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LONDON (Reuters) – British new car sales in October fell by about 12 percent year on year, marking a seventh consecutive month of decline, preliminary data released by an industry body showed on Monday. FIL EPHOTO – Imported cars are parked in a storage area at Sheerness port, Sheerness, Britain, October 24, 2017. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls
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LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservative Party has suspended a lawmaker over what it said were serious allegations, a step that could undermine the authority of her minority government as Britain seeks to iron out a Brexit deal with the European Union. Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May meets Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
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LONDON (Reuters) – Growth in Britain’s private sector held steady in the three months to October after weakening recently, and the inflation hit to consumers and Brexit concerns for companies mean growth will probably stay modest, an industry survey showed. A general view of the Canary Wharf financial district in London, Britain October 24, 2017.
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LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minster Theresa May published on Friday a code of conduct for all her MPs and party officials to follow, the latest step in her response to growing allegations of improper conduct in parliament. Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Street in London, November 1, 2017. REUTERS/Toby Melville Britain’s parliament
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LONDON (Reuters) – British lawmakers said on Friday they were disappointed by finance minister Philip Hammond’s slow progress at encouraging greater diversity at the highest levels of the Bank of England. The Bank of England is seen through the columns of the Royal Exchange in the City of London, Britain, November 2, 2017. REUTERS/Toby Melville
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LONDON (Reuters) – From William Pitt to Winston Churchill, Britain’s finest prime ministers have risen to greatness in the Palace of Westminster, heightening its reputation as one of the world’s most respected parliaments. FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Secretary of State for Defence Sir Michael Fallon addresses the Conservative Party conference in Manchester, October 3, 2017. REUTERS/Hannah
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LONDON (Reuters) – British defence minister Michael Fallon quit on Wednesday, the first resignation in a growing sexual harassment scandal that prompted calls for a wholesale change in the “locker room” culture in parliament. Members of Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservative Party said the first high-profile resignation in the scandal showed it was time for
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LONDON (Reuters) – The head of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) in the British parliament urged the British government on Thursday to institute direct rule of Northern Ireland “in the very near future”, saying otherwise its economy would be left to drift. FILE PHOTO: Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) Leader Arlene Foster, alongside Deputy Leader Nigel
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LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May was forced to appoint a new defence minister on Thursday after her ally Michael Fallon quit in a sexual harassment scandal that has prompted calls for an end to the “locker room” culture in parliament. Britain’s Secretary of State for Defence Gavin Williamson is seen in Downing
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LONDON (Reuters) – British defence minister Michael Fallon quit on Wednesday saying his conduct had fallen below the high standards demanded of his position, the first resignation in a sexual harassment scandal in parliament. FILE PHOTO: British Defence Secretary Michael Fallon arrives at the National Cyber Security Centre in London, Britain February 14, 2017. REUTERS/Hannah
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BELFAST/DUBLIN (Reuters) – The British government is to impose a budget on Northern Ireland for the first time in a decade, a major step towards imposing direct rule after attempts to form a power-sharing government in Belfast collapsed. Britain’s Northern Ireland Secretary of State James Brokenshire speaks to media outside Stormont House in Belfast, Northern
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LONDON (Reuters) – Damian Green, number two in the British government, has denied an allegation that he made an inappropriate sexual advance on a young woman as discussion about an unhealthy culture of abuse by powerful men in British politics continues to swirl. FILE PHOTO – Britain’s Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Damian
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LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s National Institute of Economic and Social Research said it expects the Bank of England to start a sustained rate-tightening cycle on Thursday, which will lead to interest rates peaking at 2 percent in 2021. FILE PHOTO: A pedestrian walks past the Bank of England in the City of London, Britain April
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LONDON/BRATISLAVA (Reuters) – Britain is accelerating preparations for “all eventualities” when it leaves the European Union, but both sides are hopeful an agreement on stepping up talks to unravel more than 40 years of partnership will be sealed soon. Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Street in London, October 30, 2017. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls
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LONDON, Oct 31 (Reuters) – British consumers turned slightly more gloomy in October as they remained downbeat about the economy, although they continued to splash out on major purchases, a survey showed on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: Men’s hair and grooming products are seen on display for sale at a barber shop in London, Britain, October
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