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UK to quadruple quota for #MigrantFarmWorkers – Sunday Telegraph

UK to quadruple quota for #MigrantFarmWorkers – Sunday Telegraph

| November 12, 2019

Britain’s government will quadruple the annual immigration quota for seasonal farm workers to 10,000 from next year to tackle labour shortages in the sector after Brexit, the Sunday Telegraph newspaper reported, writes David Milliken. Currently Britain allows 2,500 people from outside the European Union to work temporarily on British farms each year, a number that […]

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Factbox: How will Britain’s 12 December #Brexit election work?

Factbox: How will Britain’s 12 December #Brexit election work?

| November 11, 2019

Britain will hold a general election on 12 December, electing 650 new members of parliament, from which a government will be formed. Their first task will likely be to decide how, when and if the country will leave the European Union, writes William James. Below are the key facts about how the election will work: […]

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Divide and conquer: PM Johnson launches high-risk #GeneralElection strategy

Divide and conquer: PM Johnson launches high-risk #GeneralElection strategy

| October 30, 2019

The phoney war is over. After months of rehearsing his election strategy, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is poised to run a high-risk campaign designed to exploit divisions over Brexit despite his public appeals for national unity, writes Elizabeth Piper. Ahead of the 12 December vote, he will focus on portraying his new Brexit deal […]

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Britain spins towards Christmas election in bid to break #Brexit deadlock

Britain spins towards Christmas election in bid to break #Brexit deadlock

| October 30, 2019

Britain was heading towards its first December election in almost a century after Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s bet on breaking the Brexit deadlock with an early ballot gained support from opposition parties on Tuesday (29 October), write Guy Faulconbridge, Elizabeth Piper and William James. As the European Union agreed a third delay to the divorce that […]

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#Brexit – What will happen in UK’s parliament on 29 October?

#Brexit – What will happen in UK’s parliament on 29 October?

| October 29, 2019

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will today (29 October) make a new attempt to get lawmakers to approve an early national election to try to break the deadlock over Brexit, writes Kylie MacLellan. On Monday (28 October) he failed in his third attempt to win backing for an early election via a route which required […]

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#Brexit election? Johnson makes fresh bid to break the deadlock

#Brexit election? Johnson makes fresh bid to break the deadlock

| October 29, 2019

Prime Minister Boris Johnson makes a fresh bid for an election to break the Brexit deadlock today (29 October) after nearly three-and-a-half years of wrangling in parliament that has left Britain’s exit from the European Union in turmoil, write Guy Faulconbridge and Kylie MacLellan. As the European Union finalizes a third delay to the divorce […]

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PM Johnson calls for 12 December election to break #Brexit deadlock

PM Johnson calls for 12 December election to break #Brexit deadlock

| October 25, 2019

Prime Minister Boris Johnson called on Thursday (24 October) for a general election on 12 December to break Britain’s Brexit impasse, conceding for the first time he will not meet his “do or die” deadline to leave the European Union next week, write Kate Holton, Elizabeth Piper and Kylie MacLellan. Johnson said in a letter to […]

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