S&P sees harder Brexit stance from successor to May

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s next prime minister is likely to adopt a tougher stance on Brexit than Theresa May, and may revive the prospect of a disorderly, no-deal exit as a negotiating tool, ratings agency Standard & Poor’s said on Friday. “In our opinion, Mrs. May’s successor will likely take a harder stance on Brexit…


Rudd opts out of Conservative Party leadership race – Telegraph

FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Amber Rudd is seen outside Downing Street, as uncertainty over Brexit continues, in London, Britain May 7, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls(Reuters) – Britain’s work and pensions minister Amber Rudd has ruled herself out of the Conservative Party leadership race, the Telegraph newspaper reported. “There are all…


UK health minister Matt Hancock to launch PM bid on Saturday – Daily Mail

FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Secretary of State for Health Matt Hancock is seen outside Downing Street, as uncertainty over Brexit continues, in London, Britain May 21, 2019. REUTERS/Hannah Mckay(Reuters) – British health minister Matt Hancock, a former economist at the Bank of England, is expected to launch a leadership bid on Saturday morning, Daily Mail’s Deputy…


Trump says he feels bad for May

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he felt bad for British Prime Minister Theresa May, who said on Friday she would quit after failing to deliver Brexit. Speaking to reporters at the White House, Trump said May was a good woman and had


Theresa May: three tumultuous Downing Street years

LONDON (Reuters) – Theresa May bowed out after nearly three years as prime minister on Friday, defeated by her inability to deliver Brexit. Here are highlights of her tumultuous time in office: July 13, 2016 – In her first speech as prime minister, May appears in Downing Street, pledging to fight the “burning injustices” that…