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Brexit bill details leak out of Brussels as Britain to be charged up to £39bn

Published time: 8 Dec, 2017 11:41 Britain’s Brexit divorce bill could reach up to £39bn ($ 52bn) when the nation leaves the European Union, it is being claimed. The so-called divorce bill, which is being paid to meet Britain’s “commitments” to the union until 2020, had been the cause of a rift between Brussels and London. In September, EU officials ...

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Here we go again: Boris Johnson wants Britain back in the Middle East to fight terrorism

Published time: 7 Dec, 2017 14:25 Boris Johnson has called the war in Iraq a “mistake,” but says that Britain still needs to be bold enough to step back into the Middle East in order to avoid further years of instability and terrorism. Mapping out his post-Brexit foreign policy vision in a speech on Thursday, the foreign secretary warned that ...

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When will Britain stand up to Trump, asks Shadow Foreign Secretary in wake of US Jerusalem move

Shadow Foreign Secretary Emily Thornberry has called on the May government to officially recognize United States president Donald Trump as a ‘bully’ who threatens world peace. “Donald Trump is not crying fire in a crowded theater, he is deliberately setting fire to the theater,” Emily Thornberry told the British Parliament on Thursday, in an urgent question to the UK’s Foreign ...

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Britain needs electoral reform – and guess who they are blaming?

Picture the scene. Doris and Edna voted at their local primary school this year. The 82-year olds backed May, after voting Brexit, because they were brainwashed by Russian bots sometime between their blue rinse and the last episode of Eastenders. Well, that’s essentially the picture being painted by the head of the UK elections watchdog. And, he is being serious. ...

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Britain ‘concedes’ over Irish border during Brexit negotiations

Published time: 4 Dec, 2017 12:44 Edited time: 4 Dec, 2017 13:28 Britain has reportedly caved in to Ireland’s demands on a post-Brexit border, agreeing a deal between the UK region of Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, ensuring that there will be no hard border between the north and the south. The news emerged after a weekend of ...

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Thousands of ‘gay’ Pakistanis denied asylum in Britain

Published time: 1 Dec, 2017 12:35 Thousands of Pakistani immigrants are seeking asylum in the UK, citing the persecution of homosexuals in their home country as one of the main reasons. Government figures show as many as one in five claims is made on the basis of sexuality. However, less than half of those citing sexuality as the main reason ...

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Trump state visit to UK ‘not expected’ after Britain First Twitter spat – diplomat

Published time: 1 Dec, 2017 09:17 The UK-US ‘special relationship’ has been rocked by the unprecedented row between Donald Trump and Theresa May – which started over a Twitter spat. Now, POTUS has delayed his visit to the UK, just as the PM is urged to rescind his invitation altogether. The president started an almighty fall-out on Wednesday when he ...

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Tony Blair insists it’s never too late for Britain to change its mind about Brexit

Former Prime Minister Tony Blair says he will fight for Britain’s right to change its mind on Brexit. He claims that as the difficulty of leaving the EU becomes clearer, the UK’s feelings about Brexit will change. Speaking to French newspaper Le Figaro, Blair, who has not held elected office for 10 years, said: “My country has the right to ...

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Nazi attacks & homelessness: Calais migrants head for Britain because Europe is too hostile

Migrants in Calais told RT they are fighting to reach the UK because other European states offer them nothing but abuse and destitution. This is despite EU promises they would be integrated into society. Syrian, Afghan, and Iraqi families have fled nations including Germany and Italy where they say they were “hated” and shunned when applying for jobs – a ...

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Delete Trump’s Twitter account after Britain First ‘hate crime’ retweets, Tory MPs say

Conservative MPs are calling for Twitter to suspend Donald Trump’s account after the US president shared inflammatory anti-Muslim videos, originally posted by far-right group Britain First. Even Home Secretary Amber Rudd didn’t reject the idea. President Trump has been met with ire from both politicians and the public, with UK PM Theresa May condemning the Donald’s actions on Tuesday. [embedded ...

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