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Pace of British construction activity slows as #Brexit delays investment – survey

Pace of British construction activity slows as #Brexit delays investment – survey

| July 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

The pace of growth in Britain’s construction industry slowed over the second quarter as investment was delayed by uncertainty over Brexit and the general election, a leading property body reported on Thursday (20 July), writes Esha Vaish. The quarterly survey from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors showed a reversal from the first quarter, which […]

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#Brexit: Fox says UK-EU trade deal should be ‘one of easiest in human history’

#Brexit: Fox says UK-EU trade deal should be ‘one of easiest in human history’

| July 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

A bespoke trade deal between Britain and the European Union should be “one of the easiest in human history” to reach, British trade minister Liam Fox (pictured) said on Thursday (20 July). Fox said Britain and the EU already have similar regulatory rules and no tariffs, writes Andrew MacAskill. “The only reason that we wouldn’t […]

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#Brexit effect on UK ‘will be profound and unpredictable’: Lords committee

#Brexit effect on UK ‘will be profound and unpredictable’: Lords committee

| July 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

Brexit poses a fundamental challenge to the future of the United Kingdom by removing the European Union law that has helped to bind it together, a committee of lawmakers from the British parliament’s upper house said on Wednesday (19 July), writes Kylie MacLellan. Last year’s vote to leave the EU has highlighted tensions among the […]

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Europe’s #Brexit envy

Europe’s #Brexit envy

| July 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

Britain’s intention to leave the European Union – Brexit – will greatly affect the rest of the world. It’s not confined to the effect it will have on the British economy, even if that is likely to be major, nor on the adjustments the remaining 27 EU states must make, writes John Lloyd. There’s more […]

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Britain fleshes out #Brexit stance on nuclear and justice

Britain fleshes out #Brexit stance on nuclear and justice

| July 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

Britain fleshed out its Brexit negotiating stance on nuclear, justice and other matters on Thursday before the first full round of talks with the EU next week, underlining it would quit nuclear body Euratom and the jurisdiction of European courts, writes Elizabeth Piper. In three position papers, Britain said it wanted the transition to being outside […]

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UK PM #May shed a ‘little tear’ over election failure

UK PM #May shed a ‘little tear’ over election failure

| July 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

British Prime Minister Theresa May said she cried a “little tear” when an exit poll revealed she had failed to win an overall majority in a June 8 snap election, writes Andrew MacAskill. May told BBC radio she felt “devastated” when the results came in, revealing she had lost her parliamentary majority, despite her call on […]

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Annual #NorthernIreland parades begin peacefully amid political crisis

Annual #NorthernIreland parades begin peacefully amid political crisis

| July 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

Annual parades in Northern Ireland that frequently trigger sectarian violence began peacefully on Wednesday with little sign the British province’s political crisis is increasing tensions in volatile areas, write Ian Graham and Conor Humphries. A power-sharing coalition between pro-British Protestant unionists and Irish Catholic nationalists collapsed in January but the protracted political impasse has not to […]

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