A path to Brexit: Britain's last three elections

2019-12-12 13:24

Britain's general election on Thursday is the third in less than five years and has been described by Prime Minister Boris Johnson as the most important in a generation.

May slaps down 'Stop Brexit' cry in farewell speech

2019-07-24 18:39

Outgoing British Prime Minister Theresa May fended off an anti-Brexit heckler during her farewell speech just before tendering her resignation.

Britain holds crisis talks after Iran seizes tanker

2019-07-22 14:11

British Prime Minister Theresa May has chaired an emergency meeting of ministers and security officials to discuss how to respond after Iran seized a UK-flagged tanker in the Gulf.

Trump slams May after leak of damning cables

2019-07-08 22:31

Donald Trump has lashed out at Theresa May, visibly angry at her continuing support for the British ambassador to Washington despite the leak of diplomatic cables highly critical of his presidency.

'It's no', France tells British PM hopefuls on renegotiating Brexit

2019-06-28 21:30

The French government has warned the two candidates vying to become Britain's next prime minister that the Brexit divorce deal was not up for renegotiation, echoing warnings from Brussels.

Tory rivals plot to stop Boris Johnson from winning power in UK

2019-06-14 08:30

Rivals to be Britain’s next prime minister are holding private talks over joining forces in an attempt to stop the pro-Brexit favourite, Boris Johnson, running away with the contest, people familiar with the matter said.

UK pledges net zero fossil fuel pollution in first for G7

2019-06-12 08:30

Prime Minister Theresa May says legislation to wipe out the UK's net contribution to rising global temperatures will be put to members of Parliament.

Key dates in race to become next British PM and beyond

2019-06-10 05:52

Nominations close Monday for the leadership of Britain's governing Conservative Party, with the eventual winner set to replace Theresa May as prime minister.

Trump courts May's would-be successors on UK state visit

2019-06-04 18:35

US President Donald Trump has courted candidates to replace Prime Minister Theresa May during his state visit to Britain, calling Boris Johnson and setting up talks with one of his main rivals, British political sources say.

Will Theresa May's successor be better at Brexit?

2019-05-31 20:00

Whoever wins the succession battle in the Tory party will face exactly the same Brexit conundrum that brought down May.


UK doesn't see EU moving on Brexit for at least a month

2019-08-12 16:48

The UK government doesn’t expect the European Union to shift its position on Brexit for at least a month, a person familiar with the matter said.

Boris Johnson wins race for Britain's PM

2019-07-23 13:05

Boris Johnson has become the new Conservative leader in London, winning the race to be Britain's prime minister.

Trump says Johnson would do 'great job' as British PM

2019-07-20 11:16

US President Donald Trump said that Boris Johnson, the frontrunner to be Britain's next prime minister, would do a "great job" in the post after the pair had a telephone conversation.

UK’s next premier will face some high calibre Brexit rebels

2019-07-05 05:00

While the UK’s governing Conservative Party focuses on who will succeed Theresa May as premier, some of her ministers are already thinking about how they’re going to make life difficult for her successor.

UK leadership race narrows to five as Johnson cements lead

2019-06-18 20:29

The UK leadership race narrowed to five on Tuesday as Brexit figurehead Boris Johnson prepared to defend his runaway favourite status in his first television debate.

Brexit figurehead Johnson tops first-round vote for British PM

2019-06-13 18:23

Brexit figurehead Boris Johnson came top by a landslide in a first-round vote on Thursday for a leader to replace British Prime Minister Theresa May as the deadline for leaving the EU looms.

Boris Johnson gains momentum in race for new British PM

2019-06-10 13:22

The list of candidates vying to be Britain’s next prime minister will be finalised on Monday following a lively weekend of news, from hard lines on Brexit to some lines they’d rather forget.

Donald Trump in the UK: A state visit offered in haste and regretted at leisure

2019-06-04 19:00

US President Donald Trump’s state visit to the UK was offered with exceptional speed, from a position of weakness. But greater than the usual preoccupation with the “special” relationship is the question of whether there is now even a settled relationship.

Rivals in race to succeed May set out their Brexit plans

2019-06-03 05:00

The runners to succeed Theresa May as British prime minister have set out their rival plans to negotiate Brexit, with a focus on persuading the Irish government and the European Union to shift their position.

An election and a resignation later: How does Brexit affect SA now?

2019-05-31 14:24

President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced that departments would be merged in a bid to improve government efficiency. This means that Minister Ebrahim Patel will most likely lead the remaining engagements.

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