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UK delays public spending review to focus on Brexit

LONDON: British finance minister Sajid Javid said he would delay a long-planned review of public spending due this year to allow officials to focus on preparing for Brexit on Oct. 31. Javid said he would postpone the full three-year spending review until 2020, and instead set out spending limits next ...

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Sajid Javid Appointed Chancellor Of UK

LONDON: Sajid Javid makes history after appointed as chancellor of UK by the incoming Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Sajid Javid is the first ethnic minority politician to be appointed at the post of Chancellor of the Exchequer. He is a former banker and ex-home secretary after his new role Priti ...

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Boris Johnson promises start of ‘golden age’

LONDON: Boris Johnson has promised the “beginning of a new golden age”, as he made his first Commons statement as PM. Speaking to MPs, Mr Johnson said his government would throw itself into Brexit negotiations with energy, while Michael Gove would lead on no-deal planning as a “top priority”. He ...

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Boris Johnson far ahead in British PM contest

LONDON: Boris Johnson, who has pledged to deliver Brexit on Oct 31, surged closer to power, winning by far the most support from Conservative lawmakers in the first round of the contest to replace Prime Minister Theresa May. Three years since voting 52%-48% to leave the European Union, the United ...

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Sajid Javid says Boris Johnson is ‘yesterday’s news’

LONDON: Sajid Javid, one of the candidates vying to succeed British Prime Minister Theresa May, said his rival Boris Johnson was “yesterday s news” and that it was time for a new generation to take control of the Conservative Party. “I am the change candidate, Boris Johnson is yesterday’s news,” Javid ...

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Sajid Javid enters leadership race

LONDON: UK interior minister Sajid Javid became the ninth candidate Monday to enter the race to replace Theresa May as premier, promising to “deliver Brexit” after repeated delays. Referring to the drubbing May’s Conservatives received in European Parliament elections, Javid said the new party leader had to restore voters’ trust. ...

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UK-Pakistan sign MoU for former finance minister extradition

LONDON: The British government and Pakistan have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for the formal beginning of process for the extradition former finance minister Ishaq Dar to Pakistan. According to the copy of the MoU – signed this week and case specific to Ishaq Dar – provides legal basis ...

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Julian Assange arrested in London

LONDON: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s nearly seven-year stay at Ecuador’s embassy in London came to an abrupt end on Thursday when police entered the building and arrested him after Ecuador withdrew his asylum. Assange has been living at the embassy in London’s plush Knightsbridge district since 2012 when he sought ...

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Most paedophiles in UK are of Pakistani origin, says Sajid Javid

LONDON: UK Home Secretary Sajid Javid on Wednesday said that a high-proportion of men involved in gang-based child exploitation in the country are of Pakistani descent, according to The BBC. Speaking on BBC Radio 4 Today, Javid – who has Pakistani heritage – said that ignoring the ethnicity of abusers ...

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Sajid Javid among contenders to replace UK PM Theresa May

LONDON: With British Prime Minister Theresa May badly weakened by her decision to delay a key Brexit vote she would have lost, potential leadership contenders for the Conservative Party are waiting to pounce. If she falls, any Conservative MP elected by the party as leader would automatically become prime minister. ...

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