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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

Mar 21 2018

Devolved UK parliaments pass bills to keep current powers after Brexit

EDINBURGH Britain's devolved parliaments in Scotland and Wales on Wednesday approved bills that aim to keep their current powers unchanged after Brexit, a backstop in case a dispute with Prime Minister Theresa May's government drags on.

Mar 20 2018

Court rules in favour of case on Britain's ability to reverse Brexit

EDINBURGH A legal attempt by anti-Brexit campaigners to establish that Britain could unilaterally reverse Brexit was given a boost on Tuesday by Scotland's top court, which said it wants to examine the case in greater depth.

Mar 20 2018

Scots take hard line on Brexit fishing rights

EDINBURGH Politicians on both sides of the divide in Scotland criticized a Brexit transition deal which failed to deliver full control over fishing rights, with Conservatives suggesting they could not support a final agreement unless it did so. | Video

Mar 02 2018

Snowstorms shut down Ireland, Britain calls in army for hospitals

DUBLIN/EDINBURGH Snowstorms shut most of Ireland on Friday and forced Britain to call in the army to help battle some of the worst weather seen for nearly 30 years. | Video

Mar 01 2018

Siberian blizzards blast Britain and Ireland as Storm Emma approaches

EDINBURGH/DUBLIN Snow storms from Siberia blasted Britain and Ireland on Thursday with the worst weather since 1991, trapping several hundred motorists on roads in Scotland, closing thousands of schools, grounding planes and halting trains. | Video

Feb 27 2018

Scotland, Wales defy London with bills to keep powers after Brexit

EDINBURGH The Scottish and Welsh governments said on Tuesday they will introduce bills into their parliaments aimed at keeping regional powers that come back from Brussels after Brexit, in a move that could complicate British plans to leave the EU.

Feb 26 2018

UK expects post-Brexit devolution deal but Scotland begs to differ

EDINBURGH Britain's government said on Monday that it expected to reach an agreement with the United Kingdom's devolved nations on how power will be shared after Brexit, but its latest proposal to unlock a political impasse fell flat in Scotland.

Feb 22 2018

Serco's Soames calls for end to 'Wild West' in UK outsourcing

EDINBURGH Britain's Serco has called for more transparency from the government over the award of public contracts to protect companies after rival Carillion went bust, saying the market should not be a "Wild West".

Feb 22 2018

Serco rallies on signs it can withstand bumpy UK outsourcing road

EDINBURGH Britain's Serco said it expected to emerge as one of the winners from the turmoil hitting the outsourcing sector after it reported 2017 results in line with its expectations and predicted profit growth for the next two years.

Feb 22 2018

UK, Scotland edge towards deal on devolved powers after Brexit

EDINBURGH Scotland said on Thursday progress was being made towards a deal to ensure that all devolved powers transfer back to Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland after Brexit.


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