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Offering UK a #Brexit choice, Labour’s #Corbyn stays shy on his view

Offering UK a #Brexit choice, Labour’s #Corbyn stays shy on his view

| September 19, 2019

Opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn promised on Wednesday (18 September) to offer Britain the choice of leaving the European Union with a “credible” deal or staying in the bloc if he wins power, but declined to say which side he favoured, write Guy Faulconbridge and Elizabeth Piper of Reuters. With an early election increasingly likely […]

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#Brexit deal emerging or not? Latest in Britain-EU talks

#Brexit deal emerging or not? Latest in Britain-EU talks

| September 18, 2019

The European Union has pushed back against British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s assertion that a new Brexit deal was in the making, writes Gabriela Baczynska of Reuters. A month before a make-or-break EU leaders’ summit and some six weeks before Britain is due out, Johnson asked on Tuesday (17 September) to intensify talks, while the […]

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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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MPs prepare court action to enforce #Brexit delay

MPs prepare court action to enforce #Brexit delay

| September 9, 2019

British lawmakers are preparing legal action in case Prime Minister Boris Johnson tries to defy legislation compelling him to seek a further delay to Brexit, opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn (pictured) said on Saturday (7 September), writes James Davey of Reuters. An opposition bill which would force Johnson to ask the European Union for […]

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