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Vote Leave: Brexit campaign ‘broke electoral law’ in referendum

Image copyright Reuters Brexit campaign group Vote Leave has been fined £61,000 and referred to the police after an Electoral Commission probe said it broke electoral law. The watchdog said it got round spending limits by funnelling cash through pro-Brexit youth group BeLeave. The founder of BeLeave, Darren Grimes, has been fined £20,000 and reported […]

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 […]

Brexit: Government scrapes through Customs Bill votes

Image copyright AFP/ Getty Images The government has narrowly avoided a defeat on its Customs Bill after agreeing to Brexiteers’ demands to change its wording. It twice survived by just three votes after a backlash from pro-EU Tories who accused Theresa May of “caving in” to the party’s Eurosceptic MPs. Defence Minister Guto Bebb resigned […]

Justine Greening’s call for new Brexit referendum rejected by No 10

Media captionJustine Greening: “This deal keeps no-one happy” Downing Street has rejected Justine Greening’s call for a fresh referendum on the UK’s exit from the EU, saying it will not happen “in any circumstances”. The former education secretary argued the final Brexit decision should be given back to the people and out of the hands […]

MPs to vote on early 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 […]

Labour MPs want new anti-Semitism code

Image copyright PA Image caption Jeremy Corbyn has previously said he is “sincerely sorry” for the pain caused by “pockets of anti-Semitism” in the Labour Party Labour MPs have voted overwhelmingly to back a call for the party to change the way it defines anti-Semitism. The Parliamentary Labour Party backed a motion to adopt in […]

Brexiteers’ Customs Bill amendments accepted by government

Media captionTheresa May denies Brexit deal is ‘dead in the water’ Theresa May has been accused of “caving in” to Conservative Brexiteers after agreeing to their changes to a key piece of legislation. Critics said accepting the amendments to the Customs Bill meant the prime minister’s recently announced trade proposals were “dead in the water”. […]

Justine Greening’s call for new Brexit referendum rejected by No 10

Media captionJustine Greening: “This deal keeps no-one happy” Downing Street has rejected Justine Greening’s call for a fresh referendum on the UK’s exit from the EU, saying it will not happen “in any circumstances”. The former education secretary argued the final Brexit decision should be given back to the people and out of the hands […]

Justine Greening’s call for new Brexit referendum rejected by No 10

Media captionJustine Greening: “This deal keeps no-one happy” Downing Street has rejected Justine Greening’s call for a fresh referendum on the UK’s exit from the EU, saying it will not happen “in any circumstances”. The former education secretary argued the final Brexit decision should be given back to the people and out of the hands […]

Theresa May pledges to boost aerospace amid Brexit fears

Image copyright PA Image caption Theresa May visited the Farnborough International Airshow on Monday Theresa May has promised extra investment for the aerospace industry, just weeks after Airbus threatened to reduce its UK presence because of Brexit disruption. The prime minister also said that her Brexit plan would secure millions of aviation jobs in Britain. […]

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