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UK Tourism Boom Fades, Retail Sales Slide Because of Brexit

UK Tourism Boom Fades, Retail Sales Slide Because of Brexit

🕔12:16, 19.Jan 2018

British shop sales slid by much more than expected in December, capping off the weakest year for retail since 2013 as consumers squeezed by the Brexit hit to prices continued to keep a tight grip on spending. Britain’s tourism boom since Brexit vote faded in the three months to September as growth in the number of visitors slid to a one-year low, official data showed on Thursday.

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Back Brexit Law or Risk Chaos – Theresa May’s Conservatives Tell MPs

Back Brexit Law or Risk Chaos – Theresa May’s Conservatives Tell MPs

🕔10:53, 17.Jan 2018

Even if Labour vote against, Theresa May should be able to win a vote thanks to an arrangement with a small, pro-Brexit Northern Irish Party. A number of Labour MPs could also defy Corbyn to help the bill through.

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No Worries, UK Will Have Over £350m to Spend After Brexit – Boris Johnson

No Worries, UK Will Have Over £350m to Spend After Brexit – Boris Johnson

🕔12:23, 16.Jan 2018

Brexit opponents say Johnson and other pro-Leave campaigners deliberately misled the public by saying 350 million pounds a week could be spent on the state-run National Health Service (NHS), a claim emblazoned on a campaign bus, and it has become symbolic of the divisions caused by the referendum.

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UK Theresa May’s Government Seeks Damage Control After Carillion Collapses

UK Theresa May’s Government Seeks Damage Control After Carillion Collapses

🕔11:53, 15.Jan 2018

The opposition Labour Party questioned why Theresa May’s government continued to award contracts to Carillion despite its profit warnings and questioned why Britain had handed over so much of its public service work to private companies. “This company issued three profit warnings in the last six months yet despite those profit warnings the government continued to award government contracts to this company,” Labour’s business spokeswoman Rebecca Long-Bailey told BBC TV. “We’re … asking for a full investigation into the government conduct of this matter.”

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France to UK: Take More Asylum Seekers. Pay Up More for Border Security

France to UK: Take More Asylum Seekers. Pay Up More for Border Security

🕔10:46, 15.Jan 2018

Paris has complained that it shoulders too much of the financial burden and handles more than its share of asylum cases, while Macron said in 2016 before becoming president that there would be no migrants in Calais if the accord unravelled. The deal will be on the table on Thursday when President Emmanuel Macron holds talks with British Prime Minister Theresa May at a Anglo-French summit in southern England. “Our understanding is that they will pay more. The question is how much and for what,” said the source, adding that the two sides are in daily contact ahead of the summit.

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Sturgeon Sees ‘Golden Opportunity’ to Argue for UK to Remain in Single Market

Sturgeon Sees ‘Golden Opportunity’ to Argue for UK to Remain in Single Market

🕔14:45, 14.Jan 2018

Scottish leader Nicola Sturgeon said on Sunday there was a “golden opportunity” to argue for Britain to remain in the European single market after Brexit, as no-one had yet demonstrated the benefit of loosening trade ties with the EU. Before publishing a study of the economic impact of Brexit on Scotland on Monday, Sturgeon, whose nationalist SNP runs the devolved Scottish government, said there was no alternative to EU membership that could deliver the same economic benefits.

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Turkey Will Tear Down Kurdish Militia in Afrin – Tayyip Erdogan Says

Turkey Will Tear Down Kurdish Militia in Afrin – Tayyip Erdogan Says

🕔15:59, 13.Jan 2018

“If the terrorists in Afrin don’t surrender we will tear them down,” President of Turkey Tayyip Erdogan told a congress of his ruling AK Party in the eastern Turkish city of Elazig.

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Angela Merkel, Social Democrats Agree Coalition Blueprint

Angela Merkel, Social Democrats Agree Coalition Blueprint

🕔10:43, 12.Jan 2018

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives and the Social Democrats (SPD) agreed after all-night talks on Friday to a blueprint for formal coalition negotiations, party sources said, raising prospects of an end to months of political uncertainty.

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‘Wanted Me to Cut Ribbon-NO!’ Trump Cancels His UK Trip

‘Wanted Me to Cut Ribbon-NO!’ Trump Cancels His UK Trip

🕔10:23, 12.Jan 2018

“(The) reason I canceled my trip to London is that I am not a big fan of the Obama Administration having sold perhaps the best located and finest embassy in London for “peanuts,” only to build a new one in an off location for 1.2 billion dollars,” Trump said in a tweet late on Thursday.

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Nigel Farage Says Preparing to Idea of Second Brexit

Nigel Farage Says Preparing to Idea of Second Brexit

🕔11:42, 11.Jan 2018

“Maybe, just maybe, I‘m reaching the point of thinking that we should have a second referendum … on EU membership,” Brexit campaigner Nigel Farage told Channel Five’s “The Wright Stuff” show.

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Catalan Parties Propose Carles Puigdemont as President

Catalan Parties Propose Carles Puigdemont as President

🕔17:27, 10.Jan 2018

The two main pro-independence parties in Catalonia have agreed to back former leader Carles Puigdemont as their candidate to head the region, raising the likelihood of a renewed push this year for a split from Spain.

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Toby Young Embarrasses Theresa May By Quitting Watchdog for British Universities Job

Toby Young Embarrasses Theresa May By Quitting Watchdog for British Universities Job

🕔13:35, 9.Jan 2018

Toby Young resignation came amid a cabinet reshuffle meant to stamp Theresa May’s authority on the government but derided in newspapers as a shambles, after one senior minister quit rather than take a new job and another talked May out of changing his role.

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Theresa May’s Bid to Renew Her Government With Cabinet Reshuffle Falls Flat

Theresa May’s Bid to Renew Her Government With Cabinet Reshuffle Falls Flat

🕔09:24, 9.Jan 2018

Theresa May had wanted to keep Justine Greening in her top team, but failed to stop her quitting with the former education secretary rejecting a transfer to another department. One senior Conservative MP said: “If this was meant to show she has the power to reshuffle her Cabinet, it has shown the complete opposite.”

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Brexodus Happening Now Despite Theresa May Urges EU Citizens to Stay in UK After Brexit

Brexodus Happening Now Despite Theresa May Urges EU Citizens to Stay in UK After Brexit

🕔10:23, 7.Jan 2018

Liberal Democrat education spokeswoman Layla Moran said: “This alarming rise in EU academics leaving our universities is the latest sign of a damaging Brexodus. Britain’s universities have thrived from having access to talented European researchers, and from years of European cooperation through schemes like Horizon 2020 and Erasmus. Now all this is being put at risk by this Government’s botched handling of Brexit, where we seem to be losing all the benefits of EU membership while keeping the costs. These valued members of our communities find themselves uncertain about the future and unconvinced by the too little too late wooing by an incompetent Prime Minister. While they were frozen out of the referendum, they are now voting with their feet.”

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Jeremy Corbyn 2018 New Year Message to You

Jeremy Corbyn 2018 New Year Message to You

🕔12:53, 31.Dec 2017

Jeremy Corbyn has used his New Year message to say Labour is now “staking out the new centre ground in British politics” and that “the old political consensus is finished”. The Labour leader, who had a successful 2017 after increasing the number of Labour MPs in a shock result at the general election, claimed his party was “a government in waiting”.

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