How likely is a second Brexit referendum?

Public opinion remains too ambiguous for most MPs to back a new vote. Had the Leave campaign lost the EU referendum by 52-48, Brexiteers would immediately have begun campaigning for a new vote. It is partly for this reason that Remainers have done the same since 23 June 2016. The facts, they note, have changed since the public first voted. Rather than swiftly securing a new trade deal, the UK has been forced to accept a “transition period” of 21 months during which it will remain subject to all EU laws. Though a recession has been avoided, British GDP growth in 2017 was the weakest for five years and the… Read More

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How likely is a second Brexit referendum?

Public opinion remains too ambiguous for most MPs to back a new vote. Had the Leave campaign lost the EU referendum by 52-48, Brexiteers would immediately have begun campaigning for a new vote. It is partly for this reason that Remainers have done the same since 23 June 2016. The facts, they note, have changed since the public first voted. Rather than swiftly securing a new trade deal, the UK has been forced to accept a “transition period” of 21 months during which it will remain subject to all EU laws. Though a recession has been avoided, British GDP growth in 2017 was the weakest for five years and the… Read More

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79-year-old Canadian becomes oldest to compete at Commonwealth Games

GOLD COAST, Australia — Robert Pitcairn has flown in the military and foiled a potential hijacker on a commercial flight. So targeting a record as the oldest competitor to debut at the Commonwealth Games hasn’t been too daunting. The 79-year-old Canadian made his debut Monday in the Queen’s Prize Pairs Finals in the full bore shooting competition. He and teammate Nicole Rossignol were placed ninth after the first day of the final. At 79 years and nine months old, he broke the record previously held by England’s Doreen Flanders, who took part in lawn bowls at Glasgow in 2014 a few weeks after her 79th birthday. “I’m very grateful to… Read More

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79-year-old Canadian becomes oldest to compete at Commonwealth Games

GOLD COAST, Australia — Robert Pitcairn has flown in the military and foiled a potential hijacker on a commercial flight. So targeting a record as the oldest competitor to debut at the Commonwealth Games hasn’t been too daunting. The 79-year-old Canadian made his debut Monday in the Queen’s Prize Pairs Finals in the full bore shooting competition. He and teammate Nicole Rossignol were placed ninth after the first day of the final. At 79 years and nine months old, he broke the record previously held by England’s Doreen Flanders, who took part in lawn bowls at Glasgow in 2014 a few weeks after her 79th birthday. “I’m very grateful to… Read More

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Frontier Airlines launches new San Jose routes

SAN JOSE — Frontier Airlines on Monday intensified the competition for air travelers using Silicon Valley’s airport with new flights to five cities serving Mineta San Jose International Airport. The additional flights out of San Jose are part of an overall expansion nationwide by Frontier Airlines. “These new routes edify our commitment to deliver low fares nationwide,” said Daniel Shurz, senior vice president commercial for Frontier Airlines. Frontier is offering flights this spring at fares as low as $29, one-way. However, a search on the air carrier’s internet site on Monday revealed some flights for as little as $20 one-way, including a trip out of San Jose to Las Vegas.… Read More

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