Brexit negotiations ‘have not begun well’ – Sir Simon Fraser

Brexit negotiations ‘have not begun well’ – Sir Simon Fraser

Image copyright Reuters The UK’s Brexit negotiations have not begun well amid “differences” inside the cabinet, a former head of the diplomatic service has said. Sir Simon Fraser, chief mandarin at the Foreign Office until 2015, said the UK side had been “a bit absent” from formal negotiations in Brussels. Sir Simon, who now advises […]

Jeremy Corbyn condemns ‘all Venezuela violence’

Jeremy Corbyn condemns ‘all Venezuela violence’

Media captionJeremy Corbyn said he is ‘sad’ about loss of life in Venezuela Jeremy Corbyn has said he is “very sad” at lives lost in Venezuela and condemned violence done “by any side”. The Labour leader called for a dialogue in the country, where more than 120 people have died during months of anti-government protests. […]

Jeremy Corbyn condemns ‘all Venezuela violence’

Jeremy Corbyn condemns ‘all Venezuela violence’

Media captionJeremy Corbyn said he is ‘sad’ about loss of life in Venezuela Jeremy Corbyn has said he is “very sad” at lives lost in Venezuela and condemned violence done “by any side”. The Labour leader called for a dialogue in the country, where more than 120 people have died during months of anti-government protests. […]

Vince Cable: Young ‘shafted’ over Brexit

Vince Cable: Young ‘shafted’ over Brexit

Image copyright PA Image caption Those with pensions had suffered “relatively little” in the financial crisis, Sir Vince said Older people who voted for Brexit have “comprehensively shafted the young”, Sir Vince Cable has said. Writing in the Mail on Sunday, the Lib Dem leader accused the over-65s of being “self-declared martyrs” who claim leaving […]

Vince Cable: Young ‘shafted’ over Brexit

Vince Cable: Young ‘shafted’ over Brexit

Image copyright PA Image caption Those with pensions had suffered “relatively little” in the financial crisis, Sir Vince said Older people who voted for Brexit have “comprehensively shafted the young”, Sir Vince Cable has said. Writing in the Mail on Sunday, the Lib Dem leader accused the over-65s of being “self-declared martyrs” who claim leaving […]

Vince Cable: Young ‘shafted’ over Brexit

Vince Cable: Young ‘shafted’ over Brexit

Image copyright PA Image caption Those with pensions had suffered “relatively little” in the financial crisis, Sir Vince said Older people who voted for Brexit have “comprehensively shafted the young”, Sir Vince Cable has said. Writing in the Mail on Sunday, the Lib Dem leader accused the over-65s of being “self-declared martyrs” who claim leaving […]

Former Hull MP Kevin McNamara dies aged 82

Former Hull MP Kevin McNamara dies aged 82

Image caption Kevin McNamara was diagnosed with inoperable pancreatic cancer Former Labour MP Kevin McNamara, who served his Hull constituency for nearly 40 years, has died aged 82. The former shadow secretary of state for Northern Ireland was diagnosed with inoperable pancreatic cancer after falling ill while on holiday in Spain. Mr McNamara, who represented […]

Former MP Michelle Thomson criticises SNP leadership

Former MP Michelle Thomson criticises SNP leadership

Media captionThe former MP says she was not allowed to give her side of the story The former SNP MP Michelle Thomson has criticised her treatment at the hands of the party’s leadership. Days after learning she would not face charges, Ms Thomson said leader Nicola Sturgeon did not give her the chance to explain […]

Election 2017: Tories ‘should have focused on change’

Election 2017: Tories ‘should have focused on change’

Image copyright EPA Image caption Theresa May is still prepared to walk away from Brexit talks without a deal, says her former joint chief of staff The Conservative Party should have campaigned for “change not continuity” in the general election, one of Theresa May’s former leading advisers has said. Nick Timothy told the Daily Telegraph […]

UK ‘must prepare a Brexit fallback’

UK ‘must prepare a Brexit fallback’

Image copyright PA The UK needs a “credible fallback” in case no EU trade deal is reached during Brexit negotiations, former Bank of England governor Mervyn King has said. Lord King said British negotiators needed to show Brussels the country has an alternative over a bad trade deal post-Brexit. The former governor, who served between […]