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The European Union is not a 'neoliberal conspiracy' – and it’s disturbing that some in the Labour Party apparently believe this nonsense

Here’s a fun fact: the founder of neoliberalism was a Corbynista.<p>Well, not exactly a Corbynista. The German sociologist Alexander Rustow died in …

European Union

Exclusive - Jumping ship: Brexit-hit EU staff ditch UK passports

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - About one in 10 British civil servants at the European Commission has taken another EU nationality since the Brexit vote, but are nonetheless resigned to scant prospects of future promotion.<p>Figures from European Union data provided to Reuters and interviews reflect a …

United Kingdom

UK government disappointed by Lords votes on Brexit laws: May's spokesman

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May is disappointed by a series of defeats in Britain's upper house of parliament over her plans to leave the European Union, her spokesman said on Wednesday.<p>The House of Lords voted against her plans to leave the European Union's single market after Brexit …

United Kingdom

EU scrutinises post-Brexit security deal | Reuters

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU officials who began talks with Britain on Friday on security ties after Brexit will raise problems that diplomats say may mean cooperation against terrorism and crime will be weakened more than many expected.<p>Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May arrives at a European Union …

United Kingdom

New prostate therapy recommended on NHS

<b>A new treatment for non-cancerous enlargement of the prostate, a very common condition in older men, has been recommended for use by the NHS.</b><p>It's called prostate artery embolisation. And it blocks some of the blood supply to the prostate using tiny synthetic beads, causing the troublesome tissue to …

Cancer

Research shows diabetes drug's promise in zapping prostate cancer

Dr. Lloyd Trotman journeys daily into the inner sanctum of cancer cells.

Cancer

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World<p>Israel's army said Thursday it had carried out widespread raids against Iranian targets in Syria overnight after rocket fire towards its …

MPs, celebrities call for 'people's vote' on Brexit | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - MPs, celebrities and business leaders launched a campaign on Sunday to call for a vote on any final Brexit deal, stepping up a campaign to try to stop what they describe as Britain’s damaging departure from the European Union.<p>Labour Party MP Chuka Umunna, Liberal Democrat MP …

United Kingdom

Pro-Brexit campaign group may have broken spending rules -law firm | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - The main “Leave” group in Britain’s 2016 EU referendum may have broken electoral rules by over-spending during the campaign, according to a legal opinion published by a parliamentary committee on Friday.<p>A European Union flag flutters outside the Palace of Westminster, London, …

Brexit

Is anyone really untouchable at Newcastle United?

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 11: Jammal Lascelles and DeAndre Yedlin of Newcastle United all smiles at the final whistle as Newcastle won …

Soccer

The promised post-Brexit trade deal with America may never materialise

WHEN pitching an idea to President Donald Trump, a fine sales technique is to tell him that Barack Obama once thought the opposite. Small wonder …

We Made People Pick the Songs They Want Played At Their Funerals

Death is coming for each and every one of us, so we may as well pick a big tune to send us into the abyss.<p>Life, huh. You’re born, you go from cute to not cute, then hot to not hot, you stare at your phone for a bit, eat a few nice dinners, shit them out, do some queueing, maybe fall in love, maybe …

McDonald's and AstraZeneca among firms fearing Brexit worker shortage

Major UK firms have told ministers of their fears that Brexit could leave them facing a shortfall of workers.<p>AstraZeneca, John Lewis, Amazon, …

Is the BBC abdicating its responsibilities over Brexit?

Just when we need the broadcaster’s guidance, it seems unwilling to ask difficult questions<p>When the BBC is accused of bias, its reaction is always the same – executives and journalists protest that if all sides attack the BBC with equal force all the time then they must be doing something right. …

United Kingdom

GKN will be stripped and sold for parts by ghouls who have no interest in making things

The past is never dead. When the wheeling, dealing, asset-stripping Hanson Trust finally collapsed in 2007, having played a major part in the deindustrialisation of Britain – but having greatly enriched its Thatcherite founder Lord Hanson – I thought a stake had finally being driven through the …

GKN

Theresa May needs to be honest with the public about post-Brexit immigration

In three weeks it will be 50 years since Enoch Powell’s infamous “rivers of blood” speech warning about the perils of immigration. His prophecy …

Why the Assembly could be the next target for alienated voters who backed Brexit

Could Brexit pose the biggest risk to devolution so far?<p>There are serious grounds for believing that could be the case.<p>One year ago this week the …

Voice of the Mirror: Theresa May's UK tour shows she's lost when it comes to Brexit

Spin is no substitute for substance and Theresa May ’s photo opportunities across the UK underlined she still hasn’t a clue what to do about …

Lord Patten slams government over post-Brexit free trade deals, saying the closest ministers have come is "the checkout at Waitrose"

Former minister, European Commissioner and BBC Trust boss Lord Patten will today slam the government's efforts to secure a post-Brexit trade deal, …

BeLeave revelations taint the Brexit result. There must be another vote

Shahmir Sanni’s disclosure about funds channelled to the leave campaign show that UK democracy is under threat<p>The revelations over the weekend from the brave and principled former BeLeave treasurer Shahmir Sanni are devastating. His claim that £625,000 was donated by Vote Leave to his supposedly …

United Kingdom

Brexit will cause a political and economic crisis when we leave a year from now

On Thursday it will be one year till the United Kingdom quits the European Union.<p>This Thursday marks the one-year countdown to Brexit.<p>One year left …

Brexit: MPs must 'agree' outcome, Labour says

<b>Labour says the offer of a "take it or leave it" Commons vote on the final Brexit deal is "unacceptable" and MPs, not ministers, must agree the outcome.</b><p>Shadow Brexit secretary Sir Keir Starmer said it was "unthinkable" that if MPs rejected the agreement the UK just "crashed out" of the EU anyway.<p>In …

United Kingdom

Brexit was making us a joke nation even before the blue passports

Theresa May’s ‘transition’ deal is no cause for optimism amid this growing sense of farce<p>Did I hear aright? Is the new, or rather “retro”, post-Brexit, true-blue British passport going to be manufactured in France? What a wonderful symbol of the futility and duplicity of the Brexiters’ promise to …

Elections

Revealed: Brexit insider claims Vote Leave team may have breached spending limits

Whistleblower alleges that electoral spending rules could have been manipulated over controversial donation and that Vote Leave ‘tried to delete’ key evidence<p>• Brexit whistleblower Shahmir Sanni: ‘Did Vote Leave use me? Was I naive?’<p>• The ties that bound Vote Leave’s data firm to Cambridge Analytica<p>…

Brexit

The Puzzle Of Quantum Reality

There’s a hole at the heart of quantum physics.It’s a deep hole. Yet it’s not a hole that prevents the theory from working. Quantum physics is, by …

Quantum Mechanics

Friday briefing: Break this Brexit cycle, says Labour frontbencher

Owen Smith say party must ‘keep asking if it’s the right choice’ … markets reel as tariff war escalates … and book casts Prince Charles as fearsome ‘feudal lord’<p>Top story: ‘We need to go further,’ says Owen Smith<p>Good morning – I’m Warren Murray and here are the main stories.<p>Labour’s shadow Northern …

United Kingdom

Britain has lost control of the Brexit talks

If Brexit was going to be as easy as some of its advocates had believed, we would not have had weeks such as this one. It’s hard to interpret the recent agreement over the transition period as anything other than a capitulation to EU demands. Theresa May has quietly scrubbed out her ‘red line’ on …

One Guy With a Supercomputer Who's Chasing the Causes of Cancer

You may have heard of big data. You probably haven’t heard of Ludmil Alexandrov, the researcher identifying the causes of cancer one peta­byte at a time.<p>The only road map scientists have to help them cure cancer looks like one of those early renderings of the Amazon River, all questionable …

European Parliament’s Tajani wants Facebook investigation

European Parliament President Antonio Tajani said today the institution will “investigate fully” the reports of massive misuse of Facebook’s data for …

Social Media

CBI urges UK to avoid loss of up to €1bn a year in EU research funding

Business group wants Britain to become associate member of R&D programme after Brexit<p>Britain’s biggest business lobby group is seeking to prevent the loss of as much as €1bn (£882m) in annual European funding for scientific research and technological development, which has been thrown into doubt by …

United Kingdom