Britain

Britain’s Brexit Plan? There Is No Plan, Leaked Memo Says

By Guy Faulconbridge LONDON, Nov 15 – Britain has no overall strategy for leaving the European Union and splits in Prime Minister Theresa May’s cabinet could delay a clear negotiating position for six months, according to a memo for the government that was leaked to The Times newspaper. The document, prepared by consultancy firm Deloitte

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Britain’s M&S to Close Stores as Profits Fall

By James Davey LONDON, Nov 8 – Britain’s Marks & Spencer said it would shut about 30 stores at home and 53 abroad, with its new boss seeking to revive the retailer by focusing more on food and less on its struggling clothes and homewares ranges. The retailer, whose shares have fallen 22 percent so

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Indivisible or Flexible? Brexit Battle Looms Over EU Freedoms

By Paul Carrel BERLIN, Nov 7 – British businessman Simon Boyd recalls winning a big contract to build an aircraft hangar in France – only to lose it because he couldn’t secure the required French insurance in time. “We tried very, very hard to sort it but it was unsortable, because we are not a

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U.K. PM May Seeks to Boost Trade Ties with India Before Brexit

By Kylie MacLellan LONDON, Nov 6 – British Prime Minister Theresa May will use her first bilateral trade trip since taking office to try to boost ties with India before leaving the European Union. May’s office said the visit starting on Sunday night would focus on breaking down barriers to trade and investment and paving

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Parliament Must Accept Brexit Vote was Legitimate: U.K. PM May

LONDON, Nov 6 – Parliament must accept that Britain’s vote to leave the European Union was legitimate and let the government get on with delivering Brexit, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Sunday. May has said she is confident of overturning a British court ruling that the government needs parliamentary approval to start the process

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British Government Must Consult Parliament Before Quitting EU, Court Rules

By Michael Holden LONDON, Nov 3 – England’s High Court ruled on Thursday that the British government requires parliamentary approval to trigger the process of exiting the European Union, complicating Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit plans. The government said it would appeal against the decision and Britain’s Supreme Court has set aside Dec. 5-8 to

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Britain Looking At Its Military Options in Syria – Foreign Minister

By Kylie MacLellan LONDON, Oct 13  – Britain is looking at its military involvement in Syria but any action would need to be part of a coalition involving the United States and is not likely to happen soon, foreign minister Boris Johnson said on Thursday. The British government lost a 2013 parliamentary vote over plans

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