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May faces more Brexit woes after UK minister quits

The latest minister to quit British Prime Minister Theresa May’s government because of Brexit said Saturday that the prime minister’s compromise agreement would leave Britain outnumbered and outmaneuvered in future negotiations with the European Union.   Ex-Universities and Science Minister Sam Gyimah likened the agreement to playing soccer against opponents who “are the referee and they make the rules as ...

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Most experts expecting AL victory in BD polls: UK Parliament

Results could be closer than anticipated, it says Most experts are still expecting a victory for the incumbents — Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and the Awami League — in Bangladesh’s national election scheduled for December 30, says the House of Commons. The results of the next national election, however, could be closer than previously anticipated, according to a report posted ...

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Brexit: May not ruling out second MPs’ vote on deal

Theresa May has refused to rule out another Commons vote on her Brexit deal if MPs reject it the first time. The PM said she thought she could win the vote on 11 December despite dozens of Tory MPs being against the deal. In an interview with the BBC’s Laura Kuenssberg, she urged MPs to “deliver on the vote of ...

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Saida Tasneem joins Bangladesh mission in London as new envoy

Saida Muna Tasneem. File photo Mirror Desk : Saida Muna Tasneem on Friday joined the Bangladesh High Commission in London as the new High Commissioner of Bangladesh to the United Kingdom. She succeeded Md Nazmul Quaunine as the first woman diplomat to assume responsibility of this important post in the UK. Tasneem reached London on Monday to take on her ...

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Bank warns no-deal could see UK sink into recession

A no-deal Brexit could send the pound plunging and trigger a worse recession than the financial crisis, the Bank of England has warned. It said the UK economy could shrink by 8% in the immediate aftermath if there was no transition period, while house prices could fall by almost a third.   The Bank of England also warned the pound ...

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Brexit deal: Treasury to publish economic impact analysis

The government is due to publish its economic analysis on the long-term effects of Brexit on the UK. Various scenarios will be set out by the Treasury – with the Daily Telegraph saying it will predict £150bn in lost output over 15 years under no deal, with Theresa May’s plan costing £40bn.   Meanwhile, the PM will visit Scotland and ...

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UK ports face ‘major disruption’ in case of no-deal Brexit, MPs warn

There is a “real prospect” of “major disruption” at UK ports in the case of a no-deal Brexit, according to MPs. The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) said government preparations for avoiding disruption around major ports were “worryingly under-developed”.   Committee members also said there was a “real risk” the Department for Transport (DfT) would not be ready for a hard ...

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Twelve houses get British Curry Awards 2018

Heston Blumenthal and the Duchess of York at 14th Annual British Curry Awards at Battersea Evolution in London on Monday, November 26, 2018. Photo: Courtesy The unsung heroes behind Britain’s favourite cuisine were honoured once again at the 14th Annual British Curry Awards on Monday at Battersea Evolution in London. The pioneering and foremost celebration of the nation’s favourite cuisine ...

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Hearing on Brexit opens at EU’s highest court

Photo: Collected Brussels, Nov 27 : The European Union’s highest court is hearing arguments on whether Britain could unilaterally revoke its decision to leave the EU ahead of its planned exit date of March 29. The European Court of Justice on Tuesday opened the session, which will assess the issue under an accelerated procedure due to the urgency of Brexit. ...

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Brexit: Trump says May’s Brexit plan could hurt UK-US trade deal

Donald Trump has suggested Theresa May’s Brexit agreement could threaten a US-UK trade deal reports the BCC. The US president did not specify which aspect of the deal concerned him but told reporters the withdrawal agreement “sounds like a great deal for the EU”. No 10 insisted the deal is “very clear” the UK would have an independent trade policy ...

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