Defiant Theresa May: UK ‘proving doubters wrong’ on Brexit

Leaders of the other 27 EU nations gave a boost to May on Friday when they declared that talks over Britain's exit can proceed to the issues of transition and future relations Writing in two Sunday newspapers, May also struck a defiant note and said her Brexit plans won't be "derailed" by anti-Brexit campaigners   … Continue reading Defiant Theresa May: UK ‘proving doubters wrong’ on Brexit

Fall in employment rate spells end of UK jobs boom

Official figures reveal drop in number of people in work and pay rises lagging behind inflation   Evidence that Britain’s long jobs boom has come to an end has emerged after official figures showed the number of people in work fell by 56,000 in the three months ending in October. After an upswing stretching to … Continue reading Fall in employment rate spells end of UK jobs boom

Labour backs ‘easy movement’ of EU workers after Brexit, says Keir Starmer

Shadow Brexit secretary tells Andrew Marr position would ensure UK kept full benefits of single market and customs union   Keir Starmer has said Labour is prepared to accept the “easy movement” of workers between the EU and Britain in order to secure the benefits of both the single market and customs union after Brexit. … Continue reading Labour backs ‘easy movement’ of EU workers after Brexit, says Keir Starmer

European shares higher after Brexit breakthrough; banks up 3% on rules deal

The pan-European Stoxx 600 was up 0.87 percent during mid-morning deals, with almost all sectors and major bourses in positive territory Europe's banking index led the gains on Friday morning, up almost 3 percent after global regulators signed a long-awaited agreement in the previous session The U.K. and European Union finally agreed upon three particular … Continue reading European shares higher after Brexit breakthrough; banks up 3% on rules deal

Sterling spikes on news of UK-Ireland trade breakthrough

Sterling soared higher on Monday afternoon amid optimism that Brexit talks will break the current deadlock and move onto topics like a future trade deal between the two sides. At around midday, the pound hit a day's high of 1.3523 against the dollar after news emerged that Westminster will concede on EU trade rules for … Continue reading Sterling spikes on news of UK-Ireland trade breakthrough