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No-deal Brexit ‘no problem’, Nigel Farage says at Leave Means Leave rally

Image copyright Getty Images A no-deal Brexit is “no problem”, Nigel Farage has said at a rally of the Leave Means Leave campaign group. The former UKIP leader told an audience in Bolton the current government negotiations on Brexit could plausibly end in an agreement. But “far from being a cliff edge”, the UK would […]

Jeremy Hunt: Don’t mistake politeness for weakness

Image copyright Reuters Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has urged the EU not to mistake British politeness for weakness after Brexit negotiations reached an impasse. After rejecting the UK’s proposals, Donald Tusk, head of the European Council, posted a provocative picture on Instagram featuring UK PM Theresa May “cherry-picking” a cake. Mr Tusk has since said […]

Jeremy Hunt: Don’t mistake politeness for weakness

Image copyright Getty Images Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has urged the EU not to mistake British politeness for weakness after Brexit negotiations reached an impasse. After rejecting the UK’s proposals, Donald Tusk, head of the European Council, posted a provocative picture on Instagram featuring UK PM Theresa May “cherry-picking” a cake. Mr Hunt said Mr […]

Brexit compromise still possible, Donald Tusk says

Image copyright EPA Image caption European Council President Donald Tusk said he was “convinced” a compromise was possible. European Council President Donald Tusk has said a compromise with the UK over Brexit is “still possible”, after Theresa May warned she was prepared to walk away from talks. In a statement, Mr Tusk said he was […]

Brexit: What happens next?

Media captionTheresa May: “I will not overturn result of the referendum” Theresa May has warned that the Brexit negotiations are at an impasse and there will be no progress until the EU treats her proposals seriously. She has accused EU leaders of showing the UK a lack of respect after they rebuffed her Chequers plan […]

Labour could renationalise railways in five years – McDonnell

Image copyright PA Image caption Shadow chancellor John McDonnell said Labour’s nationalisation plans would be cost-neutral The rail industry could be completely renationalised within five years if Labour wins the next election, the shadow chancellor has suggested. John McDonnell said he was looking at whether break clauses in contracts could allow rail franchises to be […]

Labour vows to ‘put equality centre’ stage at conference

Image copyright Getty Images The Labour Party is promising to “put equality centre stage” as it heads to Liverpool for its annual conference. Shadow equalities minister Dawn Butler will unveil plans to support victims of domestic abuse. A Labour government would also set up a new department for Women and Equalities, she will tell delegates […]

UKIP aiming to be ‘radical, populist’ party – Gerard Batten

Media captionGerard Batten tells the UKIP conference: Some people say I have saved the party UKIP should become a “radical, populist party” standing up for free speech against the “politically-correct thought police”, says its leader. Its “interim manifesto”, unveiled on the eve of its conference, also urges a “clean exit” from the EU. Leader Gerard […]

Theresa May to say she won’t change tack on Brexit

Image copyright Getty Images UK Prime Minister Theresa May is set to confirm she will not change tack on Brexit despite her Chequers plan being rejected by EU leaders. Mrs May will shortly make a statement in Downing Street on the state of Brexit negotiations following a summit of EU leaders in Salzburg. Brexit Secretary […]

UKIP aiming to be ‘radical, populist’ party – Gerard Batten

Media captionGerard Batten tells the UKIP conference: Some people say I have saved the party UKIP should become a “radical, populist party” standing up for free speech against the “politically-correct thought police”, says its leader. Its “interim manifesto”, unveiled on the eve of its conference, also urges a “clean exit” from the EU. Leader Gerard […]