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What is British PM May's working majority? Answer: 13 votes


LONDON (Reuters) – After losing her majority in parliament by betting on a snap June 8 election, British Prime Minister Theresa May must rely on a small Northern Irish party to ensure she can pass legislation.
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A Little Du Maurier

I’ve read Rebecca (1938) by Daphne Du Maurier. It is a great book of suspense. I read it as part of the BBC book list… 320 more words

Books

Racial discrimination: Sikh couple in UK told ‘they can’t adopt white child’

A Sikh couple in the UK is going through an emotional turmoil as they have been refused permission to adopt a white child just because of their ‘cultural heritage’. 326 more words

India And World

Hong Kong residents seek British passports amid fears for future


HONG KONG (Reuters) – Many Hong Kong residents, worried about growing encroachment by Beijing as the financial hub marks 20 years since its return to China, are rushing to secure British passports as a safety net in the case of social unrest or the erosion of civil liberties.
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Britain forms Brexit business group

(Source: www.businesstimes.com.sg)

The British government on Tuesday said it was forming an advisory group, reportedly made up of the country’s main business lobby organisations, as it negotiates its exit from the European Union. 274 more words

Money Matters

Does the monarchy unite or divide us?

A society can be divided when it cannot decide collectively on the direction it wants to go. Within the UK, Northern Ireland has been one of the more divisive regions, with divisions being formed along religious, political, monarchism/republicanism and community lines. 332 more words

Monarchy

He sits at ease on his bronzed bench

Viewing proceedings with measured distaste.

Deep in thought, reminiscing of times past

When a Nation stood upon the brink of precipice. 116 more words

Poetry