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UK employers become slightly more confident about hiring – survey

UK employers become slightly more confident about hiring – survey

LONDON (Reuters) – British employers turned slightly more confident about hiring staff between December and February, according to a survey conducted before Britain struck a Brexit transition deal between the European Union. Workers cross Westminster Bridge during the morning rush hour in London in Britain, November 28, 2016. REUTERS/Toby Melville The Recruitment and Employment Confederation…

Warwick University to offer joint degrees with European institutions

Warwick University to offer joint degrees with European institutions

The University of Warwick is to announce a radical series of collaborations with universities in Paris and Brussels in which the three institutions will share staff and research efforts, as well as offering joint degrees in an unprecedented attempt to overcome the effects of Brexit. Stuart Croft, Warwick’s vice-chancellor, said the long-term collaborations were “despite…

EU referendum won through fraud, whistleblower tells MPs

EU referendum won through fraud, whistleblower tells MPs

The EU referendum was won through fraud, the whistleblower Christopher Wylie has told MPs, accusing Vote Leave of improperly channelling money through a tech firm with links to Cambridge Analytica. Wylie told a select committee that the pro-Brexit campaign had a “common plan” to use the network of companies to get around election spending laws…

As novichok unites Europe, Brexit seems more absurd | Natalie Nougayrède

As novichok unites Europe, Brexit seems more absurd | Natalie Nougayrède

Historians may one day be able to describe how, in March 2018, a major tipping point was reached in Europe’s fraught relationship with Vladimir Putin’s Russia. They will also surely ponder how a military-grade nerve agent called novichok, first developed in the Soviet Union of the 1970s and 80s, became a deciding factor in a…

Whistle-blower Contends That Data-Mining Swung Brexit Referendum

Whistle-blower Contends That Data-Mining Swung Brexit Referendum

Cambridge Analytica released a statement describing Mr. Wylie as “a part-time contractor who left in July 2014 and has no direct knowledge of our work or practices since then.” It said Cambridge Analytica, a subsidiary of the SCL political consultancy, did not use its cache of data in Donald J. Trump’s 2016 campaign, and had…

Cambridge Analytica helped ‘cheat’ Brexit vote and US election, claims whistleblower

Cambridge Analytica helped ‘cheat’ Brexit vote and US election, claims whistleblower

Cambridge Analytica whistleblower Chris Wylie speaks during a press conference at the Frontline Club on March 26, 2018 in London | Dan Kitwood/Getty Images Cambridge Analytica helped ‘cheat’ Brexit vote and US election, claims whistleblower Giving evidence to MPs, Chris Wylie claimed the company’s actions during the Brexit campaign were ‘a breach of the law.’…

UK minister – We will implement the result of the EU referendum

UK minister – We will implement the result of the EU referendum

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain will implement the result of the 2016 referendum on leaving the European Union, cabinet office minister Chloe Smith told parliament on Tuesday during a debate about allegations pro-Brexit campaigners broke electoral laws. Participants hold a British Union flag and an EU flag during a pro-EU referendum event at Parliament Square in…

Restricting migration after Brexit likely to slow growth, says official report

Restricting migration after Brexit likely to slow growth, says official report

LONDON (Reuters) – Restricting migration into Britain will very likely lead to lower output and employment growth, an interim report commissioned by the British government said on Tuesday, warning that firms were not prepared for a tightening labour market. A migrant worker sorts lettuce on a farm in Kent, Britain July 24, 2017. Picture taken…