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FILE PHOTO: European Union chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier and British Prime Minister's Europe adviser David Frost are seen at the start of post-Brexit trade deal talks between the EU and the United Kingdom, in Brussels, Belgium March 2, 2020. Oliver Hoslet/Pool via REUTERSLONDON (Reuters) - The trade talks between Britain and the European Union suffered fresh problems on Thursday afternoon with the European bloc introducing new elements to the talks, the BBC’s political editor Laura Kuenssberg said. “Sounds like Brexit talks have gone worse this afternoon,” she said on Twitter. “A senior govt source says ‘at the eleventh hour, the EU is bringing new elements into the negotiation. A breakthrough is still possible in the next few days but that prospect is receding’,” she said.
Persons: Michel Barnier, David Frost, Oliver Hoslet, Laura Kuenssberg, , Organizations: Union, EU, REUTERS LONDON, European Union, Twitter Locations: Europe, United Kingdom, Brussels, Belgium, Britain
Bank of England cannot ignore history of slavery, governor says
  + stars: | 2020-12-01 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com + 0.89   time to read: +1 min
FILE PHOTO: Bank of England Governor Andrew Bailey poses for a photograph on the first day of his new role at the Central Bank in London, Britain March 16, 2020. Tolga Akmen/Pool via REUTERSLONDON (Reuters) - The Bank of England should not brush aside links that some of its early governors had with the slave trade, because the central bank still derives influence from its 326-year history, Governor Andrew Bailey said on Tuesday. “It shines a light on other parts of our history that we don’t celebrate,” Bailey said at a seminar on economic history hosted by King’s College London. “While we have no time for the so-called values of the past that condoned slavery and the slave trade, our institutional standing as the Bank of England benefits in some part at least from the continuity of our existence,” he said. Britain banned the trade in slaves in 1807, but slave ownership remained legal in British colonies in the Caribbean until the 1830s.
Persons: Andrew Bailey, Tolga, Bailey, BoE, ” Bailey, Organizations: Bank of England, Central Bank, REUTERS LONDON, King’s College, Bank of Locations: London, Britain, King’s College London, Caribbean
FILE PHOTO: Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson attends a news conference on the ongoing situation with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at Downing Street, in London, Britain November 26, 2020. Jamie Lorriman/Pool via REUTERSLONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said substantial and important differences remained with the European Union on a Brexit trade deal. “Clearly there are substantial and important differences still to be bridged but we’re getting on with it,” Johnson told reporters. “The likelihood of a deal is very much determined by our friends and partners in the EU - there’s a deal there to be done if they want to do it.”
Persons: Boris Johnson, Jamie Lorriman, ” Johnson, Organizations: Britain's, REUTERS LONDON, British, European Union Locations: London, Britain, EU
FILE PHOTO: Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon poses for a picture at the bank's official launch at their headquarters in Edinburgh, Scotland, Britain November 19, 2020. Andy Buchanan/Pool via REUTERSLONDON (Reuters) - Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said she wants to hold a second independence referendum as soon as next year, The Times newspaper reported. The past 14 opinion surveys have shown that Scots support independence. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said the 2014 independence referendum was decisive and should be respected. His government says there should not be another independence referendum in the near future.
Persons: Nicola Sturgeon, Andy Buchanan, ” Sturgeon, Boris Johnson Organizations: REUTERS LONDON, Scottish, The Times, Scottish National Party, Times, ITV, Scots, British Locations: Edinburgh, Scotland, Britain, British
Phil Noble | ReutersLONDON — Government ministers and experts in Britain have openly backed a coronavirus vaccine from AstraZeneca and Oxford University, after doubts were raised in the U.S. this week. "We have now written to the body that will independently assess the veracity and the safety of the vaccine." The U.K. government's top scientific advisor, Patrick Vallance, said the focus should be on the fact that the vaccine actually works when asked about doubts regarding the trial. "The headline result is the vaccine works and that's very exciting," Vallance said during a news conference on Thursday. They will make an assessment with lots of data that is not currently in the public domain on efficacy and on safety," Whitty added.
Persons: Phil Noble, Robert Jenrick, Patrick Vallance, Vallance, Chris Whitty, Whitty, Slaoui, John LaMattina, Pascal Soriot Organizations: AstraZeneca, Reuters LONDON —, Oxford University, Housing, Sky News, Pfizer Global, FDA, Bloomberg, Monitoring Locations: Macclesfield, England, Britain, U.S
More UK areas move into higher risk COVID tiers, says health minister
  + stars: | 2020-11-26 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.74   time to read: 1 min
FILE PHOTO: Britain's Health Secretary Matt Hancock speaks during a media briefing at Downing Street, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in London, Britain November 20, 2020. Trevor Adams/Pool via ReutersLONDON (Reuters) - British health minister Matt Hancock said on Thursday more areas in England than before would be in the higher risk tiers with tougher restrictions from Dec. 2 to fight the coronavirus pandemic and reduce its spread. “While all three tiers are less stringent that the national lockdown that we’re all living in now, to keep people safe and to keep the gains that are being made, more areas than before will be in the top two tiers,” Hancock told parliament, adding that the measures will be kept under regular review.
Persons: Matt Hancock, Trevor Adams, ” Hancock Organizations: Britain's, Downing, Reuters LONDON Locations: London, Britain, England
Out of COVID isolation, Johnson to give news conference
  + stars: | 2020-11-26 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com + 0.92   time to read: 1 min
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson appears on screen during Question Period at the House of Commons in London, Britain November 25, 2020. UK Parliament/Jessica Taylor/Handout via REUTERSLONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will hold a news conference on Thursday where he will explain which areas in England will continue to local restrictions after the end of the monthlong national lockdown next month, finance minister Rishi Sunak said. “The prime minister will do a press conference later today,” Sunak told Sky News.
Persons: Boris Johnson, Jessica Taylor, Handout, Rishi Sunak, ” Sunak Organizations: Britain's, REUTERS LONDON, British, Sky News Locations: London, Britain, England
UK's Sunak says on Brexit trade deal: We can get there
  + stars: | 2020-11-26 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com + 1.00   time to read: 1 min
FILE PHOTO: Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak speaks on Spending Review 2020 and the Office for Budget Responsibility's latest economic and fiscal forecast at the House of Commons in London, Britain November 25, 2020. UK Parliament/Jessica Taylor/Handout via REUTERSLONDON (Reuters) - British finance minister Rishi Sunak said on Thursday that he was confident and hopeful that a Brexit trade deal could be struck with the European Union - and that the shape of the deal was clear. “There is a lot of work going on, and I think with a constructive attitude and goodwill on all sides we can get there,” Sunak told Sky. “It’s clear what the shape of the deal looks like.”“I am hopeful that the EU will see that the vast majority of what we’re asking for are things that they’ve already agreed with other countries,” Sunak said. “The teams are hard at work.”
Persons: Rishi Sunak, Jessica Taylor, Handout, ” Sunak, they’ve, , Organizations: Budget, REUTERS LONDON, European Union Locations: London, Britain, British
UK taking tough decisions for economy to bounce back, says PM Johnson
  + stars: | 2020-11-25 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.75   time to read: 1 min
FILE PHOTO: Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks with veterans during the National Service of Remembrance at The Cenotaph on Whitehall amid the coronavirus pandemic in London, Britain November 8, 2020. Chris Jackson/Pool via REUTERSLONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Wednesday his government was taking tough decisions now to try to make the economy bounce back from the damage done by COVID-19. In parliament, he said the government had been able to provide funding during the pandemic “because we have a government that understands how to run a strong economy and makes sure it takes the tough decisions now that will allow our economy to bounce back”. He also said Britain should be proud of what it spent on its foreign aid budget, adding “that will continue”, when he was asked whether the government would cut how much it spent on it.
Persons: Boris Johnson, Chris Jackson Organizations: Britain's, National Service of, REUTERS LONDON, British Locations: Whitehall, London, Britain
FILE PHOTO: Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak looks on during BBC TV's The Andrew Marr Show in London, Britain November 22, 2020. Jeff Overs/BBC/Handout via REUTERSLONDON (Reuters) - British finance minister Rishi Sunak said on Tuesday he was determined that the United Kingdom would remain a global leader for asset management after Brexit. “We’re beginning a new relationship with the EU. And as we do so, we are determined that the UK will remain a global leader for asset management,” Sunak said in comments to a conference organised by The Investment Association, an industry group.
Persons: Rishi Sunak, Andrew Marr, Jeff, , ” Sunak Organizations: BBC, REUTERS LONDON, The Investment Association Locations: London, Britain, British, United Kingdom
No-deal Brexit would have a more lasting effect on UK than COVID: BoE's Bailey
  + stars: | 2020-11-23 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.64   time to read: +1 min
FILE PHOTO: Bank of England Governor Andrew Bailey poses for a photograph on the first day of his new role at the Central Bank in London, Britain March 16, 2020. Tolga Akmen/Pool via REUTERSLONDON (Reuters) - Bank of England Governor Andrew Bailey said on Monday a no-deal Brexit would cause longer-term damage to Britain’s economy than the COVID-19 pandemic, and the impact of the change might be felt for decades. London and Brussels remain locked in negotiations ahead of the Dec. 31 expiry of Britain’s Brexit transition period. Bailey said he was “at the rather more optimistic end” about the impact of COVID, beyond its short-term shock which the BoE thinks will cause a record 11% contraction of Britain’s economy this year. “It’s hard to put a multiple on it as you say, but I think you’re basically right to say that in that scenario you would expect a longer-term effect from the exit trade agreement,” Bailey said.
Persons: Andrew Bailey, Tolga, ” Bailey, Bailey, BoE, , you’re Organizations: Bank of England, Central Bank, REUTERS LONDON, European Union Locations: London, Britain, European, Brussels
"No place for bullying", UK PM Johnson tells ministers, officials
  + stars: | 2020-11-23 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.96   time to read: +1 min
Charlotte Graham/Pool via REUTERSLONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told officials on Monday there was “no place for bullying” in his government, trying to ease concerns after he stood by his interior minister against charges of bad behaviour. However, in a letter written to ministers and permanent secretaries - the most senior figures in government departments - there was also an implicit warning that when the government faced “unprecedented challenges”, politicians and officials should keep “internal conversations private”. But he drew criticism when he backed interior minister Priti Patel over charges of bullying and has also struggled to control his agenda after leaked reports of meetings have offered glimpses of upcoming strategy and sometimes colourful language. “Given the unprecedented challenges we currently face as a nation, relationships of mutual trust and respect between politicians and their officials are paramount. “There is a particular duty on ministers and permanent secretaries to create jointly across government a culture which is professional, respectful, focused and ambitious for change in which there is no place for bullying.”
Persons: Boris Johnson, Priti Patel, Charlotte Graham, , Johnson Organizations: British, Home, North Yorkshire Police, REUTERS LONDON, Conservative Locations: Northallerton, Britain
UK's Sunak: no return to austerity in new spending plan
  + stars: | 2020-11-22 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com + 0.99   time to read: 1 min
FILE PHOTO: Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak speaks at the House of Commons in London, Britain, October 22, 2020. UK Parliament/Jessica Taylor/Handout via REUTERSLONDON (Reuters) - British finance minister Rishi Sunak said there would be no return to austerity and instead he will announce “quite a significant” increase in funding for public services in a one-year spending plan on Wednesday. “You will not see austerity next week,” Sunak told Sky News television on Sunday. “What you will see is an increase in the government’s spending on day-to-day public services, and quite a significant one, coming on the increase that we had last year.”
Persons: Rishi Sunak, Jessica Taylor, Handout, , ” Sunak, Organizations: REUTERS LONDON, Sky News Locations: London, Britain, British
Britain and Canada sign post-Brexit rollover trade deal
  + stars: | 2020-11-21 | by ( Kate Holton | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.97   time to read: +2 min
FILE PHOTO: Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson shakes hands with Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the G7 summit in Biarritz, France August 24, 2019. Britain is negotiating several rollover bilateral trade deals to come into force once it exits a transition arrangement with the European Union at the end of this year, with many of them simply replacing the terms the bloc had already agreed. “Today’s agreement underpins 20 billion pounds worth of trade and locks in certainty for the thousands of jobs,” trade minister Liz Truss said in a statement. The government says in less than two years it has agreed trade deals with 53 countries, accounting for 164 billion pounds of British bilateral trade. The UK-Canada Trade Continuity Agreement will be subject to final legal checks before it is formally signed.
Persons: Boris Johnson, Justin Trudeau, Stefan Rousseau, , Liz Truss, Truss Organizations: Britain's, Canada's, REUTERS LONDON, European Union, Britain’s Department for International Trade, EU, Canada Locations: Biarritz, France, Britain, Canada, British
UK PM raises Rohingya concerns in call with Myanmar leader
  + stars: | 2020-11-20 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.65   time to read: 1 min
FILE PHOTO: Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks during the weekly question-time debate at the House of Commons in London, Britain, November 11, 2020. UK Parliament/Jessica Taylor/Handout via REUTERSLONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson raised the UK’s ongoing concerns over the Rohingya crisis and the conflict in Rakhine when he spoke by phone to Myanmar’s State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi on Friday, his office said in a statement.
Persons: Boris Johnson, Jessica Taylor, Handout, Suu Kyi Organizations: Britain's, REUTERS LONDON, British Locations: London, Britain, Rakhine, Suu
FILE PHOTO: Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak speaks at the House of Commons in London, Britain, October 22, 2020. UK Parliament/Jessica Taylor/Handout via REUTERSLONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s public finances need to be put on a sustainable path over time, finance minister Rishi Sunak said on Friday, adding that unprecedented support for the economy through the COVID-19 pandemic had been responsible. “We’ve provided over 200 billion (pounds) of support to protect the economy, lives and livelihoods from the significant and far reaching impacts of coronavirus,” Sunak said. “This is the responsible thing to do, but it’s also clear that over time it’s right we ensure the public finances are put on a sustainable path.”
Persons: Rishi Sunak, Jessica Taylor, Handout, “ We’ve, ” Sunak, it’s Organizations: REUTERS LONDON Locations: London, Britain
Post-Brexit UK announces largest military investment since Cold War
  + stars: | 2020-11-18 | by ( Andrew Macaskill | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.82   time to read: +2 min
FILE PHOTO: Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks during the weekly question-time debate at the House of Commons in London, Britain, November 11, 2020. UK Parliament/Jessica Taylor/Handout via REUTERSLONDON (Reuters) - Britain has announced the biggest investment in its military since the end of the Cold War, despite the coronavirus crisis pummelling the economy, as the government seeks to define its post-Brexit role on the world stage. Prime Minister Boris Johnson wants to carve out a role for Britain as a swashbuckling leader of a new era of global cooperation and free trade, backed by cutting-edge modern military and cyber capabilities. The government said the increased military spending will cement the United Kingdom’s position as the largest defence spender in Europe, the second largest in NATO, and allow increased investment in areas such as cyber and space. The full conclusions of the defence and security review - a study of threats and capabilities - will be announced next year.
Persons: Boris Johnson, Jessica Taylor, Handout, Johnson, , ” Johnson, Donald Trump’s, spender Organizations: Britain's, REUTERS LONDON, Britain, European Union, NATO, National Cyber Force, Command Locations: London, Britain, China, Europe
UK hopes to get a Brexit trade deal, business minister Sharma says
  + stars: | 2020-11-18 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.96   time to read: 1 min
FILE PHOTO: Britain's Business Secretary Alok Sharma speaks during a virtual news conference, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at 10 Downing Street, in London, Britain November 12, 2020. Leon Neal/Pool via REUTERSLONDON (Reuters) - Britain hopes to get a Brexit trade deal but the European Union must understand that it is now dealing with a sovereign nation, Business Secretary Alok Sharma said on Wednesday. “I hope that we will end up with a free trade agreement,” Sharma told Sky. “We have made progress but there is still some way to go and we need to make sure that the EU understands that the UK is a sovereign nation and that’s the basis on which our arrangement with the EU is in the future.”
Persons: Alok Sharma, Leon Neal, , ” Sharma, Organizations: Britain's, Downing, REUTERS LONDON, Business, Sky, EU Locations: London, Britain, European Union
UK PM Johnson fully supports devolution, says his spokesman
  + stars: | 2020-11-17 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com + 0.55   time to read: 1 min
FILE PHOTO: Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson looks on during the weekly question-time debate at the House of Commons in London, Britain, November 11, 2020. UK Parliament/Jessica Taylor/Handout via REUTERSLONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Boris Johnson has always fully supported devolution, his spokesman said on Tuesday, after being asked about comments he made describing it as a “disaster”. “The PM has always fully supported devolution and this government continues to put the union in the heart of everything that we do,” the spokesman told reporters, not directly commenting on the reported use of language at a meeting. “He will always stand against those trying to separate the United Kingdom. He is very clear that he rejects the (Scottish National Party’s) call to break up the UK.”
Persons: Boris Johnson, Jessica Taylor, Handout, , Organizations: Britain's, REUTERS LONDON Locations: London, Britain, United Kingdom
British PM tells ministers an EU deal is far from certain
  + stars: | 2020-11-17 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: +1 min
FILE PHOTO: Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks during the weekly question-time debate at the House of Commons in London, Britain, November 11, 2020. UK Parliament/Jessica Taylor/Handout via REUTERSLONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told his top ministers on Tuesday it was far from certain that a trade agreement would be reached with the European Union and that time was running “very short”, his spokesman said. “The PM said that his position hasn’t changed: the UK is keen to secure a deal with the EU, but not at the cost of our core principles around sovereignty and control over our laws, borders, money – and our fish,” the spokesman told reporters. “Significant issues remain, particularly on the so-called level playing field and fisheries. We are working hard to find solutions which fully respect UK sovereignty, but it is far from certain that an agreement will prove possible and time is now very short.”
Persons: Boris Johnson, Jessica Taylor, Handout, , hasn’t, Organizations: Britain's, REUTERS LONDON, British, European Union, EU Locations: London, Britain
UK PM Johnson tests negative for COVID-19, continues to self-isolate
  + stars: | 2020-11-17 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.98   time to read: 1 min
FILE PHOTO: Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson delivers a statement on the current statistics, testing and lockdown measures during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, during a news conference at Downing Street in London, Britain November 5, 2020. Leon Neal/Pool via REUTERSLONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tested negative for COVID-19, his spokesman said on Tuesday, but the British leader will continue to self isolate according to government guidance. “He took a test yesterday and that test was negative but he will in accordance with the rules on self isolation continue to self isolate,” the spokesman told reporters.
Persons: Boris Johnson, Leon Neal, Organizations: Britain's, Downing, REUTERS LONDON Locations: London, Britain, British
European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager speaks during a news conference at the EU Commission headquarters in Brussels, April 15, 2015. They cited a landmark 2017 ruling from the European Commission, the EU's executive branch, claiming Google abused its market power to favor its shopping comparison service, Google Shopping. For its part, Google rejected claims that it gives "preference (to) specific companies or commercial rivals over others." Increased lobbyingIt's not the first time companies have collectively lobbied the EU to get tougher on Google. They are unhappy with an auction process established by Google to address EU competition concerns with its Android phone software.
Persons: Margrethe Vestager, Francois Lenoir, Trivago —, Google's, It's, Germany's, France's Qwant, Vestager, Sophie Dembinski, Microsoft's Bing, Johannes Reck, GetYourGuide, Germany — Organizations: EU, Reuters LONDON, Google, Big, European Commission, CNBC, Commission, Global Locations: Brussels, Big Tech, Europe, Germany
Breakingviews - New UK takeover rules thicken the global M&A fog
  + stars: | 2020-11-11 | by ( Liam Proud | ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +3 min
Tolga Akmen/Pool via REUTERSLONDON (Reuters Breakingviews) - Britain is falling in line with the rich world’s march towards protectionism. Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s new takeover rules, unveiled on Wednesday, mimic the tougher regimes of peers like America, France and Germany. The powers are sweeping and somewhat vague at the same time - an unappealing cocktail for bankers, lawyers and foreign acquirers. Since then, ministers have patched up a nearly 20-year-old piece of government legislation so that they could scrutinise high-technology deals and other sensitive transactions. One big change is that Johnson will make it mandatory to notify the government of deals in sensitive sectors.
Persons: Boris Johnson, Tolga, Boris Johnson’s, Johnson, Theresa May, Alok Sharma, it’s Organizations: Britain's, REUTERS LONDON, Reuters, Foreign Investment, dealmakers Locations: London, Britain, America, France, Germany, United States, Italy, Australia
UK PM Johnson's treaty-breaking Brexit laws face defeat in parliament
  + stars: | 2020-11-09 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.97   time to read: +2 min
The Internal Market Bill is designed to protect trade between Britain four nations after Brexit. It contains clauses ministers say are needed to protect Northern Ireland, but would also break international law in a “specific and limited” way. The House of Lords will vote around 1900 GMT on whether to strip those clauses from the bill. Biden tweeted on Sept. 16 that anything which risked peace in Northern Ireland would threaten Anglo-American trade. “Our position remains that the clauses are a vital safety net,” Johnson’s spokesman told reporters.
Persons: Boris Johnson, Jessica Taylor, Handout, Joe Biden, Biden, Johnson, Organizations: Britain's, REUTERS LONDON, Britain, EU, Ireland Locations: London, Britain, Northern Ireland, Brussels, British
A man holding a phone walks past a sign of Chinese company ByteDance's app TikTok, known locally as Douyin, at the International Artificial Products Expo in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China October 18, 2019. ReutersLONDON — TikTok has invited British lawmakers into its offices to review its algorithm after a parliamentary committee questioned the social media app's links to China's ruling Communist Party. "We do not censor content," Kanter told the committee Thursday on a video call that was broadcast online. "I would encourage you to open the app and search for Tiananmen Square, search for Tibet, you will find that content on TikTok." There's plenty of content that's critical of China," Kanter added.
Persons: TikTok, Elizabeth Kanter, Kanter, Nusrat Ghani Organizations: Products, Reuters LONDON, Communist Party, TikTok's, Conservative, Tiananmen, Guardian Locations: Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China, Xinjiang, Tibet, TikTok, Beijing
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