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Donald Trump Critic of UK NHS Backfires

Donald Trump Critic of UK NHS Backfires

🕔18:20, 5.Feb 2018

Outraged Britons flocked to Twitter with message defending the NHS, with many pointing out that the march Trump referred to was organized by groups that want to increase the health service’s funding, not dismantle it.

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UK Will Not Be in Customs Union With EU – Theresa May Says

UK Will Not Be in Customs Union With EU – Theresa May Says

🕔12:03, 5.Feb 2018

With only months before Britain is to leave in March 2019, tensions in May’s government have been escalating as the leadership tries to determine its negotiating position. May has been under pressure to take sides in the Conservative Party’s civil war over how close the new relationship with the EU should be.

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Amber Rudd Hits Back at Tory Brexiteers

Amber Rudd Hits Back at Tory Brexiteers

🕔17:00, 4.Feb 2018

Home Secretary Amber Rudd has hit back at Tory Brexiteers over attacks on the civil service and claims of disunity. Ms Rudd said backbencher Jacob Rees-Mogg was “wrong” to accuse the Treasury of “fiddling the figures” with forecasts showing the UK would be worse off outside the EU.

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UK Will Use New Powers to Seize Assets of Foreign Criminals, Corrupt Politicians

UK Will Use New Powers to Seize Assets of Foreign Criminals, Corrupt Politicians

🕔13:30, 3.Feb 2018

Security minister Ben Wallace said: “When we get to you we will come for you, for your assets and we will make the environment that you live in difficult,” Wallace said.

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Merkel, SPD Battle to Overcome Health, Labour Disputes

Merkel, SPD Battle to Overcome Health, Labour Disputes

🕔13:16, 3.Feb 2018

“I don’t think Mrs Merkel can explain why there can’t be any movement there,” SPD deputy Manuela Schwesig said.

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Turkey Orders 13 Detained for Opposition to Syria Offensive

Turkey Orders 13 Detained for Opposition to Syria Offensive

🕔14:58, 2.Feb 2018

Erdogan’s critics see the latest arrests as emblematic of the purge that has followed a failed 2016 coup. More than 50,000 people have been arrested and 150,000 sacked or suspended from their jobs, moves the government says are necessary given the multiple security threats Turkey faces.

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Liam Fox Urges Mutinous MPs to Lay Off Theresa May

Liam Fox Urges Mutinous MPs to Lay Off Theresa May

🕔08:46, 1.Feb 2018

The speculation has reached fever pitch in recent days, with the number of lawmakers formally calling for Theresa May to go reportedly nearing the threshold to trigger a leadership contest. The official number is not disclosed by the party.

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I’m Not a Quitter! Theresa May Defies Critics Calling for Her to Resign

I’m Not a Quitter! Theresa May Defies Critics Calling for Her to Resign

🕔07:50, 31.Jan 2018

Media reports have said the number of ‘no confidence’ letters submitted by lawmakers from May’s own party is nearing the threshold which would trigger a leadership contest. The committee which holds the letters does not comment on the actual number.

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UK Economy Will Grow More Slowly Outside EU – Leaked Government Brexit Paper Suggests

UK Economy Will Grow More Slowly Outside EU – Leaked Government Brexit Paper Suggests

🕔09:43, 30.Jan 2018

BuzzFeed News reports the Whitehall analysis found growth over the next 15 years could be up to 8% lower than if the UK stayed in the EU. Liam Fox has denied telling Tory Brexiteers to prepare for disappointment.

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Theresa May Under Fire! House of Lords Says Brexit Law ‘Constitutionally Unacceptable’

Theresa May Under Fire! House of Lords Says Brexit Law ‘Constitutionally Unacceptable’

🕔08:27, 29.Jan 2018

“We acknowledge the scale, challenge and unprecedented nature of the task of converting existing EU law into UK law, but as it stands this bill is constitutionally unacceptable,” said committee chairwoman Ann Taylor. Also, Theresa May battles rebellion within her own party over the best route out of the bloc.

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