Davis Says ECJ Jurisdiction Will End When UK Exits in 2019 – Bloomberg

Brexit Secretary David Davis said the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice will end when the U.K. exits the bloc in 2019, redrawing a red line that had been left vague by Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit speech on Friday. May said she would seek a two-year transition period after Brexit, during which the current […]

UK passes the test for Irish students – The Times

More than 5,000 Irish students began their third-level studies at UK universities last year, according to the new UK edition of the The Sunday Times Good University Guide, published today. The most popular UK universities with undergraduate students from the Republic were Ulster University (667 students) and Queen’s University, Belfast (256). Five other universities in […]

Shell plans UK’s first ‘no-petrol’ station as journey towards clean motoring continues – Telegraph.co.uk

The no-petrol project is part of the company’s attempts to develop alternative fuels and overhaul its retail arm. Shell plans to open three hydrogen cell refuelling stations in the UK this year.  The first opened alongside traditional pumps at the nation’s busiest ­refuelling station at Cobham on the M25 in February. Later this year Shell […]

Brexit: UK needs to clarify issues – Macron – BBC News

Brexit: UK needs to clarify issues – Macron – BBC News

Image copyright Reuters The UK must provide more clarity about its negotiating position on Brexit, the French president has said. Emmanuel Macron said the issues of EU citizens’ rights, the exit bill and the Irish border question must be settled before talks could be held on trade. On Friday, Theresa May made suggestions including a […]

Treasury criticises Moody’s after UK credit rating is downgraded – The Guardian

The Treasury has hit back at warnings by the credit ratings agency Moody’s that the likelihood of a hard Brexit and a squeeze on the public finances would damage the UK economy’s long-term health. Announcing its decision just hours after Theresa May gave her speech in Florence on the government’s Brexit strategy, the ratings agency […]

Chinese group blocked by Trump announces UK chip-maker buyout – The Guardian

A Chinese group that was stopped by Donald Trump from buying a US chip-maker last week has announced a £550m takeover of British chip designer Imagination Technologies. Canyon Bridge Capital Partners’ all-cash offer for Imagination showed the buyout fund remained focused on investing in western chip-makers after its $1.3bn (£960m) deal to buy Lattice Semiconductor […]

Airport Police Demanded An Activist’s Passwords. He Refused. Now He Faces Prison in the UK. – The Intercept

Airport Police Demanded An Activist’s Passwords. He Refused. Now He Faces Prison in the UK. – The Intercept

It was not the first time Muhammad Rabbani had problems when returning to the United Kingdom from travels overseas. But on this occasion something was different — he was arrested, handcuffed, and hauled through London’s largest airport, then put into the back of a waiting police van. Rabbani is the 36-year old international director of […]

42 Minutes, £2600 Lost: The UK’s Growing Gambling Problem – New York Times

42 Minutes, £2600 Lost: The UK’s Growing Gambling Problem – New York Times

But bookmakers, backed by other researchers, counter that there is no clear evidence that the machine is any more addictive than other kinds of gambling — like the online casino, a product that is restricted in the United States but legal in Britain. They warn that banning the machines, which are found only in British […]