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“The government will never commit an act of national damage as grievous as a no deal Brexit” writes Dr Clare Gerada for huffingtonpost.com. That may be true, let’s cross everything and hope the worst visions of a no deal Brexit do not come to pass.All of the Brexit options, deal or no deal, are dreadful.Nor is there a deal that promises medicines will flow over the border as easily as they do today. Source: huffingtonpost.com Share This:

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UK Economy Will Slip To World’s 7th Biggest In 2019 – Report

“SOPA Images via Getty Images Britain’s economy is set to be overtaken by two other nations, a new report suggests” reports huffingtonpost.com. Britain risks slipping from being the world’s fifth-biggest economy to its seventh-largest next year, when it is due to leave the European Union, with France and India on course to overtake it, accountancy firm PwC said.The company projected economic growth in 2019 of 1.6% for Britain ― assuming the country manages to avoid the shock of a no-deal Brexit in March ― versus 1.7% for France and 7.6…

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Theresa May to allow Brexit alternative votes for MP’s

“That is just what some hard brexiteers want, so a passive hard Brexit by default will suit them just nicely” reports forexlive.com. There is not enough MP’s willing to support May’s deal, so Britain is heading towards a no-deal Brexit.The thinking behind it is that MP’s will see that her plan is the only really viable alternative to avoiding a ‘no-deal’ Brexit.The latest from Theresa May is that she is reported to be in favour of giving MP’s a vote on a range of alternatives to her plans when the…

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High taxes could hasten bank moves from Britain after Brexit

“LONDON (Reuters) – Britain risks driving banks overseas if current high levels of taxation on the industry are maintained after Brexit, a bank lobby group said on Wednesday” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. Banks face higher taxes than other firms in Britain, after an additional corporation tax surcharge and levy on assets were imposed after the crisis.UK Finance, which represents the country’s finance sector, has published research showing a typical bank in London has a higher tax burden than in rival international financial centres.Finance firms paid a record 75…

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Brexit deal hinges on final bid to win over DUP, say senior Tories

“Although one said they doubted MPs would fold on their decision to vote down the deal until they had defeated it at least once” writes Jessica Elgot for theguardian.com. Senior Eurosceptic Tories, including Jacob Rees-Mogg, have since said they intend to accept May’s victory and support the government in any no-confidence vote, though they maintain opposition to the withdrawal deal.Theresa May will be within 20 votes of winning a parliamentary majority for her Brexit deal if she can gain assurances from the EU that will persuade the Democratic Unionist party…

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British government steps up ‘no-deal’ Brexit preparations

“We’re going to be discussing ‘no deal’ planning today,” International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt told reporters” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. “It’s absolutely right that we step up ‘no deal’ planning now.LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May and her ministers will on Tuesday step up preparations for a “no deal” Brexit, an outcome made more likely by a deadlock in parliament over the British leader’s divorce deal with the European Union.”I’m not going to try and pretend otherwise that we’re not stepping up our preparations for no-deal … Source:…

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UK economy set for slowest growth since 2009 as Brexit nears – BCC

“British economic growth this year and in 2019 looks set to be the weakest since the country’s last recession, due to a freeze in business investment and weak consumer demand ahead of Brexit, the British Chambers of Commerce forecast on Tuesday” writes Hannah Mckay for cnbc.com. The number of houses being sold was likely to fall around 5 percent next year, RICS added.The BCC said sterling’s weakness against the dollar and the euro was likely to continue to drive inflation, eating into consumers’ disposable income, while business investment was due…

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Business leaders urge May to call fresh Brexit referendum

“Dozens of senior business leaders have added to growing calls for a Final Say referendum on the Brexit outcome, telling Theresa May her deal is dead” writes Rob Merrick for independent.co.uk. The group of 53 business leaders urge the prime minister to “take her deal to the British people” if, as expected, MPs refuse to back it when they finally hold the “meaningful vote” next month.It found that 65 per cent of people back the public having “the final say on the Brexit deal” – with Conservative voters split almost…

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UK cabinet meets to discuss ramping up plans for no deal

“Some cabinet ministers believe it is time to show more central command in no-deal planning” writes Jessica Elgot for theguardian.com. Defra, along with the Home Office and the Department for International Trade, are to get the most significant budgets for no-deal preparations.Cabinet ministers are expected to agree plans to significantly ramp up no-deal planning, allocating money from a £2bn contingency fund to departments such as the Home Office and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.In the Commons on Monday, May told MPs that a chaotic no deal would…

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Cabinet Meets To Discuss No-Deal Brexit

“But Labour said it was clearly a confidence motion and should be allocated time for debate by the government” writes unknown author for huffingtonpost.com. But the government would also have to allow Commons time for the confidence vote to take place this week and a No10 source challenged Labour to strengthen its attack.The smaller opposition parties have tabled an amendment to Corbyn’s no-confidence vote in May that they say would beef it up into a full confidence vote in the government. Source: huffingtonpost.com Share This:

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