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Jeremy Corbyn’s Brother Voted Brexit

Jeremy Corbyn’s brother Piers has revealed he is a Brexiteer despite his brother campaigning for remaining in the EU. Speaking to the London Evening Standard he said "I voted to leave. Of course. “The EU has big problems.” The Labour party is in disarray following the Brexit vote, with several members of the shadow cabinet resigning in the wake of the vote. But Mr Corbyn’s brother today remained defiant over Labour’s chances of winning an election under its current left-wing leader....

Tax rises and spending cuts required, says Osborne

By Joe Mellor, Deputy Editor The under pressure Chancellor George Osborne has announced that tax rises and spending cuts will be needed to deal with the “shock” of Brexit to help the UK economy weather the storm. Osborne said that these cuts will need to be decided by the next conservative leader whoever that may be. Speaking on Radio 4's Today programme, Osborne said he stood by his Remain campaign warnings about what would happen in a Brexit situation, saying...

Ryanair Will ‘Pivot’ All Of Its Growth Into The EU Market

Ryanair chief executive Michael O'Leary says the airline will "pivot all its growth into the European Union" following the UK's vote to leave the single market. The outspoken airline boss said the company is taking another 50 aircraft next year, and it is highly unlikely that any of them would be placed in the UK. Speaking to the Wall Street Journal, O'Leary said Ryanair will now focus on expanding its business within the European Union. He was vocal about the UK's place within...

Video – Farage booed and jeered during EU speech

By Joe Mellor, Deputy Editor Nigel Farage had his day in the sin today during an emergency meeting of the EU Parliament, to discuss the ramification of Brexit. Farage, during his speech, told the meeting of European MEPs, “you’re not laughing now.” His comments were met with boos and jeers from many in the chamber. Farage wasn’t finished there though, he said they were “in denial” and then told MEPs that they had “never had a proper job before.” I...

Ex-Sun Editor Kelvin MacKenzie Brexit U-turn…bit late mate

By Steve Taggart It appears that former Sun editor Kelvin MacKenzie is regretting opting for the Leave campaign and writing quite a few articles on the subject. MacKenzie has “buyer’s” remorse after backing Brexit, and it “fearful” about what lies ahead. Twitter had a few comments for him… Kelvin MacKenzie's column in today's Sun (page 15): pic.twitter.com/3RaP2ZxPN0 — Richard James (@richjamesuk) June 27, 2016 The Western world's worst living journalist now regrets voting Leave: https://t.co/klXL5yxTpZ — Matt Ford (@fordm) June 27,...

Britain Offered First Trade Deal Outside EU By Iceland!

Britain has been offered its first trade deal outside the EU by Iceland's President hours before the two countries clash in Euro 2016. Olafur Ragnar Grimsson, Iceland's president , said the UK can join a 'triangle' of non-EU countries including Greenland, Iceland, Norway and the Faroe Islands. These nations either belong to the European Economic Area (EEA) or are overseas territories whose people have EU citizenship. Mr Grimsson said Britain leaving the EU was a "grim" result which spelled a positive outcome...

Scotland Seeks “New Flatmate” On Gumtree

A new ad seeking a new flatmate for Scotland has appeared in the 'roomshare' section of Gumtree. The spoof ad reads: "Small industrious northern European nation of 5.3million seeks new flatmates as current resident's behaviour has become unreasonable." It stipulates that rent is £200 per-month, but for that bargain price lodgers can expect "nice views" as well as "free university education and medicine" and an "occasionally leaky roof". Anyone interested should contact Nic or Eck, although sporty types need not...

UK Economy “Heading For Recession”

The UK economy is heading for recession, according to Bank of America's Ralf Preusser. The GBP/USD exchange rate gapped lower on the open to Monday trade as traders return to their desks, with 30 year lows at 1.3238 to be tested over coming days. Preusser noted: "Prolonged uncertainty could lead investors - including residential investors - to postpone decisions. "We think a recession in the UK will ensue, which cuts our calendar year 2017 GDP growth forecast to 0.2 per cent from 2.3 per...

Video – We’re screwed Vote Leave Tory MP “There is no plan”

By Joe Mellor. Deputy Editor So the Leave campaign got in their battle bus and drove around the country with a massive lie on the side of the bus about the NHS. Let's be honest, did you really fall for that? Actually don't answer that, seems MILLIONS did. Anyway, it is ok as the Vote Leave team had a plan in place for when we left the EU? It is all going to be ok then. Well no, no it...

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