Tag: UK

Johnson takes a selfie with a #Huawei phone, a day after suggesting a tougher stance on the Chinese company

Johnson takes a selfie with a #Huawei phone, a day after suggesting a tougher stance on the Chinese company

| December 9, 2019

Britain suggested last week it would take a tougher position on the Chinese tech company Huawei — apparently falling into line with the stance advocated by the Trump administration as the US president visited London for a meeting of NATO leaders. But the day after Trump left the country, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading

#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 […]

Continue Reading

The mystery of Farhad Azima: middleman or confidence man?

The mystery of Farhad Azima: middleman or confidence man?

| December 5, 2019

I don’t often find myself loitering outside of court buildings but I couldn’t resist wandering down to the U.K. High Court a few weeks back because I’ve become besotted by a most unusual man and I wanted to catch sight of him to see if he actually exists, so bizarre is his story – writes […]

Continue Reading

Scotland Yard to question Russian oligarch #VladimirGusinsky over money laundering allegations

Scotland Yard to question Russian oligarch #VladimirGusinsky over money laundering allegations

| December 5, 2019

Scotland Yard detectives are scoping an investigation into a London based Russian oligarch over alleged links to money laundering.Officers were brought into the inquiry after detailed financial information was passed to the UK’s National Crime Agency (NCA).The NCA leads the fight against money laundering both at home and abroad – writes Philip Braund. It’s alleged […]

Continue Reading

Britain must respect EU rules to get trade deal, says #Luxembourg

Britain must respect EU rules to get trade deal, says #Luxembourg

| December 5, 2019

Luxembourg’s Prime Minister Xavier Bettel (pictured) on Wednesday (4 December) urged Britain to accept the rules of EU single market or face a potential cliff-edge exit in a year’s time, write Marc Jones and Huw Jones. Speaking at a London School of Economics event during a trip to a NATO summit near the UK capital, […]

Continue Reading

Evidence suggests #Health is on table in UK-US trade talks – Labour’s McDonnell

Evidence suggests #Health is on table in UK-US trade talks – Labour’s McDonnell

| December 5, 2019

All the evidence the opposition Labour Party has suggests that Britain’s public health service is on the table in trade negotiations with the United States, its finance policy chief, John McDonnell (pictured), said on Wednesday (4 December), write Elizabeth Piper and Kylie MacLellan. With just over a week before Britain votes in a national election, […]

Continue Reading