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Brexit: All you need to know about the UK leaving the EU

Here is an easy-to-understand guide to Brexit – beginning with the basics, then a look at the negotiations, followed by a selection of answers to questions we’ve been sent. What does Brexit mean?   It is a word that is used as a shorthand way of saying the UK leaving the EU – merging the words Britain and exit to ...

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IMF chief highlights recession risk of no-deal Brexit

Christine Lagarde warns of ‘dire consequences’ if UK has disorderly exit from EU The UK economy would rapidly start to contract in the event of a disruptive exit from the EU next spring, according to a stark International Monetary Fund report that highlights the recession risks of a no-deal Brexit. Christine Lagarde, the IMF’s managing director, added that there would ...

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UK border detainees could be denied access to lawyer for an hour

Counter-terrorism proposals would permit police to listen in to legal consultations at airports and docks Suspects detained at UK borders may be denied the right to consult a lawyer for up to an hour and officers will be allowed to listen in to private consultations under sweeping new security powers, the Law Society has warned. Proposals in the counter-terrorism and ...

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Theresa May: UK Brexit choice is Chequers or no deal

British Prime Minister Theresa May said today the only alternative to the government’s Chequers plan is to leave the EU without a deal, amid rising criticism from within her own party. Speaking to the BBC, May defended the government’s Brexit plan as the only solution that would not break the country apart or enforce a hard border with Northern Ireland. ...

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NovaSAR: UK radar satellite to track illegal shipping activity

The first all-British radar satellite is set to go into orbit on an Indian rocket. Called NovaSAR, it has the ability to take pictures of the surface of the Earth in every kind of weather, day or night.   The spacecraft will assume a number of roles but its designers specifically want to see if it can help monitor suspicious ...

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British Steel to cut 400 jobs worldwide

British Steel has announced it is to cut 400 jobs from its worldwide operations.   The company, which employs 5,000 people, said the job losses were part of a “streamlining” process.   Most of the redundancies will be in managerial, professional and administrative roles across its businesses in the UK, Ireland, France and the Netherlands.   The Community trade union ...

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London Fashion Week: Victoria Beckham brings it home

London, Sept 16 : Victoria Beckham has brought her fashion brand home to London Fashion Week for the first time to mark a decade in the business. The former Spice Girl celebrated the brand she built up with a glamorous catwalk show early Sunday in an elegant gallery next door to her store in London’s tony Mayfair district. The collection ...

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London mayor Sadiq Khan calls for second Brexit vote

London mayor Sadiq Khan has called for a second EU referendum, criticising the government’s handling of Brexit negotiations with the EU. Writing in the Observer, the Labour politician said that with the UK due to leave the EU in six months, it now faced either a “bad deal” or “no deal”.   The debate had also become “more about Boris ...

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Almost half of voters say they would vote for new party in election

Neither Tories nor Labour offer a strong leader according to voters, Observer poll finds About two in five voters would be highly likely to vote for a new party in the political centre ground at a future election, a new poll for the Observer has revealed. Just over a third (35%) also say they felt unrepresented by the existing main ...

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London Fashion Week to kick off amid Brexit fears

LONDON, SEPT 14 : London is starting its stint at the center of the fashion universe as industry leaders express concerns about the potential impact of Brexit. Top designers including Burberry, Christopher Kane, Victoria Beckham, Erdem and others will be showing new collections in a series of shows that start on Friday. Anticipation is high, especially with a new creative ...

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