No-Deal Brexit document leaked by former minister – UK government source

LONDON (Reuters) - Documents detailing the negative impact of a no-deal Brexit were leaked by a former minister in an attempt to try and influence the government’s negotiations with the European Union, a government source said on Sunday. “This document is from when ministers were blocking what needed to be done to get ready to leave and the funds were not available. It has been deliberately leaked by a former minister in an attempt to influence ..

Microfinance in Cambodia: When Microloans Do More Harm Than Good

Millions of Cambodians rely on microloans to survive, even though the practice drives many of them further into poverty. Some of the money given out to poor farmers comes from Germany, yet Berlin refuses to acknowledge there is a problem. Adrees Latif/ Reuters A woman stands in a field of cassava roots in western Cambodia. Global Societies All Articles When a Cambodian fa..

‘Collaborators’ are undermining Britain’s Brexit bet, PM says

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Wednesday some British lawmakers hoping to block Brexit were engaged in “terrible” collaboration with the European Union by undermining London’s negotiating hand and so making no deal more likely. FILE PHOTO: Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks next to Britain's Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) Commissioner Cressida Dick and Youth Justice Board Adviser Roy Sefa-Attakora..

U.S.-British trade pact won’t pass Congress if Good Friday deal harmed – Pelosi

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - There is no chance the U.S. Congress would approve a planned U.S.-British trade deal if Britain’s exit from the European Union undermines the landmark 1998 Good Friday peace agreement for Northern Ireland, House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Wednesday. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi smiles during a news conference in San Salvador, El Salvador, August 9, 2019. REUTERS/Jessica Orellana U..

With 78 days to Brexit, British parliament ready to take on PM

LONDON (Reuters) - The British parliament is set for a September showdown between Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s “do or die” pro-Brexit government and those implacably opposed to leaving the European Union without a divorce deal. FILE PHOTO: The British union flag and the EU flag are seen flying near the Houses of Parliament, in London, Britain, March 18, 2019. REUTERS/Toby Melville Johnson says Britain will leave the EU with or without a deal o..

EU’s Juncker tells Britain: no-deal Brexit will hurt you the most

FILE PHOTO: European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and Finnish Prime Minister Antti Rinne (not pictured) attend a joint news conference at the House of the Estates during the visit to the College of Commissioners of the European Commission in Helsinki, Finland, July 5, 2019. Emmi Korhonen/Lehtikuva via REUTERS VIENNA (Reuters) - A no-deal Brexit would hurt Britain more than the rest of Europe no matter how much Prime Minister Boris Jo..

Watchdog demands answers as power cut causes chaos across Britain

LONDON (Reuters) - Energy regulators on Saturday demanded an urgent report from the operator of Britain’s electricity grid into what caused a power cut that led to chaos across the country, with trains brought to a standstill and traffic lights knocked out. FILE PHOTO: The sun rises behind electricity pylons near Chester, northern England October 24, 2011. REUTERS/Phil Noble The hour-long outage on Friday evening left almost 1 million homes with..

Johnson to reinstate the system of business councils

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson visits the Fusion Energy Research Centre at the Fulham Science Centre in Oxfordshire, Britain August 8, 2019. Julian Simmonds/Pool via REUTERS (Reuters) - Prime Minister Boris Johnson will revive the system of business councils used by his predecessor to advise on issues facing the economy as Britain prepares to leave the European Union. Johnson has pledged to take Britain out of the EU at the end of O..

A Clique of ‘Pseudo-Adults’: Britain’s Elite-School Problem

08/09/2019 06:06 PM Britain's Elite-School Problem By Jörg Schindler Boris Johnson is the 20th prime minister to come out of Eton College. The school represents a system in which the elite stay among themselves and fail to see the problems of others. And it is becoming a serious problem for the country. At the very front of the Eton Museum, there is a wall of fame set up on a mint-green background. Princes William and Harry are ther..

‘Ready and willing’ to do a Brexit deal, Britain tells EU

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain is “ready and willing” to do a deal to leave the European Union if Brussels renegotiates the agreement, a senior government source said on Tuesday, denying that a no-deal Brexit was Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s central plan. FILE PHOTO: The British union flag and the EU flag are seen flying near the Houses of Parliament, in London, Britain, March 18, 2019. REUTERS/Toby Melville Johnson, who took over as prime ministe..

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