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NHS will still need to rely on migrants after Brexit

The worst affected area is London, where more than 15 per cent of nursing roles were being advertised in June last year.  It leaves a shortfall of more than 10,000 nursing posts across the capital – a quarter of all vacancies in England. In their general election manifesto the Conservatives committed to funding 50,000 more nurses over …

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Leo Varadkar calls for ‘level playing field’ on Brexit negotiations

Image caption Mr Varadkar said the next step in Brexit negotiations was to negotiate a free trade deal The taoiseach Leo Varadkar has called for “a level playing field” in the Brexit negotiations. The Irish prime minister said there must be a common minimum standard so the UK could not “undercut” the EU. He said …

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Brexit latest: Merkel breaks her silence on Brexit – German Chancellor fears for EU | Politics | News

The German Chancellor issued the warning in a rare interview with the Financial Times, as Ms Merkel nears the end of her tenure. She said the EU needed to respond to Britain’s departure by upping its game, and becoming “attractive, innovative, creative, a good place for research and education… competition can then be very productive.” …

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How Donald Trump may expose Boris Johnson’s empty promises on Brexit – Ian Murray

US tariffs on Scotch whisky show how difficult it will be for the UK to strike a post-Brexit trade deal that will replace even a fraction of the trade we will lose by leaving EU, says Ian Murray. You can’t help but notice the extensive refurbishment works happening at the former House of Fraser’s department …

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Food security plan after Brexit: biggest shake up to farming in 40 years | UK news

The UK’s food security is to be regularly assessed by parliament to ensure minimal disruption to supplies after the country leaves the EU and while new trade deals are sought. The commitment will be part of the biggest shakeup of British agriculture in 40 years and requires a regular report to MPs outlining supply sources …

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GBP/USD registers three-day winning streak amid Brexit drama

GBP/USD benefits from the USD weakness, ignores pessimism surrounding the BOE’s likely rate cut. EU, Ireland spread Brexit pessimism, US-China trade deal fails to excite the market. US Retail Sales, trade/Brexit news will be in focus. GBP/USD takes the bids to 1.3050 while heading into the London open on Thursday. The pair recently benefited from …

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Memo to Brexit Britain — free trade is not a vote-winner

One of the things that has always puzzled me about Britain’s Brexiters is the casual assumption that free trade is a vote-winner. Boris Johnson promises a quick deal with US president Donald Trump. Japan, Australia and Canada are among others on the prime minister’s list. The voters, ministers say, will cheer these agreements from the …

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Port of Felixstowe eyes more ro-ro traffic post-Brexit

UK Maritime Minister Nusrat Ghani visited Port of Felixstowe this week to mark the start of work to upgrade the port’s ro-ro facilities in anticipation of receiving greater roll-on-roll-off traffic after Britain leaves the European Union (EU). The threat of an immediate ‘no deal’ Brexit creating serious congestion at the country’s main ro-ro port Dover …

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Leo Varadkar calls for ‘level playing field’ on Brexit negotiations

Image caption Mr Varadkar said the next step in Brexit negotiations was to negotiate a free trade deal The taoiseach Leo Varadkar has called for “a level playing field” in the Brexit negotiations. The Irish prime minister said there must be a common minimum standard so the UK could not “undercut” the EU. He said …

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