Britain politics - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Britain politics


London denies plotting last-minute Brexit vote

Feb 14, 2019 - 1:47 AM

The British government insists it is working towards leaving the EU on time, with a deal in place

BREXIT. In this file photo, Union and European flags flutter in the breeze in central London on September 9, 2017. File photo by Niclas Hallen/AFP

Queen calls for 'common ground' as Brexit divides Britain

Jan 25, 2019 - 6:08 PM

(UPDATED) Government ministers interpret the comments as broadly supportive of their desperate search for a compromise over Brexit

COMMON GROUND. In this file photo taken on June 21, 2017 Britain's Queen Elizabeth II attends the State Opening of Parliament in the House of Lords at the Houses of Parliament in London on June 21, 2017. File photo by Carl Court/Pool/AFP

Britain backs French plan for European defense force – minister

May 05, 2018 - 6:11 PM

The force, known as the European Intervention Initiative, would be separate from other EU defense cooperation, meaning there would be no obstacle to Britain taking part after it leaves the bloc

DEFENSE UNION. A European flag flutters in the wind in front of the European Commission headquarters in Brussels on March 14, 2018. Photo by Emmanuel Dunand/AFP

Law intended to smooth Brexit reaches key hurdle

Dec 20, 2017 - 1:51 PM

The House of Commons will hold its 8th and final day of detailed scrutiny of the EU (Withdrawal) Bill, which would formally end Britain's membership of the bloc and transfer EU rules into British law

DIVORCING. A British Union Jack flag and a European Union flags are seen at the European Council in Brussels, on September 24, 2015. Emmanuel Dunand/AFP

As Brexit pressures mount, UK PM rallies her party

Oct 02, 2017 - 12:55 AM

(UPDATED) British Prime Minister Theresa May insists she has a united Cabinet, but observers will be watching for signs of rebellion

STILL PRIME MINISTER. Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May leaves after hosting a Cabinet meeting at 10 Downing Street in central London on June 12, 2017. Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

UK Nobel winners back EU after Brexit poll boost

Jun 11, 2016 - 5:32 PM

Nobel Prize winners including Peter Higgs and geneticist Paul Nurse say the loss of research funding would be one consequence of leaving the bloc

In this file photo, Peter W Higgs, addresses the traditional Nobel Prize banquet at the Stockholm City Hall on December 10, 2013. Photo by Jonathan Nackstrand/ AFP

Bloodbath of the leaders at UK general election?

Apr 19, 2015 - 11:10 AM

Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron his Liberal Democrat deputy Nick Clegg leader of the main opposition Labour party Ed Miliband Nigel Farage of the anti EU UK Independence Party all run the risk of being kicked out

UP FOR GRABS. Number 10 Downing Street in London, Britain, 26 January 2015. Andy Rain/EPA

300,000 attempts to view porn from British parliament

Sep 05, 2013 - 7:41 AM

The figures cover computers used by more than 1 300 lawmakers their staff and other employees

GUILTY? Officials insisted the figures were inflated by websites automatically refreshing

Meryl Streep on Thatcher: Pioneer for women

Apr 09, 2013 - 9:30 AM

To have given women and girls around the world reason to supplant fantasies of being princesses with a different dream: the real life option of leading their nation; this was groundbreaking and admirable

ACTRESS AND FAN. Meryl Streep as Margaret Thatcher in 'The Iron Lady' (2011). Photo from the Meryl Streep Forever Facebook page