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Chancellor and Boris in all-out Brexit war

The Cabinet split over Brexit erupted into a bitter all-out war last night after allies of Boris Johnson went on the attack against Philip Hammond. In an unprecedented clash between the great offices of state, the Foreign Secretary’s supporters claimed that Theresa May’s Florence speech had thwarted the Chancellor’s bid to lock Britain into a five-year transition period after Brexit. Mr Hammond’s camp reacted swiftly and furiously, calling it ‘total bulls***’. Mr Johnson’s allies then claimed that his bombshell article last weekend had stopped Mr Hammond from forcing the Prime Minister…

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No TV executive said they felt optimistic about Brexit

Alastair Campbell encouraged hundreds of TV executives to help block Brexit after they all refused to say they were optimistic about leaving the EU. The former Labour spin doctor was addressing the cream of Britain’s broadcasting industry at the Royal Television Society conference. He asked the audience of nearly 280 to raise their hands if they were ‘optimistic’ about Brexit. But – highlighting concerns of Left-wing bias in an industry that wields enormous power and influence – not a single person did so. Mr Campbell then urged them to do…

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May plays defence card to kick-start stalled Brexit talks

Theresa May will today offer a ‘deep security partnership’ with the European Union after Brexit in an attempt to kick-start stalled talks. In a new official ‘position paper’, ministers will spell out the scale and importance of Britain’s military, defence and security assets and offer to continue close co-operation. But the document will be seen by Brussels as an attempt to play the security card, with the implied threat that the UK could step back from backing European defence if it does not get a good deal. Theresa May is…

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Brexit hit British farmers buy European land to grow fruit

British fruit farmers hit by the Brexit squeeze on migrant workers are buying land in Europe to grow their fruit. Under pressure from the falling pound and growing evidence that EU workers no longer wish to commit themselves to Britain, farmers are buying agricultural land in Poland and Holland. Laurence Olins, of the trade association British Summer Fruits, said crops had gone to waste this year due to a 20 per cent shortfall in seasonal pickers, and the prospects for 2018 looked worse.  British fruit farmers hit by the Brexit…

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The spy still in the cold: Brexit leaves Smiley a stranger in UK

LONDON, Sept 7 (Reuters) – He outwitted Soviet spies and played his part in the downfall of communism, but George Smiley, the fictitious British intelligence officer of John le Carre’s novels, is ending his days feeling lost in his own country because of Brexit. Smiley, reflecting on his long life, makes his final, if brief, appearance in le Carre’s new novel, “A Legacy of Spies”, which was published on Thursday. “It was terribly hard to write this book during the period of Brexit and the ascendancy of Trump,” le Carre…

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Britain’s May visits Japan with eye on Brexit fears

Prime Minister Theresa May is set to meet Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who visited Britain earlier this year British Prime Minister Theresa May arrives in Japan on an official visit Wednesday with an eye to soothing Brexit fears and pushing ahead on early free-trade talks with the world’s number three economy. May is scheduled to sit down with Toyota’s chairman during her three-day tour which starts in Osaka before moving to Tokyo where she meets with Emperor Akihito and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who visited Britain this year. Britain…

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Tiffany & Co may move to Amsterdam after Brexit

It is one of the best-known jewellery brands in Britain – and has been proudly hallmarking its wares here for more than 100 years. But now Tiffany & Co may move its hallmarking operation to Europe because of Brexit to avoid being caught up in potential trade disputes. It is feared other major global brands may follow suit, which could cost millions of pounds and put hundreds of skilled UK jobs at risk. Moving on: Tiffany & Co may move its hallmarking operation to Europe to avoid being caught up in trade…

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