Britain’s economy has contracted for the first time since 2012. Photo: AFP

UK economy shrinks for first time in 7 years amid Brexit chaos, sparks recession fears

  • The data, which was worse than market expectations for zero growth, sent the pound sliding against the euro
  • Another contraction in the current third quarter would put the country in official recession
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Britain’s economy has contracted for the first time since 2012. Photo: AFP
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Boris Johnson took office on July 24 promising to change the terms of a Brexit deal negotiated by his predecessor, Theresa May, or walk away. Photo: EPA

Explained: can a UK election stop a no-deal Brexit?

  • There is speculation that Britain’s new Prime Minister Boris Johnson could call an early election to strengthen his mandate for a no-deal Brexit
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Boris Johnson took office on July 24 promising to change the terms of a Brexit deal negotiated by his predecessor, Theresa May, or walk away. Photo: EPA
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