Tag: United Kingdom

Queen admits ‘bumpy’ year in Christmas message

by Dmitry ZAKS Queen Elizabeth II described 2019 as "quite bumpy" in a Christmas Day message at the end of a chaotic year which saw Britain bitterly divided over its split from the European Union and her scandal-plagued son Prince Andrew withdraw from public life. The...

The Queen sacks Prince Andrew: His career is over expert says

British newspapers today are abuzz with the sacking of Prince Andrew from Royal duties as a result of the Epstein scandal. The Daily Mail said that the Queen effectively sacked the Prince after discussing the Epstein scandal with Charles and summoning the distraught Duke of York. The...

UK’s opposition Labour party agrees to December election

Britain was on course for a December election Tuesday after the main opposition Labour party said it would support Prime Minister Boris Johnson's plan, although a date has not yet been fixed. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said: "I have consistently said that we are ready...

Crunch Brexit talks resume as EU and UK close in on possible text

by Dave CLARK British and European negotiators resumed intense negotiations on a draft Brexit deal Wednesday after late-night talks brought them closer but failed to confirm an elusive breakthrough. News that Britain has softened its stance on the customs status of Northern Ireland in order to clinch...

‘Hong Kong deserves democracy. But…we do not often get what we deserve’ Lee Kuan Yew in 1992

Singapore — According to now-declassified files in the National Archives in London, how Singapore’s Founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew outspokenly criticized the way the United Kingdom handled issues in Hong Kong led Britain to believe that Singapore may have had its own agenda...