Jeremy Corbyn could cause run on the pound, Momentum leader admits | Politics | News

Jon Lansman, who founded the leftist movement, said a Labour Government would make transformations so “significant” it will face the resistance from global corporations and will even see a mass selling off of the pound sending its value plummeting. Speaking to BBC Radio 4 programme Long March of Corbyn’s Labour, which will be broadcasted on Monday, he said: “We want to make a significant transformation. “We want decisions which affect jobs and livelihoods democratised. “The global corporations will resist. “Other governments have faced challenges like runs on the pound.  “And…

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John Major says Brexiteers are UNDOING Margaret Thatcher’s legacy in sly dig at Rees-Mogg | Politics | News

Without naming names, the former prime minister also made a sly dig at other top Tories Boris Johnson and David Davis saying that they are trying to “undo her greatest triumph” by campaigning to take Britain out of the single market. Sir John told an audience at the Politics Festival: “Unless my memory fails me, one of Margaret Thatcher’s greatest achievements was to take us into the single market. “It now seems to be the position of those people who advertise themselves as close supporters of Margaret, indeed her standard…

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Brexit latest news: Pro-EU protesters to march to demand second poll | Politics | News

The Remoaners from across the UK will take to the capital’s streets at 12pm for the demonstration, dubbed the ‘March for a People’s Vote’. Speakers at the event will include Tory rebel Anna Soubry, Labour MP David Lammy and Green Party co-leader Caroline Lucas. Businesswoman Gina Miller, who took the Government to court over Brexit, will also give a speech in favour of a second referendum. The protest, which will end at Parliament Square, coincides with the second anniversary of the historic Brexit vote. It is being supported by anti-Brexit…

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Brexit news: Theresa May must STAND UP to EU or face defeat at summit, warns MEP | Politics | News

The UK Government is seeking to achieve significant progress on key issues relating to the post-Brexit customs arrangement and the ongoing Irish border issue. However critics have raised doubt over the likelihood of Mrs May achieving any substantial concessions at the summit, and accused her of failing to stand up to EU chiefs. Speaking exclusive to Express.co.uk, UKIP MEP Jonathan Bullock said: “Yet again Mrs May will submit herself to ritual humiliation in Brussels. “The EU is in no mood to negotiate and has dominated our Prime Minister in the talks…

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Brexit news – EU WILL LOSE: Britain heading for fantastic future says David Davis | Politics | News

NC Leaving the EU will make the UK a more global country says Brexit Secretary David Davis The leading Cabinet Brexiteer delivered his most upbeat vision yet of what the country can expect from the “big national project” to quit the bloc. Rejecting claims that the departure negotiations are faltering, Mr Davis insisted Theresa May can win a “good deal” with Brussels. He also vowed Brexit negotiation will continue to be taking back control of our borders, control of our laws, control of our money, adding: “Those are the things…

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Merkel coalition collapse would have “terrible consequences” for Europe, warns expert | Politics | News

Mrs Merkel is battling desperately to hold her administration together after interior minister Horst Seehofer called for tougher new curbs on immigration. For her part, Mrs Merkel is reluctant to change her open-door policy, which resulted in more than one million migrants, mainly from Syria, being allowed into Germany in 2015. Mr Seehofer – who is also the chairman of coalition partner the Christian Social Union (CSU) – has agreed to give Mrs Merkel two weeks to try and thrash out a Europe-wide migration policy with other leaders at the…

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Airbus flies in to ‘Project Fear’ row | Politics | News

The European multinational employs 14,000 people across 25 sites in the UK, and supports a further 110,000 jobs with suppliers, making aircraft wings. But former Ukip leader Nigel Farage said: “We build the wings in this country. “If they close down production it would take them at least two years to put that back in place somewhere in France or Germany.” But he agreed with Airbus on the need for more clarity about the UK’s plans, saying he was “bitterly disappointed” with the Government’s lack of leadership. Leave Means Leave…

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Majority back tough restrictions on immigration | Politics | News

Home Secretary Sajid Javid has signalled a wish to soften Mrs May’s philosophy of creating a “hostile environment” for illegal immigrants. But a survey of 2,063 people for Channel 4 News suggested voters are still in favour of strong control although 51 per cent believe immigration has been mainly beneficial to the UK. Half of those surveyed still support the “hostile environment” policy. These included two-thirds of Leave voters and 39 per cent of Remain voters, as well as 68 per cent of Tory voters and 41 per cent of…

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Rees-Mogg leads calls for May to threaten ‘no deal’ | Politics | News

“Crucially this makes the Prime Minister’s negotiating hand much stronger,” he said. He argued that Brussels should now finally drop any hope of Britain deciding to stay and Mrs May must make clear that unless the EU gives her a good trade deal which she can get through Parliament it will not get Britain’s £39billion “divorce” payment. He accused Chancellor Philip Hammond of wanting to “frustrate” Brexit but said if the final proposed EU deal was not acceptable and we left with no deal, a future government could seek a…

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Brexit news: Liam Fox says Theresa May IS prepared to walk away with no deal | Politics | News

“The Prime Minister has always said that nothing is agreed until everything is agreed and that no deal would be better than a bad deal, and I think it’s essential as we enter the next phase of the negotiations that the European Union understands that and believes it,” he told the BBC. “It has added credibility because if we were to leave, the economic impact on a number of European countries would be severe … and that cannot be what the EU 27 want to see.” The International Trade Secretary…

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