British Government Defeats Attempt To Prevent No-Deal Brexit
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British Government Defeats Attempt To Prevent No-Deal Brexit
According to a report by Business Insider, on Wednesday, the British government defeated an attempt, led by Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, to prevent a no-deal Brexit on October 31st.
The House of Commons reportedly voted against a motion which would have given Members of Parliament the power to pass legislation blocking Britain's next prime minister from crashing out of the EU without a deal in place.
Sir Keir Starmer has returned Labour to being a “politically competitive”party which is in a position to win a general election, Tony Blair says. Theformer Labour leader and prime minister praised his successor’s performance inthe three months since he won the contest to replace Jeremy Corbyn.
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Labour will pay “substantial damages” to whistleblowers who contributed to a TV expose of its handling of anti-Semitism as Sir Keir Starmer continues efforts to distance the party from his predecessor Jeremy Corbyn.
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A toxic culture, the leadership of Jeremy Corbyn and a litany of organisational failures have been blamed for the Labour Party’s disastrous loss in the last election. Labour Together, a group including MPs Ed Miliband and Lucy Powell, party members, union leaders and media figures, has investigated a crushing defeat it said was “a long time coming”.
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Pharmaceutical companies have been advised by the Government to stockpile sixweeks’ worth of drugs to guard against disruption at the end of the Brexittransition period. The Department of Health and Social Care has written tomedicine suppliers advising them to boost reserves. In the letter, itreiterates that ministers will not ask for an extension to the transitionperiod past December 31, despite the coronavirus pandemic.
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7-Eleven's parent company is buying Speedway gas stations in a $21 billion all-cash deal. After tax, the deal will bring in roughly $16.6 billion for Marathon Gas. Marathon hopes to use the sale to "strengthen [the] balance sheet." Business Insider reports the deal will create a 7-Eleven presence in 47 of the top 50 most populated metro areas With the addition of Speedway locations, Seven & I Holdings will have roughly 14,000 locations in the US and Canada.
Business Insider reports that American Express gave more cardholders access to its Pay It Plan It and Pay Over Time tools. Providing greater payment flexibility could boost Amex's payments volume despite the pandemic. AMEX has announced that its Green, Gold, and Platinum cardholders now have access to its Pay It Plan It offering.
Warren Buffett's investment in Apple has tripled in value to north of $100 billion. Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway spent about $35 billion to build the 5.7% stake in Apple The 10% rise in Apple's stock price on Friday boosted its value to about $104 billion. Business Insider reports that Berkshire's Apple position is now worth more than four times its second-largest holding, Bank of America. Industry analysts call Buffett's investment into Apple "one of the best investments ever."
Shares of Apple have surged as much as 5% to an intraday high of $446.55 per share on Monday. That continues a post-earnings rally for the tech company. The surge pushed Apple's market capitalization to $1.92 trillion. If Apple gains another 5%, it will become the first company to hit a $2 trillion market value. Business Insider reports that Apple has had quite the year, gaining more than 48% even amid the coronavirus crisis.
Business Insider reports that Apple is trying to negotiate cheap rent for some of its retail locations in the UK. In some of its 38 stores across the UK, Apple is asking for a 50% rent reduction. It also wants a temporary rent-free period. Apple generated $58.3 billion in revenue in the second quarter of this year. Per the Times, Apple posted UK sales of $1.8 billion for 2019, and $8 million in taxes to the UK.
Shadow Health Secretary Jonathan Ashworth says the government needs to fix the test and trace system before children return to school in September. Report by Etemadil. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has welcomed the government’s new lockdown measures in northern England but says the communication has been very poor and that ministers must learn from these mistakes. Report by Chinnianl. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
On a visit to Peterborough, Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer said the Governmenthad made the right decision to implement localised coronavirus restrictions,but criticised "poor communication" to get the message across.
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Prime Minister Boris Johnson has left 10 Downing Street to attend the final Prime Minister's Questions before the summer recess in the House of Commons today. Report by Connerv. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Matt Hancock addresses the House of Commons with the latest updates on efforts against the coronavirus pandemic, and the Government's plans to ensure access to the world for any forthcoming vaccine.
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Boris Johnson and Keir Starmer clashed in the House of Commons over how airline British Airways are dealing with redundancies. During PMQs Starmer called on the Prime Minister to personally intervene. Report by Browna. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Boris Johnson and Sir Keir Starmer have clashed over the government’s furlough scheme in the House of Commons, during a feisty exchange in this week’s Prime Minister’s Questions. Report by Chinnianl. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Boris Johnson departs from Downing Street for this week’s Prime Minister’s Questions in the House of Commons. Report by Chinnianl. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi informed that monsoon session of the Parliament will be held with precautions amid COVID-19 outbreak. "Session that takes place according to Constitution will be held, Govt will take all the precautions needed," said Minister Pralhad Joshi on July 12.
Giving evidence to the Petitions Committee as part of its Parliamentary inquiry into online abuse, Katie Price spoke of the abuse directed online at her disabled son Harvey. The TV star wants a new UK law to be created to make online trolling a criminal offence.
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According to Reuters, Boris Johnson, front-runner in the race to become British prime minister, has challenged his rival Jeremy Hunt to commit to leaving the European Union on Oct. 31, whether he has..