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Anti-Brexit tycoon George Soros says EU faces ‘existential crisis’

Image copyright Getty Images Anti-Brexit billionaire George Soros has urged the EU to “transform itself into an association that countries like Britain would want to join”. Mr Soros said in a speech that Brexit was an “immensely damaging process” for both sides that would “probably” take more than five years to sort out. He warned […]

Free schools boost for England’s worst-performing areas

Image copyright Getty Images The government’s free school programme is being redirected towards the worst-performing areas of England, particularly the North East. Ministers are targeting the next wave of about 35 new schools in the bottom third of lowest-performing areas. It comes after criticism that the free school programme has focused on the wealthier South […]

Green Party prepares for leadership contest

Image caption The current co-leaders have yet to make their intentions clear The Green Party of England and Wales has outlined details of its leadership contest to be held this summer. Caroline Lucas and Jonathan Bartley were elected as co-leaders for a two-year term in September 2016. Ms Lucas, the MP for Brighton Pavilion and […]

Free schools boost for England’s worst-performing areas

Image copyright Getty Images The government’s free school programme is being redirected towards the worst-performing areas of England, particularly the North East. Ministers are targeting the next wave of about 35 new schools in the bottom third of lowest-performing areas. It comes after criticism that the free school programme has focused on the wealthier South […]

NI abortion law: Reform ‘a feminist test for May’

Media captionLabour’s Chakrabarti says ‘feminist’ May must act on Northern Ireland abortion Labour has challenged Theresa May to show she really is a feminist by backing reform of Northern Ireland’s strict abortion law. Shadow Attorney General Shami Chakrabarti said women in Northern Ireland “have been let down by privileged women and men for too long”. […]

Boost foreign secretary’s powers, says Tom Tugendhat

Image copyright PA Image caption Boris Johnson has insisted the UK will become a more “outward-looking” country after Brexit The Foreign Office needs “more authority” if the UK is to maximise its international influence after Brexit, Conservative MP Tom Tugendhat has said. The department should regain “strategic control” over trade, defence, aid and intelligence as […]

Lesley Laird to be Scottish Labour’s deputy leader

Image copyright Scottish Labour Image caption Lesley Laird was the only candidate nominated for the job Shadow Scottish secretary Lesley Laird is to become Scottish Labour’s new deputy leader. Nominations for the post closed at noon on Monday with Ms Laird the only candidate nominated for the job. The election follows the resignation of Alex […]

Tories ‘must unite’ over Brexit trade deal, says Welsh leader

Media captionAndrew RT Davies says the team around the prime minister should be allowed to get on with Brexit Conservative MPs must not put “personal ambitions” before the good of the country in Brexit negotiations, the party’s leader in Wales has said. The Tories in Westminster remain divided over what happens to customs arrangements when […]

Free schools boost for England’s worst-performing areas

Image copyright Getty Images The government’s free school programme is being redirected towards the worst-performing areas of England, particularly the North East. Ministers are targeting the next wave of about 35 new schools in the bottom third of lowest-performing areas. It comes after criticism that the free school programme has focused on the wealthier South […]

NI abortion law: Reform ‘a feminist test for May’

Media captionLabour’s Chakrabarti says ‘feminist’ May must act on Northern Ireland abortion Labour has challenged Theresa May to show she really is a feminist by backing reform of Northern Ireland’s strict abortion law. Shadow Attorney General Shami Chakrabarti said women in Northern Ireland “have been let down by privileged women and men for too long”. […]