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Brexit's biggest fans face pension hole after EU referendum

Irish Examiner - ‎17 hours ago‎
The combined deficits of all UK defined-benefit pension schemes, normally employer-sponsored and promising a specified monthly payment or benefit upon retirement, rose £80bn (€95.6bn) overnight following the referendum to £900bn, according to ...
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Venezuela opposition angry at recall referendum delays

BBC News - ‎5 hours ago‎
Venezuelan opposition leaders have called for a march on the National Electoral Council (CNE) headquarters in the capital, Caracas, on Wednesday.

David Cameron's spin doctor writing book about EU referendum

The Guardian - ‎19 hours ago‎
Oliver said he would base his book on detailed notes taken during his time in Downing Street, starting from the fateful decision to call a referendum before the 2015 general election, the internal Tory party spats and the shock of the aftermath of the ...

CompaniesTaylor Wimpey says post-referendum trading 'normal'

Financial Times - ‎10 hours ago‎
The FTSE 100 housebuilder Taylor Wimpey on Wednesday said its post-referendum trading had been “in line with normal seasonal patterns”.
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McDonald's offers post-referendum reassurance with plans for 5000 jobs

The Guardian - ‎4 hours ago‎
... phone contracts because they were not guaranteed employment each week. Pomroy said the company had considered whether to press ahead with its expansion plans after the EU referendum, but now wanted to accelerate its growth rather than hold back ...
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United Ireland referendum possibility a bargaining tool to secure special post-Brexit deal

Irish Examiner - ‎Jul 19, 2016‎
Speaking at the MacGill summer school in the Glenties, Co Donegal, on Sunday and Monday, the two rival leaders openly stated a united Ireland referendum could now take place in the near future due to the fact Northern Ireland voted to remain in the EU.
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Azerbaijan calls September referendum on greater presidential powers

EurActiv - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
Ex-Soviet Azerbaijan on Tuesday (26 July) set September 26 as the date for a referendum on constitutional changes that would hand extra powers to long-running President Ilham Aliyev.

Things to Know About Thailand's Constitutional Referendum

Wall Street Journal (blog) - ‎13 hours ago‎
The result is a document drafted by a military-appointed committee that the ruling junta hopes will be Thailand's 20th constitution if it passes a referendum set for Aug. 7. Its supporters say it will help stabilize one of Asia's most volatile nations ...

Opening Bell: Irish want TTIP referendum, Ryanair's profits climb, Anglo sentencing takes place today

Newstalk 106-108 fm - ‎Jul 24, 2016‎
Some 74% of Irish people want the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and similar trade deals put to a referendum if they look likely to become law, according to a new Red C survey. The US-EU free trade deal, which has been ...

Thailand's constitutional referendum is in a royal mess | East Asia ...

East Asia Forum - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
Author: Patrick Jory, UQ After some months of uncertainty, a representative from Thailand's Democrats Party last week declared in a televised seminar that.
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Value of Earls Court redevelopment land drops 14pc after referendum

Telegraph.co.uk - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
The value of a major redevelopment of the Earls Court exhibition centre in London has been written down by 14pc in the wake of the vote to leave the European Union, it emerged this morning.

Brexit referendum delivered the slimmest of mandates

The Guardian - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
For it to be otherwise would be a refutation of the referendum result. But, as turbulence and uncertainty continue to threaten stability and confidence (First economic health check since Brexit sounds alarm, 23 July), it remains unclear what form ...

Opinion: Referendum on electoral reform is only a last resort

Edmonton Journal - ‎3 hours ago‎
Opponents of a referendum also have an impressive list of arguments. It is clear is that referendums polarize opinion instead of forging compromise, as both the Quebec referendum campaigns and the recent United Kingdom vote to leave the European Union ...
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Why referendum on emigrant vote is so important for young Irish

Irish Times - ‎Jul 19, 2016‎
After decades of political inaction on the issue of extending voting rights for emigrants, at last the Irish Government has now grasped this nettle and is proposing a referendum on the issue of extending voting rights to all Irish citizens in ...

Unity Referendum 'must form part of Brexit talks' - MLA

Derry Journal - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
Sinn Féin Foyle MLA Raymond McCartney has said that a proposal for a referendum on Irish unity needs to be on the agenda of any negotiations between the British and Irish governments and the EU.
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Monkeys and Small Children Have Thai Officials on High Alert ...

Foreign Policy (blog) - ‎20 hours ago‎
Monkeys and Small Children Have Thai Officials on High Alert Ahead of Referendum « | Foreign Policy | the Global Magazine of News and Ideas.
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Households and businesses 'delayed financial decisions ahead of EU referendum'

the Irish News - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
HOUSEHOLDS and businesses put off major financial decisions in the weeks leading up to the EU referendum vote, a high street banking report suggests.
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