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May appeals for party unity at 'toughest phase' of Brexit

Birmingham - Prime Minister Theresa May appealed Wednesday to her divided party to unite behind her as she heads into the "toughest phase" of Brexit negotiations, as EU leaders pressure Britain to change tack.

Brexiteer Boris Johnson makes his pitch to UK party

Birmingham - Britain's Boris Johnson will seek Tuesday to whip up opposition to Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit plan in a highly anticipated speech to their Conservative party that many will view as a pitch for her job.

Britain will stop favouring EU workers after Brexit: PM

Birmingham - Britain will end preferential access for European Union workers after Brexit, Prime Minister Theresa May announced on Tuesday, saying she wanted to attract high-skilled immigrants wherever they were from.

Party members join EU in rejecting May's Brexit plan

Birmingham - While Prime Minister Theresa May is doggedly defending her Brexit plan, delegates at her party's annual conference have joined the EU in writing it off -- and suggest her own time in office is limited.

Britain's Theresa May, a survivor under constant pressure

Birmingham - Dogged by party divisions, endless plotting and caught in the quagmire of Brexit, British Prime Minister Theresa May's political obituary has been written many times.But the Conservative leader has proved a remarkable survivor.

Johnson ups the pressure as UK's May gathers fractious party

Birmingham - British Prime Minister Theresa May and her allies called for unity Sunday after former colleague Boris Johnson hijacked the opening of their Conservative party's annual conference with another attack on the government's Brexit plan.

Surge in Tory members sparks fears of right-wing takeover

London - As internal divisions over Brexit plague Britain's ruling Conservative Party, a recent surge in membership has left some fearing the new recruits have ulterior motives.

Using an AI named Polly to predict human behaviour

AI is a game changer during election time and it's made its way into the Ontario election with Polly — the AI from Advanced Symbolics Inc., a company that describes itself at the intersection of artificial intelligence and market research.

US conservatives gather as Trump faces pressure on multiple fronts

Washington - Russian meddling, national mourning for school shooting victims, the chaotic state of Donald Trump's presidency: US political turbulence forms a dramatic backdrop as conservatives gather near Washington beginning Wednesday for their often controversial...

British government set for Monday reshuffle

London - Britain's government is to undergo a reshuffle on Monday as Prime Minister Theresa May looks to reassert her authority ahead of potentially divisive Brexit battles, according to lawmakers.

British PM fights back after plot to oust her

London - British Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday said she enjoyed the "full support" of her cabinet after a former Conservative Party chairman admitted he was behind a plot by around 30 MPs to urge her to resign.

UK papers count cost of May's 'speech shambles'

London - British Prime Minister Theresa May's "excruciating" conference speech dominated Thursday's newspapers, which had sympathy for her bad luck but bleak warnings about what the string of misfortunes signalled for her leadership.

Tory Brexiteers fight back with Moggmentum

London - Fearing their version of Brexit may be losing ground, right-wing members of Britain's ruling Conservatives are using their party conference to speak out -- led by a media-savvy traditionalist drawing packed crowds.

Main UK parties suspend election campaign after London attack

London - Britain's main political parties suspended campaigning Sunday for this week's election after an attack in London left seven people dead -- although the UK Independence Party (UKIP) said it would carry on.

Op-Ed: Naylor Report spells bad news for the UK health service

London - In March 2017 the Naylor Review was published. It outlines plans to fund the U.K. health service through asset stripping and property selling. This week Theresa May announced plans to adopt it.

Scottish Conservative leader hopes to rein in independence

Perth - There is a running joke in Scotland that it has more pandas than Conservative members of parliament.

Under-pressure British PM amends key campaign pledge

London - British Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday amended an unpopular campaign proposal for elderly care just days after unveiling it, prompting accusations that she could not be relied upon in upcoming Brexit negotiations.

May seeks Brexit mandate with Conservative manifesto

London - British Prime Minister Theresa May urged voters to "strengthen my hand" in Brexit talks and vowed to cut immigration as she unveiled her Conservative Party's manifesto Thursday ahead of a general election.

May seeks Brexit mandate with Conservative manifesto

London - British Prime Minister Theresa May urged voters to "strengthen my hand" in Brexit talks and vowed to cut immigration as she unveiled her Conservative Party's manifesto Thursday ahead of a general election.

May seeks Brexit mandate with Conservative manifesto

London - British Prime Minister Theresa May urged voters to "strengthen my hand" in Brexit talks and vowed to cut immigration as she unveiled her Conservative Party's manifesto Thursday ahead of a general election.

Key points of UK Conservative Party election manifesto

Halifax - British Prime Minister Theresa May unveiled her Conservative party's manifesto on Thursday ahead of the June 8 general election, promising immigration cuts and Brexit commitments.

May eyes 'Brexit and beyond' in Conservative manifesto

London - British Prime Minister Theresa May urged voters to "strengthen my hand" in Brexit talks and vowed to cut immigration as she unveiled the Conservative manifesto Thursday ahead of a general election.

Op-Ed: Berkeley sociologist spotlights the forgotten conservatives Special

Prominent sociologist Arlene Russell Hochschild presents a very down-to-earth and personal view of the conservative-right population of America. Yet what pulled this reporter to read her new book, "Strangers in Their Own Land", was something different.

British Tories unified with Brexiteers the new establishment

Birmingham - Brexit prompted the resignation of the UK's prime minister and the reshaping of the country's government, but the ruling Conservative Party has already rebounded and is showing a united front.

Protesters rally at UK Conservative conference

Birmingham - Around 1,500 demonstrators rallied outside the governing Conservative Party's annual conference on Sunday, calling for an end to austerity.

British PM Theresa May: private woman, political enigma

Birmingham - Facing ever-louder calls to define what Brexit means, the honeymoon is over for British Prime Minister Theresa May after her meteoric rise to Downing Street following the vote to leave the EU.

Britain to start EU exit process before April

Birmingham - Prime Minister Theresa May said Britain would start the formal process for leaving the EU before April as her governing Conservative Party opened its annual conference on Sunday.

Five things to watch at the UK Conservative conference

London - As Britain's ruling Conservative party prepares to hold its annual party conference from Sunday, here are five key points to watch out for.

New British PM to be in place by September 2: Party

London - Prime Minister David Cameron's replacement as Conservative Party head and British leader should be in place by September 2, the party's committee in charge of the leadership election said Monday."We...

Brexit row sparks fears of Tory civil war

London - British Prime Minister David Cameron called the EU referendum to try to heal Conservative party divisions on Europe, but the bitterness of the campaign has sparked fears for its future -- and his.
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