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Who paid for the leave vote? Brexit should be halted until we know

There are huge questions about funding, involving the DUP and others. A public inquiry is needed<p>Should the EU referendum result be annulled? For the past year I’ve been arguing that this would mean defying a democratic decision – even if it was informed by lies. Democracy is not negotiable. But …

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Britain's opposition Labour Party to force vote in parliament on pay cap

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's opposition Labour Party will force a vote in parliament on Wednesday over a pay cap for public sector employees, the first test of whether Prime Minister Theresa May can muster enough lawmakers to rule.<p>May's botched gamble on a June 8 snap election lost her Conservative …

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The 10 most important things in the world right now

Hello! Here's what you need to know on Wednesday.<p><b>1. Companies around the world are being hit by another massive ransomware attack</b>. The attack appears to be similar to the WannaCry outbreak, which spread to 99 countries, and has already crippled companies around the world, including ad giant WPP. …

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MPs Might Vote On Lifting Nurses' Pay Cap - It Won't Pass Though

The Labour Party is going to propose an amendment to the Queen’s Speech debate in which they suggest that the 1% cap on pay rises for public sector workers–nurses being the poster children for this idea–should be lifted. This might be going out on a limb a little but it’s extremely unlikely that …

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CURRENCIES: Dollar Sinks To 9-month Low Against Euro

ECB's Draghi hints at early steps away from aggressive stimulus<p>The dollar fell broadly Tuesday, marking a nine-month low against the euro, as investors weigh what could be a shift away from aggressive eurozone stimulus.<p>The euro gained after European Central Bank President Mario Draghi said in a …

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British PM May tells Scotland: take your demand for independence vote off the table

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Tuesday that Scottish leader Nicola Sturgeon should take a demand for a second independence referendum off the table.<p>"What I think Nicola Sturgeon should be saying today is that she's going to completely take off the table the question …

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DEBATE: Is the Tories’ £1bn deal with the Democratic Unionist Party a fair price to secure Brexit?

DEBATE: Is the Tories’ £1bn deal with the Democratic Unionist Party a fair price to secure Brexit?<p>YES – Alex Deane, Conservative commentator.<p>Nobody …

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U.K. Needs a Second ‘Glorious Revolution,’ Only Calmer

The nation has a long history of European influence, a perspective needed for the Brexit talks.<p>Imagine that a European leader invaded England and deposed the legitimate head of state, leaving a Dutchman in charge of the country. If you didn’t know any better, you might think this is an overwrought …

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May has missed an opportunity to do politics differently

A hung parliament might have been a moment to reach out beyond the DUP. But the prime minister chose to stick with the old rules<p>MPs putting plans in their diaries should write them in pencil. Travel far from Westminster is not advised if parliament is sitting. The message from party whips is clear: …

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Labour Urges End To Police Cuts And Claims UK Is Being Denied £68bn In Funding

MPs will use first vote in Parliament to decide whether to give emergency service workers a payrise.<p>The first vote of the new Parliament will see MPs decide whether to lift the public sector pay cap on emergency service workers.<p>Labour has tabled an amendment to the Queen’s Speech to attempt to …

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News Daily: Labour's pay vote and Hillsborough decision

<b>Hello. Here's your morning briefing:</b><p>MPs are to vote on whether the 1% public sector pay cap and cuts to emergency services should end, in what Labour has described as a "test case" on austerity measures. The party has tabled an amendment to the government's Queen's Speech, which also praises the …

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EU exploring invisible border in Ireland post Brexit

EU officials working on one of the thorniest of Brexit conundrums — how to create a “seamless border” in Ireland — are exploring how regular …

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How Theresa May abandoned David Cameron's playbook – and paid a terrible price

When she first became Prime Minister in 2016, Theresa May took an almost indecent glee in rolling back the era of David Cameron. His chancellor and …

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UK government partners with Bloomberg to attract business support post-Brexit in global campaign

The UK’s Department for International Trade has partnered with Bloomberg Media to create an international media campaign, Believe in the UK, that …

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Northern Ireland's devolution deadline nears

Realistically, a breakthrough is needed today to allow time to nominate a First and Deputy First Minister before tomorrow's deadline.<p>It is almost six …

Arlene Foster

“We repealed, then forgot”: the long shadow of Section 28 homophobia

In 2005, David Davis ran for the Tory leadership. He was widely assumed to be the front-runner and, as frontrunners in Tory leadership campaigns have …

Philip Hammond

The government's £1 billion price of power comes at a mighty cost to UK democracy

So now we know the cost of the Democratic Unionist Party’s support for the Conservative minority government – £1 billion. Money well spent in an age …

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Northern Ireland Is Now At The Forefront Of Brexit

One year on from the UK's historic vote to leave the EU, and with negotiations kicking off in earnest, many now find themselves looking to Belfast - not to Westminster or Brussels - for answers as to what Europe's uncertain future might hold.<p>After Theresa May's unexpected failure to win a majority …

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Government under fire in Commons over DUP deal

Ministers have faced jibes in the Commons over the Prime Minister's £1 billion deal with the Democratic Unionist Party to prop up her minority …

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10 things you need to know in markets today

Good morning! Here's what you need to know in markets on Tuesday.<p><b>1. Theresa May has signed a £1.5 billion deal with Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party in order to prop up her minority Conservative government, the BBC reports.</b> <b></b>The deal, which comes two weeks after the election resulted in a …

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Dollar Turns Positive Despite Downbeat Economic Data

The dollar moved into positive territory against a basket of global currencies, despite dwindling investor confidence of stronger U.S. second-quarter …

Economic Data

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 …

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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 …

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The Russian ruble is climbing

The Russian ruble is climbing as oil prices regain their footing.<p>The petro-currency was up by 0.8% at 58.9148 per dollar at 8:33 a.m. ET.<p>Meanwhile, Brent crude oil, the international benchmark, was up by 0.3% at $45.87 per barrel and WTI crude, the US benchmark, was up by 0.3% at $45.87 per …

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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 …

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Tuesday briefing: Bung parliament – May's £1bn bill for DUP support

Unionists walk away smiling from No 10 … White House warns Syria may be preparing another chemical attack … and the Queen’s £82m payday<p>Top story: As strong and stable as money can buy<p>Good morning, it’s Warren Murray with the news you need.<p>Theresa May is facing a barrage of protest from Britain’s …

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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 …

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News Daily: Syria attack warning and NHS blunder

<b>Hello. Here's your morning briefing:</b><p>The US has warned Syria's government it will pay a "heavy price" if it launches another chemical attack. In a statement, the White House said it had identified "potential preparations" for action by President Bashar al-Assad's regime that could result in the …

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Global Stocks Rally, Led by Italian Banks, Nestlé

Global stocks moved higher Monday, led by gains in European banking shares.<p>U.S. futures pointed to a 0.3% opening gain for the S&P 500. The Stoxx Europe 600 rose 0.8% after Asian markets broadly advanced.<p>Investors scooped up European banking stocks after Italian authorities said Sunday they were …

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Sour taste of Brexit talks on citizens' rights shows there is work to do

To move past issue of EU nationals’ rights, the UK must find a way to negotiate with Europeans that doesn’t gets their backs up<p>Of the many thorny challenges standing between Britain and the EU exit door, providing rescue for citizens was meant to be the least prickly one to deal with. Within days …

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