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Tag Archives: Brexit

Britain’s May urges ‘smooth and orderly’ Brexit

BRUSSELS: British Prime Minister Theresa May urged her EU counterparts to make Brexit “as smooth and orderly… as possible” as they prepared to discuss the process at a dinner without her. “We want that to be as smooth and orderly a process as possible. It is not just in our ...

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Brexit trade deal could take 10 years, says UK’s ambassador

LONDON: A post-Brexit UK-EU trade deal might take 10 years to finalise and still fail, Britain’s ambassador to the EU has privately told the government. The BBC understands Sir Ivan Rogers warned ministers that the European consensus was that a deal might not be done until the early to mid-2020s. ...

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Pak high commissioner to UK discusses bilateral ties with Tim Cole

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan High Commissioner to the United Kingdom Syed Ibne Abbas and British envoy to the Commonwealth Tim Cole discussed the UK-Pakistan ties, cooperation between the two countries at Commonwealth and other multilateral fora. They shared the views based on common language common law as well as shared history and ...

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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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