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Labour accuses PM of ‘blatantly untrue excuses’ in chief whip pairing row

Labour accuses PM of ‘blatantly untrue excuses’ in chief whip pairing row

Image copyright AFP Image caption Julian Smith has said Mr Lewis was asked to vote “in error” Labour’s deputy leader Tom Watson has accused Theresa May of making “blatantly untrue excuses” for the behaviour of her chief whip. Mr Watson said the PM’s defence of Julian Smith was “unbelievable” and public trust in politics was […]

PM to say Brexit plan will deliver for Northern Ireland

PM to say Brexit plan will deliver for Northern Ireland

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Theresa May is on a two-day visit to Northern Ireland The UK’s new Brexit plan agreed at Chequers will deliver for Northern Ireland, the prime minister is expected to say in a speech on Friday. Theresa May will give the address at Belfast’s Waterfront Hall on Friday morning. It forms […]

Brexit: Tell EU the Chequers plan is final offer, says Leadsom

Brexit: Tell EU the Chequers plan is final offer, says Leadsom

Image copyright Reuters Brussels must be told that the prime minister’s blueprint for future UK-EU relations is “the final offer”, Commons leader Andrea Leadsom has said. Mrs Leadsom told The House magazine the Chequers plan must be taken seriously or the EU risked a “no deal” Brexit. Boris Johnson and David Davis quit the cabinet […]

New Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab set for talks with EU

New Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab set for talks with EU

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Dominic Raab will be fronting the UK’s negotiations with the EU The UK’s new Brexit secretary will hold his first talks with the EU’s chief negotiator in Brussels later. Dominic Raab was appointed when David Davis resigned in protest at Theresa May’s plans for post-Brexit trade. It now falls to […]

Brexit: Watchdog warns of need to issue driving permits

Brexit: Watchdog warns of need to issue driving permits

Image copyright Getty Images Plans are being drawn up to issue millions of permits so Britons can drive on EU roads after Brexit. Up to seven million International Driving Permits could be needed inside a year if the UK and the EU do not agree to mutual recognise of licences, the National Audit Office (NAO) […]

Boris Johnson: It is not too late to save Brexit

Boris Johnson: It is not too late to save Brexit

Media captionBoris Johnson said it was “not too late to save Brexit” Boris Johnson has said it is “not too late to save Brexit” as he accused Theresa May of “dithering” over the UK’s strategy for leaving the EU. In a resignation speech in the Commons, the ex-foreign secretary said a “needless fog of self-doubt” […]

Brexit deal must be workable, says Theresa May

Brexit deal must be workable, says Theresa May

Image copyright Getty Images Theresa May has insisted any Brexit deal must be “workable” as she came under fire from both Labour and Conservative MPs in the Commons. During Prime Minister’s Questions, she said she disagreed with Tory MP Andrea Jenkyns, who asked her “at what point it was decided Brexit means Remain”. The PM […]

DUP MP Paisley faces suspension over Sri Lankan holidays

DUP MP Paisley faces suspension over Sri Lankan holidays

Image copyright Pacemaker Image caption Ian Paisley succeeded his late father as MP for North Antrim in 2010 The DUP’s Ian Paisley is in danger of being forced to stand down as an MP and face a by-election after being found to have beached parliamentary rules. The MP faces a 30 day suspension after he […]

Brexit: Chequers plan not dead, insists Liam Fox

Brexit: Chequers plan not dead, insists Liam Fox

Image copyright AFP/ Getty Images Theresa May’s Brexit plan is “not dead”, a senior minister has insisted despite concessions made to Tory MPs to avoid a Commons defeat on trade. The government scraped home by three votes on two occasions after agreeing to Brexiteers’ demands to change the wording of the Customs Bill. Liam Fox […]

Labour set to vote against early start to summer recess

Labour set to vote against early start to summer recess

Image copyright PA Members of Parliament are to vote on whether to start their summer recess this Thursday, instead of next week. The government has tabled a motion to bring forward the summer break to begin five days earlier than planned. MPs will vote on the motion on Tuesday. It comes as MPs have been […]