Category Archives: UK Politics

Nicola Sturgeon says trans rights abuse pushed her to quit as Scottish leader

LONDON — Nicola Sturgeon said the abuse she faced for trying to overhaul transgender laws helped convince her to quit as Scotland’s first minister. The former Scottish National Party leader, who resigned suddenly last year, said she’d received more abuse for her plans to make it easier for people to legally change their gender than […]

UK summons Chinese ambassador to complain about spying

LONDON — Britain summoned China’s ambassador for a telling-off Tuesday after three people were charged with assisting Hong Kong’s intelligence service. Zheng Zeguang, China’s ambassador to the U.K, was reprimanded by the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office on instruction of Foreign Secretary David Cameron. In a statement, the FCDO said: “The FCDO was unequivocal in […]

UK charges three with helping Hong Kong’s spy agency

LONDON — Three people have been charged in the U.K. with assisting Hong Kong’s intelligence service. The Metropolitan Police announced Monday that Chi Leung Wai, 38, from Staines-upon-Thames; Matthew Trickett, 37, from Maidenhead; and Chung Biu Yuen, 63, from Hackney; had all been charged with assisting a foreign intelligence service and foreign interference. It marks the […]