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Ministers conclude crunch Brexit talks at Chequers

Ministers conclude crunch Brexit talks at Chequers

Image copyright Jay Allen/Downing St Theresa May and her senior ministers met for eight hours at the PM’s country retreat in the latest attempt to settle the government’s approach to Brexit. The group of 11 were at Chequers to decide how closely the EU and UK should align after exit day in March 2019. Downing […]

Theresa May holding crunch Brexit cabinet at Chequers

Theresa May holding crunch Brexit cabinet at Chequers

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Brexit Secretary David Davis arrives by car at Chequers Theresa May and her senior ministers are meeting at the PM’s country retreat in the latest attempt to settle the government’s approach to Brexit. The group of 11 are at Chequers to decide how closely the EU and UK should align […]

UK net migration falls to 244,000

UK net migration falls to 244,000

Image copyright Getty Images The number of EU citizens leaving the UK is at its highest level for a decade with 130,000 emigrating in the year to September, figures show. But 220,000 EU nationals still moved to Britain over the same period, the Office for National Statistics found. It means net EU migration – the […]

Ex-UKIP leader Henry Bolton and Jo Marney: We’re not racists

Ex-UKIP leader Henry Bolton and Jo Marney: We’re not racists

Image copyright ITV THIS MORNING UKIP says ousted leader Henry Bolton has now quit the party. The announcement came as Mr Bolton made a joint appearance with girlfriend Jo Marney on ITV’s This Morning programme. The pair insisted they were not “private racists” after being confronted with messages posted by Ms Marney on social media, […]

Brit Awards 2018: Stormzy asks PM ‘where’s the money for Grenfell?’

Brit Awards 2018: Stormzy asks PM ‘where’s the money for Grenfell?’

Media captionDua Lipa and Stormzy each won two awards Stormzy used his Brit performance to take a swipe at the prime minister over Grenfell. He closed the show after winning two awards and rapped, “Yo, Theresa May where’s that money for Grenfell? What you thought we just forgot about Grenfell?” Downing Street insists the government […]

McDonnell: UK economy suffering ‘chronic illness’

McDonnell: UK economy suffering ‘chronic illness’

Working people have suffered the worst decade for living standards in generations, John McDonnell has said. He said that unlike “the short, sharp shock” of 2008, the UK was experiencing “a long-term, chronic illness”. The shadow chancellor said the government’s “lack of direction and political uncertainty” since the EU vote had “exacerbated these issues”. Theresa […]

Brexit: Theresa May heads to Chequers for cabinet talks

Brexit: Theresa May heads to Chequers for cabinet talks

Image copyright AFP Theresa May and her senior ministers will try to hammer out a deal over the government’s approach to Brexit when they meet at her country retreat. The Brexit sub-committee gathers at Chequers with the government under pressure to spell out in detail what it wants to secure from Brexit talks. The UK […]

Michael Gove tells water firms to clean up their act

Michael Gove tells water firms to clean up their act

Image copyright Severn Trent Water Image caption Schools and 3,500 homes in Shropshire were hit last year when a Severn Trent water main burst Environment Secretary Michael Gove has warned water companies he is ready to give their regulator new powers if they cannot address public concerns over prices, leaks, executive pay and payments to […]

Government ‘has no plan’ for Northern Ireland – Sinn Féin

Government ‘has no plan’ for Northern Ireland – Sinn Féin

Media captionUK PM ‘is facilitating talks gridlock’ The government “does not have a viable plan” to deal with the political stalemate in Northern Ireland, Sinn Féin’s president has said. Mary Lou McDonald said she feared “entrenchment and drift” in efforts to restore the executive, which collapsed 13 months ago. PM Theresa May has held talks […]

UK’s Brexit transition plans released

UK’s Brexit transition plans released

Image copyright Reuters The UK has published proposals for how it wants the transition period immediately after Brexit to work. It says the period should last as long as it takes to “prepare and implement the new processes and new systems”. Number 10 denied this meant it would be longer than the planned two years. […]

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