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Dhaka fire: UK deeply saddened

British Secretary of State for Department for International Development Penny Mordaunt. Photo: Courtesy Dhaka, Feb 21 : British Secretary of State for Department for International Development Penny Mordaunt has expressed deep shock over the loss of lives following a big fire incident in the city. “I am deeply saddened to hear of the terrible loss of lives following the chemical ...

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Independent Group: Minor tremor or political earthquake?

Are the tectonic plates of British politics moving with the formation of a new “centrist” group in Parliament – or are we experiencing a minor tremor? It’s too soon to say – but that won’t stop some MPs and commentators declaiming as though they were expert political seismologists. So let’s stand back and examine the landscape. A split is quite ...

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Three MPs quit UK ruling party over Brexit

            Three MPs quit Britain’s governing Conservatives on Wednesday over Brexit, saying the issue had “re-defined” the party and was “undoing all the efforts to modernise it”. The trio said they planned to sit in parliament alongside eight former Labour lawmakers who, also citing their opposition to Brexit, resigned from the main opposition party this ...

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British foreign secretary urges Brexit solution

Berlin, Feb 20 : Britain’s foreign secretary is telling a German audience that securing an orderly British departure from the European Union is “of paramount importance.” Jeremy Hunt was meeting officials in Berlin on Wednesday ahead of Prime Minister Theresa May’s trip to Brussels later in the day to meet EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker. May is seeking changes to ...

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UK employment hits another record high

The number of people in work in the UK has continued to climb, with a record 32.6 million employed between October and December, the latest Office for National Statistics figures show. Unemployment was little-changed in the three-month period at 1.36 million.   The jobless rate, remaining at 4%, is at its lowest since early 1975.   Weekly average earnings went ...

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Teenager who joined IS in Syria to lose UK citizenship

(FILES) In this file photo taken on February 22, 2015 Renu Begum, eldest sister of missing British girl Shamima Begum, holds a picture of her sister while being interviewed by the media in central London. – A British teenager who fled to join the Islamic State group in Syria is living in a refugee camp and wants to return home, ...

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Brex-split: 7 lawmakers quit Labour over EU, anti-Semitism

Photo: Chaka Umunna speaks alongside Luciana Berger, left, and Angela Smith, right, during a press conference to announce the new political party, The Independent Group, in London, Monday, Feb. 18, 2019. London, Feb 18 : Seven British lawmakers quit the main opposition Labour Party on Monday over its approach to issues including Brexit and anti-Semitism — the biggest shake-up in ...

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Several UK Labour MPs to quit party over Brexit

A group of British opposition Labour lawmakers will on Monday announce they are leaving the party over leader Jeremy Corbyn’s approach to Brexit and a row over anti-Semitism, a source said, adding more resignations could follow. The small group, possibly about five lawmakers, will make the announcement later on Monday, after weeks of growing calls for Corbyn to change strategy ...

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Brexit: Theresa May urges Tory MPs to unite and back deal

Theresa May has urged Conservative MPs to put aside “personal preferences” and support a Brexit deal in the Commons. In a letter to all 317 Tory MPs, the prime minister said “history will judge us all” over the handling of Brexit. The PM faces continued opposition to her approach from Brexiteers in her party, with many failing to back her ...

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Climate strike: Schoolchildren protest over climate change

Pupils from around the UK went “on strike” on Friday as part of a global campaign for action on climate change. Students around the country walked out of schools to call on the government to declare a climate emergency and take active steps to tackle the problem. Organisers Youth Strike 4 Climate said protests took place in more than 60 ...

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