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Ballot boxes arrive for counting votes for the Welsh Parliamentary Elections at the Cardiff House of Sport, Cardiff, Wales.(AP)

UK's Conservative Party strikes early blow in opposition stronghold

AP | , London
PUBLISHED ON MAY 07, 2021 02:22 PM IST
  • In the 2019 general election, the Conservative Party made big inroads into Labour's “red wall” in northern England on a combination of factors, including its pro-Brexit stance.
As UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson faces calls to compromise in order to secure a trade deal with the European Union (EU), one thing above all is limiting his room to move: the Conservative Party(AFP)
As UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson faces calls to compromise in order to secure a trade deal with the European Union (EU), one thing above all is limiting his room to move: the Conservative Party(AFP)

With Conservative Party at his back, Boris Johnson can’t cave in on Brexit

By Bloomberg | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri
PUBLISHED ON DEC 12, 2020 04:26 PM IST
The Conservatives are split over Europe and while some will welcome any deal, the trickiest faction for Boris Johnson will be the old guard of euroskeptic Tories. These MPs have built careers on taking hard-line views and no longer need to be loyal to the leader.
A health care worker poses for a photograph while walking towards a line of patients waiting outside a Covid-19 testing center at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, on Sept. 18.(BlOOMBERG)
A health care worker poses for a photograph while walking towards a line of patients waiting outside a Covid-19 testing center at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, on Sept. 18.(BlOOMBERG)

Top Opposition leaders self-isolate as Canada sees fresh spike in Covid-19 cases

Hindustan Times, Toronto | By Anirudh Bhattacharyya
UPDATED ON SEP 19, 2020 10:27 AM IST
Canada recorded 1,037 new infections on Friday, an increase of 58% compared to the situation two weeks earlier. The total number of cases has surpassed 144,000, while deaths have crossed 9,250
The British politician also cited nuclear energy as an area where the dependence of China was likely to be harmful.(Reuters)
The British politician also cited nuclear energy as an area where the dependence of China was likely to be harmful.(Reuters)

India can play a crucial role in easing global strategic reliance on China: British lawmaker

New Delhi, Delhi | By Asian News International | Posted by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON AUG 12, 2020 06:06 PM IST
Sir Iain, a former leader of the Conservative party, pointed out that authoritarian China, under its leader Xi Jinping, has made no secret about its ambition to dominate the globe.
A statement by the Metropolitan Police said the MP has been released on bail to return on a date in mid-August.(Representational Photo)
A statement by the Metropolitan Police said the MP has been released on bail to return on a date in mid-August.(Representational Photo)

Former UK minister and sitting Conservative Party MP arrested on suspicion of rape

London | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Anubha Rohatgi
UPDATED ON AUG 02, 2020 06:13 PM IST
The ruling Conservative Party said it takes such allegations “extremely seriously”.
By giving the Conservative Party a resounding majority, the British voter has made it clear it prefers divorce to endless marriage counselling. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has the mandate to complete what he, one of the first mainstream voices to declare that Britain would leave the EU, can claim to have started(AP)
By giving the Conservative Party a resounding majority, the British voter has made it clear it prefers divorce to endless marriage counselling. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has the mandate to complete what he, one of the first mainstream voices to declare that Britain would leave the EU, can claim to have started(AP)

It is time to reset the India-UK relationship | HT editorial

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2019 04:09 PM IST
Boris Johnson’s return will bring stability. This may give India an opening
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson gestures as he delivers a statement at Downing Street after winning the general election, in London, Britain.(Photo: Reuters)
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson gestures as he delivers a statement at Downing Street after winning the general election, in London, Britain.(Photo: Reuters)

Boris Johnson gets landslide mandate; Brexit is on

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
PUBLISHED ON DEC 13, 2019 11:37 PM IST
The Conservative Party won 365 of the 649 seats declared (the House of Commons’ strength is 650), comfortably passing the 326 majority mark that had eluded it in the 2017 midterm election, sending the pound north against the dollar.
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson meets Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a bilateral meeting during the G7 summit in Biarritz, France, on August 25, 2019.(Reuters Photo)
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson meets Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a bilateral meeting during the G7 summit in Biarritz, France, on August 25, 2019.(Reuters Photo)

Boris Johnson’s big election win set to rejuvenate India-UK ties

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2019 07:30 PM IST
Driven by history and post-colonial realities, India and the UK have close relations in a range of areas, including defence, trade, technology, investment, and human resources.
Britain's Prime Minister and Conservative Party leader Boris Johnson applauds during the Uxbridge and South Ruislip constituency count declaration at Brunel University in Uxbridge, London on Friday.(AP Photo)
Britain's Prime Minister and Conservative Party leader Boris Johnson applauds during the Uxbridge and South Ruislip constituency count declaration at Brunel University in Uxbridge, London on Friday.(AP Photo)

End of Brexit uncertainty in sight as Boris Johnson registers big win

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON AUG 05, 2020 12:54 AM IST
The Conservative Party passed the majority mark of 326 with over 40 more seats yet to be declared. It won in several Labour strongholds after its clear message of ‘Get Brexit done’ resonated more with voters than Labour’s promise to hold another referendum.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson looks set to return to 10 Downing Street with a comfortable majority and a victory for his “Get Brexit Done” message in the General Election.(Reuters File Photo)
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson looks set to return to 10 Downing Street with a comfortable majority and a victory for his “Get Brexit Done” message in the General Election.(Reuters File Photo)

Early results in UK’s Brexit election pour in, Johnson looks set for victory

London | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2019 08:57 AM IST
The snap election had been called by Johnson in a bid to win a majority for his Conservative Party and break the Commons deadlock over Brexit.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been featuring in election campaign videos of the Conservative Party since the 2015 UK general elections.. The above is a screengrab from the latest video tweeted by Shailesh Vara, Conservative Parliamentary Candidate.(Screengrab)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been featuring in election campaign videos of the Conservative Party since the 2015 UK general elections.. The above is a screengrab from the latest video tweeted by Shailesh Vara, Conservative Parliamentary Candidate.(Screengrab)

In UK, Conservative Party’s poll video features PM Modi to woo Indian voters

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2019 05:04 PM IST
Ahead of British general election on December 12, the Conservative party has released a video ‘Boris ko hamein jitana hai’, set to a song with lyrics in Hindi and images of Modi and the Indian high commissioner, Ruchi Ghanashyam, among others.
Britain will have a general election on December 12, 2019.(Bloomberg)
Britain will have a general election on December 12, 2019.(Bloomberg)

After Dec 12 election, Britain’s new House of Commons likely to see more Indian-origin MPs

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2019 01:50 PM IST
The 2017 election saw a record 12 Indian-origin MPs elected (seven Labour and five Conservative), but with the Conservative Party nominating candidates from the community in two of its strongholds, the number is likely to rise to at least 14.
Boris Johnson announced plans for special visas to make it easier for the U.K.’s National Health Service to recruit doctors and nurses from other countries after Brexit.(REUTERS)
Boris Johnson announced plans for special visas to make it easier for the U.K.’s National Health Service to recruit doctors and nurses from other countries after Brexit.(REUTERS)

Boris Johnson pledges new post-Brexit visas for doctors and nurses

Bloomberg | By Alex Morales
UPDATED ON NOV 08, 2019 06:17 AM IST
The NHS visa would form part of a new points-based immigration system to be introduced after the U.K. completes its divorce from the European Union, Johnson’s Conservative Party said in an emailed statement on Friday.
Conservative Member of Parliament Nicholas Soames made a move against Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Brexit.(Reuters photo)
Conservative Member of Parliament Nicholas Soames made a move against Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Brexit.(Reuters photo)

Winston Churchill’s grandson to be expelled from Conservative Party after defying Boris Johnson

London | By Reuters
PUBLISHED ON SEP 04, 2019 09:45 AM IST
The move against the Conservative Party grandee marks one of the most bizarre turns in the three-year Brexit crisis that has gripped a country once touted as a confident pillar of Western economic and political stability.
Boris Johnson suffered a setback in his first test as prime minister after the Conservative party on Friday lost a by-election in Wales that reduced its majority in the House of Commons to one(AFP Photo)
Boris Johnson suffered a setback in his first test as prime minister after the Conservative party on Friday lost a by-election in Wales that reduced its majority in the House of Commons to one(AFP Photo)

Boris Johnson’s govt has majority of 1 after bypoll setback

London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
PUBLISHED ON AUG 02, 2019 01:28 PM IST
In the House of 650, the Conservative strength is now 310. It is supported by the 10-member Democratic Unionist Party, taking the ruling combine’s strength to 320.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson described the terms of the current draft Brexit deal as “unacceptable”.(Bloomberg Photo)
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson described the terms of the current draft Brexit deal as “unacceptable”.(Bloomberg Photo)

Terms of draft Brexit deal ‘unacceptable’: PM Boris Johnson

London | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JUL 25, 2019 05:34 PM IST
Boris Johnson said his new government would set as a “top priority” preparations for exiting without an agreement if there is no deal with the EU by the October 31 deadline.
Boris Johnson at Nirman Sewak Gurudwara, St George Bristol in 2017
Boris Johnson at Nirman Sewak Gurudwara, St George Bristol in 2017

New British PM Boris Johnson has a Khushwant Singh connection

Indo-AsianNews Service, NEW DELHI/LONDON | By Indo-Asian News Service
UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2020 06:08 PM IST
Boris Johnson, who won the race within the Conservative Party to become the country’s next Prime Minister, is expected to rely on his declared personal connect with Prime Minister Narendra Modi to deliver a “truly special” UK-India relationship.
Carrie Symonds (C), girlfriend of Britain's new Prime Minister Boris Johnson, waits for the prime minister's arrival with members of staff in Downing Street in London on July 24, 2019 on the day he was formally appointed British prime minister.(AFP photo)
Carrie Symonds (C), girlfriend of Britain's new Prime Minister Boris Johnson, waits for the prime minister's arrival with members of staff in Downing Street in London on July 24, 2019 on the day he was formally appointed British prime minister.(AFP photo)

Will UK PM Johnson bring ‘first girlfriend’ into No.10?

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUL 25, 2019 11:35 AM IST
When Boris Johnson entered the famous black door of No. 10 Downing Street as Britain’s new prime minister, he was the first for nearly half a century to do so unaccompanied by a spouse.
There’s an election underway to choose Britain’s next prime minister, but only one in 400 people gets a vote. And most of those are well-off older white men.(Bloomberg/Representative Image)
There’s an election underway to choose Britain’s next prime minister, but only one in 400 people gets a vote. And most of those are well-off older white men.(Bloomberg/Representative Image)

Who will choose the next UK leader? Mostly older white men

London, UK | By Associated Press
PUBLISHED ON JUN 21, 2019 02:43 PM IST
The country’s next leader will be chosen by about 160,000 members of the governing party in a runoff between two candidates: former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and current Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt.
British Prime Minister Theresa May steps down as leader of her Conservative Party.(AFP File Photo)
British Prime Minister Theresa May steps down as leader of her Conservative Party.(AFP File Photo)

British PM Theresa May steps down as party leader, starts succession race

London, UK | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JUN 07, 2019 10:41 AM IST
May will remain prime minister until a new leader is chosen, likely in late July, but has relinquished control over the direction of Britain’s tortuous departure from the European Union.
Trump created a stir last July when he said Johnson would make a great prime minister, shortly after the former London mayor quit as foreign secretary in protest against May’s proposed Brexit deal(AFP)
Trump created a stir last July when he said Johnson would make a great prime minister, shortly after the former London mayor quit as foreign secretary in protest against May’s proposed Brexit deal(AFP)

Trump Backs Boris Johnson in U.K. Leadership Race Before State Visit

London | By Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON JUN 01, 2019 06:15 PM IST
Trump insisted he wasn’t giving a full endorsement of any one of the 12 candidates to become leader of Britain’s ruling Conservative party but said Johnson “would be excellent” and would do a ‘very good job’ running the country.
Outsiders have watched with a mix of awe and embarrassment at how Ms May has stoically stumbled from one Brexit humiliation to another over the past two years.(AFP)
Outsiders have watched with a mix of awe and embarrassment at how Ms May has stoically stumbled from one Brexit humiliation to another over the past two years.(AFP)

The challenges ahead for Britain’s next PM

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAY 27, 2019 08:09 AM IST
This will bring Britain the closest it has been so far to a full break with the EU, without any sort of economic union. This will deliver a sharp economic cost to Britain, driving its economy into recession and making it far less attractive as an investment site for Indian and other foreign investors
The next prime minister should see that a second referendum, honestly conducted, would not be a betrayal of voters, but an affirmation that they come first.(Reuters File Photo)
The next prime minister should see that a second referendum, honestly conducted, would not be a betrayal of voters, but an affirmation that they come first.(Reuters File Photo)

Opinion | What Britain needs from its next Prime Minister

Bloomberg | By David Shipley
PUBLISHED ON MAY 26, 2019 01:46 PM IST
The main contenders to replace May have criticized her efforts  – tireless, sincere and ultimately futile efforts – to strike a compromise with the EU.
Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May visits a community centre in Belfast, Northern Ireland on February 5.(REUTERS)
Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May visits a community centre in Belfast, Northern Ireland on February 5.(REUTERS)

Immigration is good for Britain, we just need control: PM Theresa May

Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt | By Reuters
UPDATED ON FEB 25, 2019 12:17 PM IST
Last week, Anna Soubry, a Conservative lawmaker who quit May’s party over what she called the government’s “disastrous handling of Brexit”, accused May of having “a problem with immigration” that had tied her hands in Brexit negotiations.
Prime Minister Theresa May travelled to Brussels again on Wednesday for talks on leaving the EU on March 29.(AFP)
Prime Minister Theresa May travelled to Brussels again on Wednesday for talks on leaving the EU on March 29.(AFP)

Fresh Brexit jolt in British politics as three ruling MPs quit

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON FEB 21, 2019 12:59 PM IST
A new centrist party in the United Kingdom is on the cards as three MPs from the ruling Conservative Party joined eight former Labour MPs who quit their party to form what is called ‘The Independent Group’ in the House of Commons.
British Prime Minister Theresa May used her New Year message to send an optimistic message before Parliament resumes for the crucial Brexit vote from January 7.(Reuters)
British Prime Minister Theresa May used her New Year message to send an optimistic message before Parliament resumes for the crucial Brexit vote from January 7.(Reuters)

Opposition terms Brexit ‘a complete mess’, PM Theresa May seeks support for deal

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON JAN 01, 2019 08:49 PM IST
Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn said Britain “cannot go on like this”, adding that the ruling Conservative Party had “plunged the country into crisis”. He termed the current Brexit situation “a complete mess”.
Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May addresses the media outside 10 Downing Street in London on November 22.(REUTERS)
Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May addresses the media outside 10 Downing Street in London on November 22.(REUTERS)

Defiant UK PM May puts up a brave front against leadership challenge

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2018 12:38 AM IST
Voting was scheduled for 6 pm local time and the results would be declared soon after voting ends at 8 pm.
Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May(Reuters file photo)
Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May(Reuters file photo)

Explainer: How will the leadership challenge to PM May work?

London | By Reuters
UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2018 05:05 PM IST
Lawmakers in British Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservative Party triggered a confidence vote in her leadership over Britain’s planned divorce from the European.
Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May, makes a statement outside 10 Downing Street, in London, Britain November 14, 2018. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls(REUTERS)
Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May, makes a statement outside 10 Downing Street, in London, Britain November 14, 2018. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls(REUTERS)

May, maybe not: Brexit row sparks resignations

Hindustan Times | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON NOV 15, 2018 10:38 PM IST
The agreement got tenuous backing from May’s cabinet after a marathon session on Wednesday, but cracks emerged with the resignations of four ministers, including, ironically, Brexit secretary Dominic Raab, central to reaching the agreement.
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