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UK POLITICS: Theresa May Offers Olive Branch to EU Leaders

UK POLITICS: Theresa May Offers Olive Branch to EU Leaders

Theresa May will say: “We are in touching distance of agreement” of securing the rights of the around 3 million people from other EU countries in Britain.

“I couldn’t be clearer: EU citizens living lawfully in the UK today will be able to stay,” Theresa May wrote on her Facebook page, adding she would set up a group of those affected and experts to make sure the process is smooth.

“I know both sides will consider each other’s proposals for finalizing the agreement with an open mind. And with flexibility and creativity on both sides, I am confident that we can conclude discussions on citizens’ rights in the coming weeks.”

Offering concessions, Theresa May will say that EU citizens settling in Britain will no longer need to have Comprehensive Sickness Insurance, as they currently require under EU rules.

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UK POLITICS: Corbyn Would Win Now If There Were Elections in UK: Analyst

UK POLITICS: Corbyn Would Win Now If There Were Elections in UK: Analyst

“I think Corbyn to his great credit has grown, I think his speech was a success … and I think it is good to see that view point well stated by a British Labour Party leader at the time when the conservatives and [British Prime Minister] Theresa May … really are floundering and are not clear about what they want to do on almost anything,” Brent Budowsky said.

“I think Britain has had a problem with not having the best leadership. I think the Conservative Party which is dominated politically in recent years has a problem with internally divided, conservative against conservative and unclear about what it stands for,” Budowsky stated.

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UK POLITICS: Theresa May Defends Free Markets and Debt Reduction

UK POLITICS: Theresa May Defends Free Markets and Debt Reduction

British Prime Minister Theresa May says, “A free market economy … is unquestionably the best, and indeed the only sustainable means of increasing the living standards of everyone.”

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UK POLITICS: EU Wants Theresa May to Make Firm Offers Now for Brexit Deal: Barnier

UK POLITICS: EU Wants Theresa May to Make Firm Offers Now for Brexit Deal: Barnier

“We will listen attentively and constructively to Theresa May’s important speech tomorrow in Florence,” added Barnier, who holds a new round of Brexit negotiations in Brussels next week.

“A rapid agreement on the conditions of the UK’s orderly withdrawal, and a transition period, is possible … For that to happen, we would like the United Kingdom to put on the table, as soon as next week, proposals to overcome the barriers.”

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UK POLITICS: Wales, Scotland to Pose Challenge to Theresa May’s Brexit Plans: Report

UK POLITICS: Wales, Scotland to Pose Challenge to Theresa May’s Brexit Plans: Report

May’s bill will make it possible for Whitehall to “hijack” powers during Brexit process that should be passed to Cardiff, according to Welsh First Minister Carwyn Jones.

“The UK Government is being rigid in its approach. It’s saying there is only one way. It’s acting as if it won a majority at the election in June. It didn’t,” Jones told The Independent.

“We will not consent to the bill as it is, and if they plough on that will spark a difficult constitutional problem. The House of Lords will also take a dim view of the UK Government ignoring the wish of democratically elected assemblies.”

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UK POLITICS: Theresa May to Appeal to EU Leaders as Brexit Talks Deadlock

UK POLITICS: Theresa May to Appeal to EU Leaders as Brexit Talks Deadlock

But there are no signs Britain is prepared to change its negotiating strategy. Speaking Thursday during a visit to Japan, Theresa May said, “I think a good trade deal is not just about the UK, it is about what is good for businesses in what will be the 27 remaining states of the EU as well.”

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UK POLITICS: Most Popular Political News in Britain

UK POLITICS: Most Popular Political News in Britain

British Prime Minister Theresa May’s botched gamble on a snap election has shaken public confidence in the government with nearly two thirds of voters now negative about her government’s approach to Brexit talks, an ORB opinion poll indicated. “This months Brexit tracker suggests the damage from a poor election result is continuing to cast doubt over Brexit,” Johnny Heald, managing director of ORB, said.

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UK POLITICS: Tony Blair Escapes War Crime Prosecution

UK POLITICS: Tony Blair Escapes War Crime Prosecution

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair won’t be prosecuted for invading Iraq in 2003, a High Court in the U.K. ruled Monday.

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UK POLITICS: Theresa May Goes on Holiday From Brexit Politics

UK POLITICS: Theresa May Goes on Holiday From Brexit Politics

British Prime Minister Theresa May was photographed with her husband Philip on holiday in Italy on Tuesday, the first leg of a three week summer holiday.

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UK POLITICS: Corbyn Should Be Part of Theresa May’s Brexit Negotiation Team: Guy Verhofstadt

UK POLITICS: Corbyn Should Be Part of Theresa May’s Brexit Negotiation Team: Guy Verhofstadt

Guy Verhofstadt, the European Parliament (EP)’s Brexit coordinator, said losing majority in the June 8 election was a “rejection” of May’s hard Brexit plan and now the opposition should also join the negotiations.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Turnbull Becomes Emotional During UK Visit

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Turnbull Becomes Emotional During UK Visit

“We admire the outstanding response of your police arriving on the scene so quickly, dealing with the terrorists decisively,” Turnbull said.

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UK POLITICS: It’s Lonely at the Top For Theresa May But She’s Holding On

UK POLITICS: It’s Lonely at the Top For Theresa May But She’s Holding On

Theresa May said she will carry on, despite her pride being “shattered” by the election, said Conservative Party member who spoke on condition of anonymity.

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UK POLITICS: Theresa May’s Secrecy on Saudi Triggers Pressure

UK POLITICS: Theresa May’s Secrecy on Saudi Triggers Pressure

Theresa May is yet to decide whether to publish details of a report about foreign funding of extremism in the UK with a focus on Saudi Arabia.

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UK POLITICS: How Theresa May’s Failed Election Gamble Changes Brexit

UK POLITICS: How Theresa May’s Failed Election Gamble Changes Brexit

British Prime Minister Theresa May’s failed gamble on a snap election throws Brexit – and the formal Brexit talks – into uncharted waters.

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UK POLITICS: Theresa May Line on Human Rights ‘Outrageous’: Amnesty Chief

UK POLITICS: Theresa May Line on Human Rights ‘Outrageous’: Amnesty Chief

“It’s outrageous, it’s just outrageous, the idea that she’s willing to tear up human rights principles,” Amnesty International head Salil Shetty said.

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UK POLITICS: Election 2017: Theresa May 41.5, Jeremy Corbyn 40.4: New Poll Update

UK POLITICS: Election 2017: Theresa May 41.5, Jeremy Corbyn 40.4: New Poll Update

British Prime Minister Theresa May’s lead over Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn has narrowed to just 1 percentage point, poll by Survation for ITV television.

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UK POLITICS: No Income Tax Hike for Higher Earners: Michael Fallon

UK POLITICS: No Income Tax Hike for Higher Earners: Michael Fallon

Fallon: “You’ve seen our record. We’re not in business of punishing people for getting on. On the contrary we want people to keep more of their earnings.”

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UK POLITICS: Theresa May Swings Low in Poll

UK POLITICS: Theresa May Swings Low in Poll

Failure to win the June 8 election with a large majority would weaken Theresa May just as formal Brexit talks are due to begin while the loss of her majority in parliament would pitch British politics into turmoil.

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UK POLITICS: Political News in Brief: UK Top Stories

UK POLITICS: Political News in Brief: UK Top Stories

British Prime Minister Theresa May dodged a reporter’s question on Wednesday about whether she would resign if she lost seats in a June 8 election.

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UK POLITICS: Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn Set Out Opposing EU ‘No Deal’ Stances

UK POLITICS: Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn Set Out Opposing EU ‘No Deal’ Stances

Britons will go to the polls in a vote that will decide whether May, from the centre-right Conservatives, or Corbyn of the leftist Labour Party, gets to sit down with Brussels and hammer out an exit deal that will define the country’s trade and diplomatic ties with the EU.

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