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Race to succeed May centres on 'no deal' Brexit battle

LONDON (Reuters) - The prospect of a “no deal” Brexit was fast becoming the central battle of the race to succeed Prime Minister Theresa May on Sunday, as environment minister Michael Gove became the latest candidate to declare.

May said on Friday she was quitting over her ...

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Very difficult for PM May's successor to pursue a no deal exit - Hammond

LONDON (Reuters) - Chancellor Philip Hammond said on Sunday it would be very difficult for Prime Minister Theresa May’s successor to bypass the will of parliament and seek to take Britain out of the European Union without a deal.

Several of the candidates vying to take over from May ...

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UK must be ready to leave EU without a deal - leadership contender Raab

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain must be ready to leave the European Union without an exit deal on Oct. 31, former Brexit minister Dominic Raab said on Sunday, as he set out his pitch to succeed Theresa May as prime minister.

“If you’re not willing to walk away from a negotiation, ...

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Environment secretary Gove joins race to replace May as prime minister - Sky

LONDON (Reuters) - Environment secretary and prominent pro-Brexit campaigner Michael Gove said on Sunday he would be running to replace Theresa May as British prime minister, Sky News reported.

“I can confirm that I will be putting my name forward to be prime minister of this ...

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UK must leave EU on Oct. 31 even without a deal - PM candidate McVey

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain must quit the European Union at the end of October even if that means leaving without a deal, Conservative MP Esther McVey, one of the candidates to succeed Theresa May as prime minister, said on Sunday.

“The 31st Oct is the key date and we are coming out ...

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Labour's McDonnell says must work to block a 'no deal' Brexit

LONDON (Reuters) - The Labour Party will seek to prevent Prime Minister Theresa May’s successor taking the country out of the European Union without a deal, its finance spokesman John McDonnell said on Sunday.

May said on Friday she would step down next month, and several of those ...

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Seven up - Contest to replace May as British prime minister gets crowded

LONDON (Reuters) - The contest to replace Theresa May as British prime minister hotted up on Saturday with seven candidates now throwing their hat into the ring, saying they would succeed where she failed by taking a deeply-divided Britain out of the European Union.

May announced on ...

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Ex-House of Commons leader Leadsom enters race to be next British PM - media

(Reuters) - Former House of Commons leader Andrea Leadsom will enter the race to be leader of UK’s Conservative party and replace Theresa May as prime minister, British media reported on Saturday, citing a confirmation from Leadsom.

Reporting by Kanishka Singh in Bengaluru

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Six candidates enter contest to replace May as British prime minister

LONDON (Reuters) - The contest to replace Theresa May as British prime minister hotted up on Saturday with six candidates now vying for a job whose central task will be to find a way to take a divided Britain out of the European Union.

May announced on Friday she was quitting over her ...

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Former UK Brexit minister Raab enters battle to be next PM

LONDON (Reuters) - Former Brexit Minister Dominic Raab became the sixth candidate to enter the contest to replace Theresa May as prime minister on Saturday, vowing to fight for a fairer deal on Brexit.

“To deliver Brexit successfully will require focus, discipline and ...

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Contest to replace May as prime minister hots up

LONDON (Reuters) - The contest to replace Theresa May as prime minister hotted up on Saturday with five candidates now vying for a job whose central task will be to find a way to take a divided Britain out of the European Union.

May announced on Friday she was quitting over her failure to ...

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Health Secretary Hancock joins race to replace May as prime minister

LONDON (Reuters) - Health Secretary Matt Hancock said on Saturday he would enter the contest to be the next leader of the Conservative Party, the fifth candidate to say they would run to replace Theresa May as prime minister.

Hancock follows former foreign minister Boris Johnson, who is ...

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Health Secretary Hancock will stand to be next PM

LONDON (Reuters) - Health Secretary Matt Hancock said on Saturday he would enter the contest to be the next leader of the Conservative Party, the fifth candidate to say they would run to replace Theresa May as prime minister.

Hancock follows former foreign minister Boris Johnson, who is ...

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City of London plans to cut speed limit to reduce pollution

LONDON (Reuters) - The City of London Corporation, which runs London’s historic finance district, has proposed a new, lower speed limit of 15 miles per hour and the closure of some streets at lunchtime in an effort to reduce air pollution.

The City of London is the oldest, ...

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UK immigration falls to five-year low as influx of EU workers slows

LONDON (Reuters) - Long-term immigration to Britain dropped to a five-year low last year as the net inflow of European Union migrants fell to its lowest in almost a decade, extending a decline seen since Britain voted to leave the EU in 2016.

The number of people moving to Britain for ...

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Palace banquet, meeting with May on Trump's UK trip

LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will attend a banquet at Buckingham Palace with Queen Elizabeth and have a meeting with outgoing Prime Minister Theresa May during his state visit to Britain next month, the palace said on Friday.

During his three-day visit which begins on ...

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Boris Johnson says next British PM must deliver 'proper' Brexit

INTERLAKEN, Switzerland (Reuters) - Britain’s new prime minister must move quickly to “properly” leave the European Union, Brexit campaigner Boris Johnson said on Friday after Theresa May said she would step down.

Johnson, a Conservative lawmaker and former foreign ...

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Princess Charlotte, 4, to join brother George at south London school

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s Princess Charlotte, fourth in line to the throne, will start at the same private London school as her brother George from September, Kensington Palace said on Friday.

Charlotte, 4, second child of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, William and Kate, and ...

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Brexit brings down May, Johnson stakes leadership claim

LONDON (Reuters) - Fighting back tears, Theresa May said on Friday she would quit after failing to deliver Brexit, setting up a contest that will install a new British prime minister who could pursue a cleaner break with the European Union.

May’s departure deepens the Brexit crisis ...

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UK shoppers pause in April after surge in spending

LONDON (Reuters) - British shoppers paused in April after three months of strong buying, according to official data that showed continued underlying strength in consumer spending even as the Brexit political crisis unfolded.

Monthly retail sales volumes were flat last month, the Office ...

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Tearful May resigns, paving way for Brexit confrontation with EU

LONDON (Reuters) - Fighting back tears, Theresa May said on Friday she would quit, setting up a contest that will bring a new British prime minister to power who could pursue a cleaner break with the European Union.

May’s departure will deepen the Brexit crisis as a new leader is ...

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