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  1. No plan for Br-exit - leaked memo suggesting The government says it "does not recognise" a leaked memo suggesting it has no overall plan for Brexit. A government source said the document was an unsolicited pitch for work from a consultancy firm. Obtained by The Times, it warns Whitehall is working on 500 Brexit-related projects and could need 30,000 extra staff. And it highlights what it calls "divisions within the cabinet" over the direction of Brexit negotiations. BBC
  2. Two-thirds of voters oppose a ‘blind-date Brexit’ Poll comes as MPs and peers threaten to oppose leaving EU unless Theresa May releases details of deal sought. Only a third of UK voters support Brexit unconditionally, according to a poll that suggests a widespread wish for the government to share the terms of the UK’s departure from Europe before it embarks on the process. The findings of the ICM poll will please the growing number of MPs and peers calling for the government to clarify the terms of the exit – a demand that puts them on a collision course with Theresa May. Guardian
  3. Trump’s election reinforces the need for Britain to turn against Brexit The consequences of US isolationism, or an alliance with Putin, are so ominous that leaving the EU is the last thing the UK needs. But what Trump’s triumph also does is to strengthen the case for re-examining the Brexit decision. Europe is now faced with huge geopolitical concerns. It should be pulling together, and resisting the centrifugal forces which the result of the British referendum can only aggravate. Put bluntly, the rest of the European Union needs Britain, and, as it faces up to the implications of Trump’s love affair with Putin and manifest isolationist tendencies, the last thing either we or the other 27 need is for Brexit to dominate the next few years. Guardian
  4. We haven't done Br-Exit yet. It's still very long way to go before Britain - Exit the European Union.
  5. In Donald Trump’s cabinet from hell, corporatism and cronyism run rampant — and Sarah Palin may be there, too. Link
  6. Arabs struggle to decode Trump's Mideast rhetoric The future leader of the Middle East's top foreign ally is, in the words of a Saudi prince, an anti-Muslim "disgrace", openly disdainful of Arab security partnerships, who believes Saudi Arabia would cease to exist for long without the United States. Donald Trump's presidential election victory means he is the man Washington's Arab allies must deal with after his January inauguration, as they seek U.S. help to end wars from Syria to Mosul, manage humanitarian crises and provide jobs for their populations at a time of low oil prices. Brief, congratulatory messages flowed quickly from Arab allies, including one from Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz, who wished Trump success in "achieving security and stability in the Middle East and the wider world". But underneath the protocol, for many Arab rulers and royals Trump’s victory is a source of anxiety. They now face a new America led by Trump who, they fear, could upend a regional order that has prevailed for decades. Reuters
  7. Brexit court ruling appeal date set for 5 December The government's appeal against the High Court ruling that MPs must vote on triggering Brexit will be heard in the Supreme Court from 5 December. It will last four days, with the decision expected in the new year. BBC
  8. Theresa May, pictured on a trade trip in India today, has insisted she believes the UK government has a strong case. Daily mail
  9. We don't have the money now, and there will be “Brexit black hole” after Brexit.
  10. Ms Sturgeon said it "simply cannot be right" that rights linked to membership of the European Union "can be removed by the UK Government on the say-so of a Prime Minister without parliamentary debate, scrutiny or consent". The First Minister added: "So legislation should be required at Westminster and the consent of the Scottish Parliament should be sought before Article 50 is triggered." Express
  11. Theresa May's deal with Nissan put under scrutiny by Brussels The government promised Nissan that trading conditions for its Sunderland car plant would be unaffected by Brexit. Theresa May faces a grilling from EU officials over whether “assurances” the Government gave to stop Nissan leaving the UK have breached European state aid rules. The European Commission has confirmed it has made contact with the UK government regarding the Nissan deal, after media reports last month indicated that the government promised the Japanese car maker that trading conditions for its Sunderland car plant would not be affected by the Brexit vote. Brussels’ announcement comes amid speculation among UK opposition politicians that the company may have been offered a “sweetheart deal”. Until Theresa May triggers Article 50 in March next year the UK remains a member of the bloc and it would not be able to favour particular companies.
  12. House price inflation hits three-year low Annual house price inflation in the UK is now at its lowest rate since July 2013. It fell to 5.2% in the year to the end of October, down from 5.8% in the previous month. House price inflation has nearly halved since hitting a peak of 10% in March this year. This expected slowdown appears to have been largely due to mounting affordability pressures, which have increasingly constrained housing demand.
  13. CPS considers complaint that leave campaigns misled voters The director of public prosecutions is considering a complaint that voters were misled by the Vote Leave and Leave.EU campaigns, in contravention of electoral law. The complaint about “undue influence” on the referendum campaign has been submitted by an independent group, spearheaded by Prof Bob Watt, an expert in electoral law from the University of Buckingham. Under electoral law “undue influence” is considered a corrupt practice and includes the use of “a fraudulent device or contrivance” to “impede or prevent or intend to impede or prevent the free exercise of the franchise”. Watt and his colleagues who have prepared the case say it centres on “instances where the leave campaigns continued to make assertions of fact that were knowingly misleading”, including the oft-cited claim of the EU costing the UK £350m a week. That claim, made by Vote Leave, was contrary to evidence from the Office for National Statistics, Watt said. Other instances cited to the DPP include alleged misrepresentations on pro-Brexit leaflets that Nissan and Unilever supported leaving the EU. Watt also cited Vote Leave’s posters that claimed “Turkey is joining the EU”, as well as the assertion that “the UK has no border controls whilst in the EU” when billions are spent on the UK Border Agency. None of us is willing to allow the UK to be dragged down to some kind of populist ‘who can lie and deceive the most? Vote Leave went beyond the normal bounds of political campaigning, telling blatant untruths about our contribution to the EU budget, Turkey joining the European Union, and much more. It’s about time they were held to account for misleading the British people.”
  14. Nigel Farage forced to admit that the EU referendum was only 'advisory' 'The politicians lied all the way through because they didn’t say that.
  15. You should ALL be my biggest fans! Investment manager Gina Miller said she was not surprised by the reaction to the High Court ruling on Thursday before branding the government a “tinpot dictatorship”. Speaking to Andrew Marr on BBC One this morning, she said: “It’s brought out a side of society, [where] the dark clouds are definitely gathering and it’s every ‘ism’ you can think of – sexism, racism, homophobia, everything is there. “But I was aware that there would be nastiness because anything to do with the word Brexit, people lose their minds and it’s all about heart.
  16. Jeremy Corbyn Wants To Hear Theresa May's Brexit Plans 'Without Delay' The Labour leader called for “transparency and accountability to Parliament” about the Government’s plans for EU withdrawal. “We can’t have secret deals on Brexit, company by company,” Corbyn said. “Labour accepts and respects the decision of the British people to leave the European Union. But there must be transparency and accountability to Parliament about the Government’s plans. “I suspect the Government opposes democratic scrutiny of its plans because - frankly - there aren’t any plans, beyond the hollow rhetoric of ‘Brexit means Brexit’.” Corbyn urged chancellor Philip Hammond to use this month’s Autumn Statement to deliver “meaningful change” to back up the prime minister’s promises to help ordinary working-class families.
  17. You are deluding yourself. Most people moved on and looking forward. Only you are stacked in pre-referendum rhetoric mode. It's the in/out referendum that open pandora box.
  18. Residential rent growth falling across much of the UK Residential rental growth is slowing in the UK with the average rent up by just 0.05% in October, down from the 0.09% recorded the previous month, the latest index data shows. Growth was slowed in particular by a 0.11% fall in rents in London while when the city is excluded the growth was 0.14% in the rest of the UK and 0.15% in England, according to the Landbay rental index. The data also shows that the average UK rent is now £1,188, with London’s average at £1,889, and the rest of the UK being £748 per month. Hotspots for rental growth over the last 12 months include Luton with growth of 7.11%, Edinburgh up 5.63% and Northamptonshire up 5.59%. At the opposite end Aberdeen has seen rents fall by 13.22% and Aberdeenshire by 9.03% with both markets affected by the fall in oil prices since the middle of 2014.
  19. Your question is completely wrong and deliberately misleading, still talking nonsense about "remain - remainers".
  20. Belgravia Mansion Owners Cut Asking Prices as Brexit Bites If you want to sell your home in Belgravia, the London district favored by Russian oligarchs for its large mansions, chances are you’ll have to accept a lower price than you expected. More than half of sellers in the neighborhood cut asking prices in the three months through October, up from 32 percent in the same period last year, according to data compiled by Hamptons International. In Chelsea, 43 percent of sellers cut the offer price compared with 27 percent in 2015, the data shows. Sellers are starting to accept that if they want to achieve sales, they simply have to accept lower bids. The value of homes in Chelsea and Hyde Park fell 9.8 percent and 7.5 percent respectively in the year through September, according to data compiled by broker Knight Frank LLP. Homes in Knightsbridge declined 5.9 percent. The number of British sellers cutting asking prices has also increased this year. “The proportion of homes that are sold after a cut in the asking price increased from a quarter to a third across the U.K. since January. We’ve seen an uptick in sales since September, after the seasonal summer slump and the Brexit shock, precisely because sellers have got real about prices and lowered them.
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