Britain’s Conservative Party was accused Wednesday of trying to deceive voters by changing the name of its press office Twitter account to “factcheckUK” during a televised election debate between Prime Minister Boris Johnson and opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn.
China will not budge on opposing interference of “any” type in the internal affairs of Hong Kong by “some Western countries,” an apparent reference to the governments in Washington and London, a Chinese envoy has warned.
Jeremy Corbyn leader of the Labour party, speaking at a meeting in Lancaster, has pledged to provide free full-fibre broadband internet to every home and business in all areas of the UK, should Labour win the general election.
It seems that the report on the alleged Russian interference in British politics is so embarrassing that the UK government prefers to tolerate the mounting criticism and pressure from within and without rather than publish it.
UK stocks retreated on Wednesday as traders grew weary of mixed signals from US President Donald Trump about the progress of trade talks with China, while Tullow Oil slid after slashing production targets.
The UK’s sovereign credit rating was placed on negative outlook by Moody’s Investors Service, which said the country’s ability to set policy has weakened in the Brexit era along with its commitment to fiscal discipline.
Iran’s envoy to the UK says Tehran’s phased cuts in its commitments under a 2015 multilateral nuclear deal are only aimed at salvaging the very agreement, which was undermined in the wake of the United States’ withdrawal and the Europeans’ failure to boost trade with Iran.