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Brexit figurehead Farage returns to fight PM's plan

Aug 18, 2018 - 9:54 PM

The ex-UKIP leader calls British PM Theresa May's Brexit blueprint it a 'cowardly sell-out'

BREXIT MAN. In this file photo, Nigel Farage delivers a speech in London on July 4, 2016, announcing that he was stepping down as leader of the UK Independence Party (UKIP). Photo by Ben Stansall/AFP

FAST FACTS: 2017 UK general election

Jun 05, 2017 - 1:03 PM

Britain s snap general election is set to go ahead on Thursday June 8 and will decide who shapes the United Kingdom s future as it leaves the European Union

WHO'S GONNA DRIVE? A Union flag themed toy car is pictured on Clacton Pier before the UK Independence Party's (UKIP) leader campaigned with their candidate for the Clacton constituency, in Clacton-on-Sea, eastern England, on May 20, 2017. Chris J. Ratcliffe/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

Victory for May as Labour suffers historic defeat

Feb 25, 2017 - 12:33 AM

The results saw the Brexit championing UK Independence Party fail to capitalize on the June referendum vote to leave the European Union

British Prime Minister Theresa May (C) reacts during her visit to the Wellbeing Centre in Aldershot, south-west of London, January 9, 2017. AFP PHOTO / POOL / Steve Parsons

UK PM faces backlash over Brexit immigration plan

Oct 05, 2016 - 9:22 PM

UPDATED Theresa May s address to the Conservative party conference comes as the pound plunged on currency markets and amid growing criticism of proposals to make businesses publish lists of how many foreign workers they employ

British Prime Minister Theresa May delivers a keynote address on the final day of the annual Conservative Party conference at the International Convention Centre in Birmingham, central England, on October 5, 2016. Ben Stanstall/AFP

UK votes to leave the European Union

Jun 24, 2016 - 7:12 AM

11th UPDATE Britain will be the first country to leave in the history of the EU the culmination of decades of suspicion over European aims of creating an ever closer political union

LONG NIGHT. Staff count ballot papers at the Glasgow count center at the Emirates Arena, Glasgow, Scotland, on June 23, 2016 after polls closed in the referendum on whether the UK will remain or stay in the European Union (EU). Robert Perry/AFP

Flotilla protest in London as Berlin warns on Brexit

Jun 16, 2016 - 9:24 AM

Prime Minister David Cameron s government warns that leaving the European Union in the referendum on June 23 will cause such economic turmoil that tax hikes and spending cuts will quickly follow

IN VS OUT. Campaigners to remain in the EU unfurl a banner on Westminster Bridge as a bus bearing the face of UKIP leader Nigel Farage and a message urging voters to leave the EU in the upcoming referendum sits behind it as they wait for a flotilla of boats from the group 'Fishing for Leave' to sail by on the river Thames in London on June 15, 2016. Niklas Hallen/AFP

Rivals clash, stocks hit ahead of Brexit vote

Jun 15, 2016 - 9:25 AM

Stock markets extended a global sell off after polls indicated increasing support for an exit from the 28 member bloc on June 23

YES OR NO? This handout picture released by the Daily Telegraph shows (L-R) former Mayor of London and Conservative Party politician Boris Johnson, moderator Aasmah Mir, Labour party Remain campaigner Liz Kendall and Scottish National Party (SNP) MP, Alex Salmond taking part in a debate in London on June 14, 2016. David Rose/Daily Telegraph/AFP

Polls give UK 'Remain' camp boost, 3 weeks before EU vote

May 26, 2016 - 12:15 PM

The Remain camp leads the Leave camp by 53 points to 47 according to an average of the 6 most recent polls

A British flag is set up as British Prime Minister is about to arrive at the European Parliament in Brussels, on February 16, 2016. Emmanuel Dunand/AFP

Britain in new era after Cameron's shock victory

May 10, 2015 - 5:55 PM

Britain adjusts to a new political landscape after a shock election victory for Prime Minister David Cameron that decapitated the opposition and bolstered secessionists in Scotland

TOUGH ROAD AHEAD. British Prime Minister and Conservative party leader David Cameron delivers a statement to the nation at Number 10 Downing Street in London, Britain, May 8, 2015. Andy Rain/EPA

Surprise lead for Conservatives in UK election exit poll

May 08, 2015 - 7:42 AM

The centre right Conservatives are projected to win 316 seats compared to 239 for Ed Miliband s center left Labour party in a result that tears up pre election predictions

ELECTIONS. Election officials count ballot papers from the Hallam constituency of Liberal Democratic Party leader Nick Clegg, at the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield, Britain, 07 May 2015. Photo by Nigel Roddis/EPA

How the UK parliamentary elections work

May 07, 2015 - 5:39 PM

The leader of the party that gains the majority of seats in the parliamentary election becomes the new prime minister

Britain votes in suspense-filled general election

May 07, 2015 - 3:08 PM

While the leaders of both main parties insist they can win a clear majority in the 650 seat House of Commons they will almost certainly have to work with smaller parties to form a government

POLLING BEGINS. Leader of the UK Independence Party (UKIP) Nigel Farage arrives at a polling station in Ramsgate, Kent, Britain, 07 May 2015. Britons are voting in a general election that will determine the UK's next prime minister. Photo by Hannah Mckay/EPA

Britain votes in election which could define its future

May 07, 2015 - 4:53 AM

The election looks set to deliver a minority government for the first time since 1974

PARLIAMENT. A CCTV camera is pictured against Big Ben in the Houses of Parliament in London, Britain, 02 April 2015. Photo by Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

UK's election in numbers

May 06, 2015 - 10:26 PM

Take a look at the numbers and what they mean in this year s United Kingdom elections

Leaders prepare final push in tight UK election

May 06, 2015 - 9:20 AM

While neither of the two main party leaders is talking in public about the possibility of a minority government the polls suggest that Britain is heading that way for the first time since 1997

KEEPING HIS SEAT? British Prime Minister David Cameron campaigns at a rally in St Ives, Cornwall, as part of his 36 hour non-stop tour of the UK, Britain, May 5, 2015. Stringer/EPA

Britain's boring election reaches gripping finale

May 04, 2015 - 10:20 AM

The vote could help decide whether Britain stays in the European Union and whether Scotland remains in Britain as well as putting some of Westminster s biggest names out of a job

SEAT OF POWER. A file photograph showing the Houses of Parliament from the London Eye in London January 31, 2012. Andy Rain/EPA

Anti-EU party set to win first British parliament seat

Oct 10, 2014 - 7:15 AM

Lawmaker Douglas Carswell defected from Prime Minister David Cameron s Conservative party to UKIP in August and looks set to comfortably retain his seat on the southeast English coast

Prospective UK Independence Party (UKIP) Parliamentary candidate for Clacton, Douglas Carswell speaks at their Party conference in Doncaster, northern England on September 26, 2014. Nigel Roddis/AFP

Seaside resort set to make waves in British by-election

Oct 05, 2014 - 1:21 PM

The coastal resort of Clacton could trigger a sea change in British politics on Thursday October 9 by voting the anti EU UK Independence Party into parliament for the first time

Prospective UK Independence Party (UKIP) Parliamentary candidate for Clacton, Douglas Carswell speaks at their Party conference in Doncaster, northern England on September 26, 2014. Nigel Roddis/AFP

Britain's bruised Conservatives rally for re-election

Sep 29, 2014 - 9:02 AM

Britain s ruling Conservative party is rallying for re election in 2015 at its ongoing party conference overshadowed by defections to the eurosceptic UKIP and a ministerial resignation over a sex scandal

Grant Shapps, chairman of Britain's Conservative Party, makes the opening speech on day one of the Conservative Party conference in Birmingham in central England on September 28, 2014. Carl Court/AFP

Europe suffers eurosceptic hangover after EU vote

May 26, 2014 - 8:28 PM

Analysts say it was clear that voters supported anti euro and anti immigration parties who had tapped into growing voter frustration over unemployment

EU chief sounds alarm over rise of extremism

Dec 07, 2013 - 10:54 AM

EU Commission head Manuel Barroso call on Europeans to resist rising populism and extremism less than 6 months from elections