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Robert Hutton

U.K. Election Campaign Resumes as Terror Probe Reaches Libya

Britain’s political leaders will resume some election campaigning on Thursday in an effort to return to normal business after the deadly Manchester concert attack, as the investigation into the suicide bomber’s network spread to Libya.

May's Election U-Turn Spooks Own Ministers as Brexit Talks Near

Theresa May’s dramatic climbdown from an unpopular policy on elderly care not only spooked ministers who had been kept out the loop, but sounded the alarm over how she might tackle the issue she’s staked her U.K. election campaign on: Brexit.

U.K. Tories Divided Over Plans to Make Elderly Pay for Care

Theresa May’s Conservative Party found itself divided on Sunday over plans to make the elderly pay for their own care, with Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson suggesting the policy might be tweaked while Pensions Secretary Damian Green insisted it wouldn’t.

U.K.'s May Deploys Husband on TV as Corbyn Fires Up Socialists

With a month to go before the U.K. votes for its next government, Prime Minister Theresa May set out to woo “middle England” on prime-time television, while her main rival Jeremy Corbyn rallied his socialist comrades in Britain’s industrial heartlands.

Centrica Drops After Conservatives Pledge Energy Price Cap

Centrica Plc and SSE Plc declined after the U.K. Conservative Party said it would promise to cap household energy bills if Theresa May wins the June 8 election, accusing the country’s largest suppliers of “unfair” pricing.

May's Tories Score Biggest Local-Election Wins in Decades

Theresa May’s Conservatives cruised to a landslide win in local voting, in a foretaste of a potential victory in the U.K.’s June 8 general election that would give the prime minister a domestic boost going into Brexit talks.

U.K. Disputes German Media Report of Juncker Brexit Concerns

The U.K. government rejected a German newspaper report that a dinner between Prime Minister Theresa May and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker last week exposed a growing gap between the two sides in the Brexit negotiations.

May Promises No Increase in VAT, Hints at Other Tax Rises

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May pledged there will be no increase in Value Added Tax after the June 8 general election, but suggested she will ditch her Conservative Party’s promise not to raise other taxes when it publishes its program for government.

Gina Miller's Anti-Brexit Group Has Cash, Seeks Plan to Spend It

Gina Miller, who took the U.K. government to court to force it to get parliamentary approval before beginning Brexit talks, has raised nearly 300,000 pounds ($380,000) in a week to donate to candidates who want to keep Britain close to the European Union.

Hard Dose of Reality Hits Anti-Brexit Campaigners

For those who believe Brexit is a terrible mistake that could be undone, Prime Minister Theresa May’s decision to call a snap election offered a moment of hope followed by a hard dose of reality.

What Does the U.K. Snap Election Mean for Brexit?

Prime Minister Theresa May’s call for a June 8 election reverses her opposition to an early vote. The last election in 2015 took place a year before the U.K. voted in a referendum to leave the European Union. As May prepares for two years of Brexit talks, her Conservative Party enjoys the widest public-opinion margin in three decades over the main opposition Labour Party. That gives her a chance to cement her position and widen her majority.

U.K.’s Brexit Alliance With Spain Threatened by Gibraltar Spat

Theresa May’s hopes that Spain might be an ally in her Brexit negotiations were in jeopardy after a spat over the status of Gibraltar escalated to the point where one senior member of her party suggested the prime minister would be ready to go to war over the territory.

Brexit Begins: What We Learned the Day May Triggered Article 50

“Dear President Tusk.” Thus Prime Minister Theresa May began a six-page letter giving the European Union formal notice that the U.K. is leaving. What did the contents reveal? And what can be gleaned from the reaction of the various capitals about the direction the negotiations will take?