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Who won PMQs? Jeremy Corbyn takes Theresa May apart on the economy - Jason Beattie

It speaks volumes of Jeremy Corbyn’s growing confidence that he began the session by welcoming the fall in unemployment.<p>Previous Labour leaders have …

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Brexit: Young people 'bemused, angry, and resentful' about EU referendum result, finds LSE report

Young people are “bemused, angry and resentful” at the decision to leave the EU which they largely blame on older generations, according to a new …

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What Happened to the Conservative Party?

It’s getting harder to imagine that the U.K. is run by the party of Winston Churchill and Margaret Thatcher.<p>The Conservatives took Britain into the …

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Theresa May is right on Brexit: no deal is better than a bad deal – for the EU

In the European parliament, we have made it clear that negotiations depend on credibility. The prime minister must start putting the national interest first<p>British politicians and diplomats have been famed down the ages for their negotiating skills. From Robert Walpole to Harold Wilson, British …

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EU Withdrawal Bill won't be discussed this month - or maybe this year

The EU Withdrawal Bill is being delayed at a critical time, as a result of resistance to some of the measures being proposed from both sides of the …

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Britain's £20bn Brexit divorce bill offer is 'peanuts', says European Parliament president

Britain's £20bn Brexit divorce bill offer is "peanuts", the President of the European Parliament has warned.<p>Antonio Tajani said the situation was "not good" and "we need to know what the UK wants to do" as he restated Brussels' demands for a financial settlement which could be as high as £53 …

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Theresa May prompts roars of laughter after appearing to say 'yes' to Corbyn's request to halt Universal Credit

Theresa May prompted roars of laughter in the Commons as she appeared - momentarily - to say “yes” to Jeremy Corbyn’s request to delay the rollout of …

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Talk of 'no deal' Brexit rises as divorce negotiations stall

LONDON – As Brexit negotiations between Britain and the European Union stutter and stall, one nagging question looms larger and larger: What if there is no deal?<p>It's an increasingly plausible prospect that stirs fear in many U.K. businesses — and hope in the hearts of some staunch Brexit supporters.<p>…

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Why Britain needs the immigrants it doesn't want

Britain has a problem: It wants fewer immigrants, but its economy desperately needs more.<p>The British government is seeking to slash the number of immigrants from the European Union following its departure from the bloc in March 2019.<p>It's planning tougher controls despite warnings that more EU …

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6 charts from the OECD show how Brexit has damaged the British economy

LONDON — Brexit has had a profound effect on the economy.<p>The pound has slumped, inflation has shot upwards — hitting its highest level in over five years last month — while real wage growth has stagnated, and GDP growth has slowed significantly.<p>All of these negatives, if not solely caused by the …

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After five rounds of Brexit talks, David Davis runs out of bluster

The Brexit secretary could barely bring himself to look at the opposition as he reported back on negotiations<p>Same time, same place, same speech. The humiliation is now almost complete. Five times David Davis has come back to the Commons to report on the progress of his talks with Michel Barnier, …

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MPs to vent anger at May's fragile government over welfare reform

LONDON (Reuters) - Members of parliament from Britain's ruling Conservative Party planned to vent their anger on Wednesday against Prime Minister …

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Brexit Talks Are Failing. Somebody Needs to Care.

The U.K. hasn't overcome political obstacles to serious negotiation. The EU has little incentive to bail it out.<p>Since talks on the U.K.'s exit from the European Union kicked off in June, there have been five negotiating rounds backed by speeches, press conferences and shuttle diplomacy. And yet the …

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Brexit talks uncertainty factored in to UK rating - S&P Global analyst

LONDON (Reuters) - The uncertainty surrounding Brexit talks is largely factored in to the UK's credit rating, S&P Global said on Wednesday, but it had worries about the country's economic prospects.<p>"We really have genuine concerns about the economic performance over the next few years," Frank Gill, …

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UK troops 'could patrol borders' if no Brexit deal is reached

UK set to officially leave EU in March 2019 but little progress has been made in negotiations.<p>Soldiers could be deployed to patrol borders if Britain …

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Wizz Air applies for UK licence ahead of Brexit

Hungarian-based airline Wizz Air has applied for a UK licence ahead of Brexit.<p>It plans to set up a Wizz Air UK subsidiary at London Luton Airport, …

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UK's €20bn 'Brexit bill' offer to EU is 'peanuts', says European parliament chief - Politics live

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn at PMQs and MPs debating the Labour motion saying the universal credit rollout should be suspended

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The Brexit negotiations are an irrelevant sideshow

So far the Government has been acting as if the Brexit negotiations stand a chance of success and that everything hinges on how we approach the discussions and the skilfulness and tact of our negotiators. Only in the last day or so has it reluctantly contemplated the possibility of failure. They …

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From the continent, remainers’ sudden love for the EU looks like plain hypocrisy

Having sneered at the project for decades, many members of the anti-Brexit brigade are now draped in EU flags. Is this any better than those who voted out?<p>If Britain’s remainers feel at home in the EU, they have a funny way of showing it. From a continental perspective, the undying love some …

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Sainsbury Cuts Jobs as Brexit Puts Online Retailers Off U.K.

The U.K. retail industry’s Brexit-linked turmoil deepened as J Sainsbury Plc said it would cut as many as 2,000 jobs, Zalando SE said the market is …

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Hogan in withering attack on British eurosceptics

Ireland's EU Commissioner Phil Hogan has launched a withering attack on eurosceptic hardliners in the British government.<p>Speaking in Brussels, Mr …

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Brexit Bill delayed over Government fears it would be defeated in Commons revolt

Brexit preparations have been plunged into further chaos after the key legislation was shelved for a month because of Commons revolts.<p>The flagship EU …

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Brexit burden will hit businesses outside the UK too

Last week brought bad news for companies trying to get “Brexit-ready”. With stalling negotiations between Brussels and the UK government, British …

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Millions of Britons in financial difficulty

LONDON (Reuters) - Over four million people in Britain are having difficulties paying their monthly bills, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) said on Wednesday, at a time when inflation is rising and interest rates may follow.<p>The financial regulator said that younger consumers and renters were …

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Britain secures trade deal with mysterious country no-one’s heard of

<b>TRADE secretary Liam Fox has negotiated a superb trade deal with the previously unknown country of Mungotania, he has claimed.</b><p>The minister announced …

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Jeremy Corbyn confirms he would vote remain in second EU referendum

Jeremy Corbyn has said he would vote Remain again as he attacked "shocking" progress over Brexit talks and warned Britain could "fall out of the EU" …

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Why a battle for euro clearing is raging against the backdrop of Brexit

While talks about the nature of the UK’s departure from the European Union stumble on, the loss of euro clearing from London is often touted as a …

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Domino's Issues Dire Brexit Warning As It Issues Call For More British Staff

Young people 'lack exposure to positive role models'.<p>Domino’s Pizza has called for more young British staff amid fears that Brexit could starve the …

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UK government might delay Brexit bill until after Nov. 13: BBC

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's government might not submit legislation to sever political, financial and legal ties with the European Union until next …

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From Flights to Food, How a No-Deal Brexit Could Create Chaos in Your Daily Life

The U.K. government has stepped up its rhetoric about the chances that Britain could crash out of the European Union without any agreement to bring …

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