Brexit

British PM May to Trigger EU Divorce Process by End of March

BIRMINGHAM, England, Oct 2 – British Prime Minister Theresa May will trigger the divorce process from the European Union by the end of March, firing the starting gun on the country’s biggest shift in policy since World War Two. May, appointed prime minister shortly after Britain voted in June to leave the bloc, has been

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PM Vows to Make Britain “Sovereign” in First Brexit Detail

LONDON, Oct 2 – Prime Minister Theresa May will promise to make Britain “a sovereign and independent country” by repealing the act that took it into what is now the European Union next year, she told the Sunday Times newspaper. In an interview, May, appointed after Britain’s vote in June to leave the EU, said

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Deeply Divided, Britain’s Labour Fails to Challenge May on Brexit

By Elizabeth Piper LIVERPOOL, England, Sept 27 – With the re-election of Jeremy Corbyn as leader unlikely to heal deep rifts in Britain’s Labour, the only significant opposition that Prime Minister Theresa May looks likely to face as she plots Britain’s divorce from the EU is from her own party. Britain’s exit from the bloc,

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Britain Promises Brexit Will not Create Legal Vacuum At WTO

By Tom Miles GENEVA, Sept 27 – Britain’s trade minister promised on Tuesday its departure from the European Union would not create a legal vacuum at the World Trade Organization, and said Britain was determined to champion free trade. Britain is a full and founding member of the WTO, but its membership terms are currently

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Britain Has A Lot To Do Before Triggering EU Divorce

LIVERPOOL, England, Sept 25  – Britain has a lot of work to do before triggering the formal divorce procedure with the European Union but once it is done, the country will not let the process drag on, Foreign Minister Boris Johnson said on Sunday. Last week, Johnson said Britain would trigger Article 50 of the

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Anti-Brexit Group Challenges UK Government over Article 50 Disclosure

LONDON, Sept 24 – A group opposed to Britain’s exit from the European Union has accused the government of refusing to allow it to make public the official justification for triggering Article 50 to start the Brexit process without a parliamentary vote. The British government’s position is that it has no legal obligation to consult

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Brexit Forever? Britain Keeps the World Waiting for EU Divorce Papers

By Guy Faulconbridge LONDON, Sept 23 – If investors hoped for one thing after Britain’s shock vote to leave the European Union, it was clarity. But there is little. Britain has so far been clear about what will not happen: Prime Minister Theresa May has repeated that the formal divorce notification will not be sent

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#CRINGIN: Anti-Brexit campaign backfires

Anti-Brexit campaigners tried to convince young Britons to vote to remain in the EU via a social media campaign. The outcome did not appear to do so well with the youth. #VOTIN   Social Streams

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Bags and Bling, Tourists Seek Bargains in Brexit Britain

By Laura Gardner Cuesta LONDON, Sept 20 –  The sharp fall in sterling since Britain voted to leave the European Union has encouraged tourists to go on a spending spree, providing a little relief for the economy as it faces an overall sharp slowdown. Foreign visitors have helped boost high street sales since the referendum

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UK Labor Market Withstands Brexit Shock, but Wage Growth Slows

By William Schomberg and David Milliken LONDON, Sept 14 – Britain’s labor market showed little sign of taking a hit immediately after the country’s Brexit vote as the unemployment rate held steady and job creation rose in the three months to July, according to official data. But growth in wages slowed, possibly signalling tougher times

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