UK vows no ‘Mad Max style’ deregulation after Brexit

Britain's Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union (Brexit Minister) David Davis. (AFP)
Updated 20 February 2018
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UK vows no ‘Mad Max style’ deregulation after Brexit

LONDON: Britain is trying to reassure the European Union that it doesn’t plan to slash regulations and standards in order to boost its economy after Brexit.
Brexit Secretary David Davis will use a speech Tuesday in Vienna to promise that Brexit won’t lead to “an Anglo-Saxon race to the bottom, with Britain plunged into a ‘Mad Max’-style world borrowed from dystopian fiction.”
Britain’s Brexit department said Monday that Davis will tell Austrian business leaders that maintaining similar standards and regulations will allow trade to continue without barriers after Britain leaves the EU in 2019.
Britain wants to retain close economic ties with the EU, while also becoming free to strike new trade deals around the world.
EU leaders warn Britain can’t have both freedom from the bloc’s regulations and frictionless trade.


UK PM May calls US images of of migrant children ‘deeply disturbing’

Updated 20 June 2018
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UK PM May calls US images of of migrant children ‘deeply disturbing’

  • "This is wrong,” Prime Minster Theresa May told MPs
  • May said she would raise the issue with Trump next month

LONDON: British Prime Minster Theresa May on Wednesday said images from the United States of migrant children being held in cages were “deeply disturbing” and that she would press President Donald Trump on the issue.
“On what we have seen in the United States, pictures of children being held in what appear to be cages are deeply disturbing... this is wrong,” she told MPs.
May said she would raise the issue with Trump when the pair meet in Britain next month.
“When we disagree with the United States we tell them so,” she told MPs.
“But we also have some key shared interests with the United States in the security and defense field and on other areas as well.
“And it is right that we are able to sit down and discuss those with the president.”
Trump told Republican lawmakers Tuesday he backed their efforts to craft an immigration solution that ends the politically toxic practice of separating illegal migrant families on the US-Mexico border.