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Afghan interpreters’ scheme utter failure, say MPs

Image copyright PA Image caption Afghan interpreters worked with the Army on the front line in Helmand Province A scheme aimed at helping Afghan civilians who worked as interpreters for the Army has proved an “utter failure”, MPs have said. The Commons Defence Committee said not a single person potentially at risk of Taliban reprisals […]

Business groups write to PM urging Heathrow expansion

Image copyright PA Theresa May has been urged to stick to the government’s timetable for having a vote on Heathrow expansion. A number of business lobby groups have signed a letter saying the government needs to “get on with expanding the UK’s airport capacity”. The BBC understands that the idea for the letter came from […]

Brexit: Hammond’s ‘go it alone’ warning over Galileo sat-nav scheme

Philip Hammond has warned the EU the UK will “go it alone” and build a new satellite navigation system if shut out of the Galileo project after Brexit. The chancellor said the UK wanted to remain a “core member” of the EU-wide scheme, which it has helped pay for. But if this was not possible, […]

Scotland ‘would keep pound’ in years after independence

Media captionNicola Sturgeon: Scottish currency ‘entirely credible’ An independent Scotland would keep the pound for at least 10 years under proposals set out by the SNP’s Growth Commission. The country could potentially then move towards introducing its own currency if six economic tests were met. The commission was set up two years ago to build […]

Brexit: Hammond’s ‘go it alone’ warning over Galileo sat-nav scheme

Philip Hammond has warned the EU the UK will “go it alone” and build a new satellite navigation system if shut out of the Galileo project after Brexit. The chancellor said the UK wanted to remain a “core member” of the EU-wide scheme, which it has helped pay for. But if this was not possible, […]

Scotland ‘would keep pound’ in years after independence

Media captionNicola Sturgeon: Scottish currency ‘entirely credible’ An independent Scotland would keep the pound for at least 10 years under proposals set out by the SNP’s Growth Commission. The country could potentially then move towards introducing its own currency if six economic tests were met. The commission was set up two years ago to build […]

Brexit: Hammond’s ‘go it alone’ warning over Galileo sat-nav scheme

Philip Hammond has warned the EU the UK will “go it alone” and build a new satellite navigation system if shut out of the Galileo project after Brexit. The chancellor said the UK wanted to remain a “core member” of the EU-wide scheme, which it has helped pay for. But if this was not possible, […]

Scotland ‘would keep pound’ in years after independence

Media captionNicola Sturgeon: Scottish currency ‘entirely credible’ An independent Scotland would keep the pound for at least 10 years under proposals set out by the SNP’s Growth Commission. The country could potentially then move towards introducing its own currency if six economic tests were met. The commission was set up two years ago to build […]

Brexit: UK seeks deal on sharing of ‘top-secret’ information

Image copyright Royal Navy Image caption Royal Navy ships are taking part in a number of EU defence and security missions A deal on sharing top-secret material after Brexit is essential if the UK is to continue defence, intelligence and cyber co-operation, officials say. The UK is seeking a Security of Information agreement with the […]

Scotland ‘would keep pound’ in years after independence

Image copyright Nicola Sturgeon Twitter Image caption Andrew Wilson handed over his growth commission report to SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon earlier this week An independent Scotland would keep the pound for at least 10 years under proposals set out by the SNP’s Growth Commission. The country could potentially then move towards introducing its own currency […]

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