Thursday, 13 December 2018

Tag Archives: Britain

From Davos, Sadiq Khan confronts May’s ‘hard Brexit’ decision

DAVOS: The mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, is in Davos today, as part of his push to protect the UK capital, and its financial centre the City, from harm produced by Britain’s exit from the EU. He is particularly confronting Theresa May’s decision on choosing a “hard brexit”, in which Britain leaves the European single ...

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Sadiq Khan: Keeping Londoners safe is my first priority as mayor

LONDON: Fresh funding cuts to Britain’s largest police force could undermine efforts to protect the public from terrorist attacks, the government has been warned. London Mayor Sadiq Khan said it will become “near impossible” to maintain the number of officers on the capital’s streets if Scotland Yard is hit with ...

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Europe, NATO hit back at Donald Trump

BRUSSELS: EU heavyweights Germany and France led a sharp European response to US President-elect Donald Trump Monday after he branded NATO “obsolete” and said more countries would leave the EU after Britain. In a hard-hitting interview with two European newspapers, Trump unleashed a volley of verbal attacks on Europe and ...

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British foreign minister welcomes Trump trade deal offer

BRUSSELS: Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said on Monday he was sure that Britain and the United States could conclude a free trade deal that was in their mutual interests after President-elect Donald Trump said he was keen for one. “It’s very good news that the United States of America wants ...

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Pound falls ahead of Theresa May Brexit speech

LONDON: The pound has hit its lowest level for more than three months on reports Britain was set to quit the EU single market as part of its Brexit plans. Sterling fell below the $1.20 level before recovering slightly on Monday. The pound also dropped to a two-month low against ...

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Fed up British middle classes backing Brexit

MILTON KEYNES: It’s got money, jobs and it voted Brexit: the town of Milton Keynes near London represents a slice of middle-class voters fed up with a political elite ignoring their concerns. Just as in the United States, it was not just struggling blue-collar workers fed up with the flip side ...

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Where exactly does Britain’s £12.2bn foreign aid go?

LONDON: Britain is a significant contributor to helping developing countries. In 2015, for the third year running, the government met its commitment to spend 0.7 per cent of gross national income on foreign aid, with the official budget rising to £12.2bn. However, it has become a politically divisive issue, with ...

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EU law ‘will continue to apply in UK during transition deal’

LONDON: EU law will apply in Britain after Brexit as an essential part of any transition deal, Malta’s prime minister has said. Joseph Muscat, whose country has just taken over the EU’s rotating presidency, also said it was “quite obvious” the City of London could be in line for a ...

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Russia accuses Britain of anti-Moscow ‘witch hunt’ plan

LONDON: The Russian embassy to Britain posted online an extraordinary attack on the Government, accusing it of planning to brief Donald Trump’s incoming United States administration against Moscow. It comes as Prime Minister Theresa May prepares for her first meeting with the US president-elect, expected in the spring, and Foreign ...

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