#Brexit

The disaster that 52% of people voted for which has no solution

Brexit: Tories Split on Hard, Soft and Now “Transition”

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Arguments about “hard” and “soft” Brexits have left the UK’s political scene in chaos but the Government’s increasing commitment to a transition period to avoid a cliff-edge scenario after leaving the EU is uniting hard and soft Brexiters through fear of splitting the Cabinet. However Shadow Brexit Secretary Keir Starmer has slammed the Government’s new plan for having a transitional…

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Brexit: Brits Screwed On Holiday Euros

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British holidaymakers travelling to Europe will face even further increases in costs as they convert their already-ailing Pounds into Euros, it has been predicted. One of the world’s top investment bank has forecast that by Easter next year travellers will be looking at receiving only a one-for-one exchange of Pounds for Euros, a painful hit which will then flow through…

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Brexit: London Will Lose the Elgin Marbles?

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Exactly two centuries after the Elgin Marbles arrived at the British Museum the Brexit negotiations have provided the perfect opportunity for Greece to revive its campaign to reclaim the marble friezes and sculptures from the Parthenon in Athens. Next year has been designated the European Year of Cultural Heritage, which is sure to see an escalation in a debate that has…

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Brexit: Form New Party and Lock Up Boris

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Calls for a new middle-ground political party to block Brexit will fail because of the tribal nature of the traditional parties in the UK, according to one of Labour’s most prominent centrist voices. Former Cabinet Secretary Andrew Adonis warned that despite the remorse of many Tories over Brexit the political lines in Britain were too fixed to allow the successful…

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Brexit: UK’s Gift to Universities in Oz, Canada

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Universities in Australia and Canada are gratefully anticipating a surge in fee-paying European students because of Brexit, warning that the UK is shooting itself in the foot in the contest for lucrative foreign students. The International Education Association of Australia says Brexit is “a gift” to countries competing with the UK in offering an English-language education environment, a view echoed…

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Brexit: Are Brexiteers Climate Sceptics Too?

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A stubborn crusade against the shared view of most experts. That description applies to both the pro-Brexit lobby and climate change sceptics, and in both cases the deliberate rejection of conventional expertise suggests motivations that may have as much to do with activists’ attitude to “big government” and collective action as it does with the specifics of the two issues.…

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