The weakening currency piles pressure on the U.K.’s new Conservative government, which has gambled that slashing taxes — and increasing borrowing to compensate — will spur economic growth.
The debate over what mark he left on his party, his country and the world will linger long after he departs in September — if, indeed, he really is gone for good.
Britain’s Conservative Party chose former Treasury chief Rishi Sunak and Foreign Secretary Liz Truss — a fiscal moderate and a low-tax crusader — as the two finalists in an election to replace departing Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
The sweltering weather has disrupted travel, health care and schools in a country not prepared for such extremes.
Johnson is known for his ability to wiggle out of tight spots, but a series of accusations of misdeeds have pushed him to the brink.
Support among his fellow Conservative lawmakers has weakened as some see the leader increasingly as a liability rather than an asset in elections.
The U.K. university said Tuesday that the manuscripts were left in the library inside a pink gift bag along with a note wishing the librarian a happy Easter.
President Biden staunchly opposed Brexit, Britain’s exit from the European Union that Johnson championed, and has expressed great concern over the future of Northern Ireland.
Irate French mariners set off flares and entered Jersey’s main harbor in the first major dispute over fishing rights in the wake of the U.K.’s divorce from the European Union.
The irascible and tough-minded Duke of Edinburgh spent more than seven decades supporting his wife in a role that both defined and constricted his life.
The couple told Oprah Winfrey of painful palace discussions about the color of their son’s skin, losing royal protection and the intense pressures that led the Duchess of Sussex to contemplate suicide.
There is growing confidence that the variant is up to 70% more easily passed on than the original coronavirus strain, Patrick Vallance said.
The judge found that Assange was likely to kill himself if held under harsh U.S. prison conditions.
A different U.K.-EU trade deal will bring new restrictions and red tape, but for British Brexit supporters, it means reclaiming national independence from the EU and its web of rules.
Britain and the European Union have struck a provisional free-trade agreement that should avert New Year chaos for cross-border traders and bring a measure of certainty for businesses after years of Brexit turmoil.