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Tag Archives: Brexit

EasyJet has applied for post-Brexit base in Austria

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PARIS: EasyJet has applied to establish a third airline to allow it to continue flying in the European Union after Brexit. The airline has applied for a £10 million new air operator’s certificate (AOC) in Austria, that it hopes to receive “in the near future”. It will allow the company ...

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Spain’s King and Queen begin first UK state visit

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LONDON: The Queen is to formally welcome the king and queen of Spain to the UK as they begin a two-day state visit. King Felipe and Queen Leitizia will be greeted by the Queen and Prince Philip at Horse Guards Parade on Wednesday. The trip is the first state visit ...

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MP Anne Marie Morris suspended for racist remark

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LONDON: A Conservative MP has been suspended from the party after it emerged she used a racist expression during a public discussion about Brexit. Anne Marie Morris, the MP for Newton Abbot, used the phrase at an event in London to describe the prospect of the UK leaving the EU ...

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Britain dismisses attempts to lure high finance to Paris

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LONDON: Britain s government dismissed France s attempt to lure high finance to Paris to cash in on Brexit, saying it would ensure that London remained the global financial hub. Paris is competing against rival financial centres in Europe for jobs that could move out of London due to Britain s exit from ...

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PM May faces confidence vote

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LONDON: British Prime Minister Theresa May’s government faces a vote of confidence on Thursday, three weeks after a disastrous election left her authority in tatters and her Brexit strategy in doubt. Members of the House of Commons will vote on the Conservative leader’s legislative plans – the Queen’s Speech – ...

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Britain and EU launch Brexit talks in Brussels

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LONDON: Brexit Secretary David Davis starts negotiations in Brussels on Monday that will set the terms on which Britain leaves the European Union and determine its relationship with the continent for generations to come. Almost a year to the day since Britons shocked themselves and their neighbours by voting on ...

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Foster says talks with British PM going well

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LONDON: Discussions between the DUP and British Prime Minister Theresa May on a deal to allow the Conservatives to form a minority government are to resume. Former first minister Arlene Foster has said the discussions are “going well” and that she hopes for a “successful conclusion” soon. Speaking last night, ...

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Brexit strategy: PM May faces crunch meeting with Tories

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May listens to the speech of China's President Xi Jinping during the opening ceremony of the G20 Summit in Hangzhou, China, September 4, 2016. REUTERS/Nicolas Asfonri/Pool

LONDON: Tories furious at the election fiasco will demand changes to her leadership style and concessions on key policy areas including Brexit. In a sign of the task ahead, the weakened leader must appease both those who believe voters have rejected a hard Brexit, and others demanding she plough on ...

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