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May to update businesses on Brexit later on Tuesday – spokesman

FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May waits for her New Zealand’s counterpart Jacinda Ardern at Downing Street in London, Britain, January 21, 2019. REUTERS/Toby Melville/File PhotoLONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May will hold a call with businesses later on Tuesday to update them on her Brexit plan and listen to their questions…

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Factbox – May’s Brexit ‘plan B’: What happens next in parliament?

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May has sought to break the parliamentary deadlock over Brexit by proposing to seek further concessions from the European Union on a plan to prevent customs checks on the Irish border. Anti-Brexit campaigner Steve Bray demonstrates outside Downing Street in London, Britain, January 22, 2019. REUTERS/Toby MelvilleOn Jan.…

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UK employment total hits record high

Image copyright Getty Images The number of people in work in the UK has reached a record high of 32.54 million, latest figures from the Office for National Statistics show.Unemployment was flat, with a small increase of 8,000 between September and November for a total of 1.37 million.Average earnings excluding bonuses increased by 3.3% in…

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Facebook deletes comments on ad calling anti-Brexit MPs ‘scumbags’

Image copyright Reuters Facebook has removed threatening messages posted in reaction to a paid-for advert by a pro-Brexit group.It said the advert itself, which attacked “Remoaner globalist scumbags” and accused pro-EU MPs of “treason”, did not break its community guidelines.But the social media giant took down posts threatening violence against anti-Brexit politicians, after being alerted…