Barclays profits amid UK economic ‘uncertainty’ in UK – BBC News

Barclays profits amid UK economic ‘uncertainty’ in UK – BBC News

Image copyright Getty Images Barclays has reported a profit of £3.5bn for 2018, unchanged on the previous year. The bank also announced a provision of £150m for “anticipated economic uncertainty” related to Brexit. If the economy suffers after the UK’s departure from the EU, the extra allowance will help Barclays cover costs such as rising […]

UK to invest up to £30m through partnership with African Union – GOV.UK

The UK is set to inject up to £30 million into prosperity and security projects across Africa as it steps up its investment in the continent, Minister of State for Africa Harriett Baldwin has announced today (Thursday 21 February). The funding boost comes as Britain signs a new strategic partnership with the African Union, strengthening […]

Brexit defections reveal frayed fabric of UK politics – Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) – Brexit has torn the fabric of Britain’s political system, say a group of 11 lawmakers behind a dramatic series of defections that have sent shockwaves through one of the world’s oldest and most stable parliaments. But the group needs to incite a much wider rebellion to achieve its goal of triggering a […]

Record UK government borrowing surplus in January – BBC News

Record UK government borrowing surplus in January – BBC News

Image copyright Getty Images The chancellor’s next Spring Statement has been given a lift after the government recorded its largest January borrowing surplus last month. Government finances were in surplus by £14.9bn last month, the largest January surplus since records began in 1993, official figures showed. The figure was £5.6bn greater than a year ago. […]

U.K. Government To Fund AI University Courses With £115m – Forbes

Aerial view of the city of Cambridge, U.K. Getty The U.K. government is planning to fund thousands of postgraduate students that want to study a Masters or a PhD in artificial intelligence as it looks to keep pace with the U.S. and China. AI is poised to become the most significant technology for a generation but there […]

Shamima Begum to be stripped of British nationality and will not be allowed into Bangladesh, government says – CNN

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A Handful Of U.K. Lawmakers Are Trying To Create A New Political Party – NPR

ARI SHAPIRO, HOST: Brexit has already had far-reaching consequences for Britain. And here’s another one. It looks like the U.K.’s decision to leave the European Union might be leading to the creation of a new political party. A handful of lawmakers from each of the two major parties have peeled off to create what they […]

ISIS bride to be stripped of British nationality will not be allowed into Bangladesh, government says – CNN

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Who has been stripped of UK citizenship before Shamima Begum? – The Guardian

The home secretary, Sajid Javid, has announced plans to revoke the citizenship of the Islamic State recruit Shamima Begum. If the order proves successful, she will join the ranks of around 120 suspected jihadists and criminals since 2016 who have been stripped of their British nationality and banned from returning to the UK. El Shafee […]