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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…