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British health secretary Matt Hancock. (File Photo)

British health secretary 'sorry' for flouting Covid rules. PM accepts apology

PUBLISHED ON JUN 26, 2021 10:05 AM IST
The opposing Labour Party said British health secretary Matt Hancock should be removed from office for violating social distancing rules and demanded an investigation into whether he breached the ministerial code.
Ballot boxes arrive for counting votes for the Welsh Parliamentary Elections at the Cardiff House of Sport, Cardiff, Wales.(AP)
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.
With less than five weeks before the UK’s transition period ends, Brexit negotiations are in their final stages.(AP file photo)
With less than five weeks before the UK’s transition period ends, Brexit negotiations are in their final stages.(AP file photo)

Britain’s Labour Party could back Brexit deal, says report

By Bloomberg| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal
UPDATED ON NOV 28, 2020 05:12 PM IST
Labour Party leader Keir Starmer is planning to impose a three-line whip on MPs to support the deal, subject to the detail, reports the Guardian citing “multiple Labour sources” but not naming any.
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Himachal-origin New Zealand MP takes oath in Sanskrit

Hindustan Times/ Melbourne | By Press Trust Of India, Melbourne
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2020 12:21 AM IST
Sharma, 33, hailing from Himachal Pradesh’s Hamirpur, was recently elected as the Member of Parliament from the Labour Party for Hamilton West in New Zealand.
Indian-origin economist, author and peer Lord Meghnad Desai.(Anshuman Poyrekar/ HT photo)
Indian-origin economist, author and peer Lord Meghnad Desai.(Anshuman Poyrekar/ HT photo)

Indian-origin peer Lord Meghnad Desai quits Labour Party over racism

London | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Deepali Sharma
UPDATED ON NOV 20, 2020 10:36 PM IST
The Labour Party has been plagued by allegations of antisemitism over the years, with its disastrous electoral defeat in the December 2019 election also linked to the crisis.
A Union flag flies atop the Victoria Tower at Britain's Houses of Parliament, incorporating the House of Lords and the House of Commons, in London on October 20.(AFP/ File)
A Union flag flies atop the Victoria Tower at Britain's Houses of Parliament, incorporating the House of Lords and the House of Commons, in London on October 20.(AFP/ File)

Pak-origin Nazir Ahmed faced expulsion from UK House of Lords for alleged sexual assault, quits

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON NOV 17, 2020 09:05 PM IST
Nazir Ahmed, 63, who has participated in several anti-India demonstrations in London over the years, was a member of the Labour Party until 2013
However, in his reaction to the report, Corbyn said that the number of complaints made during his tenure were “dramatically overstated”.(Reuters file photo)
However, in his reaction to the report, Corbyn said that the number of complaints made during his tenure were “dramatically overstated”.(Reuters file photo)

UK’s Labour Party suspends Jeremy Corbyn in anti-semitism row

London | By Press Trust of India| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal
UPDATED ON OCT 29, 2020 08:50 PM IST
The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC), which had launched an investigation into antisemitism within the party following a string of complaints, found that Labour had broken the law in its failure to handle antisemitism, or anti-Jewish, complaints and there were “serious failings” by its leadership at the time.
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern secures a second term with a commanding victory.(Reuters file photo)
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern secures a second term with a commanding victory.(Reuters file photo)

Jacinda Ardern wins New Zealand election in landmark victory, secures second term

By Bloomberg | Posted by Deepali Sharma
UPDATED ON OCT 17, 2020 03:27 PM IST
With 72% of the vote counted, Ardern’s Labour Party had 49% support -- heading to its biggest share of the vote since the 1930s.
Gurinder Singh Josan(HT PHOTO)
Gurinder Singh Josan(HT PHOTO)
Britain's Shadow Brexit Secretary Keir Starmer will replace Jeremy Corbyn, who resigned following the party’s heavy defeat in the December election.(AP)
Britain's Shadow Brexit Secretary Keir Starmer will replace Jeremy Corbyn, who resigned following the party’s heavy defeat in the December election.(AP)

Keir Starmer is new Labour leader; regaining ‘Indian’ support key task

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON APR 04, 2020 11:04 PM IST
Starmer, 57, who was first elected MP in 2015, defeated Rebecca Long-Bailey and Indian-origin Lisa Nandy in the contest. He is a former head of prosecutions in the Crown Prosecution Service.
UK home secretary Priti Patel.
UK home secretary Priti Patel.

British PM Boris Johnson backs ‘fantastic’ Priti Patel amid bullying row

London | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAR 02, 2020 07:46 AM IST
Meanwhile, the opposition Labour Party has demanded that Patel address Parliament on the allegations of bullying against her.
British MP Debbie Abrahams.(Twitter/Debbie_Abrahams)
British MP Debbie Abrahams.(Twitter/Debbie_Abrahams)

British MP who heads parliamentary group on Kashmir denied entry, her e-visa was cancelled

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 17, 2020 05:27 PM IST
Debbie Abrahams chairs a parliamentary group focused on Kashmir.
Lisa Nandy is one of the four candidates in the running to replace Jeremy Corbyn of the Labour Party in the UK.(Courtesy-UK Parliament official portraits 2017)
Lisa Nandy is one of the four candidates in the running to replace Jeremy Corbyn of the Labour Party in the UK.(Courtesy-UK Parliament official portraits 2017)

Twitter a real problem for the left: Lisa Nandy

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON JAN 30, 2020 12:19 AM IST
As the candidates set out their stalls, Nandy responded to queries on LBC radio on Wednesday. According to her, the two factors responsible for the party’s debacle were Brexit and the leadership of Corbyn. But her views on Twitter caught the attention of many.
The abrogation of Article 370 is criticised but little concern is shown for iniquities that sheltered under the benign term, for example, the ethnic cleansing of Pandits, discrimination against Dalits, corruption, and the blight of dynastism(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
The abrogation of Article 370 is criticised but little concern is shown for iniquities that sheltered under the benign term, for example, the ethnic cleansing of Pandits, discrimination against Dalits, corruption, and the blight of dynastism(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

The US Left and Indian democracy | Analysis

By Rahul Sagar
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2020 06:29 AM IST
Its charge of majoritarianism does not take into account legitimate democratic processes
Britain’s opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn said he would not lead the party into the next election after admitting it had been a “very disappointing night”.(Reuters File Photo)
Britain’s opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn said he would not lead the party into the next election after admitting it had been a “very disappointing night”.(Reuters File Photo)

Jeremy Corbyn won’t lead Labour Party in future UK polls, says ‘very disappointing night’

London | By Reuters
UPDATED ON AUG 04, 2020 11:51 PM IST
“I will not lead the party in any future general election campaign,” he said, adding that the party needed to reflect and that he would lead the party as it discussed its future.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s idea of the new ‘Emancipation Education Trust’ is aimed at educating future generations in Britain about slavery and the struggle for emancipation, besides the “role and legacy” of the British empire and colonisation.(REUTERS)
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s idea of the new ‘Emancipation Education Trust’ is aimed at educating future generations in Britain about slavery and the struggle for emancipation, besides the “role and legacy” of the British empire and colonisation.(REUTERS)

In a first, Labour Party vows to teach colonial history in Britain’s schools

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON NOV 27, 2019 06:02 AM IST
It is the first time the issue has figured in electoral discourse in Britain, despite growing demands in recent years by academics, parents and employers seeking individuals with an enhanced awareness of global contexts.
Leader of the Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn holds his party's general election manifesto at its launch in Birmingham, Britain November 21, 2019.(Photo: Reuters)
Leader of the Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn holds his party's general election manifesto at its launch in Birmingham, Britain November 21, 2019.(Photo: Reuters)

Will apologise for Jallianwala Bagh massacre if voted to power: Labour Party’s manifesto

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON NOV 21, 2019 07:34 PM IST
Labour party’s manifesto promises that besides the apology, the party’s government would hold a ‘public review’ into “Britain’s role in the Amritsar massacre”, referring to Operation Bluestar in Amritsar.
Labour’s Navendu Mishra (left); Conservative Gagan Mohindra (right), are likely to win the December 12 election and join the growing number of British Indian MPs in the House of Commons.(SOURCED PHOTOS.)
Labour’s Navendu Mishra (left); Conservative Gagan Mohindra (right), are likely to win the December 12 election and join the growing number of British Indian MPs in the House of Commons.(SOURCED PHOTOS.)

Mishra, Mohindra tipped to win Dec 12 polls, boost number of UK Indian MPs

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON NOV 14, 2019 08:20 PM IST
The 2017 election saw the election of 12 MPs of Indian origin from Conservative and Labour parties, up from one in 1987, when Keith Vaz was elected from Leicester East. The December 12 election is likely to see an increase in the number.
After Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn in October signalled a rowing back in the face of anger in New Delhi and the community over the party’s recent resolution on Jammu and Kashmir.(Reuters Photo)
After Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn in October signalled a rowing back in the face of anger in New Delhi and the community over the party’s recent resolution on Jammu and Kashmir.(Reuters Photo)

‘Won’t adopt anti-India, anti-Pakistan stand on Kashmir’: UK’s Labour Party

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON NOV 12, 2019 06:48 PM IST
Reiterating that the party is opposed to external interference in the political affairs of any other country, Jeremy Corbyn insisted that as an internationalist party, its concern is to ensure respect for the human rights of all people in the world, regardless of where they live.
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.
Without Labour votes, the government’s options are limited under the Fixed-Term Parliament Act, which prevents Johnson from moving up the next election scheduled for 2022 without the support of 434 MPs.(Reuters Photo)
Without Labour votes, the government’s options are limited under the Fixed-Term Parliament Act, which prevents Johnson from moving up the next election scheduled for 2022 without the support of 434 MPs.(Reuters Photo)

EU edges toward Brexit delay as Boris Johnson faces vote on election

Bloomberg | By Stuart Biggs
UPDATED ON OCT 28, 2019 01:10 PM IST
Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn reiterated Sunday he would not support the government’s bid for an early election on December 12 unless a no-deal Brexit is completely ruled out.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned MPs that if they vote in Tuesday against the timetable to push his EU divorce deal through parliament this week he will abandon the legislation and try to hold a snap election.(Reuters image)
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned MPs that if they vote in Tuesday against the timetable to push his EU divorce deal through parliament this week he will abandon the legislation and try to hold a snap election.(Reuters image)

‘If parliament refuses to allow Brexit, then...’: Boris Johnson warns

London | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 22, 2019 07:51 PM IST
MPs will vote Tuesday on whether they support a new divorce deal struck with the European Union last week ahead of Britain’s October 31 scheduled departure from the bloc.
Mr Johnson had hoped to get this quickly cleared in parliament. But years of poisonous Brexit infighting has meant the two-party system of the past has frayed at the edges(AP)
Mr Johnson had hoped to get this quickly cleared in parliament. But years of poisonous Brexit infighting has meant the two-party system of the past has frayed at the edges(AP)

Ending the Brexit stalemate

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 21, 2019 07:42 PM IST
The template of the deal is clear. But the politics of seeing it through is uncertain
Labour MPs of Indian origin and others with large number of voters from the community have faced a backlash over the resolution seen as anti-India. (Photo @jeremycorbyn)
Labour MPs of Indian origin and others with large number of voters from the community have faced a backlash over the resolution seen as anti-India. (Photo @jeremycorbyn)

Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour faces more opposition over party’s Kashmir resolution

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON OCT 14, 2019 06:15 PM IST
The growing protest from large sections of the 1.5-million strong Indian community is significant in the history of British politics. Rarely have so many community organisations made their views known on any single issue, putting one of the two main parties on the back foot before an election.
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UK poll: Tories pick Punjab-origin entrepreneur Toor to take on Dhesi

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Prasun Sonwalkar, London
PUBLISHED ON OCT 07, 2019 11:17 PM IST
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he was not embarrassed after being filmed lying to the father of a sick child.(AP)
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he was not embarrassed after being filmed lying to the father of a sick child.(AP)

‘No press here’: UK PM Boris Johnson caught lying to father of sick child on hospital visit

London | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON SEP 19, 2019 07:37 PM IST
Johnson was stopped by the dad, whose daughter was being treated at the London facility, to hear complaints about cuts to health funding and criticism that he was using the visit as a “press opportunity”.
British MPs on Wednesday voted against Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s call for a general election to break the Brexit deadlock.(Handout via Reuters)
British MPs on Wednesday voted against Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s call for a general election to break the Brexit deadlock.(Handout via Reuters)

British PM Boris Johnson in limbo after MPs reject his Brexit plan, early elections

London | By AFP
UPDATED ON SEP 05, 2019 02:39 AM IST
British MPs on Wednesday voted against Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s call for a general election to break the Brexit deadlock, hours after they dealt a major blow to his strategy.
Boris Johnson, in his first PMQs, uttered the expletive to describe the main opposition Labour Party’s economic plans, describing them as “shit or bust”.(Reuters image)
Boris Johnson, in his first PMQs, uttered the expletive to describe the main opposition Labour Party’s economic plans, describing them as “shit or bust”.(Reuters image)

UK PM saying sh**t in parliament adds to Britain’s tumultuous week over Brexit

London | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON SEP 04, 2019 10:36 PM IST
Boris Johnson, in his first PMQs, uttered the expletive to describe the main opposition Labour Party’s economic plans, describing them as “shit or bust”.
Anti-Brexit protesters demonstrate at George Square in Glasgow, Scotland, Britain, August 31, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls(REUTERS)
Anti-Brexit protesters demonstrate at George Square in Glasgow, Scotland, Britain, August 31, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls(REUTERS)

Britain’s Labour Party to do ‘everything necessary’ to stop no-deal Brexit

London | By Reuters
PUBLISHED ON SEP 02, 2019 09:09 AM IST
Lawmakers opposed to the possibility of Britain leaving the European Union on Oct. 31 without an orderly transition arrangement are drawing up plans to try to legislate to force Prime Minister Boris Johnson to rule out a no-deal exit.
Hammond, who has long opposed leaving the European Union without a transition deal to soften the economic shock, met Labour’s top Brexit official, Kier Starmer, shortly after he quit the government, according to a newspaper report.(REUTERS)
Hammond, who has long opposed leaving the European Union without a transition deal to soften the economic shock, met Labour’s top Brexit official, Kier Starmer, shortly after he quit the government, according to a newspaper report.(REUTERS)

Ex-UK finance minister, Labour Party plot ways to block no-deal Brexit: Report

London | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2019 10:50 AM IST
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said he wants to strike a new Brexit deal with the EU but is prepared to take Britain out of the bloc without one on October 31, if necessary.
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