The UK government announces an independent review of the workings of the Libor inter-bank lending rate in the wake of the Barclays scandal.
The European Union rejects a request from the British government to negotiate a migration deal replicating the Dublin Regulation that would grant the deportation of undocumented migrants in the UK to EU member states.
A petition, launched Sunday to cancel U.S. President Donald Trump's state visit to the United Kingdom later this year, tops 1 million signatures, passing the threshold for British Parliament debate. A British government spokesman says the state visit is going ahead as planned.
On January 18, 2016, the British Parliament will debate a petition, signed by more than 560,000 people, calling for the Home Secretary to ban United States Republican Party presidential candidate Donald Trump from entering the United Kingdom because of 'hate speech' that is unacceptable behavior, non-conducive to the public good. The conclusion reached by the lawmakers will not be binding on the UK government.