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Brexit: EU is getting ready for no-deal, says Jean-Claude Juncker

European commission president says bloc must prepare for worst outcome The EU needs to be realistic about the dangerous state of the Brexitnegotiations and is preparing to deploy its trillion-pound budget to cushion the bloc from the prospect of a no-deal scenario, the European commission president has warned. With the two sides still far apart on the “hardest issues”, just ...

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UK urges EU to publish plans for Britons living in Europe post-Brexit

Sajid Javid says the lack of detail from the EU27 is ‘not good enough’ The government has called on EU leaders to publish concrete plans to preserve the rights of British citizens living on the continent post-Brexit. The home secretary, Sajid Javid, said he was concerned that other EU member states have not stated how they are going to support ...

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Greg Hands quits as minister over Heathrow expansion

Junior trade minister Greg Hands has resigned from the government to oppose expansion of Heathrow Airport. The vote on whether to build a third runway at the airport west of London is due to be held on Monday. Mr Hands, who represents the Chelsea and Fulham constituency in London, said he had pledged to oppose the new runway at the ...

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UK’s May defeats Brexit rebels, but divisions still reign

In this Wednesday, June 13, 2018 file photo, Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Street to attend the weekly session of PMQs at parliament in London. London, Jun 21 : The British government saw its flagship Brexit legislation pass through Parliament on Wednesday, but remains locked in a tussle with lawmakers over the direction of the country’s departure ...

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PMQs verdict: May fails to answer Corbyn in NHS ding-dong

An exchange on financial credibility in which the Labour leader has the best of the argument Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn returned to the issue of NHS funding and the Brexit dividend this week, with Corbyn referring to May’s claim that money for the NHS would come from Brexit, economic growth and taxes. As there will be no Brexit dividend ...

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Brexit row: GCHQ chief stresses UK’s role in foiling European terror plots

Jeremy Fleming’s comments can be seen as riposte to EU threats to end UK access to security databases Britain supplied key information to help break up terrorist operations in four European countries in the last year, one of its intelligence chiefs revealed on Tuesday, as the UK upped the ante in the growing row over post-Brexit security. The director of ...

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Gosport hospital: more than 450 patients died due to opioid drugs policy

Inquiry says 200 more patients may have had shorter lives due to overprescription of opioids More than 450 patients died and possibly 200 more had their lives shortened because of a Hampshire hospital’s practice of giving opioid drugs without medical justification, a major inquiry has found. The independent report found that Dr Jane Barton, the GP who ran wards at ...

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Londoners ‘face floods, droughts and blackouts by 2050 caused by effects of climate change’

Londoners face floods, droughts and blackouts by 2050 due to the effects of climate change, according to researchers. Without urgent action to curb greenhouse gases, billions of people living in the world’s large cities face similar problems by mid-century. Scientists also warned food supplies will become threatened in major cities including Barcelona, Moscow and Oslo within the next 30 years. ...

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Former UK foreign minister Hague calls for legalizing pot

London, June 19 : Former British Foreign Minister William Hague is calling for the government to take steps toward legalizing marijuana. He wrote in Tuesday’s edition of The Daily Telegraph that the battle against cannabis use has been lost and that it is “deluded” to pretend otherwise. Hague has changed his public stance on cannabis policy days after the government ...

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William Hague calls for Theresa May to legalise cannabis

Ex-Conservative leader says policy is ‘inappropriate, ineffective and out of date’ William Hague, the former leader of the Conservative party, has urged Theresa May to legalise cannabis, saying the UK’s drug policy is “inappropriate, ineffective and utterly out of date” and that the “battle is effectively over”. Lord Hague said issuing orders to the police to stop people smoking cannabis ...

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