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#Brexit threat to devolution – UK Ministers “must abandon power grab”.

#Brexit threat to devolution – UK Ministers “must abandon power grab”.

Scottish Government ministers today told their UK counterparts that the powers of the Scottish Parliament must be protected to avoid undermining the foundations of devolution following Brexit.   The UK Government says it wants all devolved powers currently exercised at an EU level and returning from Brussels to bypass Holyrood and go directly to Westminster instead. […]

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“There is no Brexodus” – Dmitry Leus considers the banks’ approach to post-#Brexit planning

“There is no Brexodus” – Dmitry Leus considers the banks’ approach to post-#Brexit planning

| August 8, 2017 | 1 Comment

How will the banks cope and adjust to possible restrictions on London-based operations post-Brexit?  First we must consider that the UK’s negotiations with the European Union have only just begun.  Whatever the City might want in terms of a softer Brexit, the truth is that it is too soon to tell.  While the banks may […]

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#Brexit negotiations ‘have not begun well’ – Sir Simon Fraser

#Brexit negotiations ‘have not begun well’ – Sir Simon Fraser

Differences inside the cabinet have hindered talks, a former head of the diplomatic service says. Read more here.

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UK must ‘engage and be active’ in #ForeignAffairs

UK must ‘engage and be active’ in #ForeignAffairs

A former State Department adviser says the UK is not paying enough attention to global affairs. Read more here.

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#DavidCameron photobombs festival selfie

#DavidCameron photobombs festival selfie

A Labour activist snapped the former prime minister at the Oxfordshire event. Read more here.

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UK prepared to pay €40 billion for #Brexit

UK prepared to pay €40 billion for #Brexit

Britain is prepared to pay up to €40 (36.12 billion pounds sterling) as part of a deal to leave the European Union, the Sunday Telegraph newspaper reports today (6 August), citing three unnamed sources familiar with Britain’s negotiating strategy. The European Union has floated a figure of €60bn euros and wants significant progress on settling […]

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#Election2017: Tories ‘should have focused on change’

#Election2017: Tories ‘should have focused on change’

A former adviser says the Conservatives were guilty of a breakdown in communication in the election. Read more here.

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