UK: May seeks snap election to 8 june

United Kingdom faces another election. The British Prime Minister Theresa has announced the plan to seek a snap election to parliament. It be hold on 8 june and should be voted by parliament on Wednesday.

May said Britain needed certainty, stability and strong leadership following the EU referendum.

Explaining the decision, the PM said: “The country is coming together but Westminster is not.”

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said his party wanted the election, calling it a chance to get a government that puts “the majority first”.

Conclusion: Comeback to polling stations.

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UK: Scotland leaving EU no matter what – May said

The row over Scottish and UK about Brexit has another chapter today. The British Prime Minister Theresa May has response to SNP Westminster Leader Angus Robertson. She has claimed that Scotland will be leaving the European Union regardless of whether or not it votes for independence.

Theresa May also warned against “constitutional game-playing”.

Robertson had accused Mrs May of breaking promises to secure a UK-wide agreement on Brexit.

She said there would be further talks with devolved administrations.

It came after Scotland has announced a second independence referendum in 2018.

Conclusion: Britons are furious with Scotties

 

Europe: UK faces hefty Brexit bill – Juncker says

Speaking to Belgian Parliament, The EU commissioner Jean-Claude Juncker has warned the UK it faces a “very hefty” bill for Brexit. He promised two years of “tough negotiation”, when discussions on leaving terms get under way between the government and the European Union.

Exit will not come “at a discount or at zero cost”, he said.

Conclusion: Tough talks in Brussels.

Europe: UK to leave single market, says Theresa May

The most awaited speech in UK was gave it today by Prime Minister Theresa May. She said the UK “cannot possibly” remain within the European single market, as staying in it would mean “not leaving the EU at all”.

But the PM promised to push for the “freest possible trade” with European countries and to sign new deals with others around the world.

She also announced Parliament would get to vote on the final deal agreed between the UK and the EU.

But Labour warned of “enormous dangers” in the prime minister’s plans.

Conclusion: May wanna a Brexit more than Britons.

 

 

UK: EU ambassador tells colleagues to challenge ‘muddled thinking’

Brexit makes another victim. British ambassador to European Union, Ivan Rogers, has steps down today. In his farewell message, he urged British colleagues in Brussels to challenge “muddled thinking and… speak truth to power”

Writing to staff, Sir Ivan Rogers said ministers needed to hear “unvarnished” and “uncomfortable” views from Europe.

Earlier it emerged Sir Ivan would be leaving his post several months early.

The UK’s government said he had quit so a successor could be in place before Brexit negotiations started.

Conclusion: Britain and their problems with EU.

UK: Downing Street consider to be invite Trump for a state visit

The ties among US and UK can be strength on. British government study to be send a invitation to US elected-president Donald Trump for a state-visit in 2017.  It has stressed the importance of maintaining the “special relationship” between the countries.

Prime Minister Theresa May’s official spokeswoman said: “An invitation for a state visit is one of the things that is under consideration following the election of a new US president. One of the issues under consideration is the 2017 state visits.”

Conclusion: Further protests in London for President Trump.

UK: Brexit must happen on time, Theresa May insists

After a decision of London’s High Court to be grant the parliament to invoke the article 50 to starts the Brexit. British Prime Minister Theresa May said she is “clear” she expects to start talks on leaving the EU as planned by the end of March.

The prime minister also played down the chances of an early general election, saying the next one “should” take place as scheduled in 2020.

The government is appealing against the High Court’s decision that MPs and peers should vote on triggering Brexit.

Mrs May said judges should “specify how” the vote might happen, if ministers are defeated again.

Opposition Labour Party has said it will not attempt to delay or scupper this process.

In Westminster, Brexit Secretary David Davis gave the government’s official response to the High Court’s ruling, telling MPs the referendum result “must be respected and delivered”.

He added: “There must be no attempt to remain inside the EU now, attempting it behind the back door or a second referendum.”

For Labour, shadow Brexit secretary Sir Keir Starmer said Parliament had to have a vote on the issue, as it was “sovereign” and, because of this, “that scrutiny matters”. However, his party would not “frustrate” the process of invoking Article 50, he added.

He told MPs the government’s approach was “unravelling” in an “ugly way”, adding: “We saw a series of appalling personal attacks on the judges, including the suggestion that they were ‘enemies of the people’.” This was a reference to a headline used in the Daily Mail on Friday – the day after the High Court’s decision.

Davis insisted that “we believe in and value the independence of our judiciary”, but defended the freedom of the press. “Both these things underpin our democracy,” he said.

Conclusion: The fight of Brexit goes on.