Tag: Brexit

British PM Theresa May’s Top Aides Resign in Wake of Election Disaster

The fallout over the Conservative Party’s disappointing results in the UK parliamentary election continued Saturday with the resignation of Prime Minister Theresa May’s two top aides. The Conservative Party announced Saturday that Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill, May’s chiefs of staff, have stepped down. The news comes after some senior Tories demanded that the pair…

British Voters Go To The Polls In National Election

Polls are open in the United Kingdom for a general election that Prime Minister Theresa May might wish she hadn’t scheduled. When May called the snap election in April, her Conservative Party was 20 points ahead of the main opposition Labour Party, and she argued that she needed a larger majority in Parliament to negotiate…

U.K. Court Rules Parliament Must Approve Brexit [VIDEO]

England’s High Court ruled Thursday the British government can’t formally launch the Brexit process without Parliament’s approval. The government can appeal, and it is expected to do so. Still, the ruling marked a clear setback for Prime Minister Theresa May’s plans for the country’s exit from the European Union. Lawmakers could demand changes in May’s…

Mr. Brexit: Nigel Farage Joins Donald Trump To Attack Hillary Clinton [VIDEO]

Nigel Farage, a key figure in the successful campaign to get Britain out of the European Union, lent his support to Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Wednesday, saying Trump represented the same type of anti-establishment movement that he masterminded in his own country. Farage appeared with Trump before a cheering crowd of thousands at…

Jeremy Corbyn Compare Israeli Government To Islamic State [VIDEO]

Jeremy Corbyn was engulfed in a fresh row over Israel when he appeared to compare the government of Benjamin Netanyahu to Islamic State at the launch of an independent review into antisemitism in the Labour party. In prepared remarks, Corbyn said: “Our Jewish friends are no more responsible for the actions of Israel or the…

Brexit Leader Boris Johnson Quits Prime Minister Race [VIDEO]

Boris Johnson, who was favorite to become Britain’s next prime minister a few days ago, sensationally pulled out of the race Thursday. He was stunned a few hours earlier when his closest ally turned against him. Michael Gove, who was going to be Johnson’s campaign manager, announced that he would stand for the leadership himself…

John Oliver Talks Brexit Aftermath And Trump [VIDEO]

John Oliver addressed Brexit disastrous passage and aftermath in an effort to school Americans about the consequences of a Trump presidency. “Basically, it seems like whoever the next U.K. prime minister is going to be, whether it’s [former London mayor] Boris Johnson or a racist tea kettle, they are going to be in for a…

Global Markets Plunge On EU Vote [VIDEO]

World stocks saw more than $2 trillion wiped off their value on Friday as Britain’s vote to leave the European Union triggered 5-10 percent falls across Europe’s biggest bourses and a record plunge for sterling. Such a body blow to global confidence could prevent the Federal Reserve from raising interest rates as planned this year,…

Trump In Scotland: Brexit A ‘Good Thing’ [VIDEO]

Donald Trump is visiting the United Kingdom and has given his perspective on its vote to exit the European Union. “You can’t unite a country by forcing things down people’s throats, and that’s what happened here,” he said at a press conference in Scotland. The presumptive Republican nominee, who recently admitted to a reporter that…

Prime Minister David Cameron Resigns [VIDEO]

David Cameron, the British prime minister, has announced that he will resign following a humiliating defeat in a referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Union. Cameron’s voice cracked with emotion as he revealed he would stand down before the Conservative party conference in October, following a 48-52 defeat in the referendum that he himself…

Britain Votes to Leave E.U. in Historic ‘Brexit’ Referendum

UK broad-casters predict that Britain has voted to leave the 28-nation European Union in a historic referendum. WATCH THE LIVE BROADCAST FROM THE BBC With 323 of 382 counting centers reporting results, the “leave” side is ahead by over 900,000 votes. The British pound plunged to a 31-year low Friday as results in the country’s…

John Oliver on BREXIT. Britain Votes Thurs. To Leave E.U. [VIDEO]

Britain could soon vote to leave the European Union. John Oliver enlists a barbershop quartet to propose a smarter option. The U.K. is poised to decide on its future in the European Union in a referendum on June 23. Voting will take place all day, with polling stations closing at 10 p.m. local time. Once…