Brexit: UK needs to clarify issues – Macron

Brexit: UK needs to clarify issues – Macron

Image copyright Reuters The UK must provide more clarity about its negotiating position on Brexit, the French president has said. Emmanuel Macron said the issues of EU citizens’ rights, the exit bill and the Irish border question must be settled before talks could be held on trade. On Friday, Theresa May made suggestions including a […]

Corbyn admits colleagues unhappy at ‘restricted’ conference speeches

Corbyn admits colleagues unhappy at ‘restricted’ conference speeches

Image copyright Getty Images Some shadow cabinet members are unhappy about not getting to speak from the main platform at the Labour conference in Brighton, Jeremy Corbyn has said. Asked why Manchester mayor Andy Burnham would not get a slot, the Labour leader said there was a need to “rebalance” the conference in favour of […]

Tory MP did not vote in EU referendum because choice was ‘very difficult’

Tory MP did not vote in EU referendum because choice was ‘very difficult’

Image copyright UK Parliament A Scottish Conservative MP has admitted she did not vote in last year’s EU referendum because the decision was “very difficult”. Kirstene Hair said she left the choice to “everyone else” and decided to go with the “will of the UK”. But she said she had thought Remain would ultimately win […]

Theresa May urges EU to retain trade terms for two years after Brexit

Theresa May urges EU to retain trade terms for two years after Brexit

Media captionTheresa May says an “implementation period” of two years “will create valuable certainty” for the UK and EU PM Theresa May has said there should be a transition period of “about” two years after Brexit, during which trade should continue on current terms. EU migrants will still be able to live and work in […]

Corbyn admits colleagues unhappy at ‘restricted’ conference speeches

Corbyn admits colleagues unhappy at ‘restricted’ conference speeches

Image copyright Getty Images Some shadow cabinet members are unhappy about not getting to speak from the main platform at the Labour conference in Brighton, Jeremy Corbyn has said. Asked why Manchester mayor Andy Burnham would not get a slot, the Labour leader said there was a need to “rebalance” the conference in favour of […]

Tory MP did not vote in EU referendum because choice was ‘very difficult’

Tory MP did not vote in EU referendum because choice was ‘very difficult’

Image copyright UK Parliament A Scottish Conservative MP has admitted she did not vote in last year’s EU referendum because the decision was “very difficult”. Kirstene Hair said she left the choice to “everyone else” and decided to go with the “will of the UK”. But she said she had thought Remain would ultimately win […]

Parliament advertises for new Black Rod

Parliament advertises for new Black Rod

Image copyright PA Image caption Black Rod is best known for summoning MPs to hear the Queen’s Speech Parliament is advertising for a new Black Rod to replace Lieutenant General David Leakey, who is retiring. Black Rod is best known for a role in the State Opening of Parliament, knocking on the door of the […]

Plaid leader Wood says McEvoy ‘impossible to work with’

Plaid leader Wood says McEvoy ‘impossible to work with’

Image caption Neil McEvoy and Leanne Wood both launched Plaid’s local election campaign in March Neil McEvoy is impossible to work with, Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood has said, following his suspension from the party’s assembly group. Ms Wood defended the decision in an email to a Plaid member who complained. She claimed that Mr […]

Brexit: PM bids to break deadlock with two-year deal offer

Brexit: PM bids to break deadlock with two-year deal offer

Image copyright Reuters Theresa May will tell EU leaders there is a shared responsibility to make Brexit work “smoothly” as she attempts to break the deadlock in negotiations. In a major speech in Florence on Friday, she will say history will judge Brexit “not for the differences we faced, but for the vision we showed”. […]

Brexit: Theresa May ‘to offer 20bn euros transitional deal’

Brexit: Theresa May ‘to offer 20bn euros transitional deal’

Image caption The foreign secretary and chancellor left No 10 together smiling Theresa May is set to propose a transitional deal with the EU of up to two years in a speech on Friday, a cabinet source has told BBC News. The PM is also expected to make an “open and generous” offer, potentially worth […]

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