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  • Analysis
    2 years ago
    by AdelleChattre
    +18 +1

    Brexit Blues

    “I don’t think there’s ever been a time in British politics when so many people in public life spent so much time loudly declaring things they knew not to be true.” John Lanchester.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by lostwonder
    +3 +1

    Meeting to address British-Swiss ties post-Brexit - SWI swissinfo.ch

    A delegation from Switzerland will visit Britain to discuss the countries’ future economic ties and agreements following Brexit. ...

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by lostwonder
    +14 +1

    'Mr Brexit' meets Mr Brexit: Nigel Farage to stump with Trump

    Former Ukip leader and leading figure of leave campaign is not expected to endorse Republican nominee but will tell Mississippi voters ‘the Brexit story’

  • Analysis
    2 years ago
    by geoleo
    +27 +1

    Immigration: Brexit an opportunity to fix 'broken' system

    Leaving the EU is an opportunity to fix the UK's "broken" immigration system and restore public confidence in controlled migration, a report says.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by funhonestdude
    +29 +1

    The Remain campaign does not want a second referendum

    The official Remain campaign, known as Britain Stronger In Europe, has relaunched as a campaign group called Open Britain, but has stopped short of calling for a second referendum, and says controls on free movement of people should form part of Britain’s renegotiated arrangements with the European Union. Open Britain will campaign to ensure that the UK is seen as outward looking and open for business with the rest of the world, but accepts that the result of the referendum should be final.

  • Analysis
    2 years ago
    by lostwonder
    +1 +1

    Former UTV Ireland owner suffered ad fall in Brexit run-up - Independent.ie

    THE run-up to Brexit led to a fall in advertising at the former UTV local radio stations, the chairman of Belfast-based Wireless Group plc has said.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by messi
    +8 +1

    Theresa May tells ministers UK must make success of Brexit

    The government will "push ahead" to triggering Brexit without Parliamentary approval, Downing Street says. In a statement after Theresa May's cabinet gathered at Chequers, Number 10 said ministers agreed on the need for a "unique" deal for the UK. Mrs May told cabinet colleagues to focus on the "opportunities" outside the EU as she reiterated there would be no second referendum. The UK would not stay in the EU "by the back door", she added.

  • Analysis
    2 years ago
    by geoleo
    +16 +1

    People who felt marginalised drove Brexit vote, study finds

    People who felt that they had been pushed to the margins of society, on low incomes and living in low-skilled areas, were the driving force behind Brexit, according to research from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation. It found that the way Britons voted in June’s referendum was deeply divided along economic, educational and social lines, with a lack of opportunity across swaths of the country resulting in people opting to leave the EU.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by wetwilly87
    +22 +1

    Pound jumps as UK manufacturing activity rebounds

    The value of the pound has jumped after a survey indicated the UK's manufacturing sector rebounded sharply in August. The Markit/CIPS purchasing managers' index (PMI) for the sector rose to 53.3 in August from July's figure of 48.3. A figure above 50 indicates expansion. The weakening of the pound following the Brexit vote boosted exports, the survey found. However, it also indicated that the weak pound had pushed up firms' costs.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by LisMan
    +20 +1

    Poland runs own investigation of Polish man's death in Essex

    Polish foreign minister suggests British education campaign to raise awareness that ‘Brexit will not mean throwing immigrants out of UK’

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by aj0690
    +20 +1

    G20: Is Theresa May changing the language of Brexit?

    George Orwell said that political language consists largely of "euphemism, question-begging and sheer cloudy vagueness". The same could be said about the post-referendum debate. The phrase "Brexit means Brexit" has seen the government through the summer, but has now reached the end of its usefulness. It was designed to persuade doubting Remainers that the UK really will leave the EU, something Theresa May was once again forced to confirm during her news conference with President Obama here in China.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by geoleo
    +9 +1

    Jeremy Corbyn says UK should reject key aspects of single market after Brexit

    Jeremy Corbyn believes Britain should reject key aspects of the single market when it leaves the European Union, he has made clear, sparking a fresh row with some of his party’s MPs. In a briefing after prime minister’s questions, a senior Labour source said Corbyn wanted to ditch some of the rules which other member countries see as integral parts of the single market – including restrictions on when governments can bail out failing companies.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by geoleo
    +9 +1

    Workers ‘feel shafted’ by Brexit, says TUC leader

    The TUC is stepping up attempts to make sure employment rights are not affected by the EU referendum result, amid fears workers are being “shafted”. Workers are still paying the price of the financial crisis, with wages £40 a week lower than before the crash, and they could face a fresh assault on pay and conditions as a result of Brexit, the union organisation said. General Secretary, Frances O'Grady, said she was determined to make sure unions have a voice in the negotiations taking place to prepare the UK for life outside the EU.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by spacepopper
    +12 +1

    Britons may have to pay fee to visit Europe under post-Brexit visa plan

    Britons may be forced to pay a fee in order to visit Europe after Brexit, according to plans reportedly being drafted by the European Commission (EC). A scheme being debated by the executive body of the European Union suggests the 26-nation Schengen zone, which does not include the UK, could operate a visa programme comparable to the United States' ESTA scheme, according to the Guardian. Currently, the US ESTA system requires travellers from participating countries from the Visa Waiver Programme (VWP) to apply to visit online. Since 2010 a payment of $14 (£10) has been required to obtain the ESTA.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by socialiguana
    +21 +1

    UK must speed up infrastructure plans to cope with Brexit hit

    Britain's government needs to speed up its decision-making on big infrastructure projects to help the country's economy withstand a slowdown caused by the Brexit vote, a leading employers group said on Monday. The British Chamber of Commerce cut its forecasts for economic growth in 2016 to 1.8 percent from a previous estimate of 2.2 percent and it also downgraded its 2017 and 2018 growth forecasts to 1.0 percent 1.8 percent respectively.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by bradd
    +15 +1

    Theresa May could begin Brexit process by February, says Tusk

    UK Prime Minister Theresa May is likely to trigger the formal process of leaving the European Union early next year, according to a top EU official. European Council President Donald Tusk said Mrs May had told him the UK could be ready to begin talks by February. The BBC's Tom Bateman says this is the clearest sign yet of when the two-year withdrawal process may start. Mrs May's office said it would not be launched this year, but did not confirm Mr Tusk's account.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by socialiguana
    +16 +1

    Slovakia says Europe will make Brexit ‘very painful’ for UK

    Europe will make Brexit “very painful” and ensure Britain is worse off outside the EU, Slovakia's premier has said, as he dismissed the UK's confidence about divorce talks as “bluff”. Robert Fico gave voice to the truculent mood in eastern Europe over...

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by funhonestdude
    +2 +1

    Poll: ‘Half of Brexit backers believe government will secure good deal’

    Only around half (53%) of the voters who backed Brexit think the Government can get a good deal for the economy when negotiating Britain’s exit from the European Union, a new poll suggests. The Institute for Government survey found that figure dropped to just a quarter (25%) for Remain voters in a sign of the challenge facing Theresa May.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by Chubros
    +21 +1

    Historic misunderstanding underlies UK-EU relationship on Churchill anniversary

    Exactly 70 years ago, on September 19, 1946, Sir Winston Churchill delivered his famous speech in Zurich calling for the creation of “a United States of Europe”. Britain’s wartime leader was revered across the continent for his role in the defeat of Nazi Germany, despite the fact that he had lost office as UK prime minister after the general election of 1945. His ringing call for reconciliation between France and Germany, and “the re-creation of the European family”, struck a chord for both the victors and the vanquished emerging from the devastation of two world wars.

  • Analysis
    2 years ago
    by Chubros
    +8 +1

    Brexit has had 'no major effect' on economy so far

    There has been little impact of the Brexit vote on the UK economy so far, says the Office for National Statistics (ONS). "The referendum result appears, so far, not to have had a major effect," its chief economist Joe Grice said. Official figures have not yet reflected the collapse in confidence predicted by some surveys since the referendum. But the ONS warned that we have not yet had official figures for the service sector, which are due next week.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by socialiguana
    +21 +1

    Science report shelved for being ‘too pro-EU’

    Britain’s £60-billion pharmaceutical and life sciences industry shelved a report calling for the government to pursue a “soft Brexit” strategy after being warned by ministers that it was too pro-EU. Sir Andrew Witty, head of GlaxoSmithKline, and other industry leaders met ministers from the Brexit department this month. They presented the findings of a two-month consultation calling for the preservation of free movement of goods and scientific talent post-Brexit and a “common regulatory framework” for the drugs industry.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by junglman
    +20 +1

    Anti-Brexit group challenges UK government over Article 50 disclosure

    A group opposed to Britain's exit from the European Union has accused the government of refusing to allow it to make public the official justification for triggering Article 50 to start the Brexit process without a parliamentary vote. The British government's position is that it has no legal obligation to consult parliament on invoking Article 50 of the EU's Lisbon Treaty which will give Britain a two-year period to work out the terms of its departure.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by 66bnats
    +25 +1

    US bank bosses from Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and BlackRock threaten Theresa May with relocation

    The bosses of several of America’s biggest banks and corporations have warned Theresa May they will pre-emptively shift operations into Europe unless she can provide early clarity on the future shape of EU-UK relations, The Telegraph has learned. The ultimatum was delivered at a round-table meeting with Mrs May in New York this week attended by a host of key US investors, including major City investors such as Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and BlackRock.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by rawlings
    +16 +1

    Liam Fox: Brexit is a 'golden opportunity'

    The UK's trade with the European Union will be "at least as free" after Brexit as it is now, Liam Fox says. The International Trade Secretary said it was in other countries' interests to avoid tariffs which he said would "harm the people of Europe". He also predicted the UK would be a standard-bearer for global free trade and that Brexit represented a "golden opportunity" to forge new links.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by darvinhg
    +6 +1

    UK spending grew strongly post-Brexit

    The UK services sector grew 0.4% in July, much more strongly than expected in the wake of June's vote to leave the European Union. It shows consumers carried on spending as normal after June's Brexit vote. Other figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show economic growth accelerated faster than thought in the run-up to the referendum. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) grew by 0.7% in the three months to the end of June, up from the 0.6% first estimated. The second-quarter figures were well up from the 0.4% growth of the previous quarter.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by rawlings
    +16 +1

    Donegal Border Communities Against Brexit make their point

    Donegal Pharmacist Tom Murray has called on all the county's TDs and Councillors - from all parties and none - to oppose the re-imposition of border restrictions in the wake of the Brexit vote and to start standing up for the right of the North to remain within the EU. Mr Murray heads the Donegal branch of Border Communities Against Brexit. This is a group of people representing the business, community and farming sectors...

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by bradd
    +21 +1

    European customers are boycotting British cars, says Jaguar Land Rover boss

    Europeans have been boycotting British cars since the Brexit vote, according to the boss of the nation’s biggest auto firm, Jaguar Land Rover. Dr Ralf Speth, chief executive of JLR, also joined senior figures at rival firms in warning that a hard Brexit would damage the car industry, which supports around 800,000 jobs. Speaking at the Paris Motor Show, Speth said JLR’s European sales team have reported customers turning their noses up at British cars after the vote to leave the EU.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by geoleo
    +4 +1

    ‘Tory scum, get out of Brum!’ Theresa May is in town... and the Left is raging

    The Conservatives arrived in Birmingham to a predictably warm welcome.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by geoleo
    +20 +1

    Economic ills of the UK extend well beyond Brexit

    British economic policymakers confront big challenges. They have to manage departure from the EU with the minimum damage. They also need to make the UK economy far more dynamic. The latter cannot be achieved if they do not abandon the myth that

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by zritic
    +19 +1

    Britain will be fastest growing G7 economy this year, says IMF

    The International Monetary Fund has predicted the UK will be the fastest growing of the G7 leading industrial countries this year and accepted that its prediction of a post-Brexit-vote financial crash has proved to be overly pessimistic. But while the Washington-based IMF said Britain would have a “soft landing” in 2016 with growth of 1.8%, it stuck to its view that the economy would eventually suffer from the shock EU referendum result and said expansion next year would be just 1.1% – lower than it expected in the immediate aftermath of the Brexit vote.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by messi
    +32 +1

    The pound just slumped to a 31-year low

    Fears of the consequences of a Hard Brexit have sent the pound tumbling to a new 31-year low against the dollar. Speaking at the Conservative Party's annual conference in Birmingham on Sunday, Theresa May has ended weeks of speculation and revealed that she will launch formal Brexit talks with EU leaders before the end of March 2017. The timing means the UK looks set to leave the EU by summer 2019.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by dynamite
    +8 +1

    UKIP's Steven Woolfe in hospital 'after altercation'

    UKIP leadership hopeful Steven Woolfe says he is recovering in hospital after a reported fight at a meeting of the party's MEPs. The party released a statement from Mr Woolfe from his Strasbourg hospital bed saying he was sitting up having undergone a precautionary brain scan. UKIP sources said "punches were exchanged" during the row at a party meeting and Mr Woolfe banged his head. He was taken to hospital two hours later after collapsing, sources said.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by Petrox
    +17 +1

    'Falling pounds helps Britain's economy', BoE says

    Bank of England deputy governor Ben Broadbent claims the weakening value of the pound is aiding Britain's economic growth. At a speech in London hosted by the Wall Street Journal, Broadbent said sterling's depreciation had 'supported the economy' by stimulating investment activity. The Bank policymaker said there was 'little doubt' the country's economy had fared better than many analyst surveys expected after June's Brexit vote.

  • Expression
    1 year ago
    by Apolatia
    +26 +1

    JP MORGAN CEO: Brexit makes euro collapse '5 times more likely'

    The UK's vote to leave the European Union has made the chance of a Eurozone collapse five times more likely, JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon said.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by rhingo
    +5 +1

    Norway rejected post-Brexit trade pact with UK

    Britain wanted to create a formal task force to work with Norway on a post-Brexit free trade agreement, but the Norwegian rejected the overture according to a new report. Business daily Dagens Næringsliv reported that the UK’s international trade secretary, Liam Fox, lobbied his Norwegian counterpart, Minister of Trade and Industry Monica Mæland, for Norway to join the United Kingdom in establishing a task force to prepare a new trade agreement for when the Brits formally leave the EU.