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The UK’s post-#Brexit growing pains

The UK’s post-#Brexit growing pains

| January 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

With Brexit looming ever closer, where will Britain end up? Even after UK premier Theresa May’s speech this week laying out her vision of a “hard Brexit” without going into specifics, that’s a question few dare hazard an answer. But if Article 50 negotiations are to be a success, dodging a clear answer cannot be an […]

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#Brexit: UK PM May says Britain faces momentous change as it leaves EU

#Brexit: UK PM May says Britain faces momentous change as it leaves EU

| January 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

Britain is facing a period of momentous change following its decision to leave the European Union and will need to forge a new role in the world, Prime Minister Theresa May told the World Economic Forum in Davos on Thursday (19 January). May, who has said Britain wants a “bold and ambitious” trade agreement with […]

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‘Silk Road’ freight train from #China arrives in Barking

‘Silk Road’ freight train from #China arrives in Barking

| January 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

The first direct rail freight service from China to the UK has completed its 18-day trip and arrived in London. The train left the city of Yiwu, on China’s east coast, this month and travelled 7,500 miles (12,000km), crossing seven countries, before arriving at a freight depot in Barking. The service delivered 34 containers of […]

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#Brexit: UK PM calls European leaders

#Brexit: UK PM calls European leaders

| January 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

A Downing Street spokesperson said: The Prime Minister called European leaders on 17 January following her speech to set out our objectives for the Brexit negotiations and her vision for the right deal between the UK and the EU. Earlier this afternoon the PM spoke first to the President of the European Commission and then the President […]

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Irish government statement on #Brexit following UK PM’s speech

Irish government statement on #Brexit following UK PM’s speech

| January 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Irish government have issued a response to Theresa May’s Brexit speech. The statement underlines Ireland’s support for the EU. The most controversial area – where it is silent – is on how Theresa May will maintain an open border between Northern Ireland and Southern Ireland when the UK leaves the customs union. This is […]

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UK prime minister lays out plans for a ‘stronger, fairer, more united’ country after #Brexit

UK prime minister lays out plans for a ‘stronger, fairer, more united’ country after #Brexit

| January 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

British Prime Minister Theresa May has made it clear: the UK will make a clean break from the European Union and leave its single market of some 500 million people. In her most direct remarks since the 23 June vote, May said Tuesday (17 January) that Britain must regain control of its laws and borders, […]

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#NorthernIreland sets 2 March election after government collapse

#NorthernIreland sets 2 March election after government collapse

| January 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

Britain’s Northern Ireland minister called an early election on Monday for 2 March following the collapse of the region’s power-sharing government that risks a lengthy period of political paralysis just as Britain prepares for talks to leave the EU, writes Amanda Ferguson. Northern Ireland is widely seen as the part of the UK most exposed […]

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