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BRIGHTON, England (Reuters) – Opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn told Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday to step aside and make way for the Labour party to lead Britain’s Brexit talks, saying his leftist ideas were now the “political mainstream”. After taking the stage at his party’s annual conference to a standing ovation and chants of
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BRIGHTON, England (Reuters) – Britain’s opposition Labour Party is drawing up a plan to counter capital flight and a run on the pound if it is elected to run the country, the party’s economic policy chief has said. Labour is holding its annual conference three months after an election in which its left-wing programme found
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FRANKFURT/LONDON (Reuters) – Lyft, Uber’s closest U.S. rival in the taxi-hailing business, met repeatedly with officials from London’s transport regulator over the past year, a sign it may be targeting the city for international expansion. Transport for London (TfL), which oversees taxi and private hire car operators, published details of the meetings with Lyft executives
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TORONTO (Reuters) – Britain’s Prince Harry and American girlfriend Meghan Markle made their first formal public appearance together on Monday, with the couple holding hands and watching a wheelchair tennis match at the Invictus Games in Toronto. Markle, an actress who stars in the TV legal drama “Suits,” has been dating Harry for more than
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BRIGHTON, England (Reuters) – Britain could stay in a customs union with the European Union after leaving the bloc if Labour win power, the main opposition party said on Monday, putting pressure on Prime Minister Theresa May’s divided government over Brexit. Labour’s Brexit spokesman Keir Starmer said the party was ready to be “the grown-ups
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BRIGHTON, England (Reuters) – Britain’s Labour Party is ready to take charge of talks to leave the European Union and be “the grown ups in the room”, the party’s Brexit spokesman will say on Monday, attacking what he calls the “incompetence” of the ruling Conservatives. Keir Starmer will use a speech at the main opposition
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BRIGHTON, England (Reuters) – The Labour Party will say on Monday it wants to impose a cap on interest payments on consumer credit card debt, warning that levels of personal indebtedness were a threat to the economy. The leftist Labour Party will announce the policy in full on Monday, when finance spokesman John McDonnell addresses
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BRIGHTON, England (Reuters) – Britain’s opposition Labour Party will say on Monday it wants to impose a cap on interest payments on consumer credit card debt, warning that levels of personal indebtedness were a threat to the economy. The leftist Labour Party will announce the policy in full on Monday, when finance spokesman John McDonnell
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LONDON (Reuters) – Foreign secretary Boris Johnson will oppose any move to adopt European Union regulations made after Britain leaves the bloc in March 2019, the Sunday Telegraph newspaper reported, risking reigniting divisions over Brexit. Johnson, who campaigned to leave the EU in last year’s referendum, is one of Britain’s highest-profile politicians and seen as
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LONDON (Reuters) – Mothers shopping with teenage children and parents pushing baby buggies joined the crowds of body art enthusiasts at this weekend’s annual London Tattoo Convention, underscoring the increasing acceptance of tattoos in mainstream culture. The London convention, one of Europe’s biggest tattoo events, saw over 400 artists from around the world converge on
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LONDON (Reuters) – A government minister has criticised the London authorities for deciding to strip Uber of its taxi licence, a major setback to the U.S. technology firm that has become a big player in the city’s transport system. London’s transport regulator deemed Uber unfit to run a tax service and said its licence would
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LONDON (Reuters) – Ratings agency Moody’s downgraded Britain’s credit rating by a further notch on Friday, saying the government’s plans to fix the public finances had been knocked off course and Brexit would weigh on the economy. A few hours after Prime Minister Theresa May set out plans for a new relationship with the European
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FLORENCE, Italy (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May set out a plan on Friday to retain full access to the EU’s single market for two years after Brexit to try to reassure business and reset the tone of stalled negotiations with Brussels. But her proposals for such a transition, for meeting Britain’s financial obligations and
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LONDON (Reuters) – London deemed Uber unfit to run a taxi service on Friday and stripped it of its license to operate from the end of next week in a major blow to the U.S. firm and 3.5 million users in one of the world’s wealthiest cities. The capital’s transport regulator said the Silicon Valley
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FLORENCE, Italy (Reuters) – Expatriate Britons gathered in Florence on Friday to voice their frustration at how Brexit will impact them, awaiting the British prime minister’s arrival in the Italian city to set out her vision for future ties with the European Union. May will try to rescue the stalled talks over terms for Britain’s
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