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Boris Johnson wins race to become UK’s next prime minister

Brexit hard-liner Boris Johnson, one of Britain’s most famous and divisive politicians, won the race to lead the governing Conservative Party on Tuesday, and will become the next prime minister on Wednesday.
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In icing out UK envoy, Trump has found critic he can punish

The newly released descriptions of President Donald Trump’s administration sound like scores of other assessments that have emerged since his inauguration.

May Day: UK Parliament rejects prime minister’s Brexit deal

Britain’s Parliament delivered a crushing defeat to Prime Minister Theresa May’s European Union divorce deal Tuesday, plunging the Brexit process into chaos just 17 days before the U.K. is due to leave the bloc.

UK lawmakers vote for Brexit changes

The European Union says that the current agreement with the U.K. remains the “best and only way” to ensure an orderly Brexit, after British Prime Minister Theresa May vowed to try to overhaul the deal.

May barely survives no-confidence vote in parliament

British Prime Minister Theresa May survived a no-confidence vote in Parliament on Wednesday to remain in office – but saw more of her power ebb away as she battled to keep Brexit on track after lawmakers demolished her European Union divorce deal.

UK Parliament overwhelmingly rejects May’s Brexit deal

British lawmakers on Tuesday overwhelmingly rejected Prime Minister Theresa May’s divorce deal with the European Union, plunging the Brexit process into chaos.

Premier responds to May confidence vote

Premier Alden McLaughlin issued a statement congratulating British Prime Minister Theresa May after she won a vote of confidence among her Conservative Party colleagues Wednesday evening in London.

May survives vote of no confidence

British Prime Minister Theresa May survived a brush with political mortality Wednesday, winning a no-confidence vote by Conservative lawmakers that would have ended her leadership of party and country.

Britain, EU decide to take additional time to get Brexit right

Leaders from the European Union and Britain shrugged off a weekend negotiating debacle and previous deadlines Wednesday, giving themselves several more weeks to clinch a friendly divorce deal ahead of their separation.

EDITORIAL – Will England’s ‘baritone barrister’ replace Theresa May?

Mr. Cox recently ignited his fellow conservatives with a speech in which he spoke passionately about the “opportunity” facing Great Britain as it negotiates its way toward Brexit.
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Premier: Changes ‘not a first step’ to independence

Although Cayman Islands Premier Alden McLaughlin did lobby British Prime Minister Theresa May last week about changing the governing relationship between Cayman and the U.K., the premier said this week that his proposals should not be taken as “a first step toward independence.”

Premier meets with British Prime Minister Theresa May

Cayman Islands Premier Alden McLaughlin confirmed Thursday that he participated in a series of private meetings this week with U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May and her “de-facto deputy” MP David Lidington to discuss matters surrounding Cayman’s financial services industry and its constitutional arrangement with Britain.

McLaughlin and other leaders meet with May

Premier Alden McLaughlin took the opportunity during a meeting with British Prime Minister Theresa May at London’s 10 Downing Street to plead his case for keeping the Cayman Islands off a blacklist of countries engaged in questionable financial practices.

EDITORIAL – British elections: When Mother loses her grip

Last week’s snap election in the U.K. demonstrates that British voters (and lawmakers) don’t seem to be entirely certain of their political bearings.

UK voting to decide new government

As U.K. voters go to the polls Thursday for the second time in two years, many Brits in Cayman have already cast their votes and are waiting anxiously to see whether Prime Minister Theresa May or her Labour rival Jeremy Corbyn will emerge victorious.
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There’s a lot riding on UK elections

Theresa May’s decision to hold early elections in June, reversing what had been a firm public position, surely reflects her recognition that Britain’s exit from the EU will be far more complicated and painful than voters were promised when they supported it in a referendum last year.

UK early election set for June 8

In a shock announcement, Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday called for an early general election to be held June 8 to seek a strong mandate as she negotiates Britain’s exit from the European Union.

EDITORIAL — Year in review

Today we are featuring excerpts from some of the most interesting, compelling and entertaining editorials that have appeared in the Cayman Compass in 2016, on some of the most important issues facing our country.

El-Erian: Markets send May a message on Brexit

Key U.K. financial assets experienced notable moves over the last 10 days. If Prime Minister Theresa May fails to heed these market signals, her government might have to contend with the premature return of one of the biggest challenges to economic policy making: stagflationary forces.

Raphael: Britain is sending foreign doctors home

Britain has put foreign doctors on notice: Their services will soon no longer be required. The government of Prime Minister Theresa May announced plans on Tuesday to make the National Health Service “self-sufficient” in the next decade.

Raphael: The great British education divide

While the details are not yet clear, [May’s] plan seems to make grammar schools more meritocratic and more open to underprivileged pupils.

May takes over as prime minister while EU exit struggle looms

Britain’s carefully choreographed political change of command culminated Wednesday with Theresa May inheriting the reins of a country caught in an unaccustomed vortex of uncertainty as it hurtles toward an exit from the European Union.

EDITORIAL – PM Theresa May: There’s a new lady in charge

From the Cayman Islands to the United Kingdom, we extend a hearty congratulations to new U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May.

David Cameron to resign Wednesday; Theresa May to become British leader

Prime Minister David Cameron said Monday he would step down on Wednesday, clearing the way for Theresa May to become Britain’s next leader as the country plots its exit from the European Union.

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