Wednesday, 26 June 2019

Tag Archives: European Union

Tony Blair: Remainers must persuade Brexit voters to change their mind

PARIS: Tony Blair will tell pro-EU Britons it is their “mission” to persuade Brexit voters to change their mind about leaving the European Union. In a speech on Friday, t he former prime minister will urge Remain voters to “expose relentlessly” the Government’s drive for a “Brexit at any cost”, ...

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Scottish ferry services ‘could be nationalised’

GLASGOW: Ferry services in Scotland should be brought under government control if EU rules allow it, the transport minister has said. Humza Yousaf said the Scottish government would prefer to use an “in-house operator” if it is permitted following a European Commission review. The tendering process for Northern Isles and ...

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British MPs to vote on EU divorce trigger

As the second of a two-day debate gets underway, the 143 word bill is expected to swiftly pass the vote in the lower parliament. Prime Minister Theresa May could begin the process to leave the European Union next month. British MPs were due to spend several more hours on Wednesday ...

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Pound recovering before Supreme Court ruling

LONDON: On Tuesday, the British Supreme Court will decide whether Parliament should vote to commence divorce proceedings from the European Union. Investors are welcoming this because above all they need one thing: certainty. A day before the Supreme Court’s decision of whether British Prime Minister Theresa May can start Brexit ...

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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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British Pakistani Appointed European Conservatives Advisors

LONDON: Two Prominent British businessmen of Pakistani origin have been appointed as Senior Policy Advisers to influential European Conservatives. Saqib Bhatti and Aftab Chughtai MBE, both from Birmingham, have been appointed as Senior Policy advisers to the Alliance of Conservatives and Reformists in Europe (ACRE) in an attempt to reach ...

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Brexit will send UK down global economic ranking: Study

LONDON: Britain’s exit from the European Union will send the country from fifth place to eighth in the global economic ranking in the next 15 years, a new economic analysis has found. The country’s economic prospects will be damaged by Brexit’s negative impact on the value of the pound, analysts at ...

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Theresa May urges Britons to unite in first Christmas message

LONDON: Theresa May has used her first Christmas message as Prime Minister to call on British people to “come together” after a year of divisions over the Brexit referendum. Mrs May said it is important to “unite our country” as Britain seeks a “bold” new role on the world stage outside ...

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McDonald’s moves non-US tax HQ to Britain from Luxembourg

NEW YORK: McDonald’s will move fiscal headquarters for the majority of its non-US operations to Britain, it said Thursday, following an EU crackdown on tax deals struck by multinationals including the fast-food giant. McDonald’s is establishing a new Britain-based holding company to cover royalties from most licensing agreements outside the ...

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