UK will pay huge price for prioritising migration curbs, says Dutch PM – The Guardian

European leaders and officials have reiterated their criticism of Theresa May’s plans for leaving the EU, and warned the government against slashing taxes to attract business after Brexit. Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, the Dutch prime minister, Mark Rutte, said the UK would pay a “huge price” for prioritising immigration curbs over […]

UK’s May Implicitly Rebukes Trump With Vow to Lead on Free Trade – Wall Street Journal

DAVOS, Switzerland—British Prime Minister Theresa May said the U.K. would step up as a leading supporter of free trade, presenting in a speech here a strong defense of globalization and an implicit rebuke of policies suggested by U.S. President-elect Donald Trump. “Forces that underpin the rules-based international system that is key to global security are […]

Theresa May: UK will be a global leader on trade – BBC News

Media captionTheresa May: Some companies play by a different set of rules Theresa May has told leaders at the World Economic Forum in Davos that the UK will be a “world leader” on trade. But the prime minister also warned that inequality blamed on globalisation was aiding the “politics of division”. Her speech to business […]

Brexit: May warns business leaders not to fuel division – BBC News

Brexit: May warns business leaders not to fuel division – BBC News

Theresa May has told leaders at the World Economic Forum in Davos that the UK will be a “world leader” on trade. But the prime minister also warned that inequality blamed on globalisation was aiding the “politics of division”. Her speech to business leaders and politicians in Switzerland comes after EU leaders said a post-Brexit […]

UK having informal trade talks with at least 12 countries, says Fox – The Guardian

The UK is already discussing informal trade deals with at least 12 countries, despite being notionally prevented from striking deals while still a member of the EU, according to Liam Fox’s international trade department. Fox said ministers, who had visited 55 countries, were “discussing the possible shape of new agreements once we have left the […]

Women’s marches across the UK: what you need to know – The Guardian

Donald Trump will be inaugurated as president of the United States on Friday and women are preparing to take to the streets of Washington and cities across the globe on Saturday 21 January. In the UK at least 14 marches, demonstrations and gatherings are planned. In London, tens of thousands of people are planning to […]

UK housing market falters as estate agents become less optimistic – The Guardian

Britain’s housing market cooled in December as sales activity fell and estate agents were less optimistic about prospects in the coming months. The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors said the market “stuttered” at the end of 2016 and had gotten off to a slow start in 2017. “It remains to be seen if this is […]

Theresa May will tell world leaders UK is ‘open for business’ – BBC News

Theresa May will tell world leaders UK is ‘open for business’ – BBC News

Image copyright AFP Theresa May will tell leaders the UK is “open for business” when she speaks at the World Economic Forum in Davos. At the gathering of business and government leaders in Switzerland, the PM is also expected to warn about those “left behind” by globalisation. Her trip comes after EU leaders said reaching […]

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