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Progress of U.K.’s Brexit bill to be delayed: reports

“The U.K. government will delay putting forth a second reading of a bill for the U.K. to withdraw from the European Union as lawmakers have submitted a slew of amendments, reports said Wednesday” writes Markets Reporter for marketwatch.com. The opposition Labour Party’s shadow Brexit team has submitted more than 20 amendments to the bill, and these are seen as holding up its progress in becoming law.Conservative Party members who back EU membership have also offered amendments, some of which have enough Conservative signatures to potentially threaten Prime Minister Theresa May’s…

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Airline passenger rights won’t be protected by EU laws after Brexit

“An aviation deal has yet to be agreed upon to replace or replicate the current set of rights” writes Ronan J O’shea for independent.co.uk. Under current laws, EU citizens are entitled to claim compensation in certain circumstances, for example, if their flight is delayed or cancelled due to adverse weather conditions. Source: independent.co.uk Share This:

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Theresa May is right on Brexit: no deal is better than a bad deal – for the EU

“Only then can the rest of the EU know whether no deal is better than a bad deal” writes Jens Geier for theguardian.com. Bluffing is a common negotiating technique, which may explain Theresa May’s remarkable conclusion that “no deal is better than a bad deal”.But have no doubt: no matter how catchy May’s slogan might sound, no deal is the bad deal!. For the EU, no deal would in this case be better than a bad deal.Today, however, the British government is starting to trash that reputation as it moves…

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Flight of EU workers leaves care sector with more vacancies

“Like social care, health and medicine has been affected by the flight of EU nationals, it said” writes Rhiannon Bury for telegraph.co.uk. The firm suggested that this was due to both the sector, which already employs 1.5 million workers, expanding, and a number of EU workers leaving the country.Adverts for jobs in the social care sector have leapt by 64pc since last year, according to recruitment site Reed, as the industry expands and the number of workers from the European Union decreases. Source: telegraph.co.uk Share This:

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The Quixotic Effort to Get a Better Brexit Deal

“As the Guardian reports, parliamentarians from multiple parties, including members of the ruling Conservative party, Labour party, the Liberal Democrats, the Scottish National Party, and the Greens, are pushing to make any Brexit deal subject to parliamentary approval” writes Yasmeen Serhan for theatlantic.com. The deluge of amendments prompted the British government to postpone debate on the bill this week, but even if parliamentarians are granted the power to veto any Brexit deal they deem unacceptable, it wouldn’t be enough to slow down or stop Brexit in its tracks.This would, conceivably,…

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Britain’s economy will continue to grow even if it leaves the EU without a deal, OECD admits

“Britain’s economy will continue to grow next year even if the UK is forced to leave the EU without a deal, an influential think tank has said despite comparing Brexit to the Blitz” writes Deputy Political Editor for telegraph.co.uk. The OECD, an organisation part-funded by Britain, warned in a gloomy report that Brexit could “stifle growth for years to come” and suggested a second referendum would have a “significant” positive impacton the economy. However the organisation’s own forecast suggested that even in the “least favourable scenario” of the UK leaving…

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Army could be deployed to protect the border if Britain leaves the EU without a Brexit deal

“A no deal Brexit is “unthinkable”, Amber Rudd said yesterday, contradicting the Brexit secretary just hours after he said the UK has “the right to walk away”” writes Kate Mccann for telegraph.co.uk. Speaking in the House of Commons David Davis said the prospect of no deal should be on the table “for negotiating reasons” as he reiterated the importance of being able to leave talks if the only deal on offer is bad for Britain.He told MPs the Government was “straining every sinew” to secure a comprehensive deal but it…

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Amber Rudd and David Davis clash over UK Brexit deal

“A no deal Brexit is “unthinkable”, Amber Rudd said yesterday, contradicting the Brexit secretary just hours after he said the UK has “the right to walk away”” writes Kate Mccann for telegraph.co.uk. Speaking in the House of Commons David Davis said the prospect of no deal should be on the table “for negotiating reasons” as he reiterated the importance of being able to leave talks if the only deal on offer is bad for Britain.He told MPs the Government was “straining every sinew” to secure a comprehensive deal but it…

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Michel Barnier rejects David Davis’s claim that EU is delaying talks to drive up Brexit bill

“Michel Barnier today rejected British accusations that the EU was delaying Brexit negotiations to extort more money from Britain and insisted he had been ready to speed up talks for weeks” writes Philip Johnston for telegraph.co.uk. Earlier today David Davis accused the EU of dragging its feet to drive up the price of Brexit: “They are using time pressure to get more money out of us.It’s obvious to anybody,” the Brexit Secretary said in the House of Commons. “We don’t have any intention of holding up any process whatsoever,” Mr Barnier…

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Reverse Brexit to save your economy, world’s richest countries tell UK

“Economic experts have made an explosive suggestion of a further referendum to reverse Brexit, to avoid the crippling of the British economy” writes Rob Merrick for independent.co.uk. The OECD analysis suggests a “no-deal” Brexit would wipe up to a staggering £40bn off UK economic growth by 2019.The report was immediately seized on by one pro-EU group as the “final nail in the coffin for the already long-buried notion that Brexit will benefit our economy”.The UK economy will grow 1.5 per cent slower in 2019 if the country crashes out of…

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