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Lib Dems will oppose May’s Chequers plan – Cable

Lib Dems will oppose May’s Chequers plan – Cable

Image copyright PA Image caption Mr Cable said he would not vote for the Chequers proposal even if the government argued the only alternative was no deal If Theresa May strikes a Brexit deal with Brussels based on her Chequers plan the Liberal Democrats will oppose it, Sir Vince Cable has warned. “We are not […]

Condemn Hungary’s Orban, Labour urges PM after MEPs fail to back censure

Condemn Hungary’s Orban, Labour urges PM after MEPs fail to back censure

Media captionMichael Gove said “individual criticisms” were not helpful Theresa May should condemn Hungary’s “reactionary” government, Labour has said, following the refusal of Tory MPs to back a censure motion. Shadow Cabinet Office minister Jon Trickett urged the PM to speak out against Viktor Orban’s administration. Two thirds of the European Parliament backed action against […]

Theresa May ‘irritated’ by leadership speculation

Theresa May ‘irritated’ by leadership speculation

Media captionTheresa May hits back at Boris Johnson over Chequers plan Theresa May has said she gets “irritated” by the ongoing speculation over her position as prime minister. In an interview to mark the six-month countdown to Brexit, Mrs May told the BBC the debate should be about the country’s future rather than her own. […]

Lib Dems: Cable says party offers home to Brexit opponents

Lib Dems: Cable says party offers home to Brexit opponents

Image copyright PA Sir Vince Cable has urged opponents of Brexit in other parties to join the Lib Dems to create a “more powerful force” in the centre ground of politics. Ahead of the party’s conference, which starts on Saturday, its leader said it offered a home to “liberals, social democrats, progressive and centrists”. He […]

Electoral Commission got Brexit law wrong over Vote Leave, court rules

Electoral Commission got Brexit law wrong over Vote Leave, court rules

Image copyright Reuters The Electoral Commission let Vote Leave break EU referendum spending laws because the watchdog misinterpreted them, the High Court has ruled. Vote Leave paid £625,000 to clear bills allegedly run up by university student Darren Grimes. The watchdog initially said it had no grounds to suspect this was a scheme to get […]

George Freeman says he will stand for Tory leader next year if asked

George Freeman says he will stand for Tory leader next year if asked

Image caption Mr Freeman is an ex-science minister and MP for Mid Norfolk MP George Freeman has said he will put his name forward to be the next Tory leader if “asked to” amid continuing speculation over Theresa May’s future. It comes after the ex-minister, who once chaired Mrs May’s policy board, said there should […]

Union leader suggests Israel ‘created’ anti-Semitism row

Union leader suggests Israel ‘created’ anti-Semitism row

Image caption Mark Serwotka rejoined the Labour Party in 2016, after 25 years A trade union leader has been recorded suggesting that Israel created the anti-Semitism row in the Labour Party. In a recording published by the Independent, PCS general secretary Mark Serwotka suggested the country had created the story to hide what he called […]

MP brings baby to Commons debate

MP brings baby to Commons debate

Image copyright PA An MP has cradled her baby on the House of Commons benches for what is thought to be the first time during a debate. Lib Dem deputy leader Jo Swinson appeared in the chamber with Gabriel to listen to the closing remarks of a discussion about proxy voting. Proxy voting could allow […]

Free mobile phone roaming ‘not guaranteed’ with a no-deal Brexit

Free mobile phone roaming ‘not guaranteed’ with a no-deal Brexit

Media captionDominic Raab says the cabinet has agreed a plan to ”manage, mitigate or avoid the risks of a no-deal scenario” The government has warned that if there is a no-deal Brexit “surcharge-free roaming when you travel to the EU could no longer be guaranteed.” This is because the EU directive which capped the prices […]

Reality Check: A ‘clean-break’ Brexit

Reality Check: A ‘clean-break’ Brexit

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Jacob Rees-Mogg launching the report produced by Economists for Free Trade A group of Tory MPs have endorsed a plan for a “clean break” from the European Union (EU), with the UK defaulting to World Trade Organization (WTO) rules when it leaves the EU. The proposals are contained in […]