prime Minister, who […]

Karachi at standstill after Altaf Hussain’s arrest

Karachi at standstill after Altaf Hussain’s arrest

KARACHI (Yes Desk) – The routine life remained at standstill in the port city on Wednesday after the arrest of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain in London. To express solidarity with Altaf Hussain, thousands of party workers staged a sit-in calling for his release. About 4,000 people had reached the Numaish Chowrangi intersection […]