Frank Langfitt

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Shocked By Trump Win, Brits See Brexit Parallels And Commiserate

Wednesday, November 09, 2016

"It's overwhelming for me to see the huge amount of disenfranchised people who feel the government has failed them," said one government worker who watched results roll in at the U.S. Embassy.


Trump Compares His Campaign To Brexit. What Do Britons Think?

Tuesday, November 08, 2016

On his last day on the campaign trail, Donald Trump again drew parallels to the Brexit vote in the U.K. British voters say some comparisons are valid, but many expect a different outcome at the polls.


British High Court Rules U.K. Parliament Must Approve Brexit Plans

Thursday, November 03, 2016

The High Court in Britain has ruled that Parliament should have a say on when the country starts the process of leaving the European Union. The decision is a blow to Prime Minister Theresa May, who felt she had a mandate from the June "Brexit" referendum to control the process herself.


British Court: Government Needs Parliament's Approval To Exit EU

Thursday, November 03, 2016

In a surprise ruling, a British court has ruled that the government cannot trigger Article 50 — departure from the EU — without the approval of Parliament. The government is expected to appeal.


Break With European Union Is Having Ripple Effects In Britain

Friday, October 14, 2016

British politicians are trying to reverse a sharp drop in the value of the British pound as the Scottish National Party threatens another referendum on independence.


Despite Plans To Turn London Into A 24-Hour City, Night Clubs Are Closing

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Two recent drug deaths have prompted the closing of Fabric, a famed London dance club. Even London's mayor complained about the closure as the city tries to save its night life.


Brexit Results Prove Increasingly Costly To Britons

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Since the U.K. voted to leave the European Union last June, the value of the pound has fallen 16 percent — making the U.K. relatively cheap for foreign tourists, but bad news for British consumers.


New Data Reveal Increase In Hate Crimes After U.K. Brexit Vote

Monday, October 10, 2016

European embassies in United Kingdom logged dozens of incidents of suspected hate crime and abuse against their citizens after the Brexit vote, according to figures obtained by The Guardian. The newspaper said the vast majority of victims were from Eastern Europe, and Poles were targeted more than all other nationalities combined.


U.K. Faces Challenges In Negotiating New Trade Deals After Brexit

Thursday, October 06, 2016

British Prime Minister Theresa May has prioritized controlling immigration, which leaves the U.K. facing the challenge of striking new trade deals without experienced negotiators.


For Daughter Of Missing Hong Kong Bookseller, Activism Is Not A Choice

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

Angela Gui, a history student at Britain's University of Warwick, became a human rights campaigner after her father — a Hong Kong bookseller — was abducted and held in China.


Some Britons Are Learning To Love Football — The American Kind

Monday, October 03, 2016

Sunday's Jaguars vs. Colts game drew 84,000 fans to Wembley Stadium, and they spent as much as $600 apiece for tickets. How did an American sport find such devoted fans in the U.K.?


Not Exactly A Bargain, But London's Luxury Property Falls After Brexit

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

One of the world's most notoriously expensive real estate markets – central London – is now a bargain after the Brexit vote. Assuming you've got at least $5 million to spend.


London Borough Raises Pints — And Legal Protections — To U.K.'s Fading Pubs

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Thousands of British pubs have closed in recent years. One London borough is trying to protect its pubs by requiring government approval if owners want to sell them for a different use.


Racial Remark In Air China Magazine Sparks Anger

Thursday, September 08, 2016

The inflight magazine for Air China warned visitors to London to take precaution in neighborhoods with a lot of Pakistanis, Indians and blacks. British politicians are calling the tip deeply racist.


Irish Cabinet Debates Whether To Accept Apple Tax Windfall

Friday, September 02, 2016

The European Union ruled earlier this week that Apple owes the Irish government $14.5 billion in back taxes. The Irish government is split on whether to accept the money.


How U.S. Businesses In Europe Are Already Planning For Brexit

Thursday, September 01, 2016

The U.K.'s vote to leave the European Union has forced businesses ranging from American automakers to financial services companies to ponder their investments in Europe.


European Commission: Apple Owes Ireland $14.5 Billion In Taxes

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

The ruling says Ireland gave the tech giant tax breaks that are illegal under European law. Ireland must recover that money, with interest, the commissioner says. Ireland and Apple say they'll appeal.


London's Nighttime Economy Expects A Boost From Expanded Subway Hours

Monday, August 22, 2016

The London underground has begun all-night service on Fridays and Saturdays. The city wants to attract creative talent — the kind of folks who want to work in a city that never sleeps.


Radical Cleric Anjem Choudary Convicted Of Inciting Support For ISIS

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

A United Kingdom court convicted radical preacher Anjem Choudary, accused of inviting support for ISIS. His followers reportedly included one of the men who beheaded a British soldier.


Britain's Prime Minister Must Guide EU Exit While Keeping U.K. Unified

Monday, August 15, 2016

British Prime Minister Theresa May faces an extraordinary dilemma: How to leave the European Union, while keeping access to the market and reducing immigration. Many wonder how she can pull it off.