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‘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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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#Pakistan tycoon agrees to hand over £190 million to settle UK probe

#Pakistan tycoon agrees to hand over £190 million to settle UK probe

| December 4, 2019

The Pakistani real estate tycoon Malik Riaz Hussain (pictured) has agreed to hand over £190 million held in Britain to settle a British investigation into whether the money was from the proceeds of crime, writes Andrew MacAskill. Hussain is one of Pakistan’s richest and most powerful businessmen and biggest private employers, and is known for […]

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