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It feels so embarrassing to be an Englishman abroad after Brexit

“Bonjour,” the waitress greeted me cheerily as the Breton sun shone down on the outside table at which we sat. To my absolute horror, I realised that …

Iain Duncan Smith

Brexit: Slovenian PM Deals Crushing Blow To UK Government's Strategy

Brexit negotiations will not proceed to haggling over a future UK-EU trading relationship by October as previously planned, the Slovenian prime …

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Now Jeremy Corbyn must say no to Brexit: the time for evasions is over

There is no option of a ‘soft’ Brexit, and Labour’s mockery of the Conservative government’s position rings hollow when its own position is a mess<p>• Steve Richards is a political commentator and broadcaster<p>Unsurprisingly, the Labour leadership is scathing of the government’s Brexit strategy, mocking …

Business (UK)

EFTA court offers way-out for Britain post-Brexit: court president

BRUSSELS/LONDON (Reuters) - The court of the European Free Trade Area (EFTA) could present a way-out for Britain as it seeks a new authority to arbitrate in disputes after it leaves the European Union, the president of the court said on Monday.<p>The European Commission, the EU's executive arm, says …

Business (UK)

Brexit position papers revealed: Here's what David Davis & co are seeking for goods on the market and confidentiality

The UK is seeking to guarantee "frictionless" trade on day one after Brexit, the first of Dexeu's position papers published today reveals.<p>The …

Business (UK)

One-in-four Brexit voters believe they were misled by the Leave campaign

• <b>A quarter of Leave voters believe they were misled by the Brexit campaign.</b>• <b><br>Many voters believe they will be made worse off over the coming years as a result of the vote to leaves.</b>• <b><br>Opinium poll suggests Remain would win a second EU referendum.</b>• <b><br>However, appetite for another vote remains low.</b><p>LONDON — …

Referendums

Voters are turning against Brexit but the Lib Dems aren't benefiting

Labour's pro-Brexit stance is not preventing it from winning the support of Remainers. Will that change?<p>More than a year after the UK voted for …

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'A terrible betrayal' Gove fights Hammond over use of fishing as a Brexit bargaining chip

GETTYEnvironment secretary Michael Gove<p>The Leave backing environment secretary apparently clashed with the Remainer chancellor at a recent Cabinet …

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Jacob Rees-Mogg looms over Brexit talks

In its bid to convince the EU that the rigid “separation first, trade second” approach to the Brexit talks makes no sense, the U.K. is bombarding its …

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What happens if Angela Merkel loses the German elections?

She has a 15 to 20 point lead in the polls. She has a growing economy, falling unemployment, and personal approval ratings that are way off the charts, while her opponents are hopelessly split. There are plenty of things the markets are worrying about right now. But Angela Merkel losing power in …

Angela Merkel

New poll suggests a THIRD of Brits convinced by Vote Leave's claim Brexit would mean £350 million for the NHS

A new poll suggests a third of Brits believe or believed Vote Leave's claim that Brexit would mean a £350 million a year boost to the NHS.<p>A quarter …

Business (UK)

A high price looms as Brexit reality bites

August is normally the month when politics takes a break and leaves the air waves clear for the likes of Jacob Rees-Mogg. Not this year.<p>Last week the …

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UK demands British goods be sold in EU at no extra cost after Brexit

The Government is demanding that UK firms producing goods to European standards before Brexit be allowed to sell them in the EU at no extra cost, …

Business (UK)

This tiny sector of Portuguese industry shows how disastrous leaving the single market after Brexit could be

• <b>New economic study assesses the impacts of leaving the EU on Portugal's mould industry.</b>• <b><br>Paper finds that innovation would drop 50% and productivity would also fall.</b>• <b><br>Lessons can be taken in Britain as it prepares to leave the EU's trading area.</b>• <b><br>British manufacturing relies heavily on innovation, and</b> …

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Why Professor Minford Says Brexit Will Boost U.K. Economy

Patrick Minford, professor of applied economics at Cardiff University, discusses his call that leaving the EU single market and customs union could …

Business

Theresa May shelves plan for high pay crackdown

Theresa May has been forced to abandon another key policy in her attempt to improve boardroom behaviour, as the UK government prepares to publish a …

Governance

Will Brexit boost or hurt the economy?

Can freer trade and no EU regulations help us? Economist Patrick Minford and Green party economy spokeswoman Molly Scott Cato go head to head<p>Patrick Minford: Our economy will gain billions after Brexit<p>Our report, From Project Fear to Project Prosperity, estimates that the gains from a full Brexit …

Economics

UK outlines ways of resolving cross-border legal disputes post-Brexit

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain will outline ways on Tuesday to resolve cross-border civil disputes with the European Union after Brexit, the latest in a flurry of proposals for future ties to try to nudge talks forward with the bloc.<p>In the third of five such papers to be published this week, the …

Business (UK)

UK Brexit plan for goods on EU collision course

The shorter of the two spells out a need, post-Brexit, for the UK and the EU to respect the confidentiality of documents and data that were exchanged …

Business (UK)

Britain’s one-sided special relationship with America

When Theresa May visited Washington in January, she mentioned the special relationship more times than her hosts spelt her name right in the official …

UK News

UK politicians hold a tearful vigil for a clock because they clearly have nothing better to do

Just in case you were in any doubt about the world falling apart, British politicians confirmed our worst fears today by holding a silent vigil for a bell. Big Ben, to be precise.<p>At midday on Monday, Big Ben sounded its final bong for four years. The iconic Elizabeth Tower, which houses Big Ben and …

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Ireland's Varadkar 'Puzzled' by U.K. Trade Demands

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar comments on the state of U.K. trade talks during an interview with Bloomberg TV in Toronto. (Source: Bloomberg)

Business

European Populists Who Aped Brexit and Trump Rethink Their Approach

Many officials think their attempt to associate with the U.K. and the U.S. undermined what was supposed to be a banner year<p>CARPENTRAS, France—Europe’s populist politicians hoped this would be the year they rocked the Continent’s establishment. Instead, their assault on the European Union has …

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US-Canada border would not work in Ireland, Varadkar says

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Brexit free-trade illusions from the 19th century

Vying with Big Ben’s bongs for the most pointless story of the past few days came a new contribution to the Brexit debate on trade.<p>The Institute of …

Globalization

UK calls on EU to prevent leaks of sensitive information after Brexit

Demand for continued protection on departure highlights growing mistrust between London and Brussels<p>The UK has called on the European Union to prevent sensitive government information leaking out after Brexit, in a tit-fot-tat proposal that underlines the increasing distrust between London and …

Business (UK)

Brexit Bulletin: Timetable Clash

<i>Sign up to receive the Brexit Bulletin in your inbox, and follow @Brexit on Twitter.</i><p>Just a week to go before Brexit talks resume and already the U.K. …

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Davis brings cake to EU meeting and insists he wants to eat it then somehow take it home

<b>DAVID Davis has arrived at EU negotiations with a cake that he wants to eat but then still have afterwards.</b><p>Brexit minister Davis bought the cake, a …

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Theresa May embarks on charm offensive to shore up her leadership

Theresa May has embarked on a two-month political charm offensive that many MPs expect will culminate in the UK prime minister publicly apologising …

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Theresa May ‘confident’ Brexit talks will move to trade in October

LONDON — Prime Minister Theresa May is “confident” Brexit negotiations will move on to the “next phase” of discussing Britain’s future trade …

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