UK has no chance for full access to the EU after Brexit
2017-01-12 00:52:19 UTC
By Andrew MacAskill and Huw Jones | LONDON (Reuters)
Britain's finance industry has given up on efforts to keep full access to the European Union after Brexit and is pushing instead for a more limited trade deal that would potentially exclude som...
Brexit ‘catastrophe’: UK at risk, warns Canadian trade expert
2017-01-08 10:16:56 UTC
UK-EU trade deal could take years after 'catastrophic' Brexit vote, expert warns.
Renegotiating a trade deal with the European Union could take the UK up to a decade to finalise after its "potentially catastrophic" decision to leave the bloc, a...
George Michael dead at 53
2016-12-26 06:36:43 UTC
London (Reuters) - British pop singer George Michael, who shot to fame in the 1980s with Wham! and continued as a solo artist, died on Sunday at his home in England. He was 53.
In the mid-1980s, Wham! was one of the most successful pop duos eve...
UK High Court: No Brexit without parliament approval
2016-11-03 13:45:06 UTC
England's High Court ruled on Thursday that the British government requires parliamentary approval to trigger the process of exiting the European Union, upsetting Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit plans.
The government said it would appeal ag...
Bank of England Governor Carney ready to serve full term
2016-10-31 08:29:05 UTC
Bank of England Governor Mark Carney is leaning towards deciding to serve a full eight-year term, despite critics calling for him not to extend his time in charge of the British central bank, according to news reports.
Carney, who has come unde...
BREXIT: British Jews seek German citizenship
2016-10-31 05:50:38 UTC
<i><strong>Judith Wolff had never considered trying to obtain German citizenship until after the Brexit vote.</strong>
Photograph: Lee Brown for the Guardian</i><hr>
Descendants of the tens of thousands of German Jews who fled the Nazis and fo...
Brexit: PM May promises supporting small businesses
2016-08-04 05:55:30 UTC
British Prime Minister Theresa May will tell small business owners on Thursday that she wants to help them take advantage of the opportunities provided by Britain's vote to leave the European Union.
The June 23 Brexit vote has raised serious qu...
Knife attack in London kills one, injures five
2016-08-04 04:35:55 UTC
LONDON - One woman was killed and up to five other people were injured in a stabbing attack in central London, and a 19-year-old with mental health issues suspect was arrested, the city's Metropolitan Police said on Thursday.
Armed police were ...
Hedge funds win on Brexit night
2016-07-17 14:39:30 UTC
As hedge fund manager Buford Scott sat at home, watching the TV in shock as it emerged Britain had voted to leave the European Union, his computer-based trading models were quietly boosting his business by 1.5 percent.
Scott's algorithm-driven ...
Theresa May shakes up British government to prepare for Brexit
2016-07-14 17:43:02 UTC
(Reuters) — New Prime Minister Theresa May showed a ruthless streak on Thursday in building a cabinet to lead Britain's exit from the European Union, while her finance minister said he would do whatever was necessary to restore confidence in the e...
The Killings of Tony Blair: watch the trailer for George Galloway's film about the former PM – video
2016-07-14 00:40:59 UTC
George Galloway – until recently the Respect MP for Bradford West – is an old adversary of Tony Blair, and he has presented and produced a documentary about Labour’s longtime leader in the 1990s and 2000s. Focussing on the decision to go to war in...
Piers Morgan to Jennifer Aniston: “Dismount from that high horse”
2016-07-14 20:41:38 UTC
In a powerful open letter published on The Huffington Post, Jennifer Aniston addressed the ongoing media speculation about her personal life and appearance.
“The objectification and scrutiny we put women through is absurd and disturbing. The w...
Theresa May becomes Britain's new prime minister
2016-07-13 19:03:33 UTC
Theresa May became Britain's new prime minister on Wednesday, promising to carve out a bold new future in the world as she embarks on the monumental task of leading the country out of the European Union.
May, 59 assumed office after an audience...
Bank of England records no dissent over lowering bank capital buffer after Brexit vote
2016-07-12 08:50:19 UTC
No Bank of England policymakers objected to a decision to cut banks' capital requirements at a meeting in the wake of Britain's vote to leave the European Union, a record of their meeting showed on Tuesday.
Last week the BoE's Financial Policy ...
Merkel will not back down to the new British PM: UK needs to clarify intentions quickly
2016-07-12 08:58:21 UTC
Theresa May is expected to trigger the formal process to quit the European Union by the end of this year.
But German Chancellor Angela Merkel says Britain "will have to quickly clarify how it wants to shape its relationship to the European Unio...
Brexit Vote hits UK households and business morale, London hurt most
2016-07-11 10:14:48 UTC
British consumer spending fell last month, the business outlook darkened by the most in four years and economic activity in London slowed sharply, according to three reports which showed the vote to leave the European Union starting to take a toll...
Brexit mess: Arsonists rarely come with water buckets
2016-07-05 06:18:49 UTC
Without the populist slogans and false promises of UKIP politician Farage, the Brexit camp would not have triumphed with the EU referendum. Now that it is real, Farage pulls his own exit.
The leader of the insurgent right-wing UK Independence P...
A London-based law firm takes action over government's role in Brexit
2016-07-04 07:36:52 UTC
Law firm Mishcon de Reya said it had started legal action to demand the British government win legislative approval from Parliament before triggering a formal divorce from the European Union.
Mishcon de Reya, a London-based law firm, said Brita...
Queen, in Scotland after Brexit vote, says staying calm can be hard
2016-07-02 17:01:58 UTC
Britain's Queen Elizabeth told Scottish lawmakers on Saturday that staying calm in a fast-changing world can be difficult.
Speaking as she formally opened the fifth session of Scotland's devolved parliament, she made no mention of last week's v...
EU leaders tell Britain to exit swiftly
2016-06-29 05:30:05 UTC
European leaders told Britain on Tuesday to act quickly to resolve the political and economic confusion unleashed by its vote to leave the European Union last week, after the IMF said the uncertainty could put pressure on global economic growth.
EU wants a quickie divorce, UK wants time to think things over
2016-06-28 17:32:44 UTC
I can only advise our British friends not to fool themselves,.. no cherry-picking exercise in UK negotiations to leave the EU, said German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
“We will make sure that negotiations will not be carried out as a cherry-pickin...
Brexit - "Made in England" : How the elderly have put the future of their children on the line
2016-06-26 23:42:22 UTC
Brexit - "Made in England" : How the elderly have put the future of their children on the line.
I’m sitting here looking at my burgundy-red British passport, with EUROPEAN UNION emblazoned in gold letters across the top. I’ve fastened the shirt...
EU Pushes Quick UK Exit: Cameron has to act immediately
2016-06-26 09:00:36 UTC
<h1>Cameron needs to 'live with the consequences'</h1><h3>EU: "It doesn't have to be written. He [Cameron] can just say it."</h3>"There is no time to lose," said French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault. "Of course a new (British) prime minister ...
Millions Of Desperate People Sign UK Petition For New EU Referendum
2016-06-28 22:04:28 UTC
UK Petition For New EU Referendum: By late afternoon, it appeared to be rising at a rate of more than 10,000 signatures a minute.
Just days after voting to leave the European Union, more than 4 million Britons and UK residents had signed a peti...
Merkel calls Brexit 'a watershed for Europe'
2016-06-25 07:03:13 UTC
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called the UK's decision to leave the European Union a watershed for Europe and European unity. It's now up to her and EU leaders to ensure other countries don't follow suit.
"There's no way around it: Today ...