Brexit deal on a knife-edge as Boris Johnson scrambles to find agreement with DUP

Brexit deal on a knife-edge as Boris Johnson scrambles to find agreement with DUP

EU chiefs had raised hopes a Brexit deal was finally near today, but despite hours of ­frantic talks with the UK the breakthrough never came. Leaders in Brussels appeared to be ready to sign on the dotted line after they made positive noises about the end being in sight. And Boris Johnson compared Brexit to […]

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The terrifying Brexit numerology that proves we need a People's Vote - Fleet Street Fox

The terrifying Brexit numerology that proves we need a People’s Vote – Fleet Street Fox

Tony Blair drew us a nightmare a few weeks ago, and nobody noticed. We’ve had cash-for-pole-dancing models, Boris Johnson playing chicken with an EU juggernaut, and a nuclear holocaust of WAGs since then; it’s hard to keep focused on something that was said by a former Prime Minister still seeking redemption for all his past […]

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Nissan warns no-deal Brexit would make entire European business model ‘unsustainable’

Nissan warns no-deal Brexit would make entire European business model ‘unsustainable’

A no-deal Brexit which led to 10 per cent tariffs on exports would make Nissan’s European business model unsustainable, its chairman has warned. Gianluca de Ficchy said the business was prepared for Brexit scenarios but could not plan long term. Speaking at the UK’s biggest car plant in Sunderland, where production is due to start on […]

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Five ministers could quit over no-deal Brexit as Boris Johnson faces Tory split

Five ministers could quit over no-deal Brexit as Boris Johnson faces Tory split

Five cabinet ministers are said to be on ‘resignation watch’ as Boris Johnson risks a historic split in the Conservative Party by committing to no-deal Brexit . The Prime Minister is reportedly ready to fight a General Election on a no-deal ticket if he can’t get a deal by October 31. Dozens of Tory MPs […]

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UK farmers 'betrayed' by government's Brexit tariff plans that risk flooding UK with lower-quality imported food

UK farmers ‘betrayed’ by government’s Brexit tariff plans that risk flooding UK with lower-quality imported food

The government has “betrayed” UK farmers with its no-deal Brexit tariff plans, which risk flooding the country with cheap food produced to lower animal welfare and environmental standards, the farming industry trade body has said. Under new plans the vast majority of goods entering the UK will be tariff-free, a move the government hopes will help […]

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UK retail sales slide in worst September since 1995, industry data shows

UK retail sales slide in worst September since 1995, industry data shows

Total retail sales fell 1.3 per cent last month from a year ago, marking the worst September since 1995 when the British Retail Consortium (BRC) and KPMG started collecting the data. On another measure – which strips out changes in retail space such as new store openings as well as closures over the past year […]

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Boris Johnson given deadline by French president to compromise on Brexit plans

Boris Johnson given deadline by French president to compromise on Brexit plans

Boris Johnson was tonight given a deadline of Friday by French President Emmanuel Macron to compromise on his Brexit plans. The Prime Minister has doubled down on his No Deal rhetoric after EU leaders all but dismissed his “two borders” proposal for Ireland as unworkable.  He insisted on Sunday that the UK would pack its […]

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World economy on track for its worst year since 2009, OECD says

World economy on track for its worst year since 2009, OECD says

This year will be the worst for the global economy since the financial crisis, the OECD has predicted, pointing the finger at the US-China trade conflict but also noting the risks from a no-deal Brexit. The world’s economic output will grow by 2.9 per cent in 2019 and 3 per cent in 2020 – the […]

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Pound surges as markets see rising chances of Brexit deal

Pound surges as markets see rising chances of Brexit deal

The pound soared to its highest level since July on Friday after a newspaper report boosted growing hopes a no-deal Brexit will be avoided. The Times wrote that the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) had privately said it would drop its objection to regulatory checks in the Irish Sea, if Brussels agreed to abandon demands for […]

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Wetherspoon boss accuses ‘elite Remainers’ of ignoring gains from no-deal Brexit as pub chain’s profits drop

Wetherspoon boss accuses ‘elite Remainers’ of ignoring gains from no-deal Brexit as pub chain’s profits drop

The head of JD Wetherspoon, a prominent Brexit supporter, has lambasted “elite Remainers” for ignoring the benefits of a no-deal exit, such as lower costs for businesses, as the pub chain reported a fall in profits and higher costs. In a break with the vast majority of UK companies, Tim Martin emphasised the advantages of […]

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