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Former Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond arrested

Image copyright PA Former Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond has been arrested by police. Police Scotland confirmed that a 64-year-old man had been charged and said a report would be sent to prosecutors. It is not yet known what Mr Salmond has been charged with. Police had been investigating following a Scottish government inquiry into […]

Boris Johnson received £10,000 from JCB before Brexit speech

Image copyright EPA Image caption Mr Johnson complied with Parliamentary rules by entering the payment in the MPs’ register of interests Former foreign secretary Boris Johnson received £10,000 from JCB three days before giving a pro-Brexit speech at its Staffordshire base last week. The donation is listed in the MPs’ register of interests, as is […]

Brexit: MPs drops plan to put second referendum to Commons vote

Image caption Labour MP Luciana Berger urged Jeremy Corbyn to get behind a referendum Members of the the cross-party People’s Vote campaign have admitted they don’t yet have enough support from MPs to get another EU referendum. The MPs have dropped plans to table an amendment to next week’s Commons vote on Theresa May’s Brexit […]

Brexit: Jargon-busting guide to the key terms

Confused by all the Brexit jargon in the news? Here’s a glossary to demystify commonly used EU-related terms. Please upgrade your browser Your guide to Brexit jargon 12 key terms No deal A no-deal Brexit would mean the UK leaving the European Union and cutting ties immediately, with no agreement at all in place. If […]

Brexit: Theresa May to meet union leaders for talks

Image copyright EPA The prime minister will meet union leaders later to talk about the next steps of her Brexit plan. Theresa May will try to find compromise with Unison, the TUC, Unite and the GMB after her deal was overwhelmingly voted down by MPs last week. But a number of the leaders have backed […]

Rees-Mogg says reformed Brexit deal could win over critics

Image copyright EPA Jacob Rees-Mogg says he believes Theresa May’s Brexit deal could be “reformed” to win round opponents. The Brexiteer said he had more optimism that “things were going our way” with EU members prepared to make changes. But he said as long as the Northern Ireland “backstop” was there – the last resort […]

Brexit: PM reassures DUP on peace funding

Image copyright PAcemaker Image caption Londonderry’s Peace Bridge is one of the major projects in Northern Ireland that EU funding helped to build The government will remain committed to funding peace and reconciliation in Northern Ireland regardless of Brexit, the prime minister has said. Theresa May made the pledge in a letter to “reassure” the […]

Brexit: Delay is ‘most likely’ option, says former chancellor

Media captionFormer UK chancellor George Osborne Former Chancellor George Osborne has said delaying the UK’s exit from the EU is now the “most likely” option. The UK has to choose between no deal – which he compared to Russian roulette – or no Brexit for now, he told the BBC. But Theresa May says the […]

EU urges crackdown on ‘golden passports’ for big investors

Media captionThe European Commission says citizenship for sale poses security risks The EU Commission has told EU states to tighten checks on non-EU nationals who acquire citizenship – so-called “golden passports” – through investments. The Commission plans closer monitoring of those schemes and of “golden visas” granting residence in exchange for big investments. It says […]

Theresa May says Dyson is committed ‘long-term’ to the UK

Image copyright AFP Image caption Sir James Dyson has been a vocal Brexit supporter Theresa May has said Dyson remains committed to a long-term future in the UK, despite the appliance maker moving its headquarters to Singapore. The firm has announced the relocation of two executives but insists no UK jobs will be lost and […]