EU steps up plans for no-deal Brexit as Labour stance alarms capitals | World news

The EU is intensifying its preparations for a no-deal Brexit amid heightened fears in European capitals that Jeremy Corbyn will order his MPs to vote down any deal struck in Brussels, a leaked document reveals. Labour’s stated goal to reject Theresa May’s deal in order to spark a general election has provoked a rush of …

Ministers warn harder Brexit risks breaking up Britain | Politics

Theresa May is being warned by cabinet colleagues that a shift towards a harder Brexit will hasten the break-up of the UK, amid a renewed attempt by Brexiters to secure a clean split from the European Union. With senior Tories warning that the prime minister now risks a diplomatic calamity on the scale of the …

Chequers unacceptable because it would undermine single market, say EU leaders as summit ends – Politics live | Politics

I’ve come to the conclusion that this “put up, shut up” attitude of the prime minister’s – it’s Chequers or nothing – you do as you’re told or else, is a massive insult, not only to my colleagues but also to the voters. She is playing a game of Russian Roulette with the country which …

May to reject Barnier’s Irish border proposals as ‘unacceptable’ | Politics

Theresa May will reject Michel Barnier’s revised Irish backstop border proposals at the Salzburg summit because the European Union is still insisting on customs checks down the Irish Sea if the two sides cannot strike a free trade agreement after Brexit. The prime minister foreshadowed the argument she will make to the other EU leaders …

The view from Theresa May’s motorcade – in pictures | UK news

Exclusive: Press Association’s chief political photographer, Stefan Rousseau, took a series of photos of people in the streets as he travelled in the British prime minister’s motorcade during her visits to Lagos in Nigeria and Kyoto in Japan. Most of those captured may have little idea who was in the limousines as they waited to …

Theresa May: novichok attackers were Russian military intelligence officers – Politics live | Politics

8.15am EDT08:15 Boris Johnson, the former foreign secretary, says MPs will have noticed the “somewhat weaselly” language used by Jeremy Corbyn in relation to Russia. May says if the two individuals leave Russia, the UK will do everything possible to ensure they are brought to justice. 8.12am EDT08:12 May is replying to Corbyn. She says …

Oh dear! A brief history of politicians who tried to dance

In honour of UK prime minister Theresa May’s brave attempts at dancing in Africa recently, we take a look back at the many times world leaders and other politicians have shaken off the shackles of good judgement and let loose Continue reading… Source Link

Theresa May signs security partnership with Nigeria’s president | Politics

Theresa May has signed a security pact with Nigeria’s president aimed at helping the country combat the militant group Boko Haram through better military training and anti-terrorist propaganda techniques developed in the UK. The British prime minister’s agreement with Muhammadu Buhari was announced at a summit between the pair in Abuja and billed by the …

We like to mock Trump, but Britain’s Russia stance is even worse | Jonathan Freedland | Opinion

There are not many laughs to be had from international diplomacy, but US foreign policy in the age of Donald Trump provides a grim kind of comedy all the same. This week the world’s diplomats allowed themselves a chuckle at the risibly inconsistent US approach to Russia, in which the State Department whacks Moscow with …

May prepares for talks with Macron that could make or break Brexit plan | Politics

Theresa May’s hopes of prising away Emmanuel Macron from the rest of the European Union to sign up to her Chequers vision for Brexit looked tenuous on the eve of the pair’s crunch talks. But while senior Whitehall sources warned that the French president would be tough to win over, they suggested that if May …