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Theresa May's impossible Brexit task just got bigger - New Statesman

Keir Starmer's announcement that Labour will vote against whatever Brexit deal Theresa May brings before parliament has confirmed what many in Westminster had long assumed. This afternoon, Jacob Rees-Mogg's European Research group did the same.

Theresa May asks ministers to 'hold their nerve' after impasse with European Union over Brexit - Firstpost

May's Conservative Party is deeply divided over the direction talks with EU, with opponents of her plans, including her former Brexit minister David Davis, holding a press conference to spell out an alternative vision based on a free trade agreement.

UK Labour opposition party vows to reject Theresa May's Brexit deal - Washington Times

LONDON (AP) — Britain's main opposition Labour Party announced Tuesday it will reject Conservative Prime Minister Theresa May's proposed divorce deal with the European Union when it comes to a vote in Parliament and might support a new Brexit ...

Theresa May tells Iran: Nazanin must be released - ITV News

Theresa May has made a personal plea for the released of a jailed charity worker in Tehran during talks with Iran's president. The Prime Minister raised "serious concerns" about the detention of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe and urge Hassan Rouhani to free ...

British Conservatives under fire for defense of 'anti-Semitic' Orban government - The Times of Israel

In an editorial last week, the Jewish Chronicle described the Tory MEPs' vote as a “truly shameful and a dark day for the party led by Mrs. May,” but added: “The subsequent refusal of a series of high-profile Conservatives to condemn the vote was, if ...

Theresa May must not let Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe reach 1000 days in Iranian jail - Telegraph.co.uk

What were you doing 905 days ago? Unless Sunday April 3, 2016, happens to be a momentous date in your life - wedding, significant birthday - you probably won't have the foggiest. Even if you do, it probably seems like a lifetime ago already. Nine ...

Brexit weekly briefing: May picks herself up after Salzburg bruising - The Guardian

In the run-up to a challenging Conservative party conference, Theresa May was supposed to have left last week's EU summit in Salzburg boosted by warm words on the acceptable bits of her Brexit plan (security) and a diplomatic silence on the rest ...

Brexit LIVE: Pound SOARS as May rallies Cabinet and Trump while German growth PLUMMETS - Express.co.uk

Follow Express.co.uk's latest Brexit updates below... 4.47pm update: Tory MP and ERG officers warns May over taking Chequers plan to Commons and losing. Conservative MP for Rayleigh and Wickford Mark Francois has warned against Theresa May "trying ...

Merkel rejects May's Brexit plans - The New European

But ominously for May's Chequers proposals, Merkel reiterated the stance of the remaining 27 EU members that “you can't belong to a single market if you want to stick to just one of its principles but not the other three”. Brussels fears May wants ...

Theresa May becomes 'Mrs Hay' after Rustington care home's makeover - Littlehampton Gazette

... of a stir and a laugh, which was the main point of it.” Sadly, Theresa May – or should we say, Theresa Hay – will not be keeping our country's farmland free from invading species any time soon, as the once strong and stable scarecrow has been ...

SCORPION found at Theresa May's hotel - is it the least venomous thing at Tory conference? - Mirror.co.uk

According to the Birmingham Mail , the eight-legged critter was found on the third floor of the lush hotel. In a few days, Theresa May will be staying at the hotel, which adjoins the conference centre for the annual Tory gathering. (Image: SWNS.com) ...

Efforts are mounting to drive a wedge between Theresa May and the DUP over the backstop - Slugger O'Toole

Senior diplomats involved in the negotiations have reacted furiously to the details of a fresh UK proposal for avoiding a hard border on the island of Ireland, briefed to the Irish PM, Leo Varadkar, at last week's Salzburg summit. Under the solution ...

The chances of a second Brexit referendum just got higher - CNN International

Britain's opposition Labour party was voting Tuesday on a policy that would put a new public vote on the table if Prime Minister Theresa May failed to get an eventual Brexit deal through the UK Parliament. And Labour's Brexit spokesman, Keir Starmer, ...

Labour officially says it will vote down Theresa May's Brexit deal - mySanAntonio.com

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND — Labour is formally planning to vote down Theresa May's Brexit deal, the party's Brexit spokesperson Sir Keir Starmer will say on Tuesday, with an almighty parliamentary battle looming.

Labour: Don't rule out Remain option in Brexit vote says Starmer - BBC News

"Some have said Labour could vote for any deal the Tories reach. Some have said we may abstain. Some have said we may vote for a vague deal," he said. "So, let me be very clear - right here, right now: if Theresa May brings back a deal that does not ...

Brexit: Labour likely to vote down May's deal, says Starmer - The Guardian

Labour is likely to vote down any withdrawal agreement Theresa May reaches with the EU, even if the alternative she presents is crashing out without a deal, the party's Brexit spokesman has said. Keir Starmer predicted the deal the prime minister was ...

UK Labour set to reject May's Brexit deal - NEWS.com.au

In the UK that means a vote by lawmakers, and the maths looks ominous for May's government, which lacks an overall majority. Labour Brexit spokesman Keir Starmer said the party would reject a deal along the lines May is proposing because it does not ...

UK Opposition Party Challenges Theresa May's Brexit Plan - OZY

May is under increasing criticism both at home and in Brussels over her plan, which was slammed by politicians on the left for failing to ensure workers' rights. At their conference today, Labour MPs could push for a second public referendum should May ...

Theresa May backs immigration plan that favours skilled workers - The Guardian

Theresa May's cabinet has agreed a post-Brexit immigration system that will offer visas to immigrants in a tiered system based on skills and wealth, a flagship policy that is expected to be one of her key announcements to the Conservative party ...

UK's Labour opposition says it will reject Theresa May's Brexit deal - Mirage News

Britain's main opposition Labour Party says it will reject Prime Minister Theresa May's proposed Brexit deal with the European Union when it comes to a vote in Parliament. If Britain and the EU agree on a deal, it must be approved by individual nations ...

Theresa Mary May, PC, MP is a British politician, and the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Leader of the Conservative Party since July 2016. She has been the Member of Parliament for Maidenhead since 1997. May identifies as a one-nation conservative and has been characterised as a liberal conservative. She is the second female Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Leader of the Conservative Party after Margaret Thatcher.

The Right Honourable

MP
Theresa May UK Home Office (cropped).jpg
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Assumed office
13 July 2016
Monarch Elizabeth II
Preceded by David Cameron
Leader of the Conservative Party
Assumed office
11 July 2016
Preceded by David Cameron
Home Secretary
In office
12 May 2010 – 13 July 2016
Prime Minister David Cameron
Preceded by Alan Johnson
Succeeded by Amber Rudd
Minister for Women and Equalities
In office
12 May 2010 – 4 September 2012
Prime Minister David Cameron
Preceded by Harriet Harman
Succeeded by Maria Miller
Chairman of the Conservative Party
In office
23 July 2002 – 6 November 2003
Leader Iain Duncan Smith
Preceded by David Davis
Succeeded by Liam Fox
The Lord Saatchi
Member of Parliament
for Maidenhead
Assumed office
1 May 1997
Preceded by Constituency created
Majority 29,059 (54.0%)
Personal details
Born Theresa Mary Brasier
(1956-10-01) 1 October 1956 (age 60)
Eastbourne, England, UK
Political party Conservative
Spouse(s) Philip May (m. 1980)
Residence 10 Downing Street
Alma mater St Hugh's College, Oxford
Religion Church of England
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Website Government website
Constituency website

Theresa Mary May, PC, MP (née Brasier; born 1 October 1956) is a British politician, and the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Leader of the Conservative Party since July 2016. She has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Maidenhead since 1997. May identifies as a one-nation conservative and has been characterised as a liberal conservative. She is the second female Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Leader of the Conservative Party after Margaret Thatcher.

The daughter of a vicar, May grew up in Oxfordshire. From 1977 until 1983, she worked for the Bank of England, and from 1985 until 1997 at the Association for Payment Clearing Services, also serving as a councillor for Durnsford in Merton. After unsuccessful attempts to be elected to the House of Commons in 1992 and 1994, she was elected as the MP for Maidenhead in the 1997 general election. From 1999 to 2010, May held a number of roles in the Shadow Cabinets of William Hague, Iain Duncan Smith, Michael Howard and David Cameron, including Shadow Transport Secretary and Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary. She was also Chairman of the Conservative Party from 2002 to 2003.

After the formation of a coalition government following the 2010 general election, May was appointed Home Secretary and Minister for Women and Equalities, giving up the latter role in 2012. Reappointed after the Conservative victory in the 2015 general election, she went on to become the longest-serving Home Secretary since James Chuter Ede over 60 years previously. During her tenure she pursued reform of the Police Federation, implemented a harder line on drugs policy including the banning of khat, oversaw the introduction of elected Police and Crime Commissioners, the deportation of Abu Qatada, the creation of the National Crime Agency and brought in additional restrictions on immigration.

Following the resignation of Prime Minister David Cameron on 24 June 2016, May announced her candidacy for the leadership of the Conservative Party and quickly emerged as the front-runner. She won the first ballot of Conservative MPs on 5 July by a significant margin, and two days later won the votes of 199 MPs, going forward to face a vote of Conservative Party members in a contest with Andrea Leadsom. Leadsom's withdrawal from the election on 11 July led to May's appointment as leader the same day. She was appointed Prime Minister two days later, the second woman to hold both offices. On becoming Prime Minister, May became the first woman to have held two of the Great Offices of State.