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Brexit talks must speed up, Theresa May and Jean-Claude Juncker say

Brexit talks must speed up, Theresa May and Jean-Claude Juncker say

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Mrs May and Mr Juncker embraced after their working dinner in Brussels Theresa May and EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker have agreed to “accelerate” Brexit negotiations – but there was no sign of a breakthrough after their working dinner. A joint statement said the Brussels talks – which came […]

UK inflation at highest since April 2012

UK inflation at highest since April 2012

Image copyright Getty Images The UK’s key inflation rate climbed to 3% in September from 2.9% in August, its highest for more than five years. The Consumer Prices Index (CPI) was last at 3% in April 2012, but has been driven higher by increases in transport and food prices. The increase in inflation raises the […]

Updated MP boundary plans published

Updated MP boundary plans published

Image caption This summer’s general election was fought on boundaries first used in 2010 Revised proposals for the shape of parliamentary seats at the next general election have been published. The proposed constituency boundaries in England,Scotland and Wales have been drawn up on the basis the total number of MPs will be cut from 650 […]

Brexit negotiations should accelerate, say May and Juncker

Brexit negotiations should accelerate, say May and Juncker

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Mrs May and Mr Juncker embraced after their working dinner in Brussels Brexit negotiations should “accelerate over the months to come,” says a joint statement from the UK prime minister and the president of the EU Commission. Theresa May and Jean-Claude Juncker met in Brussels earlier for a dinner […]

Ministers back tougher sentences for attacks on emergency staff

Ministers back tougher sentences for attacks on emergency staff

Image copyright PA Attacks on emergency workers will face tougher sentences under a new law which has been given government backing. Labour MP Chris Bryant’s private member’s bill would double the maximum sentence for common assault against an emergency worker to a year. Mr Bryant called assaults on police and paramedics “a national disgrace”. Policing […]

Andrew Lloyd Webber to retire from House of Lords

Andrew Lloyd Webber to retire from House of Lords

Image copyright PA Image caption Lord Lloyd Webber was made a Conservative peer by John Major in 1997 Andrew Lloyd Webber is to retire from the Lords as of midnight on Monday, the House has confirmed. The 69-year-old composer became a life peer in the 1997 New Year’s Honours list and sat as a Conservative […]

Theresa May to dine with EU chiefs amid Brexit ‘deadlock’

Theresa May to dine with EU chiefs amid Brexit ‘deadlock’

Image copyright Reuters Theresa May is in Brussels for a dinner later with EU leaders in a bid to end a stalemate over Brexit. The meeting, with chief negotiator Michel Barnier and Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker, comes days after the pair said talks were in “deadlock”. Brexit Secretary David Davis is joining Mrs May for […]

Theresa May to dine with EU chiefs amid Brexit ‘deadlock’

Theresa May to dine with EU chiefs amid Brexit ‘deadlock’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The PM will meet with Jean-Claude Juncker, pictured, as well as Michel Barnier Theresa May is to travel to Brussels later for a dinner with EU leaders in a bid to end a stalemate over Brexit. The meeting, with chief negotiator Michel Barnier and Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker, comes days […]

Vauxhall: Union calls for support to protect jobs

Vauxhall: Union calls for support to protect jobs

Image copyright Vauxhall The government should give “a clear signal” that it will support the automotive industry through Brexit to protect jobs at Vauxhall’s Ellesmere Port plant, the Unite union says. The union is calling for reassurance from the plant’s French owners, PSA Group, that they will continue to invest in the facility. But Unite […]

MPs can stop no-deal Brexit, says Labour’s McDonnell

MPs can stop no-deal Brexit, says Labour’s McDonnell

Image copyright JEFF OVERS Image caption Leaving the EU without a deal was “not a realistic option”, Mr McDonnell claimed Parliament can stop the UK leaving the EU without negotiating a deal, shadow chancellor John McDonnell has said. There was not a Commons majority for such an outcome, he told the BBC, and Labour would […]

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