‘Cancel Brexit’ petition passes 2m signatures on Parliament site – BBC News

Image copyright UK Parliament A petition calling for Theresa May to cancel Brexit by revoking Article 50 has passed two million signatures. Parliament’s petitions committee tweeted that the rate of signatures was “the highest the site has ever had to deal with”, after the website crashed. EU leaders in Brussels have reached agreement on a […]

Rejecting Asylum Claim, U.K. Quotes Bible to Say Christianity Is Not ‘Peaceful’ – The New York Times

As outrage grew on social media, the Home Office distanced itself from the decision, though it confirmed the letter was authentic. “This letter is not in accordance with our policy approach to claims based on religious persecution, including conversions to a particular faith,” a spokesman for the department said in an emailed statement. Asylum cases […]

Four UK mosques damaged in anti-Muslim attacks after Christchurch shootings – Stuff.co.nz

Four mosques in the English city of Birmingham were damaged in a spate of Islamophobic attacks in Britain since the killing of 50 people at two New Zealand mosques. West Midlands Police on Thursday said detectives and counter-terrorism officers are investigating after windows were smashed at four mosques in Birmingham. Officers responded after reports in […]

U.K. Police Investigating Attacks on 5 Mosques in Birmingham – The New York Times

The attacks came after a massacre at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, during Friday Prayer last week left at least 50 people dead, and the British police said they had been providing reassurance and support at mosques in Birmingham. [Read: Profiles of the victims in the New Zealand attacks.] On Thursday, Britain’s home secretary, […]

Business and labor unions say the UK is facing a ‘national emergency’ – CNN

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EU leaders to decide whether to give UK more time for Brexit – CNBC

<!– –> × SEARCH QUOTES Brexit European leaders are meeting on Thursday to decide whether to grant the U.K. an extension to its Brexit due on March 29. U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May is in Brussels Thursday to seek support from the bloc’s 27 leaders for an extension to Brexit date that would mean a […]

UK retail sales up but food spending falls – BBC News

Image copyright Getty Images Retail sales rose in February, up by 0.4% on the previous month, official figures show. But sales at food stores saw the biggest fall since December 2016, the Office for National Statistics said. Separate data showed government borrowing fell to £0.2bn in February from £1.2bn a year earlier. After 11 months […]

May ‘hopes’ UK will leave EU with a deal – BBC News

Image copyright AFP Theresa May has said she “sincerely hopes” the UK will leave the EU with a deal and she is still “working on” ensuring Parliament’s agreement. Arriving in Brussels, she said that she had “personal regret” over her request to delay Brexit, but said it will allow time for MPs to make a […]

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