Category: UK

May’s ministers still fully behind her Brexit plans

May’s ministers still fully behind her Brexit plans

 British Prime Minister Theresa May’s senior ministerial team remains fully behind her Brexit proposals, her spokesman said on Monday, after her plans were savaged by European Union leaders at a summit last week. May’s Conservative Party is deeply divided over the direction talks with the EU should take, with opponents of her plans, including her former Brexit minister, holding a […]

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UK’s Raab says confident of Brexit deal, needs two to tango

UK’s Raab says confident of Brexit deal, needs two to tango

British Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab said on Monday that he was confident that the United Kingdom will make progress and eventually clinch a Brexit deal with the European Union.“We keep on negotiating in good faith, we try and get the best deal we can, but we are ready for all eventualities,” Raab told TalkRadio. “We’ll keep negotiating in good faith, […]

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Scottish Labour leader says party will oppose fresh independence vote

Scottish Labour leader says party will oppose fresh independence vote

Britain’s main opposition Labour Party will oppose a fresh vote on Scottish independence from the United Kingdom, Scottish Labour’s leader Richard Leonard said on Monday, potentially benefiting its political rivals. “There is no case for a second independence referendum,” Leonard told the BBC, adding that Scots had rejected breaking from the United Kingdom by 55 to 45 percent in a […]

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Man who triggered alert at UK’s Buckingham Palace had a key ring

Man who triggered alert at UK’s Buckingham Palace had a key ring

A man, who sparked an alert at the visitors’ entrance to Queen Elizabeth’s Buckingham Palace residence on Sunday when he was arrested for being in possession of stun gun, in fact just had a key ring, London’s Metropolitan Police said. The 38-year-old old tourist from the Netherlands was detained at the palace on Sunday lunchtime after he was found with […]

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Labour keeps second Brexit referendum on table

Labour keeps second Brexit referendum on table

 Opposition Labour Party will vote this week to keep a second Brexit referendum on the table if Theresa May fails to pass her plan to quit the European Union through parliament, heaping pressure on a struggling prime minister. After May’s plans for Brexit – the biggest shift in British policy for more than four decades – were rebuffed by the […]

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Majority of May’s cabinet supports Canada-style Brexit deal

Majority of May’s cabinet supports Canada-style Brexit deal

A majority of British Prime Minister Theresa May’s senior ministerial team now supports moving towards a Canada-style trade deal with the European Union after Brexit,May said on Friday that Brexit talks with the EU had hit an impasse, defiantly challenging the bloc to come up with its own plans after EU leaders savaged her proposals.

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Brexit protection? Farage-themed condoms a hit among UK eurosceptics

Brexit protection? Farage-themed condoms a hit among UK eurosceptics

Nigel Farage, the former leader of Britain’s UK Independence Party, has long had a knack for generating publicity for his eurosceptic cause, but campaigners say he had nothing to do with the latest stunt: branded condoms bearing his image. Among the most attention-grabbing items on sale at this year’s UKIP conference in Birmingham on Friday were condoms in packets printed […]

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‘Bombshell’? EU court to hear case on halting Brexit

‘Bombshell’? EU court to hear case on halting Brexit

A legal appeal to decide if Britain alone can change its mind about leaving the European Union should be given consideration by the European Court of Justice (ECJ), Scotland’s highest court said on Friday in a boost to anti-Brexit campaigners.Rounding out a week of bad news for Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit plans, petitioners argued successfully that legal certainty about […]

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UK leader May hits back on Brexit plan; pound falls

UK leader May hits back on Brexit plan; pound falls

British Prime Minister Theresa May accused the European Union on Friday of creating an “impasse” in divorce negotiations by bluntly rejecting her blueprint for Brexit, sending the value of the pound falling as worries about a chaotic U.K. exit from the EU soared. With British newspapers declaring that May had been “humiliated” by EU leaders, the prime minister used a […]

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Britain posts much larger-than-expected budget deficit in August

Britain posts much larger-than-expected budget deficit in August

Britain recorded a much bigger budget deficit than expected in August, driven by subdued tax receipts, a boost to the state pension and a contribution to the European Union’s budget, official data showed on Friday. The deficit in August stood at 6.753 billion pounds, compared with 4.345 billion pounds a year ago, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said. A […]

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