Britain's new Prime Minister Liz Truss on Wednesday readied the final details of a plan to tackle soaring energy bills, which looks likely to cool inflation but add more than 100 billion pounds ($115 billion) to the country's borrowing. On her first full day as Britain's leader after replacing Boris Johnson, Truss told parliament she … Continue reading Liz Truss finalizes huge power subsidy plan, needs short-term loans to support households and businesses
Prince Charles in good health after testing positive to COVID-19
Prince Charles, the heir to the British throne, has tested positive for the new coronavirus, royal officials confirmed Wednesday — touching off debate about whether his wealth and status gave him priority in receiving a test. The 71-year-old is showing mild symptoms of COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus, and is self-isolating at a … Continue reading Prince Charles in good health after testing positive to COVID-19
What Brits love most about KFC
KFC fans in the UK eat over 700 million pieces of chicken a year. To mark National Fried Chicken day, the fast food outlet conducted a study that showed Brits devour a huge amount of chicken each year and revealed that the countries favorite meal is the Boneless Banquet, selling over 16 million meals a … Continue reading What Brits love most about KFC
Theresa May suggests the best Brexit idea
UK's Prime Minister Theresa May defended on Saturday her decision to turn to the country's main opposition to get her EU divorce deal approved, warning without cross-party consensus Brexit could "slip through our fingers". The beleaguered leader opened talks this week with the Labour Party in a bid to break months of stubborn opposition in parliament to the withdrawal agreement she struck with … Continue reading Theresa May suggests the best Brexit idea
Britain after Brexit: A Nation Divided
For a long time, Britons who wanted their country to leave the European Union were regarded almost as mentally ill by those who wanted it to stay. The leavers didn’t have an opinion; they had a pathology. Since one doesn’t argue with pathology, it wasn’t necessary for the remainers to answer the leavers with more … Continue reading Britain after Brexit: A Nation Divided
Brexit: The impact of trade barriers in Europe
The outcome of the UK’s referendum on membership of the European Union (EU) will shape the future of the country’s relationship with its largest trade partner – the EU. Membership of the EU has reduced trade costs between the UK and the rest of Europe. Most obviously, there is a customs union between EU members, which means … Continue reading Brexit: The impact of trade barriers in Europe
Will Britain accept terms of its divorce from the EU?
Britain's financial sector needs stability to secure its future, along with deeper access to the European Union market after Brexit than what non-EU countries normally get, a senior industry official said on Wednesday. Britain is due to leave the bloc on March 29 but has yet to agree the terms of its divorce after parliament … Continue reading Will Britain accept terms of its divorce from the EU?
Can there be a Brexit deal by November?
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said he thinks a Brexit deal can be done by November. The Irish border is the most vexed issue still facing UK and EU negotiators. The Republic’s premier warned the damage caused by talks failure to Britain and Ireland would be “immense”. A special meeting of European leaders in Brussels … Continue reading Can there be a Brexit deal by November?
REVEALED: Why Julian Assange wanted to escape Britain and flee for Russia
A huge trove of WikiLeaks records shows the website's founder Julian Assange sought a Russian visa as his troubles mounted. Image: Julian Assange He had just pulled off one of the biggest scoops in journalistic history, laying American diplomacy bare, but technology firms were cutting ties to his website, cable news pundits were calling … Continue reading REVEALED: Why Julian Assange wanted to escape Britain and flee for Russia
Britain should expect a serious constitutional crisis if Brexit fails – William Hague
Former Conservative leader William Hague has warned Britain faces the “most serious constitutional crisis” for at least a century if a Chequers-based Brexit deal is blocked. Image: Willaim Hague Following warnings from Steve Baker, the former Brexit minister, that up to 80 Tory MPs are prepared to vote down Theresa May’s proposals, if brought to the table, Lord Hague … Continue reading Britain should expect a serious constitutional crisis if Brexit fails – William Hague
Facebook to pay £500,000 for Cambridge Analytica breaches
Alleging that Facebook broke the law by failing to safeguard people's information, Britain's information regulator has indicated that the social media giant would now face huge fines. In the Cambridge Analytica scandal, the British regulator has alleged that Facebook was not transparent about how data was harvested by others on its platform. The regulator said … Continue reading Facebook to pay £500,000 for Cambridge Analytica breaches
Abortion vote in Ireland stirs controversy on social media
In homes and pubs, on leaflets and lampposts, debate is raging in Ireland over whether to lift the country's decades-old ban on abortion. Pro-repeal banners declare: "Her choice: vote yes." Anti-abortion placards warn against a "license to kill." Online, the argument is just as charged — and more shadowy, as unregulated ads of uncertain origin battle … Continue reading Abortion vote in Ireland stirs controversy on social media
Ex-Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter were attacked with a nerve agent
Sergei Skripal, the ex-Russian spy who is fighting for his life in an English hospital was attacked with a nerve agent in a targeted murder attempt, British police said Wednesday. Unfortunately, Skripal's daughter who was with him at the time of that attack, is also facing similar health issues in hospital. Image: Sergei Skripal The case … Continue reading Ex-Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter were attacked with a nerve agent
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