• easyJet warns of softer demand amid Brexit uncertainty

    easyJet warns of softer demand amid Brexit uncertainty

    • April 1, 2019

    EasyJet has warned that uncertainty over Brexit is holding back demand in the short term, as the airline said it would make a loss in the first half due to rising costs. The company expects a pre-tax loss for the six months to March 31 of £275 million. Revenue will rise by about 7.3% to

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  • Brexit in meltdown: Theresa May under pressure to forge softer divorce deal

    Brexit in meltdown: Theresa May under pressure to forge softer divorce deal

    • April 1, 2019

    Britain’s exit from the European Union was in disarray after the implosion of Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit strategy left her under pressure from rival factions to leave without a deal, go for an election or forge a much softer divorce. After one of the most tumultuous weeks in British politics since the 2016 referendum,

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  • Revoke Article 50 petition hits six million signatures

    Revoke Article 50 petition hits six million signatures

    • March 31, 2019

    A petition calling on the UK Government to halt the Brexit process has passed six million signatures. The Revoke Article 50 petition, due to be debated by MPs today, is the best-supported proposal in the history of the House of Commons and Government’s e-petitions website. Rejecting the often-repeated claim that EU withdrawal is the “will

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  • Pope hails Morocco’s work on religious tolerance during visit to Rabat

    Pope hails Morocco’s work on religious tolerance during visit to Rabat

    • March 31, 2019

    Pope Francis has praised Morocco as a model of religious moderation and migrant welcome as he visited the north African kingdom. King Mohamed VI welcomed Francis as he arrived in Rabat during an unusual rainstorm and began a 27-hour visit aimed at boosting Christian-Muslim ties and showing solidarity with Morocco’s ever-growing migrant community. Morocco last

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  • David Attenborough: One thing we can all do is stop waste

    David Attenborough: One thing we can all do is stop waste

    • March 26, 2019

    Sir David Attenborough has said the one thing everyone can do to help keep the planet healthy is end waste. The broadcaster, 92, said humans need to be responsible when it comes to food and power. He also warned that meat consumption needs to be reduced. Sir David told Radio Times magazine: “Above all, we

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  • 81% of Britons think UK Government has handled Brexit talks badly, poll suggests

    81% of Britons think UK Government has handled Brexit talks badly, poll suggests

    • March 26, 2019

    More than 80% of the country think the Government has handled the Brexit negotiations badly, a new poll suggests. A survey by NatCen Social Research found that just 7% of Britons thought ministers had done a good job in the talks, while 81% said they were handling them badly. The researchers asked more than 2,600

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