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UK PM Johnson: I do not expect EU to offer us worse trading terms

UK PM Johnson: I do not expect EU to offer us worse trading terms

| January 24, 2020

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Wednesday (22 January) he did not expect the European Union to offer Britain worse post-Brexit trade terms than it has offered to other trading partners, writes Kylie MacLellan. “I don’t think that is going to happen… its massively in our interests, in the interests of both sides of the […]

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UK-EU trade deal on goods and services doable by end of 2020: UK’s #Javid

UK-EU trade deal on goods and services doable by end of 2020: UK’s #Javid

| January 23, 2020

Britain and the European Union are capable of reaching a long-term trade deal covering both goods and services by the end of this year, Finance Minister Sajid Javid (pictured) said on Wednesday, dismissing suggestions from the EU that this is unrealistic, write Balazs Koranyi and Dmitry Zhdannikov. “I’ve had a number of discussions with my […]

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UK government suffers fourth defeat on #Brexit legislation in #HouseOfLords

UK government suffers fourth defeat on #Brexit legislation in #HouseOfLords

| January 23, 2020

Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government suffered a fourth defeat on its Brexit legislation when members of parliament’s upper chamber voted on Tuesday to ensure protections for child refugees after Britain leaves the European Union, writes Kylie MacLellan. Johnson’s Conservatives won a large majority in the lower chamber, the House of Commons, in the 12 December […]

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UK high-speed rail project could cost £106 billion: FT

UK high-speed rail project could cost £106 billion: FT

| January 21, 2020

A proposed British high-speed rail project running between London and northern England could cost up to £106 billion, 25% more than recently predicted, an official review seen by the Financial Times says, writes Kate Holton.  The report said there was a “considerable risk” that the High Speed 2 (HS2) project’s price could jump from the […]

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Labour’s #Long-Bailey launches leadership bid with call for ‘new professionalism’

Labour’s #Long-Bailey launches leadership bid with call for ‘new professionalism’

| January 20, 2020

Britain’s Labour Party needs to do more to promote aspiration and look more like a government-in-waiting, the party’s business spokeswoman, Rebecca Long-Bailey (pictured), said when she formally launched her leadership campaign on Friday (17 January), writes David Milliken. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is stepping down, after the party’s worst election performance since 1935 gave Prime […]

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No #BigBen bongs: UK government plans light show to mark moment of #Brexit

No #BigBen bongs: UK government plans light show to mark moment of #Brexit

| January 20, 2020

Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Downing Street residence will be lit up with a countdown to Britain’s exit from the European Union on 31 January, as part of a light display to mark the moment of Brexit, the government said on Friday (17 January), writes Kylie MacLellan. Johnson had proposed a crowdfunding campaign to allow the […]

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PM Johnson to impose new restrictions on low-skilled migrants after #Brexit – Telegraph

PM Johnson to impose new restrictions on low-skilled migrants after #Brexit – Telegraph

| January 20, 2020

Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson is preparing to impose new restrictions on low-skilled migrants moving to Britain on the first day after the Brexit transition period ends in December, the Daily Telegraph has reported, writes Bhargav Acharya. Plans are being drawn up by Johnson’s aides under which the government would bring forward its post-Brexit immigration […]

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