Brexit

Germany and France to lead post-Brexit EU in further integration

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - More EU integration is a "foregone conclusion", and France and Germany will take the lead on post-Brexit reforms starting this year, the European Union's second-in-command said, adding that he hoped the east-west split in the bloc would heal.<p>Britain's vote to leave the EU …

Business (UK)

U.K. Uses Newspaper Pages to Reassure EU Citizens on Brexit - Bloomberg

The British government reached out to European Union voters directly through local media in a bid to reassure them that the rights of their relatives …

EU Referendum

DELOITTE: 1.2 million foreign workers could flee the UK in the next 5 years

LONDON — Close to half of the skilled EU nationals working in the UK could return home or move to other countries within five years. As many as 1.2 million foreign workers from around the globe are considering leaving Britain, a new report suggests.<p>Big Four accountancy firm Deloitte's "Power up: …

EU Referendum

US steels for Google fine

Cecilia Malmström has fired a loud warning shot in the direction of Washington, saying Brussels will retaliate if Donald Trump slaps tariffs on …

EU Referendum

Yes, Northern Ireland should have the £1bn. But what about other UK regions?

To anyone not invested in May’s career it’s hard to explain how people in other deprived areas are less deserving than those affected by the votes of 10 DUP MPs<p>One of Theresa May’s more memorable screw-ups, in an election campaign not short of them, came on Question Time at the start of June, when …

Business (UK)

EU fines Google a record 2.4 billion euros in antitrust case

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union has slapped a record 2.42 billion euro ($2.72 billion) fine on internet giant Google on Tuesday for taking advantage of its dominance in online searches to direct customers to its own online shopping business.<p>European regulators gave the company based in Mountain …

Business

The hidden, potentially life-threatening, cost Brexit could have on the UK

Leaving the European Union also means leaving the European Medicines Agency, which speeds up drug approval across 28 member states<p>Brexit negotiations …

Business (UK)

Citi says May's premiership is not sustainable, UK to have another election within a year

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May's government is not sustainable beyond a few months and there is likely to be another British national election within the next year, Citi said in a research note.<p>"We continue to think that her premiership is not sustainable beyond a few months, perhaps …

Business (UK)

One of us is Lib Dem, the other is Green. But we share a vision

Labour and the Tories are happy with a two-party system. But if the UK is to get the radical electoral change it needs, cooperation between smaller parties is vital<p>When, on their first day back in parliament, Labour MPs jeered the phrase “proportional representation”, it was a revelatory moment. …

Liberal Democrats

Brexit 1 Year Later, In 5 Charts

Where the Rubber Meets the Road.<p>Stocks Head Higher.<p>Gold Profits from Volatile Government Bonds.<p>One year ago, British voters cast their ballots in …

EU Referendum

Scottish and Welsh leaders are furious at May's £1 billion 'bung' to the DUP

• <b>Scotland's first minister Nicola Sturgeon has condemned the £1 billion Tory-DUP deal as "the worst kind of pork barrel politics."</b>• <b><br>Carwyn Jones, Wales' first minister called the agreement "a straight bung."</b>• <b><br>The £1 billion deal has been given to Northern Ireland in a block grant, bypassing Barnett</b> …

EU Referendum

Germany: Merkel's challenger sees quick vote on gay marriage

BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel's center-left rivals said Tuesday they would seek a parliamentary vote this week on legalizing gay marriage after the German leader backed off her conservatives' long-standing refusal to budge on the issue.<p>Germany has allowed same-sex couples to enter civil …

UK News

TransferWise CEO talks about Brexit worries for fintech companies

London's status as a global financial technology hub could be undermined if Brexit complicates the ability of companies to operate across Europe and …

FinTech

Behind The Soundbites, The Government Is Taking Away EU Citizens' Rights

It's been a year and four days since the UK voted to leave the EU.<p>That's 369 days of confusion and worry for the millions plunged into uncertainty about whether they can keep living in the country where they've built their lives.<p>They've faced a spike in hate crime and been used as bargaining chips …

UK Politics

Can the City Survive?

Despite Brexit, London's place as a leading global financial center looks safe.<p>Ever since Britain voted to leave the European Union, analysts have debated the City's fate. In 2016, the British financial services sector employed over one million people (3.1 percent of all U.K. jobs) and contributed …

EU Referendum

It's not enough to let EU residents stay – they should get the vote, too

In the UK, more than 2 million EU workers are non-citizens and cannot vote, despite paying taxes and filling Britain’s most precarious jobs. Brexit should be the moment that anomaly is ended<p>Of about 100 Labour activists assembled in the scout hut, in Kimberly, Notts, there is a handful of workers …

Business (UK)

Theresa May: 'No Families Will Be Split Up' By Brexit

(LONDON) — British Prime Minister Theresa May tried Monday to reassure European Union citizens living in Britain that their lives and those of their …

EU Referendum

Trade barriers are top concern for London firms one year on from Brexit vote, London Chamber of Commerce and Industry finds

London businesses have growing concerns over barriers to future trade, one year on from the EU referendum.<p>Firms in the capital also want “immediate …

EU Referendum

Brexit: EU nationals will have to apply for identity cards

EU nationals will have to apply for identity cards to prove they have “settled status” after Brexit in order to live and work in the UK legally, it …

EU Referendum

The DUP-Conservative pact is unnecessary, expensive, and potentially destabalising

There is a long tradition of formal links between the Unionists of Northern Ireland and the Conservatives. Once upon a time, the Ulster Unionists actually took the Tory whip until they resigned in protest in 1974 at the decision to suspend Stormont and impose direct rule from Westminster.<p>But the …

EU Referendum

Swiss call time out in push on EU ties as Brexit talks begin

ZURICH/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Switzerland's drive to clinch a sweeping treaty putting its ties with the European Union on firmer footing has run aground as mainstream conservative parties get cold feet ahead of Britain's divorce talks with the EU.<p>A new treaty could clear the way for closer ties in …

EU Referendum

DUP branded 'milder form of Ku Klux Klan'

The Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) has been called a "kind of Ku Klux Klan" by former MP George Galloway.<p>"They wear orange sashes at this time of …

UK News

UK: PM Theresa May makes deal with DUP to stay in power; it's shame for democracy

Granting money to an entire region to buy allegiance of MPs to survive in power makes democracy look a farce. What happened in Britain today will …

EU Referendum

Reversal is the best Brexit option, say FN readers

'The whole thing is a disaster. We are going to kill our economy for no reason'<p>The UK government's response to Brexit over the last 12 months has …

EU Referendum

Sturgeon to make indyref2 announcement

<b>Nicola Sturgeon is to make an announcement later today on the "way forward for Scotland" following the general election result.</b><p>Ms Sturgeon had called for an independence referendum to be held in the autumn of next year or the spring of 2019.<p>But she has been considering her options since the SNP …

Referendums

Brexit Bulletin: Citizenship Test for May - Bloomberg

<i>Sign up to receive the Brexit Bulletin in your inbox, and follow @Brexit on Twitter.</i><p>The first battle of the Brexit negotiations is underway.<p>In a sign …

EU Referendum

Michel Barnier calls for ‘more ambition’ from UK on citizens’ rights

The EU’s chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, responded to Theresa May’s offer to EU citizens living in the U.K. by calling for “more ambition, …

EU Referendum

Theresa May's offer on EU citizen's rights - key points explained

Theresa May has announced her offer to EU member states on the future rights their citizens can expect if they live and work in the UK after Brexit.<p>So what are the key points?<p>After the UK leaves the EU all citizens from the 27 other member states will have to apply for immigration status in this …

Theresa May

Labour MPs to join SNP, Greens and Plaid to resist single market exit

Dozens from official opposition party want a softer Brexit than is proposed by Theresa May’s government and Labour’s frontbench<p>Dozens of Labour MPs are preparing to team up with the SNP, Plaid Cymru and the Greens to back an amendment to the Queen’s speech calling for Britain to remain in the EU …

Business (UK)

U.K. challenger bank Starling sets up in Ireland and clears flightpath to Europe

Starling Bank, a new U.K. challenger bank that doesn't have branches and relies on a mobile phone app instead to cut running costs and appeal to new …

Banking