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Facebook: MPs seek to quiz Clegg on online abuse

Sir Nick Clegg has been asked to appear before a committee of MPs investigating the online abuse and harassment of MPs.The former deputy prime minister is now Facebook’s head of global affairs.Labour MP Harriet Harman, chairwoman of the Joint Committee on Human Rights, said he was “uniquely well placed” to give evidence on whether social…

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May told ministers she wants legally binding changes to Brexit deal

British Prime Minister Theresa May delivers a speech during a visit to the Portmeirion factory in Stoke-on-Trent, Britain January 14, 2019. Ben Birchall/Pool via REUTERSLONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May told her top ministers on Tuesday her objective was to secure legally binding changes to Britain’s EU exit deal to ensure that the country…

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Northern Irish kingmakers demand ‘toxic’ Brexit backstop be replaced

BELFAST/BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The Northern Irish party which props up Prime Minister Theresa May’s minority government demanded on Tuesday that the European Union replace the “toxic” Irish border backstop she agreed, so that the United Kingdom can quit the bloc in an orderly fashion. Democratic Unionist Party leader Arlene Foster and Nigel Dodds leave in…

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EU is waiting to hear PM May’s Brexit plan – Commission

European Commission spokesman Margaritis Schinas attends a press conference at the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium June 20, 2018. REUTERS/Yves HermanBRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union wants to hear what Theresa May plans to do on Brexit, a spokesman for the bloc said before the British prime minister holds talks in Brussels on Thursday.…

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Exclusive: Britain’s financial heartland unbowed as Brexit risks deepen

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s financial services industry has emerged largely unscathed so far from the build-up to Brexit, with about 2,000 roles expected to have moved or been created overseas even as the risk of a disorderly exit grows, a new Reuters survey showed. FILE PHOTO: Dealers work at their desks whilst screens show market…

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Factbox: Reuters surveys UK financial services jobs ahead of Brexit

LONDON (Reuters) – Around 2,000 finance jobs are expected to have been shifted or created overseas ahead of Britain’s exit from the European Union, Reuters’ fourth survey of leading financial services companies shows. The expected changes — 1,986 in total — are double the number recorded in Reuters’ third survey in September, but they are…