British Government

LONDON | The Latest: Second minister resigns UK govt over Brexit

LONDON — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 3:00 p.m. The British government says Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has resigned, amid a widening split in the Cabinet over Brexit. Prime Minister Theresa May’s office said May accepted the resignation on Monday and will announce a replacement soon. A leader of the campaign to take … Continue reading LONDON | The Latest: Second minister resigns UK govt over Brexit

LONDON | UK government wins Brexit skirmish by making concessions

LONDON (AP) — The British government was rocked by a resignation and faced anger in Parliament over its Brexit plans Tuesday, but staved off defeat by offering concessions to lawmakers who want to soften the terms of the U.K.’s exit from the European Union. By a vote of 324 to 298, the House of Commons … Continue reading LONDON | UK government wins Brexit skirmish by making concessions

UK reviewing Oxfam ties after sex abuse scandal in Haiti

LONDON /February 10, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —  The British government is reviewing its relationship with the anti-poverty charity Oxfam after a newspaper reported that some members of its staff used prostitutes while working in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake that devastated the country. The U.K.’s Department for International Development sharply criticized the charity for its lack … Continue reading UK reviewing Oxfam ties after sex abuse scandal in Haiti

British government pressed to release full Brexit dossier

LONDON /November 28, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS)  —British lawmakers are taking the government to task over its reluctance to disclose a series of studies it commissioned on the likely economic impact of Brexit. Earlier this month the House of Commons passed a motion by the opposition Labour Party calling for the 58 reviews to be released. Commons Speaker … Continue reading British government pressed to release full Brexit dossier