Conservative Party

David Davis isn't clever enough to be Orwellian

Unlike the Daily Mail, masters of insidious brainwashing, David Davis and his colleagues at the Department for Exiting the EU are utterly devoid of …

Theresa May

Take Five - World markets themes for the week ahead

LONDON (Reuters) - Following are five big themes likely to dominate thinking of investors and traders in the coming week and the Reuters stories …

Economy

UBS: The pound is the world's most overvalued major currency

• <b>Sterling is 19% overvalued, Swiss bank UBS says, making it the most overvalued major currency on earth.</b>• <b><br>This is largely down to the UK's "elevated" current account deficit.</b>• <b><br>Despite dropping more than 10% since the Brexit vote, sterling could have further to fall, the bank's strategists say.</b><p>LONDON — …

Economy

Theresa May on Russian trolls, startups and cybersecurity skills

In an exclusive interview with <i>WIRED</i> to coincide with the UK government’s pre-budget announcement of a series of measures to support innovation and …

Theresa May

Six other world leaders who should also be put under house arrest

Image Credits: REUTERS/Stefan Rousseau/Pool<p>As Robert Mugabe remains under heavy guard at his Borrowdale mansion, we got to thinking: Who else is due …

North Korea

Conservative voters turn against Boris Johnson

The Foreign Secretary has lost support from both the general public and Conservative voters.<p>Boris Johnson has seen a huge slump in popularity in the …

Referendums

Philip Hammond 'to extend 16-25 railcard to age 30 in Budget bid to win over young voters'

Philip Hammond will try to win over young voters who flocked to Labour at the last general election by using his Budget to extend the offer of cheaper rail fares to everyone 30 or under, according to reports.<p>The Chancellor will announce the extension of the 16-25 railcard when he sets out his …

Philip Hammond

Of Pints and Predators: Inside the U.K. Parliament’s Boozy Hangouts

LONDON — A plaque on a wall at the Sports and Social Club, a dingy and stuffy bar located next to garbage cans in the basement of the Houses of Parliament in London, reads: “The Code of the Man Cave. What happens here stays here! Violators will be shot — survivors will be shot again.”<p>That jokey …

World News

Press release: PM reaffirms commitment to UK's world-class tech sector

<i>Updated:</i> Links to other departments' press notices.The Prime Minister will meet leading digital entrepreneurs and innovators from across the country …

Theresa May

Why capitalism isn't broken

If you want to persuade someone that capitalism isn’t working, show them this chart:<p>The gap that opened up between wage and productivity growth in …

Michael Gove

Labour MPs turn on Frank Field for suggesting their voters wanted Brexit

Labour MPs turned on their veteran colleague Frank Field in the House of Commons yesterday for daring to suggest that voters in the party’s electoral heartlands supported Brexit.<p>Mr Field was heckled by Labour MPs as he told them they “needed educating” to accept that the majority of their …

Brexit

Conservatives choose Findlay for South Surrey-White Rock run - Surrey Now-Leader

Former minister of national revenue Kerry-Lynne Findlay will represent the Conservatives in next month’s byelection to fill the South Surrey-White …

Hammond has limited options to help May with budget

LONDON (Reuters) - Chancellor Philip Hammond is under pressure to turn around the fortunes of Prime Minister Theresa May but with Brexit weighing on …

Brexit

Speech: PM speech to the Lord Mayor's Banquet 2017

My Lord Mayor, My Late Lord Mayor, Your Grace, My Lord Chancellor, Your Excellencies, My Lords, Aldermen, Sheriffs, Chief Commoner, ladies and …

Geopolitics

Pound slides on fears over PM May's future

LONDON: The British pound sank on Monday (Nov 13) on uncertainty surrounding Prime Minister Theresa May's political future, dealers said. The …

Brexit

FOREX-Pound retreats as trouble mounts for May, dollar crawls higher

* Pound down more than 0.5 pct vs dollar<p>* Report of mounting challenge to May's leadership hurts sterling<p>* Dollar index edges up following spike by …

Economy

Global stocks weighed by doubts on US tax reform, sterling falls

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Stocks notched a small gain in choppy trade on Monday amid uncertainty over the fate of U.S. tax reform efforts, while Britain’s pound fell as investors worried if Theresa May can remain Prime Minister and get a good European Union exit deal.<p>The German share price index, DAX …

Economy

What motivated Conservative MPs to back or oppose Brexit?

<i>The Conservative Party’s divisions over the EU are well known. But what motivated MPs to back Leave or Remain? Luke Moore uses logistic regression</i> …

Brexit

Brexit Britain is in denial over immigration

LONDON — In the immediate aftermath of last year’s Brexit vote, there was much confusion about what pushed more than 17 million people to put a tick …

Brexit

It’s time UK ministers learn: Foreign policy conventions are matters of national security

Former International Development Secretary and lobbyist Priti Patel’s scandal has echoes from the past.Rather than learning those lessons – the …

Balfour Declaration

Top 5 Things to Know in the Market on Monday

Investing.com - Here are the top five things you need to know in financial markets on Monday, November 13:<p><b>1. British Pound Tumbles as Trouble Mounts</b> …

Markets

FOREX-Political concerns drag sterling lower; dollar edges up

* Dollar index recovers ground after recent weakness<p>* Tuesday's ECB conference hosts central bankers (Updates prices, market activity; adds analyst …

Economy

10 things you need to know in markets today

Good morning! Here's what you need to know in markets on Monday.<p><b>1.</b> <b>40 British members of parliament from Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative Party have agreed to sign a letter of no-confidence in her, the Sunday Times newspaper reported.</b> That is eight short of the number needed to trigger a …

Business

Tory grandees urge Conservatives to channel Margaret Thatcher’s 'zeal' to 'save' Britain from Corbyn government

The Conservative Party has been warned by two Tory grandees that they are losing "the battle of ideas" against Labour and must harness the zeal of …

Referendums

FOREX-Euro pauses as global policymakers take spotlight

* Tuesday's ECB conference hosts galaxy of central bankers<p>* Political headwinds undermine sterling<p>* Dollar supported by firm U.S. yields<p>* Graphic: …

Economy

Boris Johnson Met Professor Who Told Trump Adviser Russia Had Dirt on Clinton

Boris Johnson, the British foreign secretary, was photographed last month with Joseph Mifsud, the Maltese professor who allegedly tipped off former …

Boris Johnson

'A terrible blow to Israel's image in Britain'

Dr. Natan Aridan, of the Department of Politics and Communications at Hadassah Academic College and a researcher at Ben Gurion Institute for the …

Israel

Former Commons bar worker says she was 'sexually harassed by up to 30 MPs' over four years

A former bar manager who worked at the House of Lords has said she was sexually harassed by up to 30 MPs.<p>Alice Bailey, 25, who worked at Parliament's …

Steven Seagal

Russia's Brexit Subversion - The American Interest

A new wave of revelations strongly suggests that Russia interfered in last year’s Brexit referendum. Why is the UK government staying silent?

Brexit

Britain Gets Shaken Up as Tory Women Say ‘Me Too’

With Prime Minister Theresa May’s grip on the government already shaky as she negotiates Britain’s painful break from the European Union, the sort of sexual harassment accusations that have stirred the media, entertainment industry and politics in the United States have driven one of her ministers …

Opinion