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Brexit: PM meets Angela Merkel with call to scrap backstop

Johnson and Angela Merkel will hold a working dinner on Wednesday evening Boris Johnson has arrived to meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel, where he is expected to reiterate his call for the Irish border backstop plan to be scrapped. The pair shook hands outside the Chancellery in Berlin, as protesters nearby shouted “stop Brexit”. The PM has said the arrangement ...

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UK prime minister under pressure to recall Parliament

Photo: Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks with staff during a visit to the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro, south-west England, Monday Aug. 19, 2019. London, Aug 19 : British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday dismissed the notion of recalling Parliament from its summer break after leaked government documents warned of widespread shortages and border delays in the event ...

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Brexit: Freedom of movement ‘will end’ says the government

No 10 has said rules allowing EU nationals to live and work freely in the UK will end in the event of a no-deal Brexit at the end of October. Theresa May’s government had considered extending freedom of movement to 2021 or allowing EU citizens to stay in the UK for three months before having to apply for a longer ...

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Jeremy Corbyn: General election will stop Brexit ‘crisis’

The Tory party has “failed” the UK and a general election is the “change of direction the country needs”, Jeremy Corbyn has said. The Labour leader said the UK is facing a Brexit “crisis” and vowed to do “everything necessary” to stop the UK leaving the EU without a deal. It comes after a leaked government report warned of food ...

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Brexit: Sinn Féin criticise PM after no-deal dossier leak

has pledged to lead the UK out of the EU by 31 October with or without a deal Boris Johnson’s approach to Brexit is “reckless” Sinn Féin has said, after a leaked dossier warned of a hard border and food shortages if there is no deal. The party’s deputy leader Michelle O’Neill accused the prime minister of treating the Northern ...

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Brexit: Corbyn plans to call no-confidence vote to defeat no-deal

Jeremy Corbyn has urged the leaders of the other opposition parties and Tory rebels to install him as caretaker PM in order to stop a no-deal Brexit. If he wins a no-confidence vote in the government, the Labour leader plans to delay Brexit, call a snap election and campaign for another referendum. But Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson said she ...

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A-levels: Record numbers in Wales get top A* and A grades

The proportion of students in Wales getting A* at A-level is at its highest since the top grade was introduced in 2010. Grades at A* and A were also up slightly to 27%, with 9.1% at the very highest grade. Wales outperformed all regions of England and Northern Ireland at A*. Education Minister Kirsty Williams said it showed the top ...

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UK planning post-Brexit freight service for vital medicines

Photo: Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson talks with prison staff during a visit to Leeds prison, Northern England, Tuesday Aug. 13, 2019. London, Aug 15 : The British government wants to create an “express freight service” to ensure essential medicines are still available if the U.K. leaves the European Union without a divorce deal. The Department of Health said Thursday ...

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Brexit: Hammond says PM’s demands ‘wreck’ chance of new deal

Former Chancellor Philip Hammond has accused the PM of trying to wreck the chance of a new Brexit deal, by making demands the EU could never accept. In a Times article, Mr Hammond said a no-deal Brexit would be “a betrayal” of the 2016 referendum result. He told the BBC he was “confident” that Parliament “has the means” to express ...

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UK inflation edges back above 2% target in July

London, Aug 14 : Official figures show that inflation in Britain has unexpectedly risen back above the Bank of England’s target, but with the Brexit date approaching there is little pressure on policymakers at the central bank to raise interest rates. The Office for National Statistics said Wednesday that consumer prices rose by 2.1% in the year to end-July, up ...

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