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Brexit Bulletin: Cracks Emerge in May's Cabinet Over Brexit - Bloomberg

<i>Sign up to receive the Brexit Bulletin in your inbox, and follow @Brexit on Twitter.</i><p>Cracks over Brexit began to emerge in Theresa May’s cabinet as …

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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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Theresa May's cabinet is beginning to tear itself apart over Brexit

LONDON — Theresa May's cabinet is on the brink of open civil war as some of the government's most important office holders struggle to reconcile their differences over how they should handle Brexit.<p>The latest rift involves Chancellor Philip Hammond, Brexit Secretary David Davis, and Foreign …

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Well, Yes, Obviously - Brexit Leaves EU Scrambling For Money

This is one of the less surprising events of our times, Britain leaving the European Union is leaving a hole in the EU budget. This is rather obviously so as Britain has, for decades, been one of the few major net providers of funds into the system. When a net provider of money leaves such a system …

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Our biased broadcasters must admit the EU is no panacea

Andrea Leadsom has been taking some stick lately when, during a BBC interview, she called on broadcasters to be “a bit patriotic” in their reporting …

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It's (Still) The Economy, Stupid! Jobs More Important To Voters Than Immigration, New Poll Shows

TUC poll shows public services trumped Brexit and immigration.<p>Controlling immigration should take a back seat to protecting jobs and the economy when the government thrashes out a Brexit deal, a mega-poll of voters has shown.<p>A GQR poll conducted for the TUC, and shared exclusively with HuffPost UK, …

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Britain Asks: Has Deregulation Gone Too Far?

LONDON — The terrifying fire at the Grenfell Tower apartment block, with its final toll of victims still hidden in the ashes, has intensified a political debate, with many Britons now believing that privatization has gone too far and that the state has shrunk too much.<p>It is a partisan debate, …

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German businesses plan for Brexit blow

Most German companies are still trying to figure out what Brexit means for them, but one effect is already making itself felt: those engaged in …

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Henry Kissinger says Brexit will bring Britain closer to the US

US diplomat believes EU exit is chance for UK to renew transatlantic alliance while keeping some ties with Europe<p>Henry Kissinger believes Brexit is a chance for the UK to renew the transatlantic alliance – but that Britain would be mistaken if it left Europe altogether.<p>The former US national …

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A Year After the Brexit Vote the Establishment’s Claims of Doom Look Absurd

A year ago the British people made a brave and historic decision to leave the EU. That was despite a torrent of lurid warnings from across the …

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UK orders sweeping changes to boost funds industry transparency

Britain's markets watchdog proposed on Wednesday a suite of changes to the 7 trillion pound asset management industry in order to improve transparency and value for money for customers.<p>In a long-awaited report, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) said it proposed to strengthen the duty of fund …

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Cabinet Brexit tension in the open as ministers stake out ground

Cabinet tensions over Brexit were laid bare on Tuesday, as chancellor Philip Hammond mocked foreign secretary Boris Johnson over his suggestion that …

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British Nationals Living In The EU Are Not Happy With Theresa May's Proposals

Many think the UK government is not listening to their concerns and worry they could become the "sacrificial lambs" of the Brexit negotiations.<p>Posted on June 27, 2017, 17:14 GMT<p>Jack Taylor / Getty Images<p>British citizens living in the EU say they are frustrated by proposals put forward in a paper by …

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British Attitudes Survey: More Britons 'back higher taxes'

<b>Nearly half of Britons think the government should raise taxes and increase spending, an annual poll of public opinion suggests.</b><p>At 48%, it is the highest proportion to support such measures since 2004, according to the British Social Attitudes survey.<p>The survey also found the public were becoming …

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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 Wednesday.<p><b>1. Splits over Brexit emerged yesterday at the very highest levels of the British government as the Brexit secretary accused the chancellor of inconsistency and Boris Johnson faced mockery, the Times reports.</b> Prime Minister Theresa …

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Is the UK or the US more of a disaster at the moment? It’s a fair and serious question

Theresa May is an automaton and Donald Trump could start the third world war with a 3am tweet. But which country is more xenophobic and who hates the poor most?<p>For the past year or so the US and the UK appear to have been engaged in a race to the bottom: each trying to underperform the other with …

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Teneo's Nickel Says Britain Doesn't Know What It Wants

Carsten Nickel, managing director for Europe at Teneo Intelligence, discusses what Brussels thinks of the fighting that is beginning to happen in the …

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A magic moment for Jeremy Corbyn

After a short break, which cost £130million to stage and several million more to resolve , Theresa May returns to the despatch box today for the …

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Now is not the time to raise interest rates - BoE's Cunliffe

| LONDON<p>Bank of England Deputy Governor Jon Cunliffe on Wednesday signalled that now is not the time to raise interest rates, siding with his boss Mark Carney in a deepening split between officials on the need for higher borrowing costs.<p>Speculation mounted last week that Governor Carney's grip on …

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How to beat the clock to ensure UK law makes sense post-Brexit

With Brexit negotiations now underway in Brussels and eight bills announced in the Queen’s Speech dedicated to measures around the UK leaving the …

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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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Grenfell disaster highlights UK's infrastructure problems

The Grenfell Tower fire is just one indication of how chronic under-investment in infrastructure has left Britain trailing other leading economies on …

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UK Treasury chief: keep British economy 'anchored' in Europe

BERLIN – Britain's Treasury chief has told a German audience that his country wants to keep its economy "anchored" in the European mainstream as it leaves the European Union.<p>Philip Hammond said Tuesday at a conference organized by a group linked to Chancellor Angela Merkel's party that the British …

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SNP threaten formal dispute over DUP deal as they claim Scottish Secretary's position 'becoming untenable'

Nicola Sturgeon has threatened a formal dispute with the UK Government over the £1 billion Tory deal with the DUP, as the SNP claimed David Mundell's position as Scottish Secretary was "fast becoming untenable".<p>The First Minister said Mr Mundell had proved he was not “able or willing to fight …

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Jeremy Corbyn to put pressure on Tories over public sector pay cap

Labour leader will table amendment to Queen’s speech calling for 1% ceiling on public sector pay to be scrapped<p>Jeremy Corbyn will seek to exploit the anti-austerity mood in the new House of Commons and put pressure on Conservative MPs by tabling an amendment to the Queen’s speech calling for the …

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Former Belgium PM Sees Opportunity to Strengthen EU

There's a renewed sense of optimism in some corners about the fate of the European Union, even as populist forces and Brexit negotiations loom large. …

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Tories Brexit war

GETTYTories have been battling over Brexit sparking fears of a civil war within the party<p>The Brexit Secretary hit out at the Chancellor over his …

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Brexit could have 'catastrophic' effect on Britons' access to life-saving drugs, expert warns

Leaving the European Union could have “catastrophic” effects on access to new potentially life-saving medicines for decades, according to health …

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SNP's New Westminster Leader Admits Nerves Ahead Of His First PMQs

Ian Blackford said he didn't want the top job but was 'strongly encouraged' by others.<p>The SNP’s new Westminster leader has admitted “a degree of nervousness” about his first Prime Minister’s Questions today.<p>Ian Blackford, who takes on the high-profile role after Angus Robertson was ousted at 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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