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Britain Under Pressure from Trump Administration to Boost Defence Spending After NATO Comments

The United Kingdom government is coming under pressure to increase defence spending from the United States, in revelations that come days after President Donald J. Trump vented frustration over the NATO military alliance and Trump Ambassador Rick Grenell revealed that moving European nations to contribute more to their own defence was a key priority for the administration.

Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) leader, and former Northern Ireland First Minister, Arlene Foster (R) and DUP Deputy Leader Nigel Dodds address the media inside Parliament Buildings, the seat of the Northern Ireland Assembly, on the Stormont Estate in Belfast, Northern Ireland, on March 27, 2017. Britain is aiming for an …

DUP Urges Appeaser Theresa to ‘Rein In’ Divisive, Anti-Brexit Hammond

The Northern Irish Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), which is propping up the Conservative Party’s government, have disclosed they are “deeply concerned” by the chancellor of the exchequer “frustrating” Brexit and have asked the prime minister to “rein in” Philip Hammond.

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‘Fire Hammond for Trying to Sabotage Brexit,’ Demands Senior Tory

Senior Conservative and Brexit campaigner Lord Lawson has accused Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond of behaviour “very close to sabotage” and called for him to be fired for failing to prepare the country adequately for a no-deal Brexit.

(L-R) Secretary of State for Defence Liam Fox, British Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond, British foreign secretary Boris Johnson

Brexiters and Remainers in Cabinet Go to War over ‘Transition’ Period

The fragile truce established between Remainers and Brexit supporters has shattered in a matter of days, as the Foreign Secretary and International Trade Secretary prepare to oppose the lengthy “transition deal” agreed by Brexit Secretary David Davis under pressure from Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond.

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Government Insider: Tory Brexit Truce Will Not Last

Government insiders are disputing the substance of a recent coming together by Philip Hammond — the Cabinet’s leading Remainer — and Dr Liam Fox — a committed Brexit supporter.

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Remainer Hammond Draws Up Plans for Soft Brexit

Britain’s Chancellor Phillip Hammond is drafting detailed plans for a “soft Brexit” whereby Britain will retain associate membership of the single market, foregoing the opportunity to forge her own bilateral trade deals. Under his bespoke plans, Mr Hammond hopes Britain

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DUP Set to Spurn Tory Remainers and Back Full Brexit

Ulster’s Democratic Unionist Party, which is expected to prop up Theresa May’s minority government over the coming months, has spurned Tory Remainers who hoped they would force the Prime Minister to ask the EU for a so-called ‘Soft Brexit’. According

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May Refuses to Rule Out Tax Rises Despite Tory Pledge

Theresa May has refused to rule out raising income tax and national insurance despite the Tories “tax lock” pledge in 2015 against increasing the two levies, and VAT. May claimed to have “absolutely no plans to increase the level of