Posts Tagged ‘brexit comments’

After boycott threat, Russia will send top envoys to WEF

Russia will participate in the next World Economic Forum (WEF), the organisers announced on Sunday. Moscow threatened in November to boycott the Davos meeting if its businessmen were excluded. "We are delighted that Russia will also send a high-ranking government delegation to Davos," WEF executive director Alois Zwinggi said in a statement. "To meet global challenges, we need all stakeholders at the Forum's annual meeting."  If the Russian delegation were to include persons subject to sanctions, "all necessary measures have been taken to ensure that their presence would fully comply with the legal conditions in force", Zwinggi said.  Oligarchs in the crosshairs Last month the Financial Times reported that three businessmen – aluminium magnate Oleg Deripaska, businessman Viktor Vekselberg and VTB Bank chief Andrei Kostin – had been informed that they would not be welcome at the elite gathering at the resort in eastern Switzerland, which next year takes place from January 22-25.

Explorer And Ex-Soldier Anthony Middleton Thinks ‘Suffering’ Caused By No Deal Brexit Would ‘Bring Back British Values’

Source: www.aol.com --- Sunday, December 16, 2018
An explorer and former special forces soldier has faced a backlash on social media after he hailed the benefits of a no deal Brexit - claiming it would be “a blessing” for the country because the “hardship and suffering” caused would would unite the country. Anthony Middleton, who served in the Special Boat Service and was chief instructor on the Channel 4 show ‘SAS: Who Dares Wins’, took to Twitter to declare: “A ‘no deal’ for our country would actually be a blessing in disguise. “It would force us into hardship and suffering which would unite & bring us together, bringing back British values of loyalty and a sense of community! “Extreme change is needed!” A ‘no deal’ for our country would actually be a blessing in disguise. It would force us into hardship and suffering which would unite & bring us together, bringing back British values of loyalty and a sense of community! Extreme change is needed! #nodeal #suffertogether https://t.co/4zVqegaWNi — Anthony Middleton (@antmiddleton) December 14, 2018 His comments come after the EU refused to countenance any changes to Theresa May’s Brexit deal after she delayed a crunch vote in parliament on the withdrawal agreement, raising the prospect of the UK quitting the EU without terms agreed with the bloc.  Twitter users pounced on the remarks, dismissing the suggestion it would be “all Dad’s Army, jolly people building Anderson shelters & good old Mrs ’arris helping out by putting kettl ...

Theresa May denies looming possibility of second Brexit referendum

Source: www.upi.com --- Sunday, December 16, 2018
British Prime Minister Theresa May and other conservatives denied preparing for a second Brexit referendum, despite reports such an outcome becoming likely. ...

Brexit: what options are mooted to break the stalemate?

Source: www.theguardian.com --- Sunday, December 16, 2018
From indicative votes to Norway Plus, the solutions currently under consideration As Theresa May prepares to address parliament on Monday after Downing Street denied there were plans for a second referendum , here are some of the options being floated as a solution to the current impasse. Related: Blair claims May’s deal not in national interest amid public Brexit spat Continue reading... ...

Irish Army mappers find 100 more border crossings ahead of Brexit

Source: www.independent.ie --- Sunday, December 16, 2018
The Irish Army has completed a confidential mapping of the Northern Ireland Border ahead of Brexit that has found substantially more routes into the region than previously thought. ...

Tough fourth quarter casts doubt on Wall St bonuses

Source: www.ft.com --- Sunday, December 16, 2018
Banks’ earnings hit by worries about China growth, trade wars and Brexit ...

Markets fear faster UK inflation as Brexit looms

Source: www.ft.com --- Sunday, December 16, 2018
Rise in inflation swaps has occurred at a time when those in other major economies have fallen markedly ...

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