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The Road to Brexit

From Reuters Graphics Brexit and the City Ever since Britain voted to leave the European Union there has been more debate about the future of London's large financial services industry than any other sector of the economy. So far there are signs of a slowdown, but there are no indications yet of a transformative decline. VIEW INTERACTIVE › Related Coverage:

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Commentary: Why Brexit Britain should look to Turkey

In the long learning curve of Brexit a handful of countries outside the European Union have become shorthand for Britain’s options. Norway offers a continuing place in the single market for those who want the softest form of leaving the EU. Canada stands for the free-trade agreement broadly on offer from the union. Now it’s Turkey’s turn to enter the Brexit lexicon – thanks to its customs union with the bloc.

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Commentary: Brexit reinvents the Dunkirk myth

“Darkest Hour,” the film portraying Winston Churchill as he takes the helm in a country teetering on the edge of submission to Nazi Germany, has been nominated for six Oscars, including for best leading actor and picture. The movie plays to a deep national sentiment that Britain can snatch victory from the jaws of defeat, portraying the ignominious evacuation of British forces at Dunkirk in 1940 as a triumph. In fact, the real takeaway is precisely the opposite.

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Watching Westminster, Brussels wills May on

If Prime Minister Theresa May can survive and steer her Brexit plan through parliament, the European Union is keen to help her reach a deal that can avoid Britain lurching chaotically out of the bloc, EU officials say.

Ireland to hire 1,000 customs and veterinary officials for Brexit

The Irish government on Wednesday agreed to hire 1,000 customs and veterinary officials to deal with new trade rules between Britain and Ireland that are likely to come into effect once Britain's Brexit transition deal ends in March 2021, Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said.

Back May or face national election, Brexit rebels told

Pro-European Union rebels were threatened with a general election this summer if they defeated Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit plans on customs, a lawmaker said on Wednesday, threatening to widen rifts in the PM's party.

AstraZeneca to stockpile drugs as Brexit 'safety net'

AstraZeneca is increasing stockpiles of those medicines in Britain and Europe that could be affected by Brexit by around 20 percent, in preparation for potential disruption if the UK crashes out of the EU without a deal.

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