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Britain’s Liberal Democrats leader Jo Swinson leaves BBC studios in London, Britain, September 15, 2019. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls LONDON (Reuters) – The Liberal Democrats party on Sunday toughened its anti-Brexit stance, formally adopting a policy to cancel leaving the European Union if it wins power at a national election. The party holds just 18 seats in
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FILE PHOTO: Conservative politician Sam Gyimah speaks during a People’s Vote press conference at the National Institute of Economic and Social Research in London, Britain May 9, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls/File Photo LONDON (Reuters) – Former Conservative minister Sam Gyimah has joined the pro-European Union Liberal Democrat party, barely a week after being expelled from the
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Ireland’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney attends the MEDEF union summer forum renamed La Rencontre des Entrepreneurs de France, LaREF, at the Paris Longchamp Racecourse in Paris, France, August 28, 2019. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier GARRYVOE, Ireland (Reuters) – European Union negotiators are very concerned by the idea of handing Northern Ireland’s devolved government the right
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(Reuters) – One of Facebook’s third-party fact-checkers accused Britain’s governing Conservative Party on Friday of misrepresenting a BBC News article in its ads on the social media platform. FILE PHOTO: Silhouettes of laptop users are seen next to a screen projection of Facebook logo in this picture illustration taken March 28, 2018. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration UK
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(Reuters) – One of Facebook’s third-party fact-checkers accused Britain’s governing Conservative Party on Friday of misrepresenting a BBC News article in its ads on the social media platform. FILE PHOTO: Silhouettes of laptop users are seen next to a screen projection of Facebook logo in this picture illustration taken March 28, 2018. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration UK
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LONDON (Reuters) – Gibraltar has extended port facilities to be able to handle more ships carrying goods as part of contingency plans if Britain leaves the European Union without an agreement, the British territory’s maritime minister said on Friday. FILE PHOTO – The Union Jack, the Gibraltarian flags and the European Union flag are seen
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GARRYVOE, Ireland (Reuters) – The gap between Britain and the European Union over Brexit remains “very wide”, Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Friday, as British leader Boris Johnson prepared to make a renewed push to reach an exit deal with the bloc. FILE PHOTO: Ireland’s Prime Minister (Taoiseach) and Defence Minister Leo Varadkar
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FILE PHOTO: European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development Phil Hogan attends a news conference with Spain’s Agriculture Minister Luis Planas in Madrid, Spain, June 25, 2018. REUTERS/Susana Vera/File Photo DUBLIN (Reuters) – The European Union’s incoming trade commissioner Phil Hogan on Friday said he saw “some cause for optimism” about a breakthrough in negotiations
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LONDON (Reuters) – A ‘no-deal’ Brexit could snarl cross-Channel trade routes, disrupting supplies of medicines and fresh food while protests spread across Britain, according to a worst-case scenario reluctantly released by the government on Wednesday. The “Operation Yellowhammer” assumptions, prepared six weeks ago just days after Boris Johnson became prime minister, form the basis of
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FILE PHOTO: Raymond McCord; part of a group making a legal challenge against British plans to leave the European Union without a vote in the Westminster parliament; departs the High Court in Belfast, Northern Ireland October 4, 2016. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne BELFAST (Reuters) – A Northern Irish rights campaigner whose case against Britain leaving the European
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FILE PHOTO: British Labour MP John McDonnell is seen as he leaves the BBC studios in London, Britain September 8, 2019. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls LONDON (Reuters) – A comprehensive financial transactions tax could help to fund public services and support the wider economy, John McDonnell, the finance spokesman for Britain’s opposition Labour Party said on Thursday.
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FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, reacts as she leaves after an International Women’s Day panel discussion at King’s College London, in London, Britain, March 8, 2019. REUTERS/Toby Melville LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s Duchess Meghan returned to work on Thursday for the first time following the birth of her first child with husband Prince
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An electronic billboard displaying a British government Brexit information awareness campaign advertisement is seen in London, Britain, September 11, 2019. REUTERS/Toby Melville LONDON (Reuters) – The British government’s plans for a no-deal Brexit warn of severe disruption to cross-Channel routes, affecting the supply of medicines and certain types of fresh foods, and say that protests
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FILE PHOTO: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks in Parliament in London, Britain September 3, 2019, in this screen grab taken from video. Parliament TV via REUTERS LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has absolute respect for the independence of the judiciary, his spokesman said on Wednesday, after Scotland’s highest court of appeal
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FILE PHOTO: Labour Party’s Shadow Secretary of State for Brexit Keir Starmer appears on BBC TV’s The Andrew Marr Show in London, Britain, September 1, 2019. Jeff Overs/BBC/Handout via REUTERS (Reuters) – The worst-case Brexit plan published by the UK government on Wednesday has confirmed the “severe risks” of a no-deal Brexit scenario, the Brexit
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LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s main opposition Labour Party should campaign against Brexit and push for a referendum to reverse its planned departure from the European Union before any election, deputy party chief Tom Watson, is due to say on Wednesday. FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Deputy Leader of the Labour Party Tom Watson arrives at Labour’s National
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FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Deputy Leader of the Labour Party Tom Watson arrives at Labour’s National Executive Committee meeting, in London, Britain April 30, 2019. REUTERS/Toby Melville (Reuters) – Tom Watson, Labour’s deputy leader, will call for the opposition party to demand a second Brexit referendum that should be held before a general election, the Independent
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Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks with year four and year six pupils during a visit to Pimlico Primary school in London, Britain, September 10, 2019. REUTERS/Toby Melville/Pool DUBLIN (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told his Northern Ireland allies that he is opposed to the idea of a so-called Northern Ireland-only backstop to
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(Contains language in eighth paragraph that some readers may find offensive) FILE PHOTO: Former cricketer Geoffrey Boycott looks on during a lunchtime presentation during the second cricket test match between England and South Africa at Headingley cricket ground in Leeds August 2, 2012. REUTERS/Philip Brown LONDON (Reuters) – Former British Prime Minister Theresa May has
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