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Indian-origin MP gets flak for Brexit remark

Indian-origin MP gets flak for Brexit remark

LONDON: A Indian-origin Brexiteer MP has come under pressure over her suggestion that potential food shortages between borders could be used as leverage to secure a better deal from the EU, ahead of a vote in the UK Parliament next week over PM May’s deal. was reacting to a government […]

Brexit doubts grow in Wales as crunch vote looms

Brexit doubts grow in Wales as crunch vote looms

SWANSEA: The 12 stars of the flag are on proud display across ‘s new campus. The EU helped finance the site, along with many other projects in , which voted in favour of in 2016 but is now having doubts as the day approaches. “We‘ve created real jobs. We‘ve created […]

May says Brexit deal defeat could topple UK government

May says Brexit deal defeat could topple UK government

LONDON: Prime Minister warned on Sunday that parliament‘s rejection of her deal could leave Britain in the and bring the opposition Labour Party to power. The embattled leader‘s message came with her government fearing a heavy defeat on Tuesday of the draft withdrawal agreement she signed with Brussels last month. […]

Thousands turn out for pro and anti Brexit marches in UK

Thousands turn out for pro and anti Brexit marches in UK

LONDON: Thousands of protestors marched through London in support of on Sunday amid tight security measures in place by Scotland Yard. The pro-Brexit march through London, dubbed the “Brexit Betrayal” march, was met by a counter-protest at the same time but taking different routes. The Metropolitan Police had earlier urged […]

Climate change offers sparkling prospects to English winemakers

Climate change offers sparkling prospects to English winemakers

NEW ALRESFORD: With pushing up temperatures, English winemakers are rubbing their hands as their sparkling wines start to give top champagnes a run for their money. Strolling through the Pinglestone vineyard in Hampshire, southern England, under a pale autumn sun, winemaker James Bowerman is smiling broadly. “The (Pinot) Meunier really […]

EU‘s Michel Barnier says UK future at stake in Brexit vote

EU‘s Michel Barnier says UK future at stake in Brexit vote

BRUSSELS: The British parliament‘s vote next week on a deal on Britain‘s withdrawal from the will determine the future of the country, the chief EU negotiator said on Thursday, reminding all involved to “bear their responsibilities.” “If there is no withdrawal treaty, there is no transition, no basis of confidence […]

Pak-origin UK councillor sends topless woman‘s photo during meeting; booted

Pak-origin UK councillor sends topless woman‘s photo during meeting; booted

LONDON: A Pakistani-origin councillor in the UK sent a photo of a topless woman to a group of women during a meeting, prompting the opposition to suspend him for what he called an “honest mistake”, media reports said on Thursday. City councillor posted the image on a WhatsApp group named […]

Indian-origin MP under fire over Brexit remarks

Indian-origin MP under fire over Brexit remarks

LONDON: A prominent Indian-origin Brexiteer MP has come under pressure over her suggestion that potential food shortages between borders could be used as leverage to secure a better deal from the EU, ahead of a crucial vote in the UK Parliament next week over Prime Minister ‘s deal. Priti Patel, […]

May‘s Brexit deal under fire as legal advice stiffens opposition

May‘s Brexit deal under fire as legal advice stiffens opposition

LONDON: Prime Minister ‘s Brexit deal came under fire from allies and opponents alike on Wednesday after the government was forced to publish legal advice showing the United Kingdom could be locked indefinitely in the European Union‘s orbit. After a string of humiliating parliamentary defeats for May the day before […]

Indians can soon tuck into British lamb at home for first time

Indians can soon tuck into British lamb at home for first time

LONDON: For the first time ever Indians will be able to tuck into a roast leg of , now that the Indian government has opened up its market to imports of sheep meat from the UK. The UK is the world’s third-largest lamb exporter — after Australia and New Zealand […]