UK leader fights back against critics amid Brexit upheaval

Pro and anti Brexit protesters hold placards as they vie for media attention near Parliament in London, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Britain’s Prime Minister May still faces the threat of a no-confidence vote, after several Conservative Party lawmakers said they had written letters asking for one. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant) British Prime Minister Theresa May fought back against critics of her […]

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UK leader Theresa May pledges to fight for her Brexit deal despite deep divisions

Speaking from inside 10 Downing Street, May said she “did not judge harshly colleagues who reach a different conclusion,” before adding “I want to honor the vote the of the referendum.” May said counterparts in Brussels would recognize that “decisive progress had been made” and that the U.K. government is working with the European Union. U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May […]

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UK Retail Sales Unexpectedly Fall In October

UK retail sales declined for a second straight month in October, defying expectations for an increase, amid a sharp decrease in sales of household goods, preliminary data from the Office for National Statistics showed on Thursday. Sales volume including automotive fuel dropped 0.5 percent from September, when they fell 0.4 percent, revised from a 0.8 percent slump. Economists had forecast […]

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UK housebuilder, retailer, bank shares sink on Raab resignation

LONDON, Nov 15 (Reuters) – Brexit-sensitive UK stocks and sectors were hit hard on Thursday by the resignation of UK Brexit minister Dominic Raab, a blow to Prime Minister Theresa May as she seeks to secure cabinet and parliamentary support for her draft Brexit deal. Housebuilders, retailers, and domestic banks all sank and the FTSE 250 tumbled 1 percent in early deals, while a slump […]

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UK ex-minister says other officials may resign over Brexit

FILE – In this March 3, 2016 file photo, Universities Minister Jo Johnson is photographed prior to giving a speech on science, universities and the EU at the Babbage Lecture Theatre, University of Cambridge in Cambridge. England. Johnson, the younger brother of Boris Johnson, stepped down as a transport minister Friday, Nov. 9, 2018 and called for a second Brexit […]

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