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UPDATED ON MAR 26, 2019 07:58 PM IST
PM Theresa May on Monday night suffered another setback in the House of Commons when MPs upheld a motion 329 to 302 seeking to determine the way ahead on Brexit, as three more of her ministers resigned in protest.
Reuters | By Reuters
PUBLISHED ON MAR 21, 2019 03:48 AM IST
May had earlier asked the EU to let Britain delay its departure date from March 29 to June 30, a question that leaders of the remaining 27 member states will discuss at a summit on Thursday.
UPDATED ON MAR 20, 2019 09:05 PM IST
May told MPs in the House of Commons: “The idea that three years after voting to leave the EU, the people of this country should be asked to elect a new set of Members of European Parliaments is, I believe, unacceptable”.
PTI, London | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 14, 2019 07:56 PM IST
Indians are among the largest group of professionals set to benefit from a new UK government plan to remove any limit on the number of PhD-level work visas to be granted.
UPDATED ON MAR 13, 2019 08:30 AM IST
The issue of when, if and how the UK leaves the European Union remained up in the air after MPs rejected the withdrawal agreement sewed by Prime Minister Theresa May.
London, Hindustan Times | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON MAR 11, 2019 07:20 PM IST
The agreement was resoundingly voted down in January due to the so-called ‘backstop’ for Ireland-Northern Ireland.
London | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON MAR 09, 2019 01:19 PM IST
Khan, 48, whose grandparents were born in India and parents migrated from Pakistan to the UK, was named ‘Politician of the Year’ at an awards ceremony held in the UK’s House of Commons complex.
UPDATED ON MAR 01, 2019 09:40 AM IST
An official assessment of the impact of the United Kingdom leaving the European Union without an agreement says the country’s economy will be 6.3 to 9 per cent smaller over 15 years. Its impact will also be serious on many Indian companies based in the UK.
PUBLISHED ON MAR 01, 2019 08:39 AM IST
British Foreign Office minister Mark Field, who left for India on Thursday, told the House of Commons that diplomatic, military and other channels were being worked to help de-escalate the tense situation between India and Pakistan.
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.
Associated Press | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON FEB 15, 2019 12:13 AM IST
The House of Commons voted by 303 votes to 258 against a motion reiterating support for May’s approach to Brexit — support expressed by lawmakers in votes just two weeks ago.
UPDATED ON FEB 10, 2019 09:01 PM IST
House of Commons speaker John Bercow and veteran Conservative MP Ken Clarke have been dubbed ‘Tandoori traitors’ for meeting in an Indian restaurant and discussing a ‘plot’ to remain in the European Union.
London | By Agence-France-Presse
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2019 05:12 PM IST
Prime Minister Theresa May’s government is looking at making the House of Commons sit on more Fridays -- which it does not normally do -- and extend debating time well into the evening on some days.
UPDATED ON JAN 26, 2019 08:29 PM IST
Officials said the accelerated degrees will offer the same qualifications with the same quality-assurance as a standard degree, but delivered over a shorter, more intensive time-span.
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2019 10:42 PM IST
Seeking fresh elections to resolve the Brexit imbroglio, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn pressed the no-confidence motion and insisted that May’s ‘zombie government’ is unable to govern after losing the Brexit vote
Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2019 09:32 PM IST
The UK also wants to ink a pact with India similar to the one New Delhi has with France, treating each other’s academic degrees as equivalent for higher studies and jobs
London | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2019 08:20 PM IST
British lawmakers will on Wednesday vote on whether they have confidence in the government, after Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal suffered a heavy defeat in parliament.
PUBLISHED ON JAN 15, 2019 09:27 AM IST
Exhortations and appeals of support by British Prime Minister Theresa May and clarifications by EU failed to change minds of her allies and critics.
UPDATED ON JAN 15, 2019 12:08 AM IST
The cohort of 12 elected in the 2017 mid-term elections represents the largest number of Indian-origin MPs to be elected in British parliamentary history: seven from Labour and five from the ruling Conservative party.
UPDATED ON JAN 14, 2019 07:41 PM IST
Making last-ditch efforts to persuade MPs to support the agreement, Prime Minister May said she was against extending the deadline of March 29 under Article 50 to leave the European Union, or holding another referendum.
PUBLISHED ON JAN 14, 2019 04:49 PM IST
Westminster was already discussing various scenarios in the event of the May government losing the vote on Tuesday evening. According to PM May, the United Kingdom will move into “uncharted territory” if the vote is not passed in the House of Commons.
UPDATED ON JAN 10, 2019 12:16 AM IST
Cut-and-thrust between pro and anti-Brexit forces intensified as the five-day Brexit debate began after Prime Minister’s Question Times, when May announced that MPs will get the final say on whether the controversial ‘backstop’ for Ireland-Northern Ireland will come into force or not.
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2018 06:16 PM IST
After winning the vote, May is safe in her role for now, but as Scottish National Party leader Nicola Sturgeon said: “She may have clung on to the Conservative leadership, but her remaining authority has been fatally undermined.”
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.
Reuters, London | By Reuters
UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2018 03:27 PM IST
The main vote is on a motion stating that lawmakers in the 650-seat house of Commons approve the Brexit deal. The government needs this approval in order to ratify the deal it has agreed with the European Union.
UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2018 01:28 AM IST
Participating in the ongoing debate before the crunch vote on December 11, Veerendra Sharma, who represents Ealing Southall – better known as ‘Little India’ – is among a large number of MPs who are opposed to Brexit and will vote against it.
By Karan Thapar
UPDATED ON DEC 01, 2018 07:36 PM IST
The most recent polls suggest there’s a small majority not just in favour of holding another referendum but also in favour of remaining in the EU
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.
Hindustan Times, Amritsar | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 11, 2018 09:52 AM IST
Considering the Sikh community’s hard work, we will give a low-tax regime to them which will allow them to prosper, he said.
UPDATED ON OCT 09, 2018 09:04 PM IST
After reports by ‘disgusted’ cleaners, Parliament officials are considering new service agreements with MPs to ensure offices are not misused