Theresa May refuses to say when Britain will leave ‚permanent limbo’ with the EU after Brexit

Theresa May refuses to say when Britain will leave ‚permanent limbo’ with the EU after Brexit

LONDON — Theresa May dodged repeated questioning from Conservative MPs on Monday over when the UK will be taken out of „permanent limbo” with the EU. The prime minister was asked by former Conservative leader Iain Duncan Smith and former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson to give an explicit date when the so-called „Brexit backstop” would…

Johnson refuses to rule out May challenge

Johnson refuses to rule out May challenge

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionJohnson refuses to rule challenging PMBoris Johnson has repeatedly refused to rule out challenging Theresa May for the Tory leadership as he warned of „political and economic disaster” if she stuck by her Brexit strategy. Asked four times by the BBC’s Laura Kuenssberg to rule out a…

Theresa May refuses to back Javid’s decision to allow death penalty for British jihadis

Theresa May refuses to back Javid’s decision to allow death penalty for British jihadis

UK Home Secretary Sajid Javid and Prime Minister Theresa May. Getty LONDON — Theresa May’s spokesperson today repeatedly refused to say whether the prime minister supports a decision to overturn Britain’s longstanding opposition to the death penalty, in an extradition deal with the Trump administration. The Home Secretary Sajid Javid dropped Britain’s policy of requiring…

Polanski’s wife refuses to join Academy

Polanski’s wife refuses to join Academy

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Actress Emmanuelle Seigner and her director husband Roman Polanski Roman Polanski’s wife has rejected an invitation to become a member of the awards body behind the Oscars, extended weeks after it expelled her husband. French actress Emmanuelle Seigner accused the Academy of „insufferable hypocrisy” over the incident. Polanski, who…

Amber Rudd refuses to rule out Britain staying in a customs union after Brexit

Amber Rudd refuses to rule out Britain staying in a customs union after Brexit

Home Secretary Amber Rudd. Jack Stringer/Getty Images LONDON — Home Secretary Amber Rudd has refused to rule out Britain staying in a customs union after Brexit in a surprise break from UK government policy. On Thursday reporters asked Rudd, who campaigned to Remain in the EU during the referendum, if she believed Britain will ultimately…