[

house of commons

]
PAGE 3
Britain's prime minister Theresa May(REUTERS FILE PHOTO)

In office, but not in power? Another Brexit setback for PM Theresa May

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
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.
Theresa May urges parliament to back her on Brexit(REUTERS)
Theresa May urges parliament to back her on Brexit(REUTERS)

Theresa May urges parliament to back her on Brexit, tells Britons ‘I’m on your side’

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.
Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May arrives to meet King Abdullah at the Royal Palace in Amman, Jordan, November 30, 2017. REUTERS/Toby Melville(Reuters File Photo)
Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May arrives to meet King Abdullah at the Royal Palace in Amman, Jordan, November 30, 2017. REUTERS/Toby Melville(Reuters File Photo)

Now PM Theresa May seeks Brexit delay till June

Hindustan Times, London | By HT Correspondent
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”.
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.(Shutterstock.com)
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.(Shutterstock.com)

Indians to benefit as UK lifts cap on PhD-level work visas

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.
British Prime Minister Theresa May (R) and European Union Council President Donald Tusk during the extraordinary EU leaders summit to finalise and formalise the Brexit agreement in Brussels, Belgium.(REUTERS)
British Prime Minister Theresa May (R) and European Union Council President Donald Tusk during the extraordinary EU leaders summit to finalise and formalise the Brexit agreement in Brussels, Belgium.(REUTERS)

Brexit deal rejected second time, triggers call for new approach

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
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.
Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May is seen outside of Downing Street in London on March 6.(REUTERS)
Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May is seen outside of Downing Street in London on March 6.(REUTERS)

Brexit: British PM Theresa May faces another defeat after deadlock

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 Mayor Sadiq Khan has been named the Politician of the Year at an annual awards ceremony held in the UK’s House of Commons complex for his ongoing contribution to the political life in the British capital.(AFP)
London Mayor Sadiq Khan has been named the Politician of the Year at an annual awards ceremony held in the UK’s House of Commons complex for his ongoing contribution to the political life in the British capital.(AFP)

London mayor Sadiq Khan named UK Politician of the Year

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.
The bleak assessment, released by the Theresa May government on Tuesday, sets out a series of situations in which production lines, food shortages, impact on financial institutions and movement of people will be adversely affected.(Reuters)
The bleak assessment, released by the Theresa May government on Tuesday, sets out a series of situations in which production lines, food shortages, impact on financial institutions and movement of people will be adversely affected.(Reuters)

No-deal Brexit could hit Indian companies, UK economy to be down by 9%

Hindustan Times, London | By HT Correspondent
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.
Britain is engaged in ‘feverish’ talks at the UN on efforts to calm tensions between India and Pakistan, besides joining France and the US in a bid to list Jaish-e-Mohammad founder Masood Azhar as a terrorist under the Security Council Resolution 1267.(AFP/File Photo)
Britain is engaged in ‘feverish’ talks at the UN on efforts to calm tensions between India and Pakistan, besides joining France and the US in a bid to list Jaish-e-Mohammad founder Masood Azhar as a terrorist under the Security Council Resolution 1267.(AFP/File Photo)

UK in ‘feverish’ talks at UN on Masood Azhar, tense Indo-Pak situation

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
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.
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 suffered an embarrassing defeat by lawmakers Thursday in a vote that left her bid to secure a European Union divorce deal stuck between an intransigent EU and a resistant U.K. Parliament — with Brexit just six weeks away.(REUTERS)
British Prime Minister Theresa May suffered an embarrassing defeat by lawmakers Thursday in a vote that left her bid to secure a European Union divorce deal stuck between an intransigent EU and a resistant U.K. Parliament — with Brexit just six weeks away.(REUTERS)

UK’s May suffers embarrassing defeat on Brexit strategy

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.
Speaker of the House John Bercow speaks during a confidence vote debate after Parliament rejected Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal, in London.(REUTERS)
Speaker of the House John Bercow speaks during a confidence vote debate after Parliament rejected Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal, in London.(REUTERS)

UK leaders dubbed ‘Tandoori traitors’ in ‘Brexit curry house plot’

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
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.
British Union flags fly in front of The Houses of Parliament in London, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019. British Prime Minister Theresa May launched a mission to resuscitate her rejected European Union Brexit divorce deal, setting out plans to get it approved by Parliament. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)(AP)
British Union flags fly in front of The Houses of Parliament in London, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019. British Prime Minister Theresa May launched a mission to resuscitate her rejected European Union Brexit divorce deal, setting out plans to get it approved by Parliament. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)(AP)

UK government may scrap MPs’ holiday to pass Brexit laws

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.
A British Union Flag, also known as a Union Jack, outside the Houses of Parliament in London, UK, on January 14.(Bloomberg)
A British Union Flag, also known as a Union Jack, outside the Houses of Parliament in London, UK, on January 14.(Bloomberg)

UK to offer two-year degree courses from September

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
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.
Prime Minister Theresa May is expected to win a trust vote in Parliament on Wednesday evening, a day after suffering a humiliating defeat in the vote on her Brexit deal (File Photo)(REUTERS)
Prime Minister Theresa May is expected to win a trust vote in Parliament on Wednesday evening, a day after suffering a humiliating defeat in the vote on her Brexit deal (File Photo)(REUTERS)

After big Brexit deal defeat, PM May set to win trust vote

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
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
The post-Brexit visas and immigration strategy, set out in an immigration White Paper, was tabled in the House of Commons last month by UK Home Secretary Sajid Javid.(Bloomberg)
The post-Brexit visas and immigration strategy, set out in an immigration White Paper, was tabled in the House of Commons last month by UK Home Secretary Sajid Javid.(Bloomberg)

Recognition of degree, skilled jobs: UK to open doors for more Indians after Brexit

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
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.(Bloomberg Photo)
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.(Bloomberg Photo)

Brexit: How will the confidence vote in UK PM Theresa May’s government work?

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.
British Prime Minister Theresa May delivers a speech during a visit to the Portmeirion factory in Stoke-on-Trent, Britain January 14, 2019.(REUTERS)
British Prime Minister Theresa May delivers a speech during a visit to the Portmeirion factory in Stoke-on-Trent, Britain January 14, 2019.(REUTERS)

Theresa May stares at Brexit defeat, pleads for support ‘for country’s sake’

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
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.
Most of the 12 Indian-origin MPs in the House of Commons, from both the ruling Conservative Party and the opposition Labour are expected to vote against PM Theresa May’s Brexit deal tomorrow (File Photo)(REUTERS)
Most of the 12 Indian-origin MPs in the House of Commons, from both the ruling Conservative Party and the opposition Labour are expected to vote against PM Theresa May’s Brexit deal tomorrow (File Photo)(REUTERS)

Most Indian-origin MPs to vote against Brexit deal in House of Commons tomorrow

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
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.
A handout photograph released by the UK Parliament shows Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May attending the weekly Prime Minister's Questions (PMQs) in the House of Commons in London in January (File Photo)(AFP)
A handout photograph released by the UK Parliament shows Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May attending the weekly Prime Minister's Questions (PMQs) in the House of Commons in London in January (File Photo)(AFP)

PM May sees ‘paralysis, no Brexit’ as deal faces defeat in House of Commons

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
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.
Anti-Brexit protesters hold signs outside the Houses of Parliament in London, Britain (File Photo)(REUTERS)
Anti-Brexit protesters hold signs outside the Houses of Parliament in London, Britain (File Photo)(REUTERS)

Top May minister says Brexit deal unlikely to pass in House of Commons tomorrow

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
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.
A vote leave pro-Brexit demonstrator holds a placard with anti Brexit protesters in the background as they voice their opinions outside the Palace of Westminster, in London, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019. The British government was bringing Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal back to Parliament for possible approval next week, although many lawmakers are expected to vote against the deal. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)(AP)
A vote leave pro-Brexit demonstrator holds a placard with anti Brexit protesters in the background as they voice their opinions outside the Palace of Westminster, in London, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019. The British government was bringing Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal back to Parliament for possible approval next week, although many lawmakers are expected to vote against the deal. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)(AP)

PM May on backfoot as new Brexit offer to critics sees parliamentary setback

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.
Prime Minister Theresa May won the confidence of her parliamentary party 200 to 117 votes on Wednesday night, but the scale of rebellion left her politically weakened, without changing the reality of her inability to get her current Brexit deal through parliament.(AFP)
Prime Minister Theresa May won the confidence of her parliamentary party 200 to 117 votes on Wednesday night, but the scale of rebellion left her politically weakened, without changing the reality of her inability to get her current Brexit deal through parliament.(AFP)

Theresa May survives trust vote, but Tory Brexit rifts remain

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.”
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.
The main vote is on a motion stating that lawmakers in the 650-seat house of Commons approve the Brexit deal.(AFP)
The main vote is on a motion stating that lawmakers in the 650-seat house of Commons approve the Brexit deal.(AFP)

Britain’s Brexit vote - What are ‘amendments’ and why do they matter?

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.
Senior Labour MP Veerendra Sharma speaking against PM Theresa May’s Brexit plan in the House of Commons (HT Photo)(HT)
Senior Labour MP Veerendra Sharma speaking against PM Theresa May’s Brexit plan in the House of Commons (HT Photo)(HT)

‘Snuffs out hope’: Punjab-origin Labour MP recalls roots to slam May’s Brexit plan

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
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.
If the deal is only narrowly defeated in the House of Commons, May might choose to try her luck in a second Commons vote in the new year(AFP)
If the deal is only narrowly defeated in the House of Commons, May might choose to try her luck in a second Commons vote in the new year(AFP)

Why Britain will continue to be part of the European Union

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
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.
Canada’s Conservative Party leader Andrew Scheer along with his wife Jill Scheer paying obeisance at Golden Temple in Amritsar.(Sameer Sehgal/HT)
Canada’s Conservative Party leader Andrew Scheer along with his wife Jill Scheer paying obeisance at Golden Temple in Amritsar.(Sameer Sehgal/HT)

Will lower taxes to help Punjabi biz community, says Canada’s leader of opposition Andrew Scheer

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.
A general view of Palace of Westminster and the Queen Elizabeth Tower which contains the bell known as 'Big Ben' in London.(AP Photo)
A general view of Palace of Westminster and the Queen Elizabeth Tower which contains the bell known as 'Big Ben' in London.(AP Photo)

Used condoms, vomit found in offices of British MPs, complain cleaners

Hindustan Times, London | By HT Correspondent
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
SHARE
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • ...
Story Saved