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Theresa May’s attempt to please everybody on Brexit will end up pleasing nobody

Theresa May’s Brexit ‘war Cabinet’ met last night to attempt to finally agree the government’s Brexit policy. Both sides of the Cabinet’s Brexit divide reportedly “thinks they got what they wanted” Yet the government’s latest Brexit compromise has already been ruled out by the EU. There is no breakthrough on any of the fundamental Brexit questions facing May’s government. LONDON…

London property is worth more than Bristol, Birmingham, Glasgow, Manchester, and Edinburgh combined

London’s property market is worth £1.5 trillion, representing 18% of the entire UK market. But growth is slowing — just 1.5% price growth over the last 12 months. Sheffield has the fastest growing prices of the top 10 UK cities, with 5.6% growth over the last year. LONDON — London’s property market is worth a total £1.5 trillion according to…

Theresa May is preparing to make a major U-turn on EU citizens’ rights ahead of Brexit

Theresa May is reportedly ready to give in to Brussels demands and grant permanent residency to EU migrants who arrive during a Brexit transition period. Just three weeks ago, the prime minister insisted citizens who arrived after March next year would be treated differently to those arriving before. The Home Affairs Committee has warned May that creating a two-tier immigration…

Theresa May risks defeat as Labour joins with Tory rebels in plot to stay in EU customs union

Theresa May faces major defeat in her plan to cut all ties with the EU’s customs union. Conservative rebels plan to join Labour MPs in keeping Britain in a customs union after Brexit. Jeremy Corbyn is set to declare his support for a customs union in a major speech on Monday. Labour MPs reportedly believe there is a “60-70%” chance…

US State Department official gives a slam-dunk response to a shadowy North Korean’s visit to South Korea

A high-ranking North Korean official’s upcoming visit to South Korea spurred a decisive statement from a US State Department official. Kim Yong-chol, North Korea’s former intelligence chief, is scheduled to visit South Korea on Sunday. His visit is marked with controversy due to North Korea’s previous provocations. A high-ranking North Korean official’s upcoming visit to South Korea amid the Winter…

RBS made its first annual profit since the financial crisis — but it is not out of the woods yet

Royal Bank of Scotland returns to profitability for the first time in over a decade. The bank made an attributable profit of £752 million in 2017, the first since it was nationalised during the financial crisis. Despite a return to profitability, RBS still has numerous issues, including a potential fine from the US Department of Justice over the sale of…

‘I’ve never been so unimpressed by a person in my life’: Parkland shooting survivor delivers a biting critique of her phone call with Trump

A Parkland school shooting survivor delivered a harsh critique of her phone call with President Donald Trump, who reached out to her while she was recovering from her wounds in the hospital. Samantha Fuentes indicated to The New York Times that Trump seemed insincere, and said “he didn’t make me feel better in the slightest.” Trump has struggled with showing…