Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Tag Archives: british

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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London Mayor Sadiq Khan – Britain heading for ‘muddled Brexit’

LONDON: London Mayor Sadiq Khan will say on Thursday that urgent action is needed to prevent Britain slipping towards a “muddled Brexit”, arguing that the capital needs more control over its economic policy to cope with leaving the European Union. Khan, a member of the opposition Labour Party, was elected ...

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Konta to play Radwanska in Sydney final

SYDNEY: Johanna Konta blasted Eugenie Bouchard in straight sets to set up a Sydney International final with Agnieszka Radwanska. The British sixth seed dominated her evening semi-final with the former Wimbledon finalist, winning 6-2 6-2 in 68 minutes. She will face Polish second seed Radwanska, who is one win away ...

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Donald Trump lashes out over ‘phony’ Russia dossier claims

NEW YORK: Donald Trump attacked US intelligence agencies and the media as he denied explosive allegations about his ties to Russia, despite admitting for the first time that Moscow had likely meddled in the US election. Just over a week before he takes office, Trump said he had ceded “complete” ...

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British singers Church & Ferguson snub Trump inauguration

LONDON/NEW YORK: British singers Charlotte Church and Rebecca Ferguson have rejected invitations from U.S. President-elect Donald Trump’s team to perform at his inauguration next week, they said in separate statements. The rejections follow other apparent snubs by celebrities including Elton John, whose publicist denied in November that he would be ...

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Britain’s EU envoy resigns months before Brexit talks

LONDON: Britain’s ambassador to the European Union, who sometimes clashed with London over its approach to Europe, abruptly resigned less than three months before Prime Minister Theresa May is due to trigger formal ‘Brexit’ negotiations. Ivan Rogers, Britain’s envoy to the EU, told staff on Tuesday that he would step ...

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British chef Ryan dies while fighting against Isis in Syria

RAQQA: A British man has been killed while fighting against the Islamic State group in Syria, according to reports. Ryan Lock, 20, is reported to have died during an offensive by anti-IS forces to retake the city of Raqqa. The former chef, from Chichester, West Sussex, had no previous military ...

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Banks could start revealing their Brexit plans as early as next month

LONDON: Banks may update investors on whether they intend to move operations out of London as soon as next month. UK-based lenders are finalising Brexit contingency plans to decide how much of their business they need to shift oversees to maintain relationships with international clients. Banks could start making announcements as ...

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UK holds New Year’s Eve celebrations, Security tight in London

LONDON: A huge police presence is on the streets for London’s new year fireworks display as the UK prepares to usher in 2017. People from almost 100 countries will flock to the Thames to view the pyrotechnics, which will begin as Big Ben strikes midnight. About 12,000 fireworks producing 50,000 ...

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