U.K. Maverick Rory Stewart Knocked Out of Race for Party Leader

After touring the country, blitzing social media and speaking to millions through TV debates, Rory Stewart, Britain’s maverick international development secretary, was eliminated Wednesday in the latest round of voting for the Conservative Party’s new leader. His defeat followed a day of rumors and speculation about a plot to take him out of the race, […]

UK: Labour’s Jeremy Corbyn backs second Brexit referendum | News

Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of Britain’s main opposition Labour Party, has said it is “right to demand” a second referendum on any deal about the country’s departure from the European Union, or Brexit. Addressing his top policy team, Corbyn said on Wednesday that any such public vote should offer “real choices for both Leave and Remain […]

UK firms will face ‘deliberate disruption’ to hit zero carbon goal | Business

UK companies must brace for the government to deliberately disrupt or phase out business areas that are unfit for a net zero-carbon economy, according to a report. The UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC) has said many companies will face fundamental change, including the phasing out of the UK’s most polluting business activities. The government is […]

Tory leadership race spotlights Rory Stewart, not Boris Johnson

But something strange has happened. All the attention is not on the rockstar front runner, Boris Johnson, but an insurgent outsider. Rory Stewart, the current International Development Secretary, has been the hands down star of this leadership race. Initially scoffed at by Conservative commentators, Stewart, a self-declared centrist who still backs Theresa May’s Brexit deal, […]

Gender stereotypes in advertising have been banned in the UK

Playing off gender stereotypes to sell stuff is now explicitly against the law for advertisers in the UK. Britain’s Advertising Standards Authority announced the ban in December, with a six-month buffer period before it went into effect. And that announcement came shortly after the ASA published a 64-page report on how gender stereotypes in ads […]

Campaigners renew calls for UK to accept 10,000 child refugees | World news

There have been fresh calls to bring 10,000 child refugees to safety in the UK amid events celebrating the 80th anniversary of the Kindertransport trains that saved many children from the Nazis. The home secretary, Sajid Javid, announced a new resettlement scheme for the most vulnerable refugees on Monday but did not say how many […]

Treaty on voting rights signed with Luxembourg

Prime Minister of Luxembourg Xavier Bettel and Brexit Secretary Steve Barclay have today [18 June] signed a reciprocal agreement to guarantee the rights of one another’s citizens to vote in local elections. This marks the third such agreement the UK has reached with an EU Member State following the treaties signed with Spain and Portugal. […]

Ex-rival backs Boris Johnson in UK leadership race

A former candidate to lead Britain’s Conservative Party has thrown her support behind front-runner Boris Johnson. Interested in United Kingdom? Add United Kingdom as an interest to stay up to date on the latest United Kingdom news, video, and analysis from ABC News. Andrea Leadsom, an ardent backer of Britain’s exit from the European Union, […]

‘The Saudis couldn’t do it without us’: the UK’s true role in Yemen’s deadly war | World news

For more than four years, a brutal Saudi air campaign has bombarded Yemen, killing tens of thousands, injuring hundreds of thousands and displacing millions – creating the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. And British weapons are doing much of the killing. Every day Yemen is hit by British bombs – dropped by British planes that are […]

UK weather forecast: Britain set for storm hell before 29C heatwave – Met Office warning | Weather | News

Britons could suffer more travel chaos as thunderstorms pave the way for a 29C heatwave set for this weekend, which will bathe all of the UK in balmy weather, officially kicking off a delayed great British summertime. Until then, forecasters have urged UK residents to take extra care when travelling as a huge chunk of […]

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