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Expats urged to register for EU vote

Expats urged to register for EU vote

Image copyright Getty Images Britons living abroad are being urged by the Electoral Commission to register to vote in the UK’s EU referendum before the 7 June midnight deadline. Some expats have told the BBC there has been confusion over the registration cut off, which some thought was 16 May. This was the advisory date […]

TUC says EU exit would hit wages

TUC says EU exit would hit wages

Image copyright Getty Images Average UK wages would be £38 a week lower by 2030 if the UK votes to leave the EU, the Trades Union Congress says. The pro-Remain organisation is also warning manufacturing jobs would go and employments right be put at risk. TUC general secretary Frances O’Grady said trade and investment would […]

Vote Leave sets out immigration plan

Vote Leave sets out immigration plan

The UK could have a “fairer, more humane” immigration system that would work better for the economy if it left the EU, leading Leave campaigners say. Tories Michael Gove, Boris Johnson and Priti Patel, and Labour’s Gisela Stuart are calling for a points-based system for all migrants coming to the UK. They say EU free […]

Quit EU and axe fuel VAT – Vote Leave

Quit EU and axe fuel VAT – Vote Leave

Image copyright PA Leading figures in the campaign for Britain to leave the European Union say they want to be able to scrap VAT on fuel to help the poorest households. Tories Michael Gove and Boris Johnson and Labour’s Gisela Stuart wrote in the Sun that the tax on energy bills cannot be scrapped because […]

Javid warns small firms over EU exit

Javid warns small firms over EU exit

Image copyright EPA Leaving the EU would be bad for small businesses, Remain-backing minister Sajid Javid has said. The business secretary said 1.2 million small and medium firms were involved in exporting to the EU, saying they would be “on the front line” if the UK votes for an exit on 23 June. But Leave […]

Activist had ‘prior suicide attempts’

Activist had ‘prior suicide attempts’

Image copyright PA Image caption Elliott Johnson was found dead on railway tracks in Bedfordshire in September A Conservative activist killed by a train had previously tried to end his life on three separate occasions, an inquest has heard. Elliott Johnson, 21, of London, died in Sandy last September. He left a letter claiming he […]

Second MP enters Mersey mayor race

Second MP enters Mersey mayor race

Image copyright PA Image caption Luciana Berger has been an MP for six years A second Labour MP from Liverpool has entered the race to be the first Metro Mayor for the Liverpool City Region. Luciana Berger, MP for Liverpool Wavertree, follows neighbouring MP Steve Rotheram (Walton), who revealed his candidacy last week. Liverpool’s directly […]

Assembly meets after new executive formed

Assembly meets after new executive formed

Image caption Most Stormont ministeries have been shared between the DUP and Sinn Féin The Northern Ireland Assembly is meeting for the first time since a new team of ministers was appointed to the power-sharing executive. The executive was formed last week after independent unionist MLA Claire Sugden was appointed as justice minister. The other […]

Vote Leave wants power to axe fuel VAT

Vote Leave wants power to axe fuel VAT

Image copyright PA Leading figures in the campaign for Britain to leave the European Union say they want to be able to scrap VAT on fuel to help the poorest households. Tories Michael Gove and Boris Johnson and Labour’s Gisela Stuart wrote in the Sun that the tax on energy bills cannot be scrapped because […]

Row over ‘biased’ postal vote form

Row over ‘biased’ postal vote form

Image copyright Bristol City Council Image caption The voting guidance, as publicised by the Leave.EU campaign The Electoral Commission has called on Bristol city council to scrap an EU referendum how-to-vote guide over claims it favours the Remain campaign. A UKIP MEP complained about the pictorial instructions on how to vote, which show a pencil […]