Thursday, August 5, 2021
Brexit vote: What just happened and what comes next?

Brexit vote: What just happened and what comes next?

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Prime Minister Boris Johnson has defended a contentious Brexit bill published by his government It's fair to say the coronavirus pandemic has dominated the news cycle this year, so you could be forgiven for wondering what's happening with Brexit.Well, the UK's departure from the European Union is now fully back…
Uber launches car rentals in the UK for maximum social distancing

Uber launches car rentals in the UK for maximum social distancing

Uber announce today that it will soon allow users in the UK to rent cars via its app in a partnership with car rental company CarTrawler. Users will be able to select the new “Uber Rent” option from within the app and then browse available cars for their chosen date and location. Rental cars can…
YouTube hit with UK class action style suit seeking $3BN+ for ‘unlawful’ use of kids’ data

YouTube hit with UK class action style suit seeking $3BN+ for ‘unlawful’ use of...

Another class action style lawsuit has been lodged against a tech giant in the U.K. alleging violations of privacy and seeking major damages. The latest representative action, filed against Google-owned YouTube, accuses the platform of routinely breaking U.K. and European data protection laws by unlawfully targeting up to five million under-13-year-olds with addictive programming and…
UK says nothing can override need for unfettered N.Ireland-UK flow of goods – Reuters Africa

UK says nothing can override need for unfettered N.Ireland-UK flow of goods – Reuters...

Hurricane Sally weakens to tropical storm, leaves massive floods on Gulf Coast Hurricane Sally moved northeast, where it was expected to bring more than a foot of rain to some areas, one day after it flooded streets and knocked out power to hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses on the U.S. Gulf Coast. Oil…
Bonuses for UK regulators on ice pending report on collapsed fund – Reuters UK

Bonuses for UK regulators on ice pending report on collapsed fund – Reuters UK

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) said on Thursday it has deferred annual bonuses for top officials until a report on its handling of collapsed London Capital & Finance (LCF) investment fund has been issued.FILE PHOTO: The logo of the new Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is seen at the agency's headquarters in the…
UK says nothing can override need for unfettered Northern Ireland-UK flow of goods – Reuters

UK says nothing can override need for unfettered Northern Ireland-UK flow of goods –...

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain said on Thursday nothing could override the free flow of goods between Northern Ireland and the rest of the United Kingdom, and it would press on with legislation that it admits breaches international law.“The Protocol makes clear that Northern Ireland is fully part of the customs territory of the United Kingdom…
Irish PM urges UK to reverse treaty override – FT – Reuters UK

Irish PM urges UK to reverse treaty override – FT – Reuters UK

FILE PHOTO: Ireland's Prime Minister Micheal Martin leaves a meeting at the EU summit, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Brussels, Belgium early July 21, 2020. REUTERS/Johanna GeronLONDON (Reuters) - Ireland’s prime minister, Micheal Martin, has called on Britain to drop its plan to breach some parts of its European Union exit treaty, telling…
Britain’s Morrisons expects border delays if no UK/EU trade deal – Reuters UK

Britain’s Morrisons expects border delays if no UK/EU trade deal – Reuters UK

MRW.L, Britain's fourth largest supermarket group, said on Thursday it anticipated delays at borders in the event of the UK failing to reach a trade agreement with the European Union.“We recognise there will be some delays at borders and we continue to look at alternatives to (the) Dover-Calais (route),” CEO David Potts told reporters after…
UK tackles higher maternal mortality rates for Black mothers – Reuters UK

UK tackles higher maternal mortality rates for Black mothers – Reuters UK

LONDON (Reuters) - The British government committed on Wednesday to tackling disparities in maternal mortality rates, saying it was “completely unacceptable” that pregnancy and birth were riskier for women from ethnic minorities than for white women.Maternal deaths in Britain occur in fewer than 1 in 10,000 pregnancies, official data shows. From 2015 to 2017, 209…
Brexit showdown as UK threatens to undermine divorce treaty – Reuters UK

Brexit showdown as UK threatens to undermine divorce treaty – Reuters UK

GBP=D3 fell against the dollar and euro.[nL8N2G418R]‘REASONABLE STEPS’Britain said it was committed to the divorce deal.“We are taking limited and reasonable steps to clarify specific elements of the Northern Ireland Protocol in domestic law to remove any ambiguity and to ensure the government is always able to deliver on its commitments,” a spokesman for Johnson…