Theresa MAY



(Created on 11/07/2016)










  • Russia threatens retaliation after Britain expels 23 diplomats - 14 March 2018
    "May says Kremlin responded with ‘sarcasm, contempt and defiance’ to 24-hour deadline set by UK"
    + 'They have just one week to leave': May expels 23 Russian diplomats – video
    + UK not interested in the truth, says Russian UN ambassador – video


  • Russian spy: UK to expel 23 Russian diplomats - 14 March 2018
    "The UK will expel 23 Russian diplomats after Moscow refused to explain how a Russian-made nerve agent was used on a former spy in Salisbury, the PM says."
    + Video: The UK, US and Russia all addressed the UN over the use of a nerve agent on UK soil
    + Video: The BBC's Paul Adams looks at why the UK is expelling 23 Russian diplomats


  • Russian spy: Russia demands nerve agent sample from UK - with pictures and videos - 13 March 2018
    "Russia will not co-operate with the UK inquiry into how an ex-spy and his daughter were poisoned until it has been given a sample of the substance used, its foreign minister has said."
    + Video: Boris Johnson: "We are giving Russia until midnight to explain"

    + Video: Theresa May: Spy poisoned by "military-grade nerve agent"
    + Video: "Get to the bottom of it" - President Putin tells UK it is their responsibility
    + Video: See the locations where Sergei Skripal spent Sunday with his daughter
    + Video: Witness: "They looked like they'd been taking something quite strong"

  • MI5 and police 'thwart plot to assassinate Theresa May' - 6 December 2017
    "Joint operation allegedly uncovers terrorists’ plan to bomb way into Downing Street and then kill PM."


  • MI5 foils Islamist terror plot to kill the Prime Minister - 6 December 2017
    "A man has been charged with planning to use an improvised explosive device to blow up the gates of Downing Street
    before entering No 10 and making an attempt on Theresa May’s life.
    Naa'imur Zakariyah Rahman, 20, allegedly planned to launch a bomb attack on the security gates outside Downing Street
    before detonating a suicide vest in Number 10 in a bid to kill Theresa May."


  • Terror Plot Against British Prime Minister Stopped - Text + Audio - 6 December 2017
    "The British domestic intelligence service says it stopped a plot by two men to use bombs and a knife to attack Britain’s Prime Minister Teresa May at her home."


  • Theresa May under increasing pressure to restart Dubs scheme - 11 February 2017
    "Alf Dubs, sponsor of the scheme to transfer lone child refugees to the UK, will deliver petition to No 10 condemning its closure."


  • Why has the UK ended its 'Dubs' child refugee scheme? - 10 February 2017
    "The government is scrapping Britain’s pledge to take in 3,000 unaccompanied child refugees, sparking fury.
    Will critics be able to force Home Secretary Amber Rudd to rethink and reverse the decision?"


  • Theresa May shakes-up government with new-look cabinet - Article + Photos + Videos - 14 July 2016
    "Liz Truss is justice secretary, Justine Greening takes education
    and Tory leadership contender Andrea Leadsom has been promoted to environment secretary.
    Boris Johnson became foreign secretary. Philip Hammond was made chancellor.
    Eurosceptic David Davis, meanwhile, will take charge of negotiating Britain's exit from the European Union, in a newly created post of Brexit secretary."

    + Photos of Theresa May's Cabinet

    Theresa May named six cabinet members on Wednesday:
    David Davis, Boris Johnson, Philip Hammond, Michael Fallon,
    Liam Fox and Amber Rudd (clockwise from top left)



  • Boris Johnson: insults, gaffes and apologies – video profile - 14 July 2016
    "Boris Johnson was a surprise choice as Theresa May’s foreign secretary. He has insulted the present US president as well as both candidates to be
    Barack Obama’s successor. He has used racist language towards Africans. And he has written an offensive limerick about the president of Turkey."



  • Britain’s May Faces Same Challenges as Thatcher - Text + Audio - 13 July 2016
    British Prime Minister Theresa May took office Wednesday. She is already being compared to former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.
    May faces economic and political uncertainties related to Britain’s exit from the EU.
    Thatcher assumed office during economic and social turmoil in Britain."

  • Theresa May to Be Britain's Second Woman Prime Minister - Text + Audio - 11 July 2016
    "British Prime Minister David Cameron will resign Wednesday and Home Secretary Theresa May is expected to succeed him. The change follows
    last month’s referendum in which Britain voted to leave EU. May is set to become Britian’s second woman leader after Margaret Thatcher."




  • EU angers UK by calling Gibraltar a 'colony' (February 04, 2019) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
    "The United Kingdom has objected to the European Union's use of the word "colony" to describe the island of Gibraltar."

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  • Boris Johnson is UK's controversial new foreign secretary (July 16, 2016) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
    "The new British Prime Minister Theresa May has caused a stir around the world with her appointment of the UK's new Foreign Secretary."