MOSCOW (Sputnik) – UK shares and its national currency, the pound sterling, continue to fall on Monday after the country voted to leave the European Union. The United's Kingdom's FTSE 100 index decreased by almost 1.5 percent to 6,049.06 on Monday morning before showing a slight increase to 6,088.42. © AFP 2019 / Odd ANDERSENUK Has 'No Way Back' After Brexit Choice - Belgian Prime MinisterThe pound sterling also witnessed a further drop on Monday with the UK currency trading at $1.328, or almost 3 percent lower than Sunday's exchange rate. The volatility is a result of Thursday's referendum in which a majority of UK voters support the country leaving the European Union. On Friday, the pound sterling reached its lowest level in 30 years following the announcement of the results of the referendum. The FTSE 100 also witnessed a dramatic fall of more than 8 percent. … [Read more...] about UK Shares, Pound Sterling Continue to Fall After Brexit Referendum Result
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According to Davis, the future agreement on cooperation between London and Brussels after Brexit should incorporate provision on a maximum cooperation between the United Kingdom and the European Union, including in the security field. "We should be able — as trusted allies and friends of Europe — to get an agreement that allows sensitive information to be shared," Davis said. The minister indicated that the cooperation between London and Brussels would never be same and called for prompt and coherent cooperation to prevent risks that might be caused by the lack of joint work. "We are leaving the Single Market and Customs Union, so things will change. It’s not about trying to recreate everything the EU does for the benefit of one non-member. It’s about recognizing the centuries-old shared cultural, social and economic ties that exist … [Read more...] about UK Seeks Full Exchange of Information on Security With EU After Brexit – Davis
UNITED NATIONS/BERLIN (Reuters) - The European Union’s Brexit negotiator said on Monday it was difficult to see a way to break the Brexit impasse as British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s demand to drop an insurance policy for the Irish border was unacceptable. European Union's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier addresses the plenary of the European Parliament on Britain's withdrawal from the European Union during a debate on Brexit at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, September 18, 2019. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler More than three years after the United Kingdom voted by 52%-48% in a referendum to leave the EU, Brexit’s future remains uncertain, with options ranging from a turbulent no-deal exit to abandoning the entire endeavor. Hopes of a deal to ease the transition were stoked when Johnson said the shape of an accord was emerging and European Commission President Juncker said an agreement was possible. But EU negotiator Michel Barnier … [Read more...] about EU’s Barnier says it’s hard to see Brexit solution
* UK PM Johnson: Don’t expect Brexit breakthrough in NY * Barnier casts doubt on chances of breaking Brexit logjam * UK “whole and entire” must be able to break away - PM * Supreme Court to rule at 0930 GMT on Tuesday * Labour Party to vote on Brexit By Kylie MacLellan and Thomas Escritt NEW YORK/BERLIN, Sept 23 (Reuters) - The European Union’s Brexit negotiator said on Monday it was difficult to see a way to break the Brexit impasse as British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s demand to drop an insurance policy for the Irish border was unacceptable. More than three years after the United Kingdom voted by 52%-48% in a referendum to leave the European Union, the future of Brexit remains uncertain, with options ranging from a turbulent no-deal exit to abandoning the entire endeavour. Hopes of an deal to ease the transition were stoked when Johnson said the shape of an accord was emerging and European Commission President Juncker said an agreement was … [Read more...] about WRAPUP 1-EU’s Barnier says it’s hard to see Brexit solution
As a society, we are finally acquiring a healthy scepticism about the use and abuse of our personal information. New polling conducted by YouGov for the Institute for Public Policy Research shows that 80% of the public want to see tighter rules applied to how the likes of Facebook and Amazon use their data. Revelations over the weekend that US pharmaceutical companies have already been sold data relating to millions of NHS patients and that Amazon, incredibly, has been given free access to NHS data will simply reinforce the public’s lack of trust in the data giants. Hidden away in the secret US-UK trade papers, leaked and revealed by Labour in November, is perhaps the biggest single threat to public data yet seen. The potential threat to the NHS from a post-Brexit US trade deal is clear, and has become a major election talking point. But alongside the well-known dangers of accelerating privatisation and drug price hikes, there are risks to one of the UK’s most prized … [Read more...] about NHS data is a goldmine. Its value must be guarded, not handed to private companies
It feels like the collapse of the administrative state – and this is before Brexit. One government agency after another is losing its budget, its power and its expertise. The result, for corporations and the very rich, is freedom from the restraint of law, freedom from the decencies they owe to other people, freedom from democracy. The public protections that constrain their behaviour are being dismantled. An example is the cascading decline in the protection of wildlife and environmental quality. The bodies charged with defending the living world have been so enfeebled that they now scarcely exist as independent entities. Natural England, for example, has been reduced to a nodding dog in the government’s rear window. Its collapse as an autonomous agency is illuminated by the case that will be heard next week in the high court, where two ecologists, Tom Langton and Dominic Woodfield, are challenging its facilitation of the badger cull. That the cull is a senseless waste of … [Read more...] about As the state is dismantled, who will save Britain’s wildlife?