UK tourists in Thailand advised to ‘respect’ mourning – BBC News

UK tourists in Thailand advised to ‘respect’ mourning – BBC News

Image copyright Getty Images British tourists in Thailand have been advised to “behave respectfully” and dress in “sombre” clothing while the country mourns King Bhumibol Adulyadej. Thailand has entered a one-year period of mourning following the death of the 88-year-old monarch. In updated advice, the Foreign Office said on Thursday that people should “respect the […]

Scotland Plans New Independence Referendum from UK Over Brexit – NBCNews.com

Scotland Plans New Independence Referendum from UK Over Brexit – NBCNews.com

LONDON — Scotland is drawing up plans for a vote on independence from the rest of Britain over Brexit, deepening the political fallout from the U.K.’s decision to quit the European Union. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said Thursday she would publish draft proposals for a new national ballot. She told the annual conference of her […]

UK faces Brexit divorce bill of up to 20 billion euros – CNBC

The 20 billion euros upper estimate covers Britain’s share of continuing multiyear liabilities, including unpaid budget appropriations of 241 billion euros, pensions liabilities of 63.8 billion euros and future contractual and other spending commitments totalling about 32 billion euros. British Eurosceptic MPs are likely to react badly to the news that UK taxpayers might have […]

UK’s Brexit vote had no constitutional substance, court hears – Reuters

LONDON Britain’s vote in a June referendum to leave the European Union had no constitutional substance, according to lawyers leading a bid to force the government to seek parliamentary approval before formally starting the Brexit process. “It was an advisory referendum, no more than that,” David Pannick told the High Court on Thursday. Prime Minister […]

Chunky Monkey and Marmite missing from the shelves? Blame Brexit – CNBC

Unilever’s argument of higher costs is based on the weakening of sterling. On Thursday morning, the pound was down 0.28 percent against the dollar at 1.2181. The currency has been depreciating, reaching 31-year-lows, due to the uncertainty involving the upcoming Brexit negotiations. It managed, however, to make some gains on Wednesday, going up as much […]

France plays hardball over the UK’s financial passport – CNBC

Chief among investors’ concerns surrounding a so-called Hard Brexit is that UK-based financial firms will lose so-called passporting rights if the country was pushed out of the Single Market. The EU financial passport allows banks and asset managers to conduct business across the 28 member states without seeking country-by-country regulatory approval. UK Foreign Secretary Boris […]

France plays hardball over the UK’s financial passport – CNBC

Chief among investors’ concerns surrounding a so-called Hard Brexit is that UK-based financial firms will lose so-called passporting rights if the country was pushed out of the Single Market. The EU financial passport allows banks and asset managers to conduct business across the 28 member states without seeking country-by-country regulatory approval. UK Foreign Secretary Boris […]

France plays hardball over the UK’s financial passport – CNBC

Chief among investors’ concerns surrounding a so-called Hard Brexit is that UK-based financial firms will lose so-called passporting rights if the country was pushed out of the Single Market. The EU financial passport allows banks and asset managers to conduct business across the 28 member states without seeking country-by-country regulatory approval. UK Foreign Secretary Boris […]