A selection of current Brexit related news feeds

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17/06/2019 Tory leadership candidates take part in press gallery hustings but Johnson stays away - live news ,,

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including Tory leadership candidates take part in the press gallery hustings

One of the most interesting lines in the hustings came when Sajid Javid, the home secretary, said that he went into banking because it was more meritocratic than other professions open to him. Javid was responding a question about why Rory Stewart seemed to be the candidate with the most momentum.

Javid started by saying that he did not have an elite education, like Rory Stewart. He was not a member of a debating society at Oxford. But he was getting better as a communicator, he said. He went on:

I might not be the most confident debater, I might not be the most confident speaker. But I think what people want to see is someone who is genuine, who is honest, who has answers and experience of life, real life, life in business.

The reason I got into banking, one of the reasons, is because for a young Asian like me, most Asians, they go into jobs that you need to take an exam for, like chartered accountant, dentist - it’s not because that’s what their parents think is the only thing open to them - the reason that happens is because their parents feel that discrimination is so inevitable in professions where you don’t have to take exams that the best way to get in is to have a piece of paper [showing you are qualified for the job]. So I did banking because it’s much more meritocratic.

And here’s another story from the hustings, filed by the Press Association.

Tory leadership hopefuls Rory Stewart and Sajid Javid believe they have the required number of supporters to survive Tuesday’s second round of voting.

Stewart managed to secure just 19 votes in the first ballot and Javid had 23 - both short of the 33 required to stay in the race after the second vote.

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17/06/2019 Airline shares under pressure after surprise Lufthansa profit warning – business live ,,

German carrier warns on “aggressive” growth in low-cost competition

US pharma giant Pfizer has agreed to pay $10.6bn in cash for cancer drugs specialist Array BioPharma.

Array specialises in “targeted small molecule medicines” to treat cancer and other diseases. The boards both companies have approved the merger.

An interesting graph on the past year for airlines, or travel firms with significant airline arms, from the Share Centre here.

Add to the below list Germany’s Lufthansa – down by about 30% in the past 12 months, in no small part thanks to a 11% drop so far today on the back of a surprise Sunday night profit warning.

Airline companies remain at the mercy of a number of external factors which they have little control over: terrorism, air traffic control strikes, volcanic eruptions, currency movements, oil prices, along with new events such as Brexit and people flying drones over airports. Many of these can lead to a squeezing of margins or wipe out profits in what is a cut-throat business.

This makes life difficult for management in their quest to grow the business especially with regards to upgrading their fleet. But demand for travel is not going to go away, so long-term investors in the sector should hopefully be aware that it will be a bumpy ride and is likely to remain so in the foreseeable future.

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17/06/2019 The EU's Islamophobia is getting worse – Britain must fight this from within | Yasmin Qureshi ,,

The EU abets Aung San Suu Kyi and Viktor Orbán, while also failing to challenge China’s abuse of its Muslim populations

The European elections last month were widely seen as a test of the EU’s resilience. Many were relieved that far-right parties did not do as well as feared. However, nationalism is still on the rise across the continent, and the EU is not an innocent bystander.

A meeting of two Islamophobes earlier this month brought this home to me. That day, Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi met with her Hungarian counterpart Viktor Orbán. At the top of their agenda was the danger of “continuously growing Muslim populations”. No surprises there. While Aung San Suu Kyi is complicit in the genocidal “ethnic cleansing” of some 1.1 million Rohingya Muslim refugees into Bangladesh, Orbán spearheaded the abhorrent fiction that the Jewish philanthropist George Soros is funding the mass migration of Muslims to Europe.

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17/06/2019 Tory leadership candidates condemn Donald Trump over Sadiq Khan criticism ,,Donald Trump has been condemned by Sajid Javid, Dominic Raab and Michael Gove after he sparked a fresh Twitter spat with London Mayor Sadiq Khan. www.politicshome.com Visit...
17/06/2019 Tory peer John Gummer cleared of alleged failure to declare 'green' payments ,,Former Cabinet minister and peer John Gummer has been cleared by sleaze watchdogs over claims he failed to properly declare and register relevant financial interests. www.politicshome.com Visit...
17/06/2019 Hail to the oxymoron-in-chief, Boris Johnson | Simon Jenkins ,,Rory Stewart might be the only honest candidate amid his rivals’ Brexit lies, but the crown is Johnson’s

Boris Johnson was right: group debates are awful. Last night was Love Island with one-liners, five rivals pouting and shouting at the same time. Since viewers have no voice or vote in the outcome, what was the point? Job interviews should be conducted individually, not as a group.

Related: Silence is golden as Boris's lectern wins Tory televised debate | John Crace

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17/06/2019 Labour MPs must mention EU help for poorer areas after 1997 ,,

Those MPs angry at Corbyn for trashing last Labour government’s legacy are also guilty of rewriting history by ignoring EU funding.

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17/06/2019 Brexit: UK growth tipped to slow as firms run down stockpiles ,,

Business group downgrades GDP rises and warns dwindling investment will hurt long-term economy

Economic growth in Britain is expected to slow to the lowest levels since the financial crisis as firms run down Brexit stockpiles, according to a leading business lobby group.

After a stockpiling rush this year that pumped up the rate of economic growth, the British Chambers of Commerce said growth would slow in 2020 and 2021.

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17/06/2019 Boost for Boris Johnson as former Tory rival Matt Hancock backs his leadership campaign ,,Boris Johnson's seemingly unstoppable march to becoming Prime Minister has received another boost after former Tory leadership rival Matt Hancock backed him for the top job. www.politicshome.com Visit...
17/06/2019 UPDATING LIVE: How many supporters do the Tory leadership candidates have? ,,Here's our rolling total of supporters for each Tory leadership contender - plus a list of which Conservative MP is backing which candidate. Powered by Dods People www.politicshome.com Visit...
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