Tag: Brexit

‘The risk of #Brexit happening without a ratified deal still exists’ Phil Hogan 

‘The risk of #Brexit happening without a ratified deal still exists’ Phil Hogan 

| December 6, 2019

Speaking at his first event in Ireland as the European Commissioner for Trade (6 December), Phil Hogan addressed what he described as the ‘seemingly endless’ question of Brexit, as well as other pressing trade issues.   Hogan is hoping that next week’s UK general election will provide clarity and unblock paralysis. He told Irish business […]

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How the #UKGeneralElection works

How the #UKGeneralElection works

| December 6, 2019

How the United Kingdom’s election on 12 December works and when the results will be known. WHAT ARE PEOPLE VOTING FOR? – The country is divided into 650 constituencies. – Each constituency equates to one seat in parliament’s House of Commons. There are: 533 in England 59 in Scotland 40 in Wales 18 in Northern […]

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#Javid – chances of ending #Brexit transition without EU trade deal are remote

#Javid – chances of ending #Brexit transition without EU trade deal are remote

| December 6, 2019

Britain is unlikely to cut off ties to the European Union at the end of 2020 without having a free trade deal in place, Finance Minister Sajid Javid (pictured) said on Thursday (5 December), writes Alistair Smout. The governing Conservatives have pledged to pass their Withdrawal Agreement through parliament in time to leave the European […]

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#Brexit and weak global demand to hurt UK in 2020, industry warns

#Brexit and weak global demand to hurt UK in 2020, industry warns

| December 4, 2019

Brexit pressures and political uncertainty have prompted the Confederation of British Industry and a manufacturing trade body, Make UK, to downgrade their growth forecasts for next year, writes David Milliken. Official figures have shown that Britain’s economy is growing at the weakest annual pace since 2010, and industry leaders see little or no improvement in […]

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Irish consumer sentiment bounces as no-deal #Brexit fears ease

Irish consumer sentiment bounces as no-deal #Brexit fears ease

| December 4, 2019

Irish consumer sentiment recovered sharply from a seven-year low in November, posting its fastest monthly rise since 2015 as the risk of a damaging no-deal Brexit receded, a survey showed on Tuesday (3 December). Ireland has remained the European Union’s fastest growing economy during three years of Brexit talks but consumer confidence was hit earlier […]

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#Johnson to #Trump – keep out of UK election

#Johnson to #Trump – keep out of UK election

| December 2, 2019

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Friday (29 November) it would be “best” if US President Donald Trump does not get involved in Britain’s election when he visits London for a NATO summit next week, write Guy Faulconbridge and Andrew MacAskill. Trump waded into the election in October by saying opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy […]

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#Conservative and #Labour spending plans lack credibility – #IFS

#Conservative and #Labour spending plans lack credibility – #IFS

| November 28, 2019

Neither Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservatives nor the opposition Labour Party have credible plans to manage Britain’s public finances, the Institute for Fiscal studies think tank said today (27 November), two weeks before a national election, write William Schomberg and Andy Bruce. The governing Conservatives, ahead in the polls, published an election manifesto on Sunday […]

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