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PM hopeful #Raab ‘quietly confident’ of making next round of leadership contest

PM hopeful #Raab ‘quietly confident’ of making next round of leadership contest

| June 18, 2019

Dominic Raab (pictured), a candidate to replace British Prime Minister Theresa May, said on Monday (17 June) he was “quietly confident” of going through to the next round of a Conservative Party leadership contest, writes William James. Speaking to journalists at a hustings in Westminster which frontrunner Boris Johnson declined to attend, Raab voiced optimism that […]

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#Johnson must be put to the test in PM race – rival #Gove

#Johnson must be put to the test in PM race – rival #Gove

| June 18, 2019

Boris Johnson (pictured), the front-runner to replace Theresa May as British prime minister but who has so far kept a low profile in the leadership race, needs to be put to the test, rival contender Michael Gove said on Monday (17 June), writes William Schomberg. “At the moment, yes, of course, it is the case that […]

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UK firms to cut investment by most in 10 years as #Brexit drags on – #BCC

UK firms to cut investment by most in 10 years as #Brexit drags on – #BCC

| June 18, 2019

British companies look set to cut their investment by the most in 10 years in 2019 as the Brexit crisis drags on, weighing on future economic growth prospects, a survey showed on Monday (17 June), writes William Schomberg. Business investment – key for productivity and pay growth – was forecast to fall by 1.3% this year […]

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PM candidate Hunt: #Brexit paralysis has damaged UK’s reputation

PM candidate Hunt: #Brexit paralysis has damaged UK’s reputation

| June 18, 2019

Britain’s paralysis over implementing the decision to leave the European Union has damaged its standing on the world stage, said Foreign Minister Jeremy Hunt (pictured), one of six men hoping to become the country’s next prime minister, writes William James. “The way we have gone about Brexit – Brexit paralysis – has (damaged Britain’s international standing), […]

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Suspending parliament for no-deal #Brexit would be scandalous – Labour’s Benn

Suspending parliament for no-deal #Brexit would be scandalous – Labour’s Benn

| June 17, 2019

Any suggestion of suspending parliament to try to force through a so-called no-deal Brexit would be “scandalous” and probably will never happen, Hilary Benn (pictured), an opposition Labour lawmaker and chairman of the Brexit parliamentary committee, said on Sunday (16 June), writes Elizabeth Piper. One Conservative hopeful to replace Prime Minister Theresa May, Dominic Raab, has […]

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UK PM hopeful Stewart says he will not serve under #BorisJohnson

UK PM hopeful Stewart says he will not serve under #BorisJohnson

| June 17, 2019

Rory Stewart (pictured), a contender to replace British Prime Minister Theresa May, said on Sunday he would not serve under Boris Johnson if the former London mayor won the leadership contest, and criticized him for refusing to debate his Brexit policy, writes Elizabeth Piper. “How is Boris going to deliver Brexit, how? I don’t even know […]

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Taking aim at Johnson, PM hopefuls make #Brexit case

Taking aim at Johnson, PM hopefuls make #Brexit case

| June 17, 2019

Several hopefuls vying to replace British Prime Minister Theresa May turned their fire on favourite Boris Johnson on Sunday, questioning his pledge to leave the European Union by the end of October no matter what, writes Elizabeth Piper. With former London mayor and foreign minister Johnson keeping a low profile, the other candidates have targeted the […]

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