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Britain testing ‘no-deal’ scenario as Brexit vote nears

Photo: Some 150 trucks leave Manston Airfield during a ‘no-deal’ Brexit test for where 6,000 trucks could be parked at the airfield near Ramsgate in south east England, Monday, Jan. 7, 2019. London, Jan 7 : Britain is testing how its motorway and ferry system would handle a no-deal Brexit by sending a stream of trucks from a regional airport ...

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Brexit: 200 MPs call on Theresa May to rule out no deal

More than 200 MPs from different political parties have signed a letter to Theresa May, urging her to rule out a no-deal Brexit. The MPs – including both Leave and Remain supporters – have been invited to meet the prime minister on Tuesday. Tory ex-cabinet minister Dame Caroline Spelman, who organised the letter with Labour MP Jack Dromey, said a ...

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M A Mannan MP have been sworn as a Planning Minister

Abdul Karim Goni : M A Mannan, MP have been sworn as a Planning Minister in the New Cabinet. Cabinet Secretary Mohammad Shafiul Alam has said a 47-member cabinet, led by Awami League President Sheikh Hasina, will be constituted on Monday. They will take oath at 3:30pm at Bangabhaban.   MA Mannan MP was elected in Sunamganj-3 (Jagannathpur-South Sunamganj) constituency ...

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Brexit: PM says vote on her deal will ‘definitely’ go ahead

Theresa May has said the Commons vote on her Brexit deal will “definitely” go ahead next week. She told the BBC she was seeking assurances from the EU to address the concerns of MPs, as well as specific measures relating to Northern Ireland. She also said she would look at giving Parliament a greater say in how the UK’s future ...

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Brexit: PM says critics of her deal are risking democracy

MPs are due to restart the debate on Mrs May’s Brexit deal on Wednesday before a vote next week The prime minister has urged MPs to back her Brexit deal, saying it is the only way to honour the referendum result and protect the economy. Writing in the Mail on Sunday, Theresa May said her critics – both Remainers and ...

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UK PM May’s party opposes her Brexit deal as economy slows

British Prime Minister Theresa May’s bid to push her Brexit plans through parliament was dealt another blow on Friday when a survey showed most of her own party’s members oppose the agreement and would prefer to leave the EU without a deal. If lawmakers do not approve the deal, the world’s fifth largest economy is on course to leave the ...

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Heathrow, Gatwick investing in anti-drone technology

Britain’s two biggest airports, Heathrow and Gatwick, are investing in anti-drone technology following severe disruption at Gatwick caused by drone sightings in the run-up to Christmas, spokesmen said on Friday.   The British army was deployed to London Gatwick on December 20 after the airport grounded all flights, leaving tens of thousands of passengers stranded over some of the busiest ...

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UK ticket-holder scoops £115m EuroMillions jackpot

A UK ticket-holder has scooped a jackpot of nearly £115m in the New Year’s Day EuroMillions draw. The National Lottery said the win is the fourth biggest in UK history and follows a series of big British lottery successes in recent years.   A further 10 UK players have each pocketed £1m after the Millionaire Maker codes on their tickets ...

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UK to support for stable, prosperous Bangladesh

‘It’s vital for govt, all political parties to work together now’ The United Kingdom has welcomed the participation of all opposition parties in Sunday’s elections and said they will continue to support the people of Bangladesh in their aspirations for a more stable, prosperous, and democratic future. “We’ve a broad and important partnership with Bangladesh, and a significant Bangladeshi diaspora ...

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Theresa May says Britain can ‘turn corner’ with Brexit vote

Photo: Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Street in London. London, Jan 1 : Britain’s prime minister is using her new year’s message to seek more political support for the proposed Brexit deal with the European Union. Theresa May said Monday night that Britain can “turn a corner” and end a divisive period if Parliament backs the agreement ...

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