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Brexit: Barclays 'committed to London'

Barclays will keep the bulk of its operations in London after Brexit, even if the UK loses access to the single market, chief executive Jes Staley says. The bank is making Brexit plans including expanding operations in Ireland and Germany, he tells BBC business editor Simon Jack. Source link

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British IS bomber 'didn't deserve compensation'

Media captionUK bomber’s path from Guantanamo Bay to Mosul A British IS fighter who carried out a suicide attack in Iraq should never have received a penny in compensation, a former independent reviewer of UK terrorism legislation has said. Jamal al-Harith reportedly received £1m from the British government after being freed from Guantanamo Bay in […]

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Cressida Dick appointed as first female Met Police chief

Media captionCressida Dick says becoming the new Met chief is an “enormous privilege” Cressida Dick is the new Metropolitan Police commissioner, becoming the first woman to take charge of London’s police force in its 188-year history. She succeeds Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, who announced his retirement last year. Ms Dick, previously the national policing lead on […]

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Tom Watson's 'inadvertent' dab in PMQs

Media captionLabour deputy leader ‘dabs’ during PMQs The House of Commons chamber is not the first place you would look to find hip-hop dance moves. But Labour’s deputy leader Tom Watson managed to sneak in a “dab” during PMQs as Jeremy Corbyn down next to him. The move – which swept the world after originating […]

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Theresa May on the attack over Troubles' soldier cases

Image caption Theresa May said treating terrorists more favourably than soldiers or police officers would be wrong The Prime Minister has attacked those she claims have made a business of dragging soldiers through the courts over incidents in Northern Ireland. Theresa May said it was “appalling”. She told MPs the government would ensure any Stormont […]

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Labour deputy leader 'dabs' during PMQs

Labour’s Tom Watson appeared to “dab” during Prime Minister’s Questions in the House of Commons. In this brief excerpt, the deputy leader seems to perform the dance move – which has spread around the world from the US hip-hop scene – as Jeremy Corbyn sat down after asking a question. Source link

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Theresa May offers promise of help on business rates

The prime minister has said the government is looking at “appropriate relief” for firms hardest hit by business rate rises. Green Party MP Caroline Lucas raised the issue at Prime Minister’s Questions, calling for a full review of the system as well as discretionary financial support for small and micro-businesses. In response, the prime minister […]

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Income rules for foreign spouses upheld

Media caption“If I was deported he would not have his main carer, his dad, there” – American father AJ faces deportation Income rules which stop thousands of British citizens bringing their foreign spouse to the UK are lawful “in principle” the Supreme Court has ruled. But children’s welfare must be promoted in immigration decisions, judges […]