Queen Elizabeth II to admit 'bumpy' year in Christmas speech

The pre-recorded message will be broadcast in Britain and the Commonwealth nations on Christmas Day. It was recorded before the queen's husband, Prince Philip, was hospitalized in London as a precautionary measure. Excerpts released by Buckingham Palace before the speech show the queen admits difficulties during the course of the year. Queen Elizabeth II plans to acknowledge that both Britain […]

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UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn says he will not lead the party in future elections

Jeremy Corbyn announced he will not be leading the U.K.'s opposition Labour party in future elections, following what he called a "disappointing night." U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party secured a majority in the House of Commons after winning their 326th seat, Sky News reported. An earlier exit poll had projected that the Conservatives would win 368 seats in […]

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Pound shaken as UK election poll puts Johnson outright win in doubt

Sterling took a dip on Wednesday as a voter poll raised the prospect of a hung parliament – in which no one party has a governing majority – at Thursday's general election in the U.K.  The pound weakened against the dollar, weakening to $1.3107 earlier on Wednesday before rebounding to $1.3151, This came after a new YouGov MRP poll showed that the number […]

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U.K. Economy Fails to Grow Ahead of Brexit-Dominated Election

In this article Sign up to our Brexit Bulletin, follow us @Brexit and subscribe to our podcast. The U.K. economy unexpectedly stagnated in October, marking three straight months without growth for the first time since 2009. Gross domestic product was unchanged following two consecutive months of decline, the Office for National Statistics said on Tuesday. Economists had forecast a 0.1% expansion. GDP rose just […]

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Worried, Scared and Paralyzed: Lives Caught in Brexit Limbo

Britain’s halting march toward Brexit has prompted two changes in prime minister, two general elections (including one on Thursday) and a paralysis in Parliament as the debate over leaving the European Union has overwhelmed everything else. But away from the political cut and thrust, Brexit has brought a new level of uncertainty for many of the people who go to […]

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Labour’s man supposedly fighting for UK’s Brexit says ‘I voted Remain and would again!’

If Jeremy Corbyn wins the keys to No 10 in next week’s General Election Mr Starmer will be on Britain’s Brexit frontline – the UK’s attack dog in negotiations with Brussels. But at a hastily called press conference today the Labour big-hitter made it absolutely clear he wanted Britain to remain in the EU – against the direct wishes of […]

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Tories Lead Labour as Brexit Party Loses Ground, Polls Show

In this article Sign up to our Brexit Bulletin, follow us @Brexit and subscribe to our podcast. U.K. Conservatives remain ahead of Labour by at least 10 percentage points with less than three weeks to the general election, according to five different polls on national voting preferences released on Saturday. A separate analysis of recent polls indicates the Tories would win a 48-seat majority […]

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