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Day: October 20, 2019

Saudi Crown Prince sees £3bn offer to buy Utd rejected
Arab world, Featured

Saudi Crown Prince sees £3bn offer to buy Utd rejected

    Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman is preparing a third bid for Manchester United, as the future of the Glazer family's ownership remains uncertain. The Saudi royal has previously seen two bids worth in the region of £3billion rejected and the prince's interest in the club shows no signs of waning. On both occasions the Glazer family knocked back the approaches, contending that they are not willing to sell the club at any price. However, according to The Mirror, with ownership uncertainty continuing to grow, United may be more willing to listen to Prince Mohammed's latest offer. Last week, stories emerged that Kevin Glazer was preparing to sell his 13 per cent stake in the club following news that the club will suffer a fall in revenue for the first tim...
Johnson sends unsigned request to EU for Brexit delay
Featured, United Kingdom

Johnson sends unsigned request to EU for Brexit delay

    Boris Johnson has sent an unsigned letter to European council president Donald Tusk requesting a further Brexit delay beyond 31 October accompanied by a signed one arguing against it. The prime minister sent three letters: an unsigned photocopy of the request he was obliged to send under the Benn Act, an explanatory letter from the UK’s ambassador to the EU and a personal letter explaining why Downing Street did not want an extension. In the signed message, he warned of the “corrosive impact” of a long delay, and that “a further extension would damage the interests of the UK and our EU partners, and the relationship between us”. He said Parliament had “missed the opportunity to inject momentum into the ratification process” yet remained confident Brexit legislation ...
UK will leave the EU by October 31 despite delay request, says Gove
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UK will leave the EU by October 31 despite delay request, says Gove

    Michael Gove has insisted the UK will leave the EU by October 31, despite Boris Johnson writing to the EU to ask for a Brexit extension. Asked if he could guarantee that the UK would leave the EU by Halloween, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster said: “Yes, that’s our determined policy." He told Sky News’s Sophy Ridge on Sunday: “We know that the EU want us to leave, we know that we have a deal that allows us to leave.” "We are going to leave by October 31st. We have the means and the ability to do so and people who yesterday we had some people who voted for delay, voted explicitly to try to frustrate this process and to drag it out. “I think actually the mood in the country is clear and the Prime Minister’s determination is absolute and I am with him in this, we...