Saturday, 27 May 2017

Tag Archives: Brexit

Protesters hit the streets again in Britain against a Trump visit

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LONDON: Thousands of people have protested outside Westminster in London overnight as a House of Commons debate raged inside over the decision by the May Government to offer US President Donald Trump a state visit to the UK. Protesters are trying to get Prime Minister Theresa May to withdraw her ...

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HSBC shares slide after 62% profit fall

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LONDON: Shares in HSBC have fallen after the bank reported a steeper-than-expected fall in annual profits. It reported a $7.1bn (£5.7bn) pre-tax profit for 2016, down 62% on the $18.9bn reported a year earlier. HSBC attributed the fall to a string of one-off charges, including the sale of its operations ...

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Tony Blair: Remainers must persuade Brexit voters to change their mind

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PARIS: Tony Blair will tell pro-EU Britons it is their “mission” to persuade Brexit voters to change their mind about leaving the European Union. In a speech on Friday, t he former prime minister will urge Remain voters to “expose relentlessly” the Government’s drive for a “Brexit at any cost”, ...

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House of Lords aims to attach conditions to EU divorce legislation

  LONDON: Members of the House of Lords said they would try to attach conditions to legislation giving Prime Minister Theresa May the power to trigger the country’s exit from the European Union. On Wednesday, May won approval from parliament’s lower chamber for the legislation. The upper chamber, the House ...

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British MPs to vote on EU divorce trigger

As the second of a two-day debate gets underway, the 143 word bill is expected to swiftly pass the vote in the lower parliament. Prime Minister Theresa May could begin the process to leave the European Union next month. British MPs were due to spend several more hours on Wednesday ...

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Theresa May signs £100m fighter jet deal with Turkey

ISTANBUL: Theresa May today signed a fighter jet deal worth up to £100million with Turkey. During a visit to Ankara, the Prime Minister announced that the UK’s BAE Systems will work with Turkish Aerospace Industries on the fighter plane programme, known as TF-X. Mrs May – who was also seeking to ...

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Brexit bill introduced to the House of Commons

LONDON: Brexit secretary David Davis has confirmed a bill on triggering Article 50 has been introduced to the House of Commons. It comes after the Prime Minister suffered defeat in a historic legal battle at the Supreme Court earlier this week – ruling Parliament must vote when to trigger the ...

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