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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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#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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We don’t trust #Johnson on 15 October election date – Keir Starmer

We don’t trust #Johnson on 15 October election date – Keir Starmer

| September 5, 2019

Britain’s main opposition Labour Party does not trust Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s proposal to hold an election on 15 October, before the country is due to leave the European Union, its Brexit spokesman Keir Starmer (pictured) said on Wednesday (4 September), writes Costas Pitas. Labour wants a no-deal Brexit to be taken off the table […]

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Johnson bids for election as opponents seek to stop no-deal #Brexit

Johnson bids for election as opponents seek to stop no-deal #Brexit

| September 4, 2019

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson (pictured) will try to call a snap election today (4 September) after lawmakers seeking to prevent him taking Britain out of the European Union without a divorce deal dealt him a humbling parliamentary defeat, write Michael Holden and Guy Faulconbridge of Reuters. Parliament’s move leaves Brexit up in the air, […]

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#Farage says PM Johnson does not want a no-deal #Brexit

#Farage says PM Johnson does not want a no-deal #Brexit

| September 4, 2019

The leader of the Brexit Party Nigel Farage (pictured) said he did not trust Prime Minister Boris Johnson to take Britain out of the European Union without a deal and so would struggle to strike an electoral pact with him, writes Kate Holton. “Of course if Boris Johnson says we’re leaving, we’re going to have […]

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