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UK opposition chief Jeremy Corbyn says 'sorry' for election defeat

Dec 15, 2019 - 6:31 PM

'I will make no bones about it. The election result on Thursday was a body blow for everyone who so desperately needs real change in our country,' Jeremy Corbyn writes in the Sunday Mirror newspaper

CORBYN. Opposition Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn leaves his home in north London on December 13, 2019. Photo by Tolga Akmen/AFP

Victorious Johnson urges Britain to move past Brexit divide

Dec 14, 2019 - 1:56 PM

London stocks and the British pound jump on hopes of an end to years of uncertainty, which has hurt investment and economic growth

STILL THE PM. Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson delivers a speech outside 10 Downing Street in central London on December 13, 2019, following his Conservative party's general election victory. Photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

Britain votes in 'Brexit election'

Dec 12, 2019 - 3:56 PM

Up for grabs are all 650 seats in the British parliament, which has been deadlocked since the 2016 referendum on EU membership that saw a majority vote to leave

POLLS OPEN. Council workers attach a polling sign to a lamp post in central London as polling stations open for a general election in London on December 12, 2019. Photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

Jeremy Corbyn: Britain's main opposition leader

Dec 12, 2019 - 1:51 PM

Jeremy Corbyn is offering the country a choice between a newly negotiated, softer form of Brexit and staying in the European Union

JEREMY CORBYN. Britain's Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn speaks during a general election campaign rally in East London on December 11, 2019, the final day of campaigning for the general election. Photo by Tolga Akmen/AFP

Polls tighten on eve of Britain's Brexit election

Dec 11, 2019 - 8:28 PM

Britons head to the polls for the third time in 4 years on Thursday, December 12, against a backdrop of political deadlock since a 2016 referendum which saw a majority opt to leave the EU

EVE OF POLLS. In this handout photograph taken and released by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) on December 6, 2019, Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson (R) and Britain's main opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn participate in the BBC Prime Ministerial leaders debate, at the studio in Maidstone, Kent. AFP PHOTO / JEFF OVERS-BBC

UK's 'Brexit election' campaign enters final straight

Dec 09, 2019 - 9:14 PM

Boris Johnson is hoping the poll hands his ruling Conservatives a majority, while Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn is trying to upset the odds and usher in Britain's first leftist government in 9 years

RIVALS. In this file photo, Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson (L) and opposition Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn take part in a vigil at the Guildhall in central London to pay tribute to the victims of the London Bridge terror attack on December 2, 2019. File photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

UK Labour leader calls Russia leak accusations 'nonsense'

Dec 07, 2019 - 10:53 PM

Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn dismisses allegations that the leaked classified documents were put online by Russia

Opposition Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn gives a speech on Brexit at Coventry University in Coventry on February 26, 2018. Corbyn called for "a new comprehensive UK-EU customs union" after Brexit on Monday in a major policy shift that could force Prime Minister Theresa May's government to change course. / AFP PHOTO / Ben STANSALL

UK election rivals face off for final time ahead of poll

Dec 07, 2019 - 9:22 AM

Prime Minister Boris Johnson repeatedly criticizes Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn's failure to say if he supports Britain leaving the EU while talking up his agenda

DEBATE. In this handout photograph taken and released by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) on December 6, 2019, Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson (C) and Britain's main opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn (L) participate in the BBC Prime Ministerial leaders debate. Photo Jeff Overs/BBC/AFP

UK PM, Labour make election pitch to business

Nov 18, 2019 - 11:42 PM

Confederation of British Industry chief executive Carolyn Fairbairn warns that 'extreme ideology' on both sides is weighing on business confidence

PITCH. Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks at the annual Confederation of British Industry (CBI) conference in central London, on November 18, 2019. Photo by Ben Stansall/AFP

Britain's Johnson spars with election rivals on Brexit and Trump

Nov 05, 2019 - 11:53 PM

Jeremy Corbyn, Boris Johnson's main rival in the snap December 12 poll, has struggled to explain his position on Brexit ever since Britons narrowly triggered the divorce in a 2016 referendum

RIVALS. In this file photo, Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson (R) speaks with Britain's main opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn (L) in the Central Lobby as they walk back to the House of Commons on October 14, 2019. File photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

Trump wades into UK polls with attack on opposition leader and Brexit warning

Nov 01, 2019 - 10:16 AM

In unprecedented criticism of a candidate to be British premier from a sitting US president, Donald Trump says that Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn would be 'so bad' in the role

Britain's Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn (C) poses for a selfie with Labour candidate Hannah O'Neil (L) and activists in Milton Keynes, southern England on October 31, 2019. Britain will go to the polls on December 12 in a bid to unlock the protracted Brexit deadlock. Tolga AKMEN / AFP

Britain kicks off election battle over Brexit

Oct 30, 2019 - 9:45 PM

Lawmakers put aside their disputes and overwhelmingly support Prime Minister Boris Johnson's call for a snap general election on December 12

BREXIT. A man passes a barrier decorated with a Union Flag outside the Houses of Parliament in London on October 30. 2019. Photo by Tolga Akmen/AFP

UK set for 3rd election in 4 years to try to break Brexit gridlock

Oct 29, 2019 - 7:30 PM

(UPDATED) 'We will now launch the most ambitious and radical campaign for real change our country has ever seen,' says Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn

LABOUR. Britain's opposition Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn gives a speech in Hastings, southeast England on January 17, 2019. File photo by Ben Stansall/AFP

Torn by Brexit, Labour to vote on way out of the crisis

Sep 23, 2019 - 11:48 AM

The same disputes over ways out of the Brexit crisis that saw Prime Minister Boris Johnson's right-wing Conservatives lose their working majority are also fraying Labour on the left

TALKING BREXIT. Britain's main opposition Labour Party shadow home secretary Diane Abbott (L) speaks with leader Jeremy Corbyn on stage at the Labour party conference in Brighton, on the south coast of England on September 22, 2019. Photo by DANIEL Leal-Olivas/AFP

UK's Labour party backs staying in EU in call for second referendum

Jul 10, 2019 - 8:28 AM

Labour says it will challenge whoever wins the Conservative Party leadership race and becomes the next prime minister to put any deal they strike with the EU to a referendum

Opposition Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn gives a speech on Brexit at Coventry University in Coventry on February 26, 2018. Corbyn called for "a new comprehensive UK-EU customs union" after Brexit on Monday in a major policy shift that could force Prime Minister Theresa May's government to change course. / AFP PHOTO / Ben STANSALL

Talks to end Brexit deadlock collapse

May 17, 2019 - 8:53 PM

MPs are due to vote for a fourth time in early June on the terms of Britain's withdrawal from the EU

BREXIT. A combination of pictures shows Britain's opposition Labour party Leader Jeremy Corbyn and Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May. File photos by Dan Kitwood and Lindsey Parnaby

Britain's Labour launches EU vote campaign warning of 'Trump Brexit'

May 10, 2019 - 10:17 AM

Left-wing stalwart Corbyn urges supporters of a so-called no deal departure from the European Union to 'think it through'

Britain's opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn attends the launch of his party's European election campaign in Chatham, southeast England on May 9, 2019. Britain will hold elections to the European Parliament later this month regardless of what happens in ongoing talks with the opposition to pass a Brexit deal, Prime Minister Theresa May's spokesman said on Tuesday. Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP

Britain scrambles for Brexit consensus as EU leaders hold out hope for deal

Apr 05, 2019 - 10:44 AM

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she still hopes a chaotic Brexit could be avoided next week

AVOID CHAOS. File photo of German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Photo by Odd Andersen/AFP

British government, opposition in Brexit crisis talks

Apr 04, 2019 - 11:46 AM

Earlier, MPs voted in favor of a Brexit delay that would avoid Britain crashing out of the EU on April 12

(FILES) A combination of pictures created in London on May 31, 2017 shows Britain's opposition Labour party Leader Jeremy Corbyn (L) unveiling his plans for education during a general election campaign visit in Leeds, northern England, on May 10, 2017 and Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May (R) speaking at the launch of the Scottish manifesto by Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson in Edinburgh on May 19, 2017.  Britain goes to the polls to vote in a general election on June 8. / AFP PHOTO / Dan Kitwood AND Lindsey PARNABY

Rebel British MPs take up seats in parliament

Feb 19, 2019 - 11:32 PM

One of the 7 lawmakers, Chuka Umunna, a leading campaigner for a second referendum, says that he now wants to establish a new centrist political party by the end of the year at the latest

LABOUR PARTY. Britain's main opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn leaves his home in London on February 19, 2019. Seven MPs quit Britain's main opposition Labour Party on Monday, citing the leadership's support for Brexit and a growing culture of racism, intimidation and abuse. Photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

7 MPs quit UK Labour Party over Brexit, anti-Semitism

Feb 18, 2019 - 9:13 PM

The 7 MPs will form a breakaway independent group in parliament, undermining Jeremy Corbyn as he attempts to steer the party through the highly divisive issue of Brexit

BREXIT. Former Labour party MPs Ann Coffey (C-L), and Chuka Umunna arrive to speak at a press conference in London on February 18, 2019, where they and colleagues announced their resignation from the Labour Party, and the formation of a new independent group of MPs. Photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

Campaign for second Brexit vote goes down to the wire

Feb 07, 2019 - 12:09 PM

Lacking the support of main opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, the campaign has flagged in recent weeks

JEREMY CORBYN. A video grab by the UK Parliament's Parliamentary Recording Unit (PRU) shows Britain's opposition Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn taking part in the weekly Prime Minister's Questions (PMQs) in the House of Commons in London on January 30, 2019. Photo by PRU/AFP

UK Labour proposes MPs vote on new Brexit referendum

Jan 22, 2019 - 5:56 PM

The Labour amendment has little chance of success as it would need the support of members of Theresa May's Conservative party, who are unlikely to back a plan proposed by Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.

LABOUR. Britain's opposition Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn gives a speech in Hastings, southeast England on January 17, 2019. File photo by Ben Stansall/AFP

UK PM May refuses to rule out 'no-deal' Brexit

Jan 18, 2019 - 1:44 PM

The world's fifth-largest economy is in political turmoil and grasping for solutions that could smooth its planned departure from the bloc after 46 years just 10 weeks from now

BREXIT. In this file photo, Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May speaks during a meeting in 10 Downing street in central London on January 30, 2018. File photo by Ben Stansall/Pool/AFP

UK Brexit vote set for January 15 as MPs oppose 'no deal' scenario

Jan 09, 2019 - 11:50 AM

A cross-party group of MPs votes to amend a finance law to limit the government's tax-raising powers in the event of a 'no deal' Brexit, a move intended to avert such a scenario

BREXIT. Activists hold up placards from the Leave Means Leave Pro-Brexit campaign group outside the Houses of Parliament in London on Janaury 8, 2019. Photo by Niklas Halle'n/AFP

UK's May under assault over EU exit deal

Nov 27, 2018 - 12:22 PM

British Prime Minister Theresa May must now navigate the Brexit agreement through a divided chamber in which she holds the slimmest working majority – and where lawmakers oppose it on all sides

BREXIT. In this file photo, Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May is seen during a BBC television interview ahead of the Conservative Party Conference 2018, in Birmingham on September 30, 2018. File photo by Ben Stansall/AFP

UK Labour pressures PM with Brexit customs union call

Feb 27, 2018 - 8:10 AM

Jeremy Corbyn: 'Labour would seek to negotiate a new comprehensive UK-EU customs union to ensure that there are no tariffs with Europe'

CALL FOR CUSTOMS UNION. Opposition Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn gives a speech on Brexit at Coventry University in Coventry on February 26, 2018. Ben Stanstall/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

Brexit laws head agenda for UK's 'zombie government'

Jun 21, 2017 - 4:15 PM

UPDATED The British parliament opens in the aftermath of an election that weakened Prime Minister Theresa May s authority and tragedies that have shaken the nation

AT THE HOUSE OF LORDS. Britain's Queen Elizabeth II sits alongside her son Britain's Prince Charles, Prince of Wales during the State Opening of Parliament in the Houses of Parliament in London on June 21, 2017. Carl Court/Pool/AFP

The week in photos: June 3-9, 2017

Jun 10, 2017 - 11:51 AM

This week s selection of photo highlights here and around the world

CLASSES SUSPENDED. Philippine Army Scout Rangers crouch in a classroom during a mission to flush out Islamist militant snipers in Marawi on June 6, 2017. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

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Jun 09, 2017 - 7:56 PM

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Shock election results leave UK in political limbo

Jun 09, 2017 - 1:04 PM

UPDATED British Prime Minister Theresa May faces pressure to resign after losing her parliamentary majority plunging the country into uncertainty as Brexit talks loom

DEFEAT. British Prime Minister Theresa May leaves the Conservative Party HQ in central London, on June 9, 2017, hours after the polls closed in the British general election. Ben Stanstall/AFP

Shock election may delay Brexit talks, soften tone – experts

Jun 09, 2017 - 12:46 PM

The country could be plunged into uncertainty for weeks as Theresa May seeks to form a government if her Conservative party loses its overall majority as an exit poll and near complete results indicate

GLOOMY WEATHER. The Elizabeth Tower, commonly referred to as Big Ben, and the Houses of Parliament are seen from the south bank of the river Thames in central London on June 8, 2017. Niklas Halle'n/AFP

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Jun 09, 2017 - 11:00 AM

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Corbyn calls for PM May to quit after election losses

Jun 09, 2017 - 10:31 AM

UPDATED Corbyn: May has lost Conservative seats lost votes lost support and lost confidence I would have thought that s enough to go

AT THE POLLS. Britain's main opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn leaves a polling station after casting his vote in north London on June 8, 2017, as Britain holds a general election. Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

A hung parliament in Britain?: What happens next

Jun 09, 2017 - 7:13 AM

UPDATED The United Kingdom officially has a hung parliament Here is what would happen next

CENTER OF POWER. A general view of of the Palace of Westminster, with the Great Westminster Clock, more commonly known as 'Big Ben' seen on April 5, 2015 in London. Niklas Halle'n/AFP

Uncertainty in UK as May tipped to lose majority

Jun 09, 2017 - 5:35 AM

UPDATED The election comes at a pivotal time in British history as it negotiates a complicated exit from the European Union the first country to leave the 6 decade old bloc

WHO'S GOING TO LEAD? This combination of pictures made on June 6, 2017, shows Britain's Prime Minister and Leader of the Conservative party Theresa May (top L), Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn (top R), Scotland's First Minister and leader of the Scottish National Party Nicola Sturgeon (bottom L), and Liberal Democrats leader Tim Farron (bottom R). AFP photos

In shadow of terror, British election tighter than expected

Jun 08, 2017 - 2:43 PM

While most still expect a Conservative victory predictions of the margin vary widely and one shock forecast model even predicted May could lose her majority of 17 in the 650 seat House of Commons

VOTING BEGINS. A woman arrives at a Polling Station to cast her ballot paper and vote in London on June 8, 2017, as Britain holds a general election. Justin Tallis/AFP

Battle for British votes wraps up ahead of voting day

Jun 08, 2017 - 10:19 AM

Security incidents have left forecasters struggling on the eve of voting to predict an outcome

WHO WILL LEAD BRITAIN? Britain's Labour party Leader Jeremy Corbyn (L) on May 10, 2017 and Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May (R) on May 19, 2017. Dan Kitwood AND Lindsey Parnaby/Files/AFP

British PM boycotts TV debate as election looms

Jun 01, 2017 - 7:53 AM

British Prime Minister Theresa May boycotted a primetime television debate just days before the June 8 general election

FACE OFF. (L-R) Liberal Democrats leader Tim Farron, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, Green Party co-leader Caroline Lucas, Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood, Home Secretary Amber Rudd, Ukip leader Paul Nuttall and SNP deputy leader Angus Robertson take part in the BBC Election Debate hosted by BBC news presenter Mishal Husain and broadcast live from Senate House in Cambridge on May 31, 2017, ahead of the upcoming general election. Stefan Rousseau/Pool/AFP

Poll dive hits British PM's election battle

May 31, 2017 - 7:02 PM

The landslide Conservative victory May hoped to seal by calling a snap election for June 8 seemed much less likely with 8 days to go

DOWN IN THE POLLS. Britain's Prime Minister, and Leader of the Conservative party, Theresa May, speaks during a general election campaign event in Wolverhampton, central England, on May 30, 2017. Paul Ellis/AFP

British PM candidates clash over Brexit in TV grilling

May 30, 2017 - 10:34 AM

Ten days before the snap polls on June 8 the two rivals separately faced wide ranging questions from members of the public before interrogations by veteran bulldog broadcaster Jeremy Paxman

ENTER STAGE. British Prime Minister Theresa May takes part in the 'May v Corbyn Live: The Battle for Number 10,' Sky News and Channel 4 event in at Sky Studios in London, on May 29, 2017. Stefan Rosseau/Pool/AFP

Gulf in living standards at heart of UK election battle

May 29, 2017 - 11:09 AM

Flat wages and the government s austerity program continue to bite and cause anger among those left behind

A television screen showing coverage of the 2017 UK general election is pictured inside the Conservative Party campaign bus on the motorway near London on May 15, 2017. Justi Tallis/Pool/AFP

UK Election campaign resumes after Manchester attack

May 26, 2017 - 12:59 PM

Analysts say Prime Minister Theresa May could benefit at the UK polls from the shift in focus ahead of the general election on June 8

UNITED KINGDOM. Union flags fly near the Houses of Parliament, comprising the House of Commons and the House of Lords, in London on March 13, 2017. Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

UK Labour's election manifesto and Brexit plan leaked

May 11, 2017 - 7:36 AM

Among the pledges which are yet to be signed off the party says it will guarantee a meaningful vote on the final Brexit agreement and rules out leaving the European Union without a deal

CAMPAIGN STOP. Britain's opposition Labour party Leader Jeremy Corbyn speaks to supporters at general election campaign visit in York, northern England, on May 10, 2017. Lindsey Parnaby/AFP

Britain set for snap election in Brexit shadow

Apr 19, 2017 - 12:24 PM

UPDATED The House of Commons votes by 522 to 13 to hold a general election on June 8 – plunging Britain back into political uncertainty just weeks before the start of negotiations on leaving the European Union

SEAT OF POWER. Union flags fly near the Houses of Parliament, comprising the House of Commons and the House of Lords, in London on March 13, 2017. Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

Britain wins exemption on U.S. visa ban as PM faces criticism

Jan 30, 2017 - 7:40 AM

Domestic pressure has mounted on Theresa May to distance herself from Trump with opposition Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn urging the government to put off the president s scheduled state visit until the ban is rescinded

US President Donald Trump and British Prime Minister Theresa May walk to a press conference at the White House January 27, 2017 in Washington, DC. Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Corbyn re-elected as UK Labour leader after bitter fight

Sep 24, 2016 - 8:36 PM

Results confirm that he had defeated rival MP Owen Smith with 61 8 of the vote among party members and supporters

RE-ELECTED. In this file photo, Jeremy Corbyn listens as he is announced as the new leader of Britain's opposition Labour party, in London on September 12, 2015. Photo by Ben Stansall/AFP

British PM says wait and see on Brexit strategy

Sep 07, 2016 - 9:54 PM

Theresa May: I know many people are keen to see rapid progress and to understand what post Brexit Britain will look like We are getting on with that vital work

PMQ TIME. British Prime Minister Theresa May speaks at the dispatch box with British Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond (L) and British Defence Secretary Michael Fallon (R) listening on the front bench during Prime Ministers Questions in the House of Commons in central London on September 7, 2016. PRU/AFP

Theresa May to become Britain's next PM

Jul 12, 2016 - 9:34 AM

Theresa May will become the prime minister who leads Britain into talks to quit the European Union on Wednesday July 13

NEXT PRIME MINISTER. Britain's new Conservative Party leader Theresa May speaks to members of the media at The St Stephen's entrance to the Palace of Westminster in London on July 11, 2016. Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP