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Brexit: Government set to publish no-deal advice

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Dominic Raab will travel to Brussels on Tuesday for talks with Michel Barnier The government is set to publish the first in a series of technical notices designed to prepare the UK for the possibility of a no-deal Brexit. The notices will include advice for businesses, citizens and public bodies. […]

Brexit: Government to publish no-deal advice on Thursday

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Dominic Raab will travel to Brussels on Tuesday for talks with Michel Barnier The government will on Thursday publish the first in a series of technical notices designed to prepare the UK for the possibility of a no-deal Brexit. The notices will include advice for businesses, citizens and public bodies. […]

Brexit vote campaign gets £1m from Superdry co-founder

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Julian Dunkerton says Brexit would have prevented Superdry from becoming a success One of the co-founders of the fashion label Superdry has donated £1m to the campaign for another EU referendum. Multi-millionaire Julian Dunkerton said he was backing the People’s Vote campaign because “we have a genuine chance to […]

Former Conservative MP Sir Peter Tapsell dies aged 88

Image caption Sir Peter Tapsell served as an MP for more than half a century Former Conservative MP Sir Peter Tapsell has died aged 88. Sir Peter was “Father of the House” when he stood down as MP for Louth and Horncastle in 2015. He had served continuously in Parliament since 1966, and also spent […]

Public ‘back’ taxes to tackle single-use plastic waste

Image copyright PA There is high public support for using the tax system to reduce waste from single-use plastics, the Treasury says. A consultation on how taxes could tackle the rising problem and promote recycling attracted 162,000 responses. Treasury Minister Robert Jenrick said the government was looking at “smart, intelligent incentives” to get plastic producers […]

Labour Party suspends former MP Jim Sheridan

Image copyright Labour Party The former MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North Jim Sheridan has been suspended by the Labour Party. The move followed posts Mr Sheridan was alleged to have been responsible for on social media regarding the party and the Jewish community. Mr Sheridan lost his parliamentary seat in the 2015 General Election. […]

Kofi Annan: Theresa May pays tribute to ‘great leader’

Image copyright Getty Images Prime Minister Theresa May has paid tribute to the former UN secretary-general Kofi Annan, who has died aged 80, calling him a “great leader”. His foundation announced the death on Saturday following a short illness. Mrs May said Mr Annan reformed the UN and made a “huge contribution to making the […]

Brexit: Nigel Farage to go ‘on the road’ with Leave group

Image copyright PA Nigel Farage has said he is going “back on the road” to campaign against the prime minister’s Brexit plan. In the Daily Telegraph, the UKIP MEP said Theresa May’s Chequers agreement was a “sell-out” as it included regulatory alignment with the EU. He wrote he would join pro-Brexit group Leave Means Leave […]

Hunt clarifies no-deal comments: UK ‘would survive’

Image copyright AFP Image caption The foreign secretary has been visiting Denmark, Latvia and Finland Jeremy Hunt has clarified his comments about a no-deal Brexit, saying Britain “would survive and prosper” – but it would be a “big mistake for Europe”. On Thursday he told ITV News a “messy” no-deal Brexit “would be a mistake […]

Jeremy Corbyn ‘unaware’ of militant group figure

Image copyright PALESTINIAN EMBASSY IN TUNIS/FACEBOOK Image caption Maher Taher (pictured wearing a jacket but without a tie, next to Jeremy Corbyn) was a senior figure in the PFLP Jeremy Corbyn has said he did not know that a man he stood next to at a wreath-laying ceremony was a senior member of a militant […]

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