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Britain may need a second #Brexit referendum, says former PM Cameron

Britain may need a second #Brexit referendum, says former PM Cameron

| September 16, 2019

Former British prime minister David Cameron (pictured), who took the decision in 2016 to hold a referendum on the country’s membership of the European Union, said another vote may be needed to resolve the Brexit impasse, writes James Davey of Reuters. In an interview with The Times published on Friday (13 September) ahead of the […]

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Liberal Democrats formally adopt #StopBrexit policy

Liberal Democrats formally adopt #StopBrexit policy

| September 16, 2019

Britain’s Liberal Democrats party on Sunday toughened its anti-Brexit stance, formally adopting a policy to stop the country from leaving the European Union if it wins power at a national election, writes William James of Reuters. The party holds just 18 seats in Britain’s 650-seat parliament but has cast itself as the only ‘Stop Brexit’ […]

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UK’s #Labour likely to extend reach of planned #FinancialTransactionTax

UK’s #Labour likely to extend reach of planned #FinancialTransactionTax

| September 13, 2019

Britain’s opposition Labour Party would seek to broaden a tax on financial transactions to cover foreign exchange, interest rate derivatives and commodities to raise further funds from London’s powerful financial center if elected, write Kylie MacLellan and Kate Holton of Reuters. John McDonnell (pictured), the second most influential man in the party, said Labour accepted proposals […]

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Labour Party deputy leader: We need #Brexit referendum before election

Labour Party deputy leader: We need #Brexit referendum before election

| September 13, 2019

Britain needs to hold another referendum on leaving the European Union before any national election is held, Tom Watson (pictured), the deputy leader of the main opposition Labour Party, said on Wednesday (11 September), writes Costas Pitas of Reuters. “So let’s deal with Brexit, in a referendum, where every person can have their say, and […]

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‘Absolutely not’: PM Johnson denies lying to Queen Elizabeth in #Brexit crisis

‘Absolutely not’: PM Johnson denies lying to Queen Elizabeth in #Brexit crisis

| September 13, 2019

Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Thursday (12 September) denied lying to Queen Elizabeth over the reasons for suspending the British parliament after a court ruled his decision was unlawful and opponents called for lawmakers to be recalled to discuss Brexit, write Andrew MacAskill and Guy Faulconbridge of Reuters. Since Johnson won the top job in […]

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#Conservatives retain large lead over #Labour – poll

#Conservatives retain large lead over #Labour – poll

| September 12, 2019

Britain’s governing Conservatives retain a significant lead over the opposition Labour Party according to a poll published on Wednesday as the country could soon hold an election to break the Brexit stalemate, writes Guy Faulconbridge of Reuters. Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s party had the support of 38% of voters in the Kantar online survey conducted […]

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#Brexit in chaos after court rules PM’s suspension of parliament was unlawful

#Brexit in chaos after court rules PM’s suspension of parliament was unlawful

| September 11, 2019

Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s suspension of the British parliament was unlawful, a Scottish court ruled today (11 September), prompting immediate calls for lawmakers to return to work as the government and parliament battle over the future of Brexit, write Michael Holden and Guy Faulconbridge of Reuters. Scotland’s highest court of appeal ruled that Johnson’s decision to […]

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