Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s decision to launch one of the biggest advertising campaigns since World War Two to get Britain ready for a no-deal Brexit was largely ineffective.
Bank of England governor Mark Carney steers his final interest-rate meeting this week that could end with a cut on the eve of Brexit to boost Britain’s stalled economy.
The European Union will “never, never, never” compromise on the integrity of its single market, its chief Brexit negotiator warned Britain on Monday, saying London must now face reality after underestimating the costs of leaving.
The European Union will monitor the Northern Ireland elements of Britain’s Brexit agreement very closely and will not allow London to re-open the deal “under the guise of implementation,” the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator said on Monday.
Britain is no longer part of EU decision-making structures; ministers, including Prime Minister Johnson, will not attend EU summits unless invited, Britain’s 73 MEPs will no longer sit in the European Parliament, and its finance ministry must settle its ‘divorce bill’.
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The British pound edged lower on Monday as markets await this week’s Bank of England decision on interest rates.
Berlin will have to take on Britain’s mantle as protector of the interests of Europe’s smaller, northern liberal democracies after Brexit, Germany’s Europe Minister said, forecasting that Britain’s departure would rebalance the European Union.
Almost 1m mortgages were approved by big high street banks in 2019, the highest number since 2009 as the housing market gets back on its feet.
Ukraine’s long-term climate plan could significantly cut reliance on energy imports, its energy ministry suggested last week.