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MPs send Brexit ‘suggestions’ to Theresa May

Image copyright Reuters More than 60 Conservative MPs have signed a letter to Theresa May making a series of “suggestions” about the government’s Brexit strategy. The letter from the European Research Group says the UK should be free to negotiate and sign trade deals with other countries as soon as it leaves. The MPs also […]

Corbyn: Spy stories show press is worried by Labour government

Media captionJeremy Corbyn says Daily Mail and Sun stories ‘nonsense’ Jeremy Corbyn has warned press barons “change is coming” as he accused them of printing “lies and smears” over his contacts with a Czech spy in the 1980s. The Labour leader said newspapers had gone a “little bit James Bond” in their coverage of his […]

Post-Brexit UK won’t be like Mad Max, says David Davis

Media captionWill ministers be locked in a room ‘all night’? Britain will not be “plunged into a Mad Max-style world borrowed from dystopian fiction” after it leaves the EU, the Brexit secretary has said. David Davis said the UK wanted to lead a “global race to the top” in rights and standards not, as some […]

Theresa May urges opposition peers to retire to cut size of Lords

Image copyright PA Theresa May is urging Labour and the Liberal Democrats to encourage more of their peers to retire to cut the size of the House of Lords. The prime minister said the Tories had a better record of “embracing retirement at the appropriate time”. She also vowed to end the “automatic entitlement” to […]

Jeremy Corbyn vows to curb City of London’s power

Image copyright Reuters Jeremy Corbyn has vowed to take on the City of London if he becomes prime minister, saying finance should be “the servant of industry, not the masters of us all”. The Labour leader called for a “fundamental rethink” of the finance sector and how it is regulated. He also promised to give […]

Brexiteers branded ‘reckless’ over NI peace process

Image caption Simon Coveney told Brexiteers they could undermine Northern Ireland’s ‘fragile’ peace process Brexiteers who have questioned the sustainability of the Good Friday Agreement have been branded “reckless” by the Irish deputy prime minister. Simon Coveney warned they could undermine the foundations of Northern Ireland’s “fragile” peace process. It followed suggestions by number of […]

Post-Brexit UK won’t be like Mad Max, says David Davis

Media captionWill ministers be locked in a room ‘all night’? Britain will not be “plunged into a Mad Max-style world borrowed from dystopian fiction” after it leaves the EU, the Brexit secretary has said. David Davis said the UK wanted to lead a “global race to the top” in rights and standards not, as some […]

Thousands cancel Oxfam donations over Haiti scandal

Media captionMark Goldring: ‘We are sorry for the damage done to Haiti and the wider aid efforts’ About 7,000 people have stopped making regular donations to Oxfam since it emerged some of its staff used prostitutes in Haiti, MPs have heard. Oxfam boss Mark Goldring apologised to the International Development Committee for the damage done […]

Ex-UKIP leader Henry Bolton back with girlfriend Jo Marney

Image copyright Jo Marney Image caption Jo Marney posted a picture of the pair together on Boxing Day Henry Bolton is back together with the woman whose controversial texts led to his removal as UKIP leader – and has not ruled out marriage. Asked on BBC Radio Kent if he was in a relationship with […]

Jeremy Corbyn vows to curb City of London’s power

Image copyright PA Jeremy Corbyn is vowing to take on the City of London if he becomes prime minister, saying finance should be “the servant of industry, not the masters of us all”. The Labour leader will call for a “fundamental rethink” of the finance sector and how it is regulated. He will also promise […]