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Fed up British middle classes backing Brexit

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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?

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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’

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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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‘Garden villages’ to create thousands of UK homes

LONDON: Britain’s first wave of “garden villages” has been given the nod along with three more garden towns, in a move that aims to build up to 200,000 new homes. The 14 village projects of 1,500 to 10,000 homes each are a new addition to the government’s programme of garden ...

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Britain gets creative in fighting rampant food waste

London: One of Europe’s worst offenders on food waste, Britain is beginning to get its act together thanks to a surge in volunteer initiatives that help the poor as well as creating a bit of seasonal cheer. “That’s what I come out for, to have a little chat… It’s not ...

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UK in pictures 2016

In January, singer David Bowie, one of the most influential musicians of his era, died of cancer at the age of 69. Fans laid flowers in the singer’s memory at a mural in Brixton and some months later the council announced it was to be listed to ensure its long-term ...

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Britain’s local councils allowed to spy on residents

Britain’s local councils were given permission to conduct surveillance on residents living in their borough to spy on dog-walkers, those feeding pigeons or throwing garbage incorrectly. The 2,800 covert surveillance operations over five years emerged on Monday as part of a mass freedom of information request by the Liberal Democrat party. As ...

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