Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a project manager with the Thomson Reuters Foundation, was sentenced to five years after being convicted by an Iranian court of plotting to overthrow the clerical establishment. She denies the charges.
The coordinated defence is part of attempts to shore up Theresa May’s government, which has been weakened by a series of scandals and gaffes involving her top team of ministers as she negotiates the Brexit.
May has been struggling to maintain her authority over her party since a snap election on June 8 which she called thinking she would win by a wide margin but instead resulted in her losing her parliamentary majority.
The government said it was proposing a change to the EU (Withdrawal) Bill currently making its way through parliament to set the exit for 11 pm GMT on March 29, 2019.
The government is giving off the whiff of terminal decline. But it’s not yet in free fall.
A meeting of ambassadors from the other 27 EU states had been due to start discussing how to negotiate a transition that would start when Britain quits the bloc in 17 months.
It is the second resignation in May’s top team in a week, underlining her weakness at a time when she faces the complicated task of unravelling ties with the EU and holding a deeply divided party together.
She had failed to follow the usual procedures that ministers follow, which is informing Britain’s Foreign Office before conducting official business overseas.
Allegations of harassment have been made against lawmakers in several parties, but the growing scandal is particularly damaging for May who cannot afford to lose any more parliamentary seats while trying to negotiate a Brexit deal.
With the French sharpening their knives, the Tories in disarray, the Irish demanding answers, and a scant 17 months to go before Brexit kicks in, the whole matter is making for some pretty good theatre.
Theresa May was forced to appoint Gavin Williamson after her ally Michael Fallon quit.
As Theresa May and Benjamin Netanyahu commemorated the event, protesters gathered to demand that Britain acknowledge the suffering they say the declaration has caused to Palestinian people, and recognise their claim to statehood.
The government has said it had carried out 58 economic assessments, but has so far refused requests from lawmakers to publish them, saying they could undermine their negotiating position in Brexit talks.
Prime Minister Theresa May, weakened after losing her parliamentary majority in a June election, loses a loyalist at a time when she is trying to break a deadlock in talks to leave the European Union.
EU wants to see more assurances on expatriate rights and the post-Brexit Irish border before it would assess enough progress was made in the first stage of talks.
A new report has revealed that every third Indian household in the UK falls into the wealthiest bracket, earning over £1,000 GBP each week.
Despite tough demands from EU governments on what they want from London, the Union is ready to talk about how to avoid a “hard Brexit” and to ease Britain out with less disruption.
Britain and the US are two of eight signatories to the deal, along with Iran, China, France, Russia, Germany and the EU.
The Sunday Times said it asked May about her plans for Johnson, who has professed loyalty but is accused by some of the prime minister’s allies of undermining her.
May is trying to face down a rebellion by some of her own lawmakers just as Britain enters a crucial stage in Brexit talks, 18 months before the country leaves the EU.
Former party chairman Grant Snaps said “the writing is on the wall” after May’s bungled election, her failure to unite the cabinet and a poor party conference.
A prankster who has previously targeted US President Donald Trump interrupted British Prime Minister Theresa May’s keynote speech at her annual conference.
At the Conservatives annual conference, May said “what I have is a cabinet that is united..and agreed on the approach that we took in Florence (on Brexit).”
As per BBC reports, Britain is willing to pay 20 billion euros to the EU, during a post-Brexit transition period, subject to access to the bloc’s market.
The British PM responded after Trump raised speculations about the bombers “being in the sights” of intelligence agencies, even as investigations are underway.
Theresa May is rallying for support from fellow law makers on the EU withdrawal Bill.
Britain’s main opposition Labour Party is announcing a policy shift which opens the possibility of the country remaining in the European Union’s single market and customs union for several years as part of a “soft” Brexit.
Britain set out its determination to negotiate a tailor-made agreement to enforce its own laws and resolve disputes once it has left the bloc in March 2019.
The government will suggest ways of tackling disputes ranging from marital cases to challenges brought by small businesses against EU suppliers.
Since it is unrealistic to protect every public space against the rising vehicle-ramming attacks, there is a need to target the roots of radicalisation to prevent them.
May’s Brexit strategy has been the subject of open debate among her top team ever since a botched June election which weakened her authority.
The so-called “exit bill” is one of the first issues on the Brexit negotiating agenda, and also one of the most contentious.
The Sunday Telegraph report stated that British officials were likely to offer to pay ten billion euros a year for three years after leaving the EU in March 2019.
The 61-year-old tycoon is sought by Indian authorities for allegedly defaulting on several bank loans amounting to nearly Rs 9,000 crore.
As Britain becomes less attractive to foreigners, farmers are frustrated by no government guidance on allowing seasonal workers into post-Brexit Britain.
Prime Minister Theresa May, her authority diminished after losing her majority in a June election she did not need to call, has struggled to control rivals.
With little more than a year to settle divorce terms before Brexit, deal or no deal, EU national leaders want Theresa May to outline a detailed plan.
EU officials hope the British government shows more urgency about the Brexit deal when negotiators arrive in Brussels on Monday for first round of talks.
May’s government published legislation on Thursday to sever political, financial and legal ties with the EU by 2019, and there will be high stakes when it is tabled in Westminster.
May’s minority government gears up for the mammoth effort of hashing out Brexit while seeking to repair the damage wreaked by an ill-judged snap election.