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Theresa May says migration curbs won’t damage trade

Media captionTheresa May on trade and immigration Theresa May has insisted the UK can increase international trade while curbing immigration, saying a “world of opportunities” awaits after Brexit. On a visit to India, the PM told the BBC businesses were “very keen” to strengthen their ties with Britain. She played down the Institute for Fiscal […]

Scottish government seeks to intervene in Brexit case

Scottish government seeks to intervene in Brexit case

Image caption Nicola Sturgeon has pledged to do all she can to protect Scotland’s place in Europe The Scottish government is to seek to intervene against the UK government’s appeal to the Supreme Court over the triggering of Article 50. The High Court ruled last week that MPs must vote on whether the UK can […]

Theresa May says migration curbs won’t damage trade

Media captionTheresa May on trade and immigration Theresa May has insisted the UK can increase international trade while curbing immigration, saying a “world of opportunities” awaits after Brexit. On a visit to India, the PM told the BBC businesses were “very keen” to strengthen their ties with Britain. She played down the Institute for Fiscal […]

UK public finances to be ‘£25bn worse off’ by 2020

UK public finances to be ‘£25bn worse off’ by 2020

Image copyright Getty Images The prospects for the UK’s public finances have deteriorated by £25bn since the March Budget, an influential think tank has warned. The Institute for Fiscal Studies said weak growth would lead to lower-than-expected tax receipts, increasing borrowing by £25bn by 2019-20. The weaker prospects for the economy would result in a […]

Brexit: Former top judge warns over Article 50 appeal

Brexit: Former top judge warns over Article 50 appeal

Image copyright PA Image caption The case is expected to be heard by the Supreme Court next month The justice system could be undermined if a ruling that only Parliament can trigger Brexit is overturned, a former lord chief justice has said. Lord Judge said it would be seen as a victory for pro-Brexit demonstrators […]

Surrey heads tell Theresa May of ‘vehement opposition’ to grammars

Surrey heads tell Theresa May of ‘vehement opposition’ to grammars

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Head teachers have told Theresa May they are opposed to the expansion of grammar schools Every head teacher of a state secondary school in Surrey has signed a letter to the prime minister expressing their “vehement opposition” to plans for more grammar schools in England. The heads say this […]

Sports Direct ‘bugged’ our visit to Shirebrook warehouse, say MPs

Sports Direct ‘bugged’ our visit to Shirebrook warehouse, say MPs

Image copyright PA Image caption Mike Ashley founded the company and is under pressure to reform working practices Six MPs from the Business and Skills Committee claim an attempt was made to record their private discussions after a surprise visit to Sports Direct’s Shirebrook warehouse. MPs gave notice only this morning that they would visit […]

Brexit must happen on time, Theresa May insists

Media captionMay ‘clear’ she expects to trigger Article 50 by March 2017 Theresa May has said she is “clear” she expects to start talks on leaving the EU as planned by the end of March. The prime minister also played down the chances of an early general election, saying the next one “should” take place […]

Defence review see 56 sites close

Defence review see 56 sites close

UK government to offload 56 more sites by 2040 as part of defence estate review, Michael Fallon tells MPs This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest version. If you want to receive Breaking News alerts via email, or on a smartphone […]

Government to respond to High Court Brexit ruling

Government to respond to High Court Brexit ruling

Image copyright PA The government is to give its official response later to the High Court’s decision that Parliament should vote on the formal process of leaving the EU. Ministers lost their case last week, after arguing they did not need the consent of MPs and peers to make the choice of when to trigger […]