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Free trade deals for ‘poorest countries’ to be maintained post-Brexit

Free trade deals for ‘poorest countries’ to be maintained post-Brexit

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Free trade deals with developing countries will continue post-Brexit, the government has said. The UK will maintain an EU deal, which provides 48 countries with duty-free access to Britain for imports. It means British firms do not pay import tariffs on goods bought from countries such as Bangladesh and Haiti. International […]

Glastonbury: Jeremy Corbyn ‘inspired’ by young voters

Glastonbury: Jeremy Corbyn ‘inspired’ by young voters

Media captionThe Labour leader was introduced on stage by Glastonbury Festival founder Michael Eavis Jeremy Corbyn said he had been inspired by how many young people had got involved in politics as he addressed the crowd at the Glastonbury festival. “Do you know, politics is actually about everyday life?” he asked the Pyramid Stage audience […]

Jo Cox MP honoured with Commons plaque

Jo Cox MP honoured with Commons plaque

Image copyright UK Parliament/Jessica Taylor Image caption Jo Cox’s widower Brendan and two children with the new plaque A coat of arms to honour murdered MP Jo Cox has been unveiled in Parliament by her two children. The memorial plaque featuring a coat of arms designed by Cuillin, six, and Lejla, four, was installed in […]

Parliament hit by cyber-attack

Parliament hit by cyber-attack

Image copyright PA The UK Parliament has been hit by a cyber-security attack. MPs were reportedly told about the hack on Friday night and later told of difficulties in accessing their emails away from the Westminster estate. A Commons spokeswoman said the lack of email access was not a result of the cyber-attack itself but […]

Jeremy Corbyn: Teen workers should get £10 an hour

Jeremy Corbyn: Teen workers should get £10 an hour

Image copyright Getty Images Jeremy Corbyn has said that 16-year-old workers should be paid at least £10 an hour, as he addressed the Unison conference in Brighton. The Labour manifesto included a pledge to raise the minimum wage to the level of the Living Wage – now paid to those aged 25 or over – […]

Brexit: EU leader says UK offer could ‘worsen situation’

Brexit: EU leader says UK offer could ‘worsen situation’

Media captionMay: I want to give EU residents certainty Europe’s most senior official has criticised the UK’s offer to EU nationals after Brexit, claiming it could “worsen the situation” for them. European Council President Donald Tusk said the proposal was “below our expectations” and needed more detail. He said the EU wanted to secure the […]

Brexit: EU citizens deal fails to allay fears

Brexit: EU citizens deal fails to allay fears

Media captionMay: I want to give EU residents certainty Proposals from Theresa May to allow EU citizens to stay in the UK have not allayed the fears of those affected. Mrs May unveiled plans at a Brussels summit on Thursday, which would grant a new “UK settled status” to EU migrants who had lived in […]

Gove ‘encouraged’ by talks with Scottish ministers

Gove ‘encouraged’ by talks with Scottish ministers

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Michael Gove has been restored to Theresa May’s cabinet as environment secretary UK government minister Michael Gove has said he is “encouraged” by recent talks with Scottish government counterparts. The environment secretary was in Peterhead to discuss Brexit with Scottish fishermen. He accused the Scottish government of “grandstanding” publicly […]

Tories deny using Neath call centre to breach election law

Tories deny using Neath call centre to breach election law

The Conservative Party has denied claims it broke electoral law by using a Neath call centre to canvass voters during the general election campaign. An investigation by Channel 4 claimed the UK Tories contracted Blue Telecoms to conduct marketing campaigns ahead of the vote on 8 June. The Information Commissioners Officer confirmed it would be […]

Brexit: May unveils ‘fair and serious’ offer on EU citizens

Brexit: May unveils ‘fair and serious’ offer on EU citizens

Image copyright Getty Images About three million EU citizens living in the UK would be allowed to stay after Brexit, Theresa May has proposed. A new “UK settled status” would grant EU migrants who had lived in the UK for five years rights to stay and access health, education and other benefits. Proposals were unveiled […]