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# prime-minister - Wednesday 12 December, 2018

'Kicking the can down the road': Theresa May wins confidence vote from Tory MPs
# COME WHAT MAY
# COME WHAT MAY

'Kicking the can down the road': Theresa May wins confidence vote from Tory MPs

Updated Dec 12th 2018, 11:08 PM 69,639 Views 80 Comments

The British Prime Minister said today has been “a long and challenging day”.

# prime-minister - Friday 7 December, 2018

Tory MP suggests using possible 'no-deal' food shortages to force Ireland to drop the backstop
# No Deal Brexit
# No Deal Brexit

Tory MP suggests using possible 'no-deal' food shortages to force Ireland to drop the backstop

Dec 7th 2018, 9:03 AM 433,077 Views 322 Comments

Ireland would be hit hard in the event of a no-deal Brexit; a Brexiteer has argued this should be used as leverage to get a better deal.

# prime-minister - Thursday 1 November, 2018

UK's Sports Minister steps down in row over slot machines
# Tracey Crouch
# Tracey Crouch

UK's Sports Minister steps down in row over slot machines

Nov 1st 2018, 6:45 PM 29,730 Views 60 Comments

“It is with great sadness I have resigned from one of the best jobs in Government,” Crouch tweeted.

# prime-minister - Monday 15 October, 2018

May says EU wants 'a backstop to the backstop': but says the UK won't accept that either
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

May says EU wants 'a backstop to the backstop': but says the UK won't accept that either

Updated Oct 15th 2018, 10:35 PM 32,339 Views 57 Comments

The UK Prime Minister was told by a fellow MP that for the people of Ireland, “Brexit means borders”.

# prime-minister - Friday 24 August, 2018

Australia has its seventh Prime Minister in 11 years
# Scott Morrison
# Scott Morrison

Australia has its seventh Prime Minister in 11 years

Aug 24th 2018, 7:28 AM 17,079 Views 15 Comments

A Liberal Party revolt instigated by hardline conservatives unseated moderate Malcolm Turnbull.

# prime-minister - Friday 20 July, 2018

So what now? Theresa May rejects the EU's Brexit backstop, saying it would create a border in the UK
# Belfast Speech
# Belfast Speech

So what now? Theresa May rejects the EU's Brexit backstop, saying it would create a border in the UK

Jul 20th 2018, 11:27 AM 26,833 Views 134 Comments

“The government I lead will never be neutral in a union, we will always be in favour of it,” she said.

# prime-minister - Wednesday 4 July, 2018

Ex-Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak charged in corruption scandal
# Malaysia
# Malaysia

Ex-Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak charged in corruption scandal

Jul 4th 2018, 9:21 AM 4,812 Views 0 Comments

He pleaded not guilty to three counts of criminal breach of trust and a separate charge that he abused his position to pocket 42 million ringgit.

# prime-minister - Sunday 24 June, 2018

Prime minister hopes women giving birth while in office will no longer be 'a novelty'
# New Zealand
# New Zealand

Prime minister hopes women giving birth while in office will no longer be 'a novelty'

Jun 24th 2018, 11:32 AM 15,864 Views 12 Comments

Jacinda Ardern brought her newborn daughter Neve home today.

# prime-minister - Thursday 21 June, 2018

New Zealand prime minister gives birth to a baby girl
# It's A Girl
# It's A Girl

New Zealand prime minister gives birth to a baby girl

Jun 21st 2018, 8:09 AM 33,129 Views 66 Comments

Jacinda Ardern becomes just the second world leader to give birth while in office.

# prime-minister - Monday 11 June, 2018

De Gea demands public apology from Spanish Prime Minister
# Unhappy
From The42
# Unhappy

De Gea demands public apology from Spanish Prime Minister

Jun 11th 2018, 9:18 PM 24,258 Views 8 Comments

Pedro Sanchez made comments in connection with a false 2016 sex slur.

# prime-minister - Friday 1 June, 2018

Populist leader sworn in as Italian prime minister
# Rome
# Rome

Populist leader sworn in as Italian prime minister

Jun 1st 2018, 3:20 PM 12,433 Views 50 Comments

The country has been in the throes of political uncertainty for almost three months.

# prime-minister - Thursday 15 March, 2018

Slovakia's prime minister resigns over handling of journalist's murder
# Slovakia
# Slovakia

Slovakia's prime minister resigns over handling of journalist's murder

Mar 15th 2018, 8:19 PM 8,313 Views 2 Comments

Deputy Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini has been asked to form a new government.

# prime-minister - Monday 26 February, 2018

Australian interview with pregnant New Zealand prime minister condemned as 'sleazy' and 'repugnant'
# So Attractive
# So Attractive

Australian interview with pregnant New Zealand prime minister condemned as 'sleazy' and 'repugnant'

Feb 26th 2018, 7:28 PM 48,729 Views 45 Comments

Reporter Charles Wooley has landed himself in hot water with New Zealand viewers for his interview technique.

# prime-minister - Friday 19 January, 2018

'Unexpected but exciting': New Zealand Prime Minister pregnant with first child
# Labour Party
# Labour Party

'Unexpected but exciting': New Zealand Prime Minister pregnant with first child

Jan 19th 2018, 12:17 PM 26,802 Views 42 Comments

Jacinda Ardern will become the country’s first leader to give birth while in office.

# prime-minister - Friday 29 December, 2017

British infrastructure tsar quits, calling Brexit a 'populist spasm worthy of Donald Trump'
# Brexit
# Brexit

British infrastructure tsar quits, calling Brexit a 'populist spasm worthy of Donald Trump'

Dec 29th 2017, 8:36 PM 30,343 Views 84 Comments

He penned a scathing resignation letter for Theresa May.

# prime-minister - Tuesday 14 November, 2017

Explainer: Why the baffling resignation of Lebanon's Prime Minister is escalating Middle East tensions
# New Cold War
# New Cold War

Explainer: Why the baffling resignation of Lebanon's Prime Minister is escalating Middle East tensions

Nov 14th 2017, 12:18 PM 10,543 Views 35 Comments

Saad Hariri has denied he is being held prisoner in Saudi Arabia, and that he was forced to resign.

# prime-minister - Thursday 19 October, 2017

'Jacinda-mania' triumphs ... a month after the election: Labour leader takes charge in New Zealand
# Prime Minister
# Prime Minister

'Jacinda-mania' triumphs ... a month after the election: Labour leader takes charge in New Zealand

Oct 19th 2017, 8:16 AM 11,495 Views 5 Comments

Populist ‘kingmaker’ Winston Peters has backed Ardern – after stringing the media along all day.

# prime-minister - Sunday 8 October, 2017

Ghost of Thatcher haunts May as she fights plot to oust her
# Tory Troubles
# Tory Troubles

Ghost of Thatcher haunts May as she fights plot to oust her

Oct 8th 2017, 2:29 PM 12,627 Views 36 Comments

The British Prime Minister might demote Boris Johnson in a cabinet reshuffle.

# prime-minister - Thursday 5 October, 2017

Former PM Ted Heath allegedly sexually assaulted boys as young as 10
# Historical Abuse
# Historical Abuse

Former PM Ted Heath allegedly sexually assaulted boys as young as 10

Oct 5th 2017, 1:25 PM 26,833 Views 71 Comments

After a landmark, two-year investigation, police said he would have been questioned if he were still alive.

# prime-minister - Friday 15 September, 2017

Iceland's government collapses after PM's father vouches for paedophile
# On Thin Ice
# On Thin Ice

Iceland's government collapses after PM's father vouches for paedophile

Sep 15th 2017, 12:53 PM 43,958 Views 60 Comments

The convicted sex offender was applying for “restored honour”, or a legal clean slate.

# prime-minister - Monday 31 July, 2017

UK High Court rejects attempt to privately prosecute Tony Blair over Iraq war

UK High Court rejects attempt to privately prosecute Tony Blair over Iraq war

Jul 31st 2017, 11:56 AM 8,029 Views 37 Comments

A former Iraqi general has been trying for some time to bring a private prosecution against Blair for his role in the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

# prime-minister - Sunday 30 July, 2017

The leading candidate to replace Pakistani PM ousted for corruption? His brother
# Emperor's New Clothes
# Emperor's New Clothes

The leading candidate to replace Pakistani PM ousted for corruption? His brother

Jul 30th 2017, 1:27 PM 6,442 Views 8 Comments

Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan is also in the running.

# prime-minister - Friday 28 July, 2017

Supreme Court rules Pakistani Prime Minister is barred from holding office
# Panama Papers
# Panama Papers

Supreme Court rules Pakistani Prime Minister is barred from holding office

Jul 28th 2017, 9:19 AM 8,165 Views 10 Comments

The ruling is linked to last year’s Panama Paper leaks, which implicated Nawaz Sharif’s family.

# prime-minister - Monday 26 June, 2017

Trump hosts 'true friend' Modi for first one-on-one at White House
# Indian Pm
# Indian Pm

Trump hosts 'true friend' Modi for first one-on-one at White House

Jun 26th 2017, 10:57 PM 10,913 Views 15 Comments

Both men won power by portraying themselves as establishment outsiders.

# prime-minister - Monday 5 June, 2017

Theresa May: 'The attackers' identities are known and will be released'
# London Bridge
# London Bridge

Theresa May: 'The attackers' identities are known and will be released'

Jun 5th 2017, 12:57 PM 16,055 Views 86 Comments

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has called on Theresa May to resign as Prime Minister because of cuts in police numbers.

# prime-minister - Monday 1 May, 2017

Who would people in Ireland like to see in Number 10? It's pretty close
# May V Corbyn
# May V Corbyn

Who would people in Ireland like to see in Number 10? It's pretty close

May 1st 2017, 6:30 AM 17,471 Views 57 Comments

The Labour leader has over 40% support in Ireland, according to a new poll.

# prime-minister - Sunday 9 April, 2017

Finland's mild-mannered Prime Minister flies himself around the globe
# Pilot's Licence
# Pilot's Licence

Finland's mild-mannered Prime Minister flies himself around the globe

Apr 9th 2017, 10:00 AM 18,305 Views 18 Comments

Juha Sipilad is committed to austerity – and saving taxpayers’ money.

# prime-minister - Wednesday 22 March, 2017

Theresa May 'bundled into car' by police with firearms drawn
# London Attack
# London Attack

Theresa May 'bundled into car' by police with firearms drawn

Mar 22nd 2017, 4:11 PM 27,569 Views 20 Comments

She was escorted to the vehicle by at least eight armed undercover police officers.

# prime-minister - Monday 30 January, 2017

Enda Kenny says he will tell Trump in person that he disagrees with his travel ban
# No Holdy Hands
# No Holdy Hands

Enda Kenny says he will tell Trump in person that he disagrees with his travel ban

Jan 30th 2017, 7:41 PM 18,906 Views 112 Comments

The UK Prime Minister Theresa May is in Dublin today to meet Taoiseach Enda Kenny.

# prime-minister - Wednesday 18 January, 2017

The British and German media reacted very differently to May's speech
# The PM's Speech
# The PM's Speech

The British and German media reacted very differently to May's speech

Jan 18th 2017, 5:30 PM 28,289 Views 87 Comments

From ‘The Iron Lady’ to ‘Little Britain’ – vested interests mean the assessment of her speech has been varied to say the least.

# prime-minister - Monday 2 January, 2017

Police arrive at Netanyahu's home to question him in corruption investigation
# Israel
# Israel

Police arrive at Netanyahu's home to question him in corruption investigation

Jan 2nd 2017, 7:45 PM 13,298 Views 73 Comments

Ahead of their arrival, the Israeli prime minister denied any wrongdoing and told his political opponents to put any “celebrations” on hold.

# prime-minister - Saturday 24 December, 2016

Theresa May challenges Britain to 'forge bold new role' in bullish Christmas message
# COME WHAT MAY
# COME WHAT MAY

Theresa May challenges Britain to 'forge bold new role' in bullish Christmas message

Dec 24th 2016, 12:50 PM 8,298 Views 31 Comments

The Queen and British athletes at the Olympics and Paralympics were singled out for praise by May.

# prime-minister - Monday 5 December, 2016

Italian prime minister resigns after crushing referendum defeat
# Matteo Renzi
# Matteo Renzi

Italian prime minister resigns after crushing referendum defeat

Dec 5th 2016, 6:53 AM 24,836 Views 128 Comments

Matteo Renzi announced his resignation early this morning.

# prime-minister - Monday 5 September, 2016

'Unacceptable and false': French PM slams New York Times article about Muslim women in France
# Unhappy
# Unhappy

'Unacceptable and false': French PM slams New York Times article about Muslim women in France

Sep 5th 2016, 7:35 PM 29,434 Views 103 Comments

The women who were interviewed spoke of discrimination and “persecution”.

# prime-minister - Monday 25 July, 2016

Theresa May: “Nobody wants to return to the borders of the past.”
# Brexit
# Brexit

Theresa May: “Nobody wants to return to the borders of the past.”

Jul 25th 2016, 7:37 AM 12,098 Views 41 Comments

May is due to visit Northern Ireland today for the first time since becoming prime minister.

# prime-minister - Wednesday 13 July, 2016

"That word 'unionist' is very important to me": Prime Minister May sets out her priorities
# The New Boss
# The New Boss

"That word 'unionist' is very important to me": Prime Minister May sets out her priorities

Jul 13th 2016, 6:20 PM 49,783 Views 104 Comments

Theresa May, the former UK home secretary, has taken over from David Cameron as Prime Minister.

# prime-minister - Monday 11 July, 2016

Theresa May will become Prime Minister of the UK on Wednesday evening
# One Woman Race
# One Woman Race

Theresa May will become Prime Minister of the UK on Wednesday evening

Jul 11th 2016, 4:00 PM 46,881 Views 112 Comments

David Cameron will tender his resignation on Wednesday after parliament.

# prime-minister - Friday 8 July, 2016

Poll: Who should be British Prime Minister - Theresa May or Andrea Leadsom?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Who should be British Prime Minister - Theresa May or Andrea Leadsom?

Jul 8th 2016, 10:00 AM 19,270 Views 85 Comments

The Tory leadership race is down to two women.

# prime-minister - Thursday 7 July, 2016

The next Prime Minister of Britain will be a woman
# May Vs Leadsom
# May Vs Leadsom

The next Prime Minister of Britain will be a woman

Jul 7th 2016, 10:58 PM 18,793 Views 84 Comments

Michael Gove’s elimination leaves Theresa May and Andrea Leadsom in the running.

# prime-minister - Tuesday 5 July, 2016

Voting to pick a new Prime Minister of the UK starts today
# Starter For Number 10
# Starter For Number 10

Voting to pick a new Prime Minister of the UK starts today

Jul 5th 2016, 9:22 AM 9,912 Views 24 Comments

Home Secretary Theresa May remains a front-runner, despite backing the Remain side in the referendum.