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May in Brussels again, seeking Brexit movement

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May makes another trip to Brussels on Wednesday, hoping European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker may prove more yielding than of late to salvage her Brexit deal. FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May is seen outside Downing Street in London, Britain, February 13, 2019. REUTERS/Hannah McKayWith Britain set to…

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MP Joan Ryan quits Labour for Independent Group

Image caption Ms Ryan was chair of the influential Labour Friends of Israel group Joan Ryan has become the eighth Labour MP to quit the party in the past 48 hours, citing its tolerance of a “culture of anti-Jewish racism”.The Enfield North MP said she was “horrified, appalled and angered” by Labour’s failure to tackle…

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Brexit: UK will apply food tariffs in case of no deal

Image copyright Getty Images Environment Secretary Michael Gove has promised that the government will apply tariffs to food imports in the event of a no-deal Brexit, to provide “specific and robust protections” for farmers. His remarks come as the government is poised to release details of tariffs (taxes on imports) that would apply to thousands…

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Eighth lawmaker quits Britain’s Labour Party

FILE PHOTO: Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the Labour Party, gives a speech at the EEF National Manufacturing conference, in London, Britain, February 19, 2019. REUTERS/Hannah McKay/File Photo(Reuters) – Joan Ryan, a Labour member of parliament, has become the eighth lawmaker to resign from Britain’s main opposition party. Ryan, a lawmaker elected from Enfield North, wrote…

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Hammond says no-deal Brexit would be ‘mutual calamity’

FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond is seen outside Downing Street in London, Britain, February 13, 2019. REUTERS/Hannah McKay(Reuters) – A no-deal Brexit would be a “mutual calamity” for Britain and the European Union that would deliver a sharp blow to the British economy, Finance Minister Philip Hammond said on Tuesday. Hammond,…