UK is confusing the EU over Brexit, says Corbyn after meeting Barnier – The Guardian

European leaders are “bemused and confused” by Britain’s attitude towards the Brexit negotiations, according to Jeremy Corbyn, who met Michel Barnier and three continental prime ministers on his visit to Brussels. The Labour leader held parallel discussions with the the EU’s chief negotiator and other European leaders, during which it is understood he was asked […]

Azerbaijan Laundromat shows UK is choice of crooks and despots, says Hodge – The Guardian

Britain is the “country of choice for every kleptocrat, crook and despot in the world”, a Labour MP has said following revelations by the Guardian and media partners of a massive money-laundering scheme run by the government of Azerbaijan. Margaret Hodge said the UK thought itself to be a “country of integrity, respectability and trustworthiness”. […]

Brexit: EU leaders seek Brexit talks progress – BBC News

Media captionTheresa May: I want ‘urgency’ on citizens’ deal EU leaders have urged Theresa May to do more to break the deadlock in the Brexit negotiations as they gather at a crunch Brussels summit. Dutch PM Mark Rutte said “a lot more clarity” on the UK’s financial offer was needed before talks could progress. German […]

UK retail sales slump; Goldman hints at Frankfurt move – as it happened – The Guardian

Early losses have been partially erased throughout European equities today, after a sharp Catalonia driven selloff was largely pushed aside, with traders seeing the government’s decision to invoke article 155 as a positive for economic and political stability. While the potential for further Catalan protest means a degree of uncertainty remains, today’s actions have allayed […]

Brexit: Theresa May demands urgency on citizens’ rights – BBC News

Media captionTheresa May: I want ‘urgency’ on citizens’ deal Theresa May has called for “urgency” from EU leaders on the issue of citizens’ rights after Brexit – and said “concrete progress” was being made in negotiations so far. Arriving at a key summit in Brussels, the PM also promised “continued cooperation” on defence and security. […]

Brexit talks: UK must prepare to leave without deal, say ex-ministers – The Guardian

The UK will inevitably leave the EU without a deal and businesses should start preparing for trade on World Trade Organisation terms, the former cabinet minister Owen Paterson has said. Paterson, one of a group of hardline Brexit-backing Conservatives who have written to Theresa May telling her to walk away from talks with Brussels if […]

UK retail sales slump in September as inflation and wage woes bite – The Guardian

High street shops suffered a sales slump in September as the impact of rising inflation and sluggish wage growth dented consumer spending power. Official figures showed that the amount of goods bought by consumers fell 0.8% in September from the previous month, setting the UK on course for a period of slow growth in the […]

UK government could force petrol stations to install EV chargers – Engadget

According to the government, the new network of charging stations will need to be “smart,” which means they can interact with the grid in order to manage demand across the UK. Operators will also be required to provide clear information on the location and operating hours of their points, as well as the available charging […]

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