Donald Trump: MPs debate president’s state visit to UK – BBC News

Donald Trump: MPs debate president’s state visit to UK – BBC News

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The prime minister announced the state visit during a trip to Washington to meet the US president MPs are due to debate US President Donald Trump’s state visit to the UK, amid protests against the trip. It comes after two petitions received more than the 100,000 signatures required for such […]

UK is third most traffic-congested country in Europe – study – Sky News

Russia tops the list of the most congested countries in Europe, followed by Turkey, according to traffic information company Inrix. British drivers are spending an average of 32 hours a year stuck in jams during peak periods, the study showed. The direct and indirect costs of hold-ups reached £31bn last year – an average of […]

SS-GB recap: episode one – a surprisingly intimate look at Nazi UK – The Guardian

Nazi counterfactuals are everywhere. After the success of Amazon’s The Man in the High Castle, the BBC are getting in on the act with a five-part dramatisation of Len Deighton’s 1978 novel SS-GB, which is premised on Germany winning the Battle of Britain, the UK government surrendering and the Nazis occupying the south of England. […]

Stop Trump group aims for biggest protests in UK history – The Guardian

Activists, MPs and trade unions have vowed to hold the biggest demonstrations in UK history, outstripping the Iraq war protests, when Donald Trump makes his state visit later this year, and will kick off a programme of opposition to the US president with a migrant solidarity rally on Monday. The Stop Trump coalition has hired […]

Is this the end of UK’s retail boom? – The Guardian

All things considered, it could hardly have gone better for Britain’s retailers in 2016. Shops and online outlets were fully braced for a big hit to activity in the period after the EU referendum but it didn’t happen. Consumers spent in the summer. They spent in the autumn and they spent at Christmas too. That […]

Results will reveal the good, the bad and the ugly of UK banks – The Guardian

Britain’s major banks will be in the spotlight this week as they unveil their full year figures, with Royal Bank of Scotland forecast to make losses of more than £6bn and HSBC expected to face questions about a boardroom overhaul. The controversy over bankers’ pay is likely to be reignited as they disclose the size […]

Germany Forging Post-Brexit Defense ‘Road Map’ With the UK – Bloomberg

Germany Forging Post-Brexit Defense ‘Road Map’ With the UK – Bloomberg

Germany’s defense chief said she’s forging a security “road map” with the U.K. to ensure that tight cooperation on military matters survives Britain’s exit from the European Union. Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen said she’s working with U.K. Defense Secretary Michael Fallon on a bilateral project for the two North Atlantic Treaty Organization allies. […]

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