GBP News 

Britain seeking finest solutions to expand trade ties with Iran

“Following the U.S. withdrawal from the deal in May, Iran has said it would stop complying with the nuclear deal unless it continues to receive the economic benefits of the 2015 agreement” reports tehrantimes.com. That deal saw most international sanctions on Tehran lifted in exchange for strict but temporary restrictions on Iran’s nuclear work.The British official named banking issues as the main challenge on the way of boosting Iran-Europe trade which should be coped with as soon as possible.The move is the first concrete sign that Europe could deliver on…

Read More
GBP News 

‘That particular detail is stuck in his mind’

“The British woman who was killed by the nerve agent novichok was exposed by unwittingly spraying perfume laced with the substance onto her own wrists, according to a new interview” writes Alexandra Ma for aol.com. “We don’t know yet if he had direct contact with the nerve agent like Dawn appears to have done or whether it was after he had touched her. …Dawn Sturgess sprayed the odd-smelling substance onto herself shortly before displaying symptoms of nerve agent poisoning, according to Matthew Rowley, the brother of Sturgess’s partner. Source: aol.com Share…

Read More
GBP News 

David Davis: Britain risks ‘giving up a real future’ over Brexit

“David Davis has warned that Britain risks “giving up a real future” over Brexit in his first intervention since quitting the Cabinet over Theresa May’s Chequer’s compromise” writes William Hague for telegraph.co.uk. The Brexit Secretary said that the EU is “slow and not very effective” and warned that Britain benefits the least from its current free trade with Brussels. The former Brexit Secretary urged MPs to back the customs bill and the trade bill this week, before arguing how business can operate… Source: telegraph.co.uk Share This:

Read More
GBP News 

UK PM May promises to protect planemakers’ supply chains in Brexit

“The prime minister will set out in detail how her Brexit proposal – which was agreed by cabinet earlier this month but then sparked a wave of ministerial resignations – will protect the supply chains of firms like Bombardier and Rolls Royce as well as Airbus” reports businessinsider.com. The aerospace sector directly employs around 120,000 people in the United Kingdom, and supports a further 118,000 jobs indirectly, according to trade body ADS Group.”By working closely together, government and industry have ensured we remain at the forefront of civil aviation and…

Read More
GBP News Platforms 

My tweet story went viral. It began when I met a stranger on a railway platform.

“On my way, while changing trains, I noticed an elderly woman sitting on the platform, shaking like a leaf” writes James Gleave for washingtonpost.com. If I had, my tweetstorm wouldn’t have been about a stranger on a train platform.In times of turbulent change such as these in Britain today, however, people like this little old lady on the platform at the railway station struggle. Source: washingtonpost.com Share This:

Read More
GBP News 

Sterling skids as Trump says trade deal hopes are dead

“Sterling fell half a percent to a 1-1/2 week low on Friday as a resurgent dollar and comments by U.S. President Donald Trump that a possible trade deal was probably dead sapped demand for the British currency” writes Marlene Awaad for cnbc.com. Trump, who is visiting Britain, said Prime Minister Theresa May’s newly-announced Brexit blueprint had probably killed hopes of a U.S.-UK trade deal.Markets are also concerned that the European Union will demand more concessions from Britain before agreeing to a Brexit deal, spelling months of more political uncertainty. Source: cnbc.com…

Read More
GBP News 

The man replacing Boris Johnson as Britain’s foreign secretary lobbied against Brexit

“Two years ago, just after the Brexit vote, the controversy around Hunt seemed to reach a boiling point as speculations emerged that May had fired, then reinstated him as health secretary, BBC reported” writes Rebecca Tan for washingtonpost.com. Over the past two years, former British foreign secretary Boris Johnson earned global recognition as the poster boy for Brexit, appearing on magazine covers and news programs to make the case for Britain to leave the European Union.And despite his public change of position, Hunt’s critics aren’t sure he’s up to the…

Read More
GBP News 

Britain Needs a Friend—Instead, It Got Trump

“We will carry on trading with Europe but we will also be able to negotiate trade agreements with other countries” writes David Frum for theatlantic.com. It is in everyone’s interests, particularly Germany’s, to negotiate a friendly UK-EU free trade deal. …They promised, too, that a post-EU Britain would negotiate new trade pacts with the United States and Canada.In the words of the Vote Leave campaign’s campaign manifesto: We will negotiate a new UK-EU deal based on free trade and friendly cooperation. Source: theatlantic.com Share This:

Read More
GBP News 

HUFFPOST LISTENS: 6 People Shared Their Experiences Of Crime In Their Area

“The crime rate went up 11% in the West Midlands between April 2016 and March 2017, reflecting a national trend” writes unknown author for huffingtonpost.com. Matt Nation suspected a rise in cuts to frontline police officers – West Midlands Police is the “smallest in its history” after losing 2,300 officers since 2010 – could be contributing to a rise in violent crime.Kieran Quinlan, who was stabbed in the heart and is now hoping to start his own charity to help troubled young people through sports, felt there needs to be…

Read More