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EU Warns U.K. on Brexit Reneging in ‘Furious Race Against Time’

The European Union warned the U.K. against rowing back on the agreements it made last week as leaders prepare to hand Britain its first reward in the …

Business (UK)

Britain rejected the EU, and the EU is loving its new life

Brussels, Belgium<p>The day after Britain voted to leave the European Union, people were weeping in the European Commission’s headquarters. The city of Brussels, the EU’s capital, spent weeks in a state of shock and anxiety. But 18 months on, the city seems cheerier than ever.<p>“The wind is back in …

EU Referendum

David Davis promises swift vote on EU deal to placate Tory rebels

Assurances from Brexit secretary may not be enough to head off cross-party rebellion led by Dominic Grieve MP over so-called Henry VIII powers<p>The Brexit secretary, David Davis, has promised Conservative MPs a vote on the Brexit deal “as soon as possible” after negotiations are concluded in an …

Business (UK)

The True Cost of Brexit Is Far More Than Leavers Expected

As they voted in the June 23 2016 referendum, many a British voter might have thought that Brexit -- the process of withdrawing from the European …

Business (UK)

This English Town Backed Brexit. Now the Poles Are Leaving

“Have you been drinking?” shouts policewoman Amy Lucas to a group of mostly Polish migrants hanging out on the street on a cold afternoon in …

Business

EU negotiator says 'no turning back' on commitments

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier says there will be "no turning back" for Britain on commitments made during an initial divorce deal between the two, after his U.K. counterpart insisted it was merely a "statement of intent."<p>Barnier told legislators at the …

EU Referendum

US broadside leaves WTO meeting in tatters

At the current meeting of the World Trade Organization, the top US trade representative has launched a broadside at the trade body's 164 members, …

Business

Chuka Umunna interview: A hard Brexit would 'torpedo' Labour's manifesto promises

• <b>Chuka Umunna calls on Corbyn to come out explicitly for a soft Brexit in order to avoid torpedoing his own plans for government.</b>• <b><br>Labour MP</b> <b>accuses Brexiteers of trying to "normalise violence."</b>• <b><br>He says Brexit Secretary David Davis would have had to resign "in ordinary circumstances" for misleading</b> …

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Barnier: EU will not accept any Brexit deal that undermines ‘four freedoms’

December 13, 2017<p>The EU’s chief Brexit negotiator has warned that “there are certain points that are non-negotiable” for Brussels in upcoming talks …

UK News

City of Culture farce pretty much sums up Brexit

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The Brexit mist is clearing. Corbyn will have to show his hand and soon/Rafael Behr

The party’s fuzzy position works while Tories avoid tough decisions. But it can’t hold for much longer<p>When Theresa May was in Brussels last Friday finalising an interim Brexit deal, Jeremy Corbyn was in Switzerland speaking at the UN’s Geneva headquarters. As British politics was consumed by battle …

Business (UK)

Brexit suggests we’re on the right side of history

Whatever the theorists say, ordinary people seem intuitively to feel the opposite<p>How nice it would be, in this season of good cheer, to find something hopeful to say. Being a historian, I shall try: history often helps us to see our problems in proportion. But let us grit our teeth and begin with …

UK Politics

Brexit Update: The End Of The Beginning

While an important milestone has been reached – trade talks can begin – the road ahead still looks long and difficult.<p>“Full alignment” of Northern …

EU Referendum

Brexit Bulletin: Retreat or Defeat

<i>Sign up to receive the Brexit Bulletin in your inbox, and follow @Brexit on Twitter.</i><p>Will she surrender or risk defeat?<p>U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May …

EU Referendum

Hundreds of thousands of EU nationals 'may not get right to stay in UK'

Migration experts say even simplified system announced by government could leave large number struggling to comply<p>Hundreds of thousands of EU nationals living in Britain could struggle to secure Home Office permission to stay in the UK after Brexit, according to migration experts.<p>The Oxford …

Business (UK)

Reserve half of all homes for Britions to stop foreigners snapping them up, says Philip Hammond aide

Half of all new build homes should be reserved for Britons to stop foreigners snapping them up, a member of Philip Hammond’s Treasury team says today.<p>Chris Philip, a Parliamentary Private Secretary to Mr Hammond, the Chancellor, says in a report for the Centre for Policy Studies that 50 per cent of …

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Britain urged to prosecute social media firms over online abuse

LONDON (Reuters) - Social media companies should face prosecution for failing to remove racist and extremist material from their websites, according …

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Let’s hear the good news about Brexit more often

In my lifetime, I cannot remember any thing or idea or person getting as bad a press as Brexit has. It’s relentless. It’s not daily — it’s hourly, minutely, by the second. Open a newspaper, switch on the radio, browse the web, and there it is: more Brexit-fear, more predictions of economic calamity …

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Brexit relocations by City banks set to fall short of fears

Laura Noonan in London<p>December 13, 2017<p>The UK’s biggest international banks are set to move fewer than 4,600 jobs from London in preparation for …

UK News

Does Theresa May’s poll lead mean she’s got a new lease of life?

Influential Brexiteers have already noticed that things aren’t going quite their way.<p>Party like it's May 2017! Theresa May has surged into a poll …

EU Referendum

Daily Briefing: 'Davis-proofing' Brexit

(Reuters) - Wary EU officials think they have found a way of safeguarding agreements reached so far with Britain from any changes of heart by the UK’s mercurial Brexit negotiator David Davis.<p>FILE PHOTO: Britain's Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union David Davis gestures as he adresses …

UK News

Britain in Dogfight to Retain Warplane Supremacy

From the World War I-vintage Sopwith Camel through the iconic Spitfire to the Harrier jump jet, Britain has been a leading player in warplane …

Aerospace

Tory MP who used n-word to describe no-deal Brexit let back into party

The Tory MP who was suspended after using the n-word has been let back into the party.<p>Anne Marie Morris faced disciplinary action in July when a …

Business (UK)

Almost all potential Brexit outcomes will leave UK worse off, says US thinktank - Politics live

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including MPs debating the EU withdrawal bill

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An Official European Parliament Report Accuses Trump Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross Of Insider Trading

The saga of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross’s missing billions took another interesting turn last week, when Irish politician and European Parliament member Luke Ming Flanagan accused Donald Trump’s cabinet official of insider trading in a new report. According to <i>Mother Jones</i>, Flanagan and his …

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New Zealand Labour government set to introduce law banning foreign homebuyers

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand’s housing minister said on Wednesday the new government would introduce a law banning foreigners, including students and temporary workers, from buying existing homes into the country’s Parliament the following day.<p>New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern waves …

Jacinda Ardern

Donald Trump's tax code changes could give unexpected boost to the City

Donald Trump’s proposed changes to the US tax code could result in London regaining its attractiveness for those working in the financial services, …

Business (UK)

Brexit is allowing Europe to get serious about defending itself

<b>(CNN) —</b> The theatrics surrounding the Brexit negotiations have caused many to pay little attention to something far more important when considering the future of Europe: the formal launch of the EU's "permanent structured cooperation" in defense.<p>Euroskeptics have for years derided such moves as an …

EU Referendum

Almost half of British people want Donald Trump's state visit scrapped, poll shows

Around half of the British public think the UK must scrap its invitation for a full state visit to Donald Trump following his support for a British …

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The Brexit Divorce Deal Is Unlikely To Boost UK Stocks

The United Kingdom and the European Union reached an agreement last week on the Brexit "divorce bill” after overnight negotiations. Although the deal …

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