Saturday, July 21, 2018

Business

BAE’s huge Typhoon jet deal with Qatar secures jobs but at what price?

A massive vote of confidence in Britain’s economy? That’s how Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson described BAE Systems’ £5bn deal to flog 24 Typhoon fighter jets to Qatar. There...

Brexit: Treasury Select Committee urges UK to accept EU laws during transition period

An influential committee of MPs has thrown its support behind a Brexit transition agreement that sees EU laws continue to reign supreme, stressing that it would...

Trump administration is putting Americans abroad at risk, says US diplomat on quitting State...

Donald Trump's administration is putting the lives of American citizens abroad at risk, a diplomat who resigned last week has said.  The State Department has been sidelined...

By 2030, our relationship with Europe will be repaired – it will be as...

Sometimes it is easier to see what might happen in the future if you look 10 or 20 years ahead, rather than 10 or 20 months....

UK manufacturing orders close to three decade high helped by weak pound sterling

Manufacturing orders remained close to a three-decade high in the final quarter of 2017, helped by the weakness of the pound, according to the latest CBI...

Brexit – live updates: Theresa May to meet Cabinet ministers to discuss EU trade...

Welcome to The Independent’s politics live blog. Today Theresa May is due to meet her most senior ministers to discuss what kind of trade deal the UK should...

Rebecca Dykes: Man arrested over murder of British embassy worker found dead in Lebanon

A man has been arrested over the murder of a British woman who worked at the UK Embassy in Beirut, a Lebanese police official has said. The...

Young people – you can’t call yourself ‘radical’ if you don’t support Brexit

Over the past 18 months I’ve been called a racist, a xenophobe, stupid, ignorant. Why? Because I’m a young person who voted for Brexit. Polls estimate that...

Senator John McCain will return to Arizona early for Christmas and miss tax vote

Republican Senator John McCain will reportedly head back to Arizona this week to continue recovering from the side effects of chemotherapy for a brain tumour, meaning...

Saudi Arabia set to hike domestic petrol prices by 80% in January

Saudi Arabia plans to raise the price of domestic petrol and jet fuel in January, part of a programme to gradually eliminate energy subsidies as the kingdom...