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Barnier: EU’s Brexit negotiator seeks to clarify remarks

Image copyright AFP Image caption The EU’s chief negotiator met Ireland’s foreign minister on Monday Michel Barnier has clarified remarks he is reported to have made about Brexit. The EU negotiator was quoted as saying he saw the process as an opportunity to “teach” the British people and others what leaving the single market means. Mr Barnier said he actually ...

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Bell Pottinger expelled from trade body for South African campaign

Image copyright Shutterstock Image caption James Henderson has resigned as chief executive of Bell Pottinger Bell Pottinger has been expelled from the UK public relations trade body for its work on a controversial contract in South Africa. It is the first time that the Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA) has ejected a PR firm as prominent as Bell Pottinger. ...

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The Scottish firms that let money flow from Azerbaijan to the UK | World news

UK companies using an obscure Scottish business structure are at the centre of a multibillion-dollar operation to funnel cash out of Azerbaijan, an investigation by the Guardian has found. Scottish limited partnerships (SLPs), structures originally established in the early 1900s for farm holdings, acted as shell companies to channel $2.9bn (£2.2bn) from Azerbaijan into the UK where it was used ...

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Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid UK 2017 review

What is it? The Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid is more fresh meat for the lower end of the Porsche Panamera range – which is a confusing enough place to negotiate as it is. There’s the entry-level Panamera, the Panamera 4, the 4S and the 4S Diesel to choose from down here already: sub-£100k options all, powered by no fewer than ...

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EU broker Michel Barnier denies saying he wants to ‘educate’ UK

The EU’s chief Brexit negotiator has denied telling a group of European officials he wanted to “educate” the British people about leaving the EU. It was reported over the weekend that Michel Barnier told a conference in Italy that Brexit provided an opportunity to “teach the British people and others what leaving the EU means”. He was reported as saying ...

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More than half UK population has no religion, finds survey | World news

The Church of England is facing a catastrophic fall in the proportion of young adults who describe themselves as Anglican as data shows an acceleration towards a secular society. For the first time, more than half the population say they have no religion, and the generation gap on religious affiliation is widening, according to the British Social Attitudes survey. Only ...

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‘Brilliant student’ Brian White can stay in UK

Image copyright Brian White Image caption A petition supporting Brian White [right], was set up by friend Luke Wilcox [left] A “brilliant student” who faced being deported and losing his place at Oxford University can stay in the UK indefinitely, the Home Office said. Brian White, 21, moved from Botswana aged 15 with his adoptive British family and lives in ...

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Kate Middleton is expecting her third child

A delighted Prince Harry today gave a thumbs up as he hailed the ‘fantastic’ news that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting their third child. The couple were forced to tell the world about the pregnancy early because Kate has again been struck down with severe morning sickness. Harry was the first royal to comment publicly and said ...

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