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Brexit: Theresa May appeals to EU leaders for progress

Brexit: Theresa May appeals to EU leaders for progress

Image copyright EPA Theresa May made a personal appeal to EU leaders for the Brexit talks to move on to the subject of trade at a working dinner in Brussels. The prime minister is reported to have asked for a deal she could “defend” to the British people. Her fellow EU leaders are expected to […]

Ian Lavery MP received £165,000 from trade union

Ian Lavery MP received £165,000 from trade union

Image copyright Shutterstock Ian Lavery MP received £165,000 from the 10-member trade union he ran. We have learned this from the trade union regulator which has now released a report into Mr Lavery’s actions as general secretary of the NUM Northumberland Area. He will now face questions on his record over a number of disputed […]

Plaid: ‘£30m needed for Brexit shock’

Media captionLive: Plaid Cymru conference A total of £30m should be spent protecting firms from possible damage from Brexit over the next two years, Plaid Cymru’s leader has said. Leanne Wood, who will address Plaid’s annual conference in Caernarfon later, said the Brexit Preparedness Fund could help “mitigate any Brexit shock”. Mainly small to medium-sized […]

Tougher measures for 999 staff attacks debated

Tougher measures for 999 staff attacks debated

Image copyright NI Ambulance service Image caption An oxygen cylinder from this ambulance was smashed into its windscreen in Northern Ireland Tougher punishments for attacks on emergency workers are being debated in the House of Commons. Rhondda MP Chris Bryant’s bill would double the maximum sentence for common assault against an emergency worker from six […]

Brexit: Theresa May demands urgency on citizens’ rights

Brexit: Theresa May demands urgency on citizens’ rights

Media captionTheresa May: I want ‘urgency’ on citizens’ deal Theresa May has called for “urgency” from EU leaders on the issue of citizens’ rights after Brexit – and said “concrete progress” was being made in negotiations so far. Arriving at a key summit in Brussels, the PM also promised “continued cooperation” on defence and security. […]

Pro-Brexit MPs urge Theresa May to quit talks

Pro-Brexit MPs urge Theresa May to quit talks

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Former Tory chancellor Lord Lawson is among those calling for the UK to take decisive action Theresa May is being urged to walk away from Brexit negotiations this week if EU leaders refuse to start trade talks. The call comes from a group of pro-Brexit Tory and Labour politicians, […]

Don’t ignore MPs’ universal credit vote, Sir Edward Leigh warns

Don’t ignore MPs’ universal credit vote, Sir Edward Leigh warns

Image copyright PA A senior Conservative MP has criticised the government’s response to a Commons vote against its welfare plans. The Tories did not contest Wednesday night’s non-binding vote, which called for universal credit to be paused, handing Labour a symbolic victory. The tactics – and the lack of ministerial response after the result – […]

UK banks ‘exposed to money laundering in South Africa’

UK banks ‘exposed to money laundering in South Africa’

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Many protesters are highly critical of the Gupta family UK financial regulators and the Serious Fraud Office are to review if banks HSBC and Standard Chartered are linked to a South Africa corruption scandal. It comes after Lord Peter Hain said the banks may “inadvertently have been conduits” for […]

Clinton and May discuss Stormont crisis

Clinton and May discuss Stormont crisis

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Bill Clinton arriving at Number 10 for talks with Theresa May The prime minister has discussed the current political impasse in Northern Ireland with former US president Bill Clinton. Speaking after their Downing Street talks, Mr Clinton said he and Theresa May had a good meeting. The former president […]

Theresa May to scrap universal credit helpline charges

Theresa May to scrap universal credit helpline charges

Media caption‘It’s a lot of weeks to wait’ People will be able to call the government’s universal credit helpline without being charged, within weeks. Prime Minister Theresa May said she had listened to criticism of the charges, which can be up to 55p a minute, and decided it was “right” to drop them. But she […]

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