Category Archives: politics

Conservative catastrawphe? Tories lose tied council seat after random draw

Rival candidates were forced into a drawing of straws to decide the winner of a local council seat in north-east England. #3Novices #News #OnlineMedia 3Novices


UK Snap General Election: Who, What, When and How?

At 11.05 on the morning of the 18th of April,  the UK Prime Minister Theresa May announced that she intended on bringing a motion to the House of Commons to call an early General Election, despite numerous promises to not do this. Seriously, she said it five times since she became PM! However, an election […]

French Election: A de facto Referendum on Frexit?

The major presidential candidates in the French election have spoken of a possible Frexit if the EU fails to address the democratic deficit in Brussels.

Irish court to consider Brexit reversibility case on May 31

By Padraic Halpin DUBLIN (Reuters) – Ireland’s High Court will consider next month whether it can hear a case from a British plaintiff seeking to decide if Britain’s divorce from the European Union can be reversed. Judge Peter Kelly set a hearing for May 31 to decide whether an Irish court can hear a case […]

UK says no decision taken yet on location of EU agencies post-Brexit

The future location of the two European Union agencies based in London will be a matter for Brexit negotiations, the British government’s Brexit department said on Monday, but EU officials said there was no doubt they would be moved. London is home to both the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the European Banking Authority (EBA), […]

May & Trump agree Russia should break ties with Assad: UK PM’s office

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May spoke on Monday to U.S. President Donald Trump and agreed that “a window of opportunity” now exists to persuade Russia to break ties with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, May’s office said. A spokeswoman for the prime minister said Trump had thanked May for her support following last […]

Theresa May shows off new ring by Welsh designer during holiday to Wales

The Prime Minister visited an arts and crafts shop in Dolgellau before attending a Palm Sunday church service via Wales

Brexit, political uncertainty to curb European insurance M&A-ratings agency

Brexit and political uncertainty in Europe are likely to depress merger activity among European insurers this year, after a steep decline in deals in 2016, ratings agency AM Best said on Monday. Mergers in Europe involving an insurer on at least one side of the deal totaled around $5 billion last year, down 72 percent […]

Has Theresa May Forgotten Her Feminism?

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May is being praised for kicking off the second leg of her Gulf tour in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia yesterday by flouting the Foreign Office’s recommendations for female dress in the conservative nation. She stepped off the plane wearing loose trousers, a blue overcoat, and a light blue scarf draped around her…