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Brexit: UK wants £1bn back from EU if it is excluded from Galileo

Image copyright ESA Image caption The Galileo system was conceived to give Europe an independent sat-nav capability The UK wants the EU to repay £1bn if it is excluded from the Galileo satellite navigation system after Brexit. David Davis’s Brexit department is also warning the scheme could cost the EU an extra €1bn (£876m) without […]

Tax rises needed ‘to prevent NHS misery’

Image copyright Getty Images Taxes are going to have to rise to pay for the NHS if the UK is to avoid “a decade of misery” in which the old, sick and vulnerable are let down, say experts. The Institute for Fiscal Studies and Health Foundation said the NHS would need an extra 4% a […]

Tax rises needed ‘to prevent NHS misery’

Image copyright PA Taxes are going to have to rise to pay for the NHS if the UK is to avoid “a decade of misery” in which the old, sick and vulnerable are let down, say economists. The Institute for Fiscal Studies and Health Foundation said the NHS would need an extra 4% a year […]

Brexit deal cannot include return to hard border – Jeremy Corbyn

Image caption Jeremy Corbyn last visited Northern Ireland in 2015 when he was a candidate in the Labour leadership race Labour will not support any Brexit deal that includes a return to a hard border, Jeremy Corbyn will say later. Mr Corbyn is making his first visit to Northern Ireland since he was elected as […]

Brexit: UK’s ‘strong objections’ to Galileo sat-nav exclusion

Image copyright ESA Image caption The Galileo system was conceived to give Europe an independent sat-nav capability The UK has lodged a “strong objection” to EU negotiators over plans to limit its participation in the Galileo satellite programme after Brexit. In a document seen by the BBC, UK officials warn EU counterparts the scheme could […]

Brexit: Technology-based customs system ‘could cost £20bn’

Image copyright Getty Images The post-Brexit customs system favoured by Boris Johnson and other leading Brexiteers could cost businesses up to £20bn a year, officials have suggested. The chief executive of HM Revenue and Customs told MPs firms would have to pay £32.50 for each customs declaration under the so-called “max fac” solution. Jon Thompson […]

Prime Minister’s Questions: The key bits and the verdict

Image copyright HoC Theresa May went head-to-head with Jeremy Corbyn in the House of Commons. Here’s what happened. After three weeks of sometimes fiery Brexit clashes, we were back on to more familiar territory as Jeremy Corbyn fired questions at Theresa May about the outsourcing of NHS services to the private sector. The Labour leader […]

Brexit: Technology-based customs system ‘could cost £20bn’

Image copyright Getty Images The post-Brexit customs system favoured by Boris Johnson and other leading Brexiteers could cost businesses up to £20bn a year, officials have suggested. The chief executive of HM Revenue and Customs told MPs firms would have to pay £32.50 for each customs declaration under the so-called “max fac” solution. Jon Thompson […]

Prime Minister’s Questions: The key bits and the verdict

Image copyright HoC Theresa May went head-to-head with Jeremy Corbyn in the House of Commons. Here’s what happened. After three weeks of sometimes fiery Brexit clashes, we were back on to more familiar territory as Jeremy Corbyn fired questions at Theresa May about the outsourcing of NHS services to the private sector. The Labour leader […]

UK military fears robots learning war from video games

Image copyright Blizzard Image caption Starcraft is a fast-moving strategy game played in real time Robots that train themselves in battle tactics by playing video games could be used to mount cyber-attacks, the UK military fears. The warning is in a Ministry of Defence report on artificial intelligence. Researchers in Silicon Valley are using strategy […]