Tuesday, 25 September 2018

Tag Archives: Brexit

MP asks spending watchdog to investigate Nissan Brexit deal

Whitehall’s spending watchdog could investigate the deal to keep Nissan making cars in north-east England, following a demand from the chair of an influential parliamentary committee. Andrew Tyrie, chair of the Treasury select committee, has written to the National Audit Office (NAO) asking for an inquiry into any assurances offered ...

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Zac Goldsmith beaten by Lib Dem in Richmond Park by-election shock

Zac Goldsmith has been unseated in a “shockwave” by-election upset by the Liberal Democrats. Lib Dem challenger Sarah Olney bulldozed Mr Goldsmith out of the Commons, sweeping away his 23,015 majority to finish 1,872 votes ahead of him. The Lib Dems poured resources into the contest as they successfully switched ...

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EU nationals applying for permanent UK residency has tripled

LONDON: European citizens seeking permanent residence in the UK has tripled in a year, as EU nationals seek to guarantee their status in the wake of growing uncertainty around their future. The number of applications being processed stood at 37,618 in June 2015. In July 2016 it was almost 100,000. ...

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UK economy “resilient” despite £122bn hit to finances

The UK economy is forecast to be £122bn worse off by 2020 than previously thought, the Autumn Statement shows. Chancellor Philip Hammond also said growth predictions had been cut as a result of the Brexit vote but vowed to make the UK economy “resilient”. As widely expected, he unveiled a ...

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Blair is planning to return to politics

LONDON: In an interview, the former Labour leader admitted to feeling “motivated” by the current polarised state of Westminster politics and distraught at the lurch to the Left of his own party. He feared the country was becoming divided between the extremes of an “ultra-Left” Labour Party under Jeremy Corbyn ...

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Infrastructure key to UK’s first post-Brexit budget

LONDON: Britain’s first post-Brexit budget will focus on infrastructure and could spell an end to the previous government’s rigid fiscal targets, according to a treasury statement released Sunday. The budget will be new finance minister Philip Hammond’s first set-piece since replacing George Osborne who resigned following the June vote. Under ...

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Queen to invite Trump to Britain for state visit

LONDON : Queen Elizabeth will invite U.S. President-elect Donald Trump for a state visit to Britain next year to try to cement close ties between the two countries, The Sunday Times newspaper said. Citing two ministers and a senior official close to Downing Street, the Sunday Times reported that discussions ...

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Theresa arrives for talks with Obama and EU leaders

BERLIN: Theresa May has arrived for talks with European leaders and outgoing US president Barack Obama in Berlin. The prime minister was greeted by Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, who is hosting the talks. European leaders are meeting to discuss a range of global issues, in particular the threat posed ...

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