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Simon Coveney urges UK to remain in Customs Union

Simon Coveney urges UK to remain in Customs Union By John Campbell BBC News NI Economics & Business Editor 10 September 2017 From the section Europe Related Topics Brexit Image copyright Reuters Image caption Simon Coveney is urging the UK to remain in the Customs Union The Irish Foreign Minister has urged the UK government to consider remaining in a customs union with the EU after Brexit. Simon Coveney said he found it “difficult to accept” that the option should be ruled out before negotiations on trade have even begun. The Prime Minister has said she wants Britain to...

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Labour to stage vote on public sector pay rises

Labour to stage vote on public sector pay rises 10 September 2017 From the section UK Politics Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Nurses protested about the pay cap at Westminster last week Labour will attempt to up the pressure on ministers over public sector pay by staging a Commons vote next week. The party is urging sympathetic Tory MPs to vote on Wednesday to end the “unfair” 1% cap on pay rises. TUC general secretary Frances O’Grady said public servants were angry at seven years of pay restraint. The government says it recognises the sacrifice made by public...

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Anti-Brexit marchers rally in Parliament Square

Anti-Brexit marchers rally in Parliament Square 9 September 2017 From the section UK Politics Related Topics Brexit Image copyright Reuters Thousands of protesters in favour of the UK staying in the European Union have marched in Westminster. The People’s March for Europe took a route through central London before a rally in Parliament Square. Liberal Democrat leader Sir Vince Cable said there were a growing number of people worried about Brexit’s impact. The march comes ahead of MPs voting on Monday on a bill to overturn the act which took the UK into the EU and end the supremacy...

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