Brexit

Three-quarters of the UK public say Brexit is going badly, new poll reveals

The British public have delivered a damning verdict on the Government’s Brexit strategy after a new poll revealed a huge majority think negotiations …

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The next time Jacob Rees-Mogg is given screen time, I will break the television

Jacob Rees-Mogg is not only, by self-definition, a democrat, he is also a mind-reader<p>My wife has taken to keeping Lucretius’s On The Nature Of Things by her bedside. I don’t know what this signifies, but I’ve responded with Seneca’s Moral And Political Essays. I’m only dipping in at the moment, but …

Business (UK)

French descend on London in bid to 'seduce' 250 British firms with post-Brexit future on continent

French politicians and business leaders hosted an event in central London on Friday in an attempt to “seduce” British businesses into relocating to northern France.<p>Hundreds of regional politicians and business leaders from the Hauts-de-France region entertained representatives from more than 250 …

UK Politics

UK PM May's 'lonely' Brexit photo goes viral

Social media on Friday mocked embattled British Prime Minister Theresa May over a photograph of her sitting alone in a room awaiting EU Brexit talks, …

Business (UK)

Oh yes, May’s ‘sticking it’ to Brussels. Like a zebra sticking it to a lion pack

The prime minister’s pleas to EU leaders haven’t fully paid off, it seems. Her captors’ response is that the torture bit isn’t over yet<p>Theresa May is now contractually obliged to appear only in footage that can be soundtracked by Coldplay singing “Nobody said it was easy … ”. Watching her in scenes …

Business (UK)

'People should be abiding by the rule of law' — Theresa May thinks Catalonia should put up and shut up

<b>Theresa May thinks Catalonia has no right to declare independence from Spain.</b><p><b>She said "people should be abiding by the rule of law."</b><p>British Prime Minister Theresa May has given her full backing to Spain in its protracted wrangle with Catalonia over the region's independence bid.<p>Speaking during a …

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We must stand firm against the bullying EU

The cat is now truly out of the bag with Brussels, in the form of the EU negotiators, having little to offer the Brexit negotiations except …

Business (UK)

There might be one good thing about a hard Brexit after all

Think of it like an invisible spider web, silently linking together people and places. Or perhaps it’s more of an invisible road network, or an invisible electrical grid: a system that facilitates transactions, that makes it possible to board an airplane in one country and arrive in another, to …

Opinion

A Photo of Lone Theresa May Arrived. The Internet Could Not Ignore the Meme Opportunities.

Theresa May can't catch a break. First she powers through an often-interrupted speech to her Conservative Party. And now? A photo of the British …

Theresa May

Opinion: Trouble brewing in every corner of Europe

This EU summit proves: Trouble is brewing in every corner of Europe. But the the bloc does not need grand visions, it needs practical solutions to …

World News

‘I hate the no deal scenario,’ EU chief on Brexit

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker says he hates the idea of a “no deal” scenario when it comes to Brexit.<p>He was speaking to reporters at the end of a two-day summit in Brussels, where British Prime Minister Theresa May was wooing leaders, as she tries desperately to move the divorce …

UK News

'Christ, she’s hard work,' said Pot Plant One as Theresa left the room

Told by her green advisers to make her Brexit speech short and meaningless, Maybot perked up. That she could do<p>Theresa May was in her customary position around the table in Brussels. Alone. She sat with her shoulders slumped, trying to catch the eye of the four pot plants in front of her. After …

Business (UK)

'Imbecile' Donald Trump slammed by MPs for UK crime comments

Among a number of comments on social media, co-leader of the Green Party, Caroline Lucas, tweeted: "OK @theresa-may, this is a test. Will you …

UK News

Lloyd Blankfein Better Get His Skates On in Frankfurt - Bloomberg Gadfly

Frankfurt might not want London's Brexit-fleeing bankers, as my colleagues on Bloomberg Businessweek reported this week. But senior financiers …

Business (UK)

Article 155: The ‘Nuclear Option’ That Could Let Spain Seize Catalonia

BARCELONA, Spain — Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy is holding an emergency cabinet meeting on Saturday to decide what measures to take under Article 155 of the Spanish Constitution — a broad, forceful tool that has never before been used — that could allow him to take full administrative control of …

Carles Puigdemont

Newspaper headlines: Roadworks 'misery' to end and EU 'saves May'

The 50mph (80km/h) speed limit for sections of motorways with roadworks is to be increased to 60mph (96km/h), the Times reports. The paper says tests using heart monitors showed motorists felt more relaxed at the higher limit because it allows them to accelerate away from large lorries and spend …

UK News

David Davis set for Brexit talks in Paris

LONDON — U.K. Brexit Secretary David Davis will make a fresh push to kickstart the stalled exit negotiations next week with a visit to Paris for …

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With hardcore Brexiteers urging ‘no deal’, Labour’s duty is clear

Theresa May’s government is divided and vulnerable. If the opposition steps up, it could end this madness<p>Some of you will be old enough to remember when the choice was leave or remain. How quaint it seems now. Because once the country voted in June 2016, we faced a new choice. For the true …

Business (UK)

Pound soars on data and EU stance on Brexit trade talks

Confirmation of trade talks with the EU beginning as early as December sparks sterling rally.<p>The pound reversed some of its overnight losses and …

Business (UK)

Clive Lewis: Justine Greening urges Jeremy Corbyn to condemn Labour MP's 'get on your knees' comments

The Women and Equalities Minister has urged Jeremy Corbyn to condemn remarks made by Labour MP Clive Lewis.<p>The Norwich South politician was caught on …

Business (UK)

Britain wants Brexit accord but prepared for a 'no deal' - Davis

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain wants to reach agreement over the terms of its departure from the European Union but is prepared for a “no deal” scenario, Brexit minister David Davis said on Friday.<p>Britain's Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union David Davis holds a joint news conference with …

UK News

German Chancellor Merkel says she hopes Brexit talks can move on to issue of trade in Dec, but it depends on Britain

BRUSSELS – German Chancellor Merkel says she hopes Brexit talks can move on to issue of trade in Dec, but it depends on Britain.

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UK posts narrowest September deficit for 10 years in boost for Hammond

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s budget deficit narrowed last month to its lowest level for any September in the past 10 years, in a boost for embattled Chancellor Philip Hammond ahead of next month’s annual budget.<p>Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond attends a joint press conference …

Economy

Fears UK fishing industry losing out on £230 million and 2,700 jobs, ITV News learns

• <b>Video report by ITV News Correspondent Rupert Evelyn</b><p>The number of people employed in the UK fishing industry is officially falling and so too is the …

UK News

Owen Jones slams Ann Widdecombe after her attack on Theresa May’s trans reform plan

An unlikely alliance has formed between Prime Minister Theresa May and left-wing columnist Owen Jones.The unexpected partnership follows an attack by …

LGBTQ

Theresa May Went To The EU Summit And All She Got Was This Lonely Meme

"This is fine."<p>People are sharing a picture of a lonely-looking Theresa May at a summit in Brussels as an example of how isolated Britain is during Brexit negotiations.<p>The prime minister hoped to move talks on to discuss trade, but EU leaders said they were only willing to talk about it among …

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Customs declarations to treble after Brexit – leaving staff struggling

Auditors paint bleak picture of Britain’s readiness to cope with extra workload at the border as staff numbers are cut<p>Customs declarations are expected to more than treble after Brexit while immigration officials face making more than double the number of decisions, Whitehall’s official spending …

Business (UK)

Multi-million pound community centre in Sutton Coldfield given go-ahead despite residents’ opposition

A major housing developer has been told to honour a deal to build a £5.9 million community centre in Sutton Coldfield but the decision has received a …

Cities

Factbox - Impact on banks from Britain's vote to leave the EU

(Reuters) - Banks have said they could move thousands of jobs out of Britain to prepare for the country's planned exit from the European …

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Brexit & Beyond: The Next Brexit Phase; Austrian Vote Winner Begins Far Right Talks

Brexit & Beyond: Europe in Flux is The Wall Street Journal’s round-up of news and analysis of how Brexit will affect global business, economies and finance. You can sign up here.<p>MUST READS<p>EU Inches Forward on Brexit but Says Progress Is Too Slow : European Union leaders signaled willingness to …

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