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British Labour leader calls for election to end Brexit impasse

WAKEFIELD: British Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn called on lawmakers on Thursday to help his opposition party “break the deadlock” over Brexit and support his call for a motion of no confidence in the government to trigger an election. Pledging to vote against Prime Minister Theresa May’s deal next week, Corbyn said only a Labour government could secure an accord with the European Union that would re-unite Britain, a move that would, he acknowledged, most probably require an extension of the Brexit talks with Brussels.…

I did not call PM Theresa May a stupid woman, says Jeremy Corbyn

LONDON: British opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn on Wednesday said he had not referred to Prime Minister Theresa May as a “stupid woman”. Earlier the House of Commons erupted in anger when Corbyn appeared to mouth the words “stupid woman” after a lively exchange with May. “During Prime Minister’s Question Time today I referred to those who I believe were seeking to turn the debate about the national crisis facing our country into a pantomine as ‘stupid people’,” he told parliament later. “I did not use the…

Corbyn rapped for allegedly muttering ‘stupid woman’ at May

LONDON: British opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn got himself into trouble on Wednesday for apparently muttering "stupid woman" at Prime Minister Theresa May during a heated exchange in parliament over her delaying tactics on Brexit.  The Labour Party leader could be seen appearing to mouth the words in response to May making a joke about his failure to demand a no-confidence vote against her government after he had accused her of leading the country "into a national crisis". Conservative MPs shouted "disgraceful"…

Pakistan needs to be treated with respect: UK’s Corbyn

LONDON: Britain's opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn has said that Pakistan needs to treated respectfully and other countries should refrain criticising it. In an interview with BBC Urdu, the Labour Party chief was asked if he agrees with the recent statement by US President Donald Trump that Pakistan provides safe haven to terror groups. Jeremy  replied "Pakistan is a country which needs to treated with respect, and there should be no outside criticism." Replying to another question if Pakistan can play required role…

Defiant May vows to stay on despite UK election blow

LONDON: A defiant Prime Minister Theresa May vowed Friday to form a new government to lead Britain out of the EU despite losing her majority in a snap general election and facing calls to  resign. "What the country needs more than ever is certainty," May said. The Conservative leader had called Thursday's vote in a bid to extend her majority and strengthen her hand in the looming Brexit negotiations, but her gamble backfired spectacularly. Although winning the most seats, her centre-right party lost its majority in…