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Brexit squeeze beginning to bite, say UK Government opponents, as figures show economy slowed in Q1

Down to earth with a bump? Hammond accused of hiding away after latest figures show UK economy slowing down

THE Brexit squeeze is “beginning to bite,” the UK Government’s opponents have claimed, after figures showed the economy endured a worse-than-expected slowdown in the first three months of the year as the services sector slackened and inflation hit…

2:10pm Friday 28 April 2017

Sturgeon's Brexit plan would have meant "significant disruption" to trade

Nicola Sturgeon and Michael Russell, October 2016

NICOLA Sturgeon’s plan for a bespoke Brexit would have caused “significant disruption” to business, the Brexit Secretary told SNP ministers in a previously secret rejection letter.

3:21pm Friday 28 April 2017

Ukip MPs needed to see Brexit through to the end, says party's leader Nuttall at election campaign launch

Job half done: leader Nuttall says country needs Ukip MPs to ensure Brexit happens

BREXIT is a "job half done" and Ukip MPs will be needed to see it through to the end, Paul Nuttall has insisted as he launched his party's election campaign.

1:44pm Friday 28 April 2017

Hard Brexit could trigger slump worse than 2008 crash, warns Vince Cable

Hard Brexit could trigger slump worse than 2008 crash, warns Vince Cable

Brexit could trigger a bigger slump than the 2008 financial crash, former Liberal Democrat Cabinet minister Sir Vince Cable has predicted.

9:10am Friday 28 April 2017

EU27 set to adopt hard line on Brexit talks, telling UK: settle exit bill first before trade talks can begin

Chequers tour: May told Abe Britain wants "enduring, deep and special relationship with EU" post Brexit

EUROPEAN Union leaders will today adopt a tough line on the forthcoming Brexit negotiations, making clear Britain will have to settle its Brussels bill before beginning talks on a future trade deal.

12:02am Saturday 29 April 2017

Pound fall boost for Scotch as SWA flags challenges

Pound fall boost for Scotch as SWA flags challenges

THE Scotch Whisky Association highlighted a “significant” boost to the industry’s exports from sterling’s plunge, but also warned of Brexit-related challenges, as it revealed annual single-malt exports had exceeded £1 billion for the first time…

12:12am Saturday 29 April 2017

May insists Tory victory will 'strengthen Union' and let UK and Scotland flourish together

Stronger together: May visits Scotland to insist Tory victory will strengthen Union and Scottish economy

THERESA May will arrive in Scotland today, claiming that a Conservative victory on June 9 will “strengthen the Union” and see the Scottish economy flourish.

12:10am Saturday 29 April 2017

Poor growth sparks claim Tories ‘asleep at the wheel’

Picture: Jamie Simpson

THE UK’s economic growth rate more than halved in the first quarter, as

12:12am Saturday 29 April 2017

Letters: Our political landscape is changed beyond recognition

ON THE STUMP: Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson helps paint a fence after launching the party's local election campaign in Edinburgh earlier this week, but has the party glossed over the key points of its manifesto? Picture: Gordon Terris

AS we approach the local council and Westminster elections it is truly fascinating to see how the political landscape is changing.

12:10am Saturday 29 April 2017

Fidelma Cook: If Macron fails the Front National will be through the gates

Fidelma Cook

THERE is a huge feeling of relief as I write this column the morning after the first round of the French elections. Relief in that Emmanuel Macron is in pole position against Marine Le Pen in next week’s decider. Relief that the nightmare scenario of…

12:07am Saturday 29 April 2017
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