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Theresa May and Donald Trump to hold talks on trade deal that cuts tariffs and allows workers to move between the US and UK 

By  Peter Dominiczak

Theresa May and Donald Trump will this week hold talks over a US-UK trade deal that slashes tariffs and makes it easier for hundreds of thousands of workers to move between the two countries.  The Prime Minister will on Friday become the first foreign leader to hold talks with the new President in the White House following assurances by Mr Trump’s team that he wants to do a major free trade deal with Britain that can be announced in the weeks after Brexit.  Finish - Click Here

London Real Estate Suffers Largest Drop In A Decade

By Tyler Durden 

April 2, 2019. 

London continued to lead the pack amid the UK's weakening property market at the start of 2019, according to Bloomberg, which reports that prices have fallen the most since the financial crisis a decade ago.  

Values in the capital dropped 3.8% year-over-year according to the Nationwide Building Society, marking the seventh straight decline. The lackluster performance leaves London as the worst-performing region in Britain. 

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Trump Greets U.K.'s May as World Leaders Look For Cues

By  Robert Hutton and Margaret Talev    

Theresa May will provide the first test for how world leaders can deal with Donald Trump when she arrives in the U.S. to welcome the new president to the global stage and lay the groundwork for a U.S.-U.K. trade deal.   “As we rediscover our confidence together –- as you renew your nation just as we renew ours –- we have the opportunity, indeed the responsibility, to renew the special relationship for this new age,” the U.K. prime minister will tell Republican lawmakers gathered in Philadelphia on Thursday, according to excerpts from her prepared remarks. “We have the opportunity to lead, together, again.”  Finish - Click Here

Boris Johnson: UK 'first in line' for free trade deal with US

By Julian Borger in Washington

UK foreign secretary emerges from meetings with Donald Trump’s aides with positive attitude towards future relationship           

Boris Johnson has claimed that the UK is “first in line” for a free trade deal with the US after the Trump administration takes office on 20 January. On a hastily arranged trip to the US to reinforce previously weak links with Donald Trump’s transition team, Johnson also declared on Monday that the incoming administration had “a very exciting agenda of change”.   Finish - Click Here

"Great news from Britain!"

World’s top wealth fund puts billions into Britain

     UK will be stronger after Brexit, Norwegians say

​By Oliver Wright, Policy Editor | Callum Jones, Trade Correspondent

The world’s largest sovereign wealth fund is taking a 30-year bet that Britain will emerge from Brexit stronger outside the European Union.   In an unexpected move, Norway’s £740 billion wealth fund said yesterday that it would increase its exposure to British companies, property and bonds regardless of the outcome of Brexit negotiations.   This comes despite a 12 per cent fall in the value of its £62 billion of UK investments this year. Britain is the third largest market for the fund’s investment capital, which was built up from Norway’s oil and gas revenues.   Finish - Click Here (Subscription may be required)

First China-U.K. Freight Train Departs as Xi Seeks to Lift Trade

By Bloomberg News

​London trip will span 18 days and more than 12,000 kilometers             

China initiated a rail-freight service to Britain as part of President Xi Jinping’s efforts to strengthen trade ties with Europe. The first train departed Yiwu in eastern Zhejiang province on Jan. 1 and will cover more than 12,000 kilometers (7,500 miles) in about 18 days before reaching London, China Railway Corp. said in a statement Monday. The service, carrying garments, bags and suitcases among other items, will pass through Kazakhstan, Russia, Belarus, Poland, Germany, Belgium and France.

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Covid 19 – a nice little earner for the CCP. No wonder the CCP’s economy is growing while the rest of the world is being driven into economic dependency and chronic debt.

Shared by Lord Alton of Liverpool

Covid 19 – a nice little earner for the CCP. Having sold us PPE and face masks by the million the UK has bought more than 1 billion self-test and assisted lateral flow devices manufactured in China. No wonder the CCP’s economy is growing while the rest of the world is being driven into economic dependency and chronic debt. Government say its too “sensitive” to say what they have cost. After all it’s only tax payer’s money. 

Lord Bethell, the Department of Health and Social Care, has provided the following answer to your written parliamentary question (HL132):

Question by Lord Alton of Liverpool:
To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many COVID-19 test kits manufactured in China have been purchased for use in the UK; what those kits have cost; and what capacity there is in the UK for the production of such kits. (HL132)    
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Brexit economic experts are like medieval doctors with leeches - pseudoscience to trick the layman

By  Daniel Hannan        

The country, or at least its commentariat, owes Michael Gove an apology. When, during the Brexit referendum, the then Lord Chancellor dismissed experts' prophecies of an immediate contraction following a Leave vote, he was howled down as an irresponsible rabble-rouser. Now some of the most prominent experts are themselves admitting that Gove had a point. Last week, Andy Haldane, the Bank of England's chief economist, described Gove's criticism as "a fair cop" given the "disconnect" between the forecasts and what has in fact happened since the vote.   Finish - Click Here