By William James

Britain must respect Chinese investors, says head of UK manufacturing body

By William James LONDON (Reuters) - Britain must respect Chinese investors, whose vast wealth may be crucial to the future of the economy, the head of the British manufacturing organization said on Tuesday after a last-minute delay on a partly Chinese-funded nuclear...

Tuesday, August 2, 2016, 9:32 PM

PM May resurrects industrial policy as Britain prepares for Brexit

By William James LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday kickstarted her bid to reshape the British economy for a post-Brexit world, reviving the once unfashionable concept of industrial policy 30 years after Margaret...

Tuesday, August 2, 2016, 3:46 PM

PM May resurrects industrial policy as Britain prepares for Brexit

By William James LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May will on Tuesday outline her bid to reshape the British economy for a post-Brexit world, reviving the once unfashionable concept of industrial policy 30 years after Margaret Thatcher killed it off...

Tuesday, August 2, 2016, 4:55 AM

UK PM May pledges new action to tackle 'barbaric evil' of modern slavery

By William James LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May set out a drive to tackle modern slavery in Britain on Sunday, pledging more funding and a new cross-government taskforce to help stamp out what she called a "barbaric evil". She...

Sunday, July 31, 2016, 4:22 PM

London mayor seeks more powers to protect post-Brexit city

By William James LONDON (Reuters) - London Mayor Sadiq Khan, seeking more powers for the British capital to protect the city after Britons voted to leave the European Union, commissioned a study on Tuesday to draw up a list of devolution demands....

Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 7:50 AM

UK's Labour rules Corbyn has right to stand again for leadership

By William James LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's opposition Labour Party ruled on Tuesday that its leader Jeremy Corbyn had the automatic right to stand in a new leadership contest, setting the stage for a struggle between the veteran socialist's supporters...

Tuesday, July 12, 2016, 9:17 PM

UK's Labour rules Corbyn has right to stand again for leadership

By William James LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's opposition Labour Party ruled on Tuesday that its leader Jeremy Corbyn had the automatic right to stand in a new leadership contest, setting the stage for a struggle between the veteran socialist's supporters...

Tuesday, July 12, 2016, 3:10 PM

UK's Osborne meets Chinese officials in post-Brexit trade push: source

By William James LONDON (Reuters) - Finance minister George Osborne met senior Chinese officials in London on Thursday to discuss trade following Britain's vote to leave the European Union, agreeing to work to foster stronger ties between the two countries, a...

Thursday, July 7, 2016, 10:20 PM

Killing of British lawmaker was 'an act of terror', says husband

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Thursday, June 23, 2016, 12:13 AM

Britain's rival EU camps resume campaign as polls show momentum for 'In'

By William James LONDON (Reuters) - Campaigning for Britain's vote on EU membership resumed on Sunday after a three-day hiatus prompted by the killing of a pro-EU lawmaker, but pledges of a more respectful tone were quickly tested by a fresh row over...

Monday, June 20, 2016, 1:09 PM

Britain's rival EU camps resume campaign as polls show momentum for 'In'

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Sunday, June 19, 2016, 1:38 PM

UK's Osborne faces rebellion over Brexit emergency budget

By William James ASHFORD, England (Reuters) - Finance minister George Osborne said on Wednesday he would introduce an emergency budget if Britain voted to leave the European Union, but 57 of his own Conservative Party's lawmakers said they would block his...

Wednesday, June 15, 2016, 2:40 PM