Tag: Brexit

IRU calls for #Brexit deal to avoid road transport chaos

IRU calls for #Brexit deal to avoid road transport chaos

As Brexit negotiations start in earnest this week, it is essential that the UK Government and the European Union reach a comprehensive deal that addresses the many questions affecting the road transport industry. Road transport is the lifeblood of Europe’s economy, with the fortunes of the markets in both the UK and the European Union […]

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Pace of British construction activity slows as #Brexit delays investment – survey

Pace of British construction activity slows as #Brexit delays investment – survey

| July 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

The pace of growth in Britain’s construction industry slowed over the second quarter as investment was delayed by uncertainty over Brexit and the general election, a leading property body reported on Thursday (20 July), writes Esha Vaish. The quarterly survey from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors showed a reversal from the first quarter, which […]

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UK’s May seeks to ease #Brexit fears at new business council

UK’s May seeks to ease #Brexit fears at new business council

UK Prime Minister Theresa May will chair a discussion on Brexit and the economy at the first meeting of a new business council on Thursday (20 July), a bid to rebuild bridges with companies concerned over Britain’s departure from the European Union. After losing the governing Conservatives’ parliamentary majority at an ill-judged election last month, […]

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Round two of #Brexit negotiations begins

Round two of #Brexit negotiations begins

| July 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

Today (17 July) Brexit negotiators will start to get their teeth into the substance of the discussions, in particular citizens’ rights, writes Catherine Feore The first round of Article 50 negotiations between the UK and the European Commission took place on 19 June. It was agreed to create working groups on citizens’ rights, the financial […]

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#Brexit: Jeremy Corbyn goes to Brussels

#Brexit: Jeremy Corbyn goes to Brussels

| July 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

It may have been the early start, or maybe it was the absence of a large group of young people singing ‘Oh, Jeremy Corbyn’ to the tune of The White Stripes’ Seven Nation Army, but the Labour team looked rather gloomy on their arrival at the Berlaymont building, writes Catherine Feore. Jeremy Corbyn, accompanied by […]

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Britain fleshes out #Brexit stance on nuclear and justice

Britain fleshes out #Brexit stance on nuclear and justice

| July 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

Britain fleshed out its Brexit negotiating stance on nuclear, justice and other matters on Thursday before the first full round of talks with the EU next week, underlining it would quit nuclear body Euratom and the jurisdiction of European courts, writes Elizabeth Piper. In three position papers, Britain said it wanted the transition to being outside […]

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UK PM #May shed a ‘little tear’ over election failure

UK PM #May shed a ‘little tear’ over election failure

| July 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

British Prime Minister Theresa May said she cried a “little tear” when an exit poll revealed she had failed to win an overall majority in a June 8 snap election, writes Andrew MacAskill. May told BBC radio she felt “devastated” when the results came in, revealing she had lost her parliamentary majority, despite her call on […]

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