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Grayling defends no-deal Brexit ferry contract

Image copyright Getty Images Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has defended the government’s choice of a UK company with no ships as one of the providers of extra ferry services in the event of a no-deal Brexit.Mr Grayling told the BBC he would make no apologies for “supporting a new British business”.The firm, Seaborne Freight, won…

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Brexit: Jeremy Hunt says UK ‘can learn lessons’ from Singapore

Image copyright AFP The UK can “learn lessons” from Singapore but is not looking to follow its economic model after Brexit, Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has said.Mr Hunt, who is on a visit to the Asian city-state, said Singapore’s success was grounded in long-term investment in education and infrastructure.But he said the UK would not…

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Grayling defends giving Brexit ferry contract to company with no ships

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s transport minister has defended awarding a 14 million-pound ($18 million) contract for shipping goods after Brexit to a new ferry company that owns no ships. Britain’s Secretary of State for Transport Chris Grayling arrives in Downing Street, London, Britain, December 18, 2018. REUTERS/Hannah McKayThe government last week awarded three contracts to…

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Ken Clarke: My ‘complacent’ generation sowed seeds of populism

LONDON — Ken Clarke was in a reflective mood. “I’m a member of the 1990s establishment,” the veteran Conservative Party MP said, sitting at the desk of his parliamentary office in London, looking out over sweeping views of Westminster Bridge and the River Thames. “We were very pleased with ourselves for setting up the great normality.”…

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May urges UK to ‘turn a corner’ in 2019

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May | Pool photo by Adrian Dennis via Getty Images May urges UK to ‘turn a corner’ in 2019 British prime minister urges optimism and embracing life after Brexit. By David M. Herszenhorn 1/1/19, 2:56 AM CET Updated 1/1/19, 7:57 AM CET Start a new chapter. Turn a corner. Move forward…