Brexit: EU gives May two weeks to act on divorce bill and Ireland

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The British prime minister says she has set out her “vision” and she wants the EU to respond Theresa May has been told she has two weeks to put more money on the table if the EU is to agree to begin Brexit trade talks before the end of the […]

Sarah Clarke is first female Black Rod in 650 years

Image copyright AELTC/Jed Leicester Image caption Sarah Clarke is championship director of the All England Lawn Tennis Club Black Rod – a Parliamentary role that can trace its origins back 650 years – is to be a woman for the first time. Sarah Clarke is currently in charge of organising the Wimbledon tennis championships. She […]

Ireland demands border promise before Brexit trade talks

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Irish PM Leo Varadkar was speaking at an EU summit in Sweden The Irish government has said Brexit trade deal talks should not proceed until there is a firm commitment to preventing a “hard” Irish border. Taoiseach (Irish Prime Minister) Leo Varadkar said the assurance must be written down before […]

Brexit ‘collaborator’ slur rejected by Tory MP Sandbach

Brexit ‘collaborator’ slur rejected by Tory MP Sandbach

Image caption Antoinette Sandbach: “We must work together and not seek to divide” A former Conservative member of the Welsh Assembly has hit back at claims that Tory MPs aiming to amend the UK government’s Brexit plans as “collaborators” with Labour. Antoinette Sandbach, now MP for Eddisbury in Cheshire, said the use of that word […]

Brexit: Davis says the UK has compromised in talks

Media captionDavid Davis: “Nothing comes for nothing” in negotiations David Davis says he has “been offering some creative compromises and not always got them back” in Brexit talks. He told the BBC’s Laura Kuenssberg many EU countries do want to move on in the negotiations because they can see it is very important to their […]

Simon Coveney: Ireland ‘jumping into dark’ on Brexit

Image copyright Press Association Image caption Boris Johnson and Simon Coveney are holding talks in Dublin Ireland is not ready to allow talks on Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union to move to the second phase next month, the country’s foreign minister has said. Simon Coveney was speaking ahead of talks with his UK counterpart, […]

Brexit: ‘Don’t put politics above prosperity’, Davis urges EU

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Davis laughed off a question about the UK being prepared to pay 60bn euros for financial obligations David Davis has warned against “putting politics above prosperity” in Britain’s post-Brexit relationship with the EU. In a speech in Berlin, the UK’s Brexit Secretary outlined his hopes for a deal […]

Brexit: Goldman Sachs chief Lloyd Blankfein suggests second vote

Brexit: Goldman Sachs chief Lloyd Blankfein suggests second vote

Image copyright Reuters The chief executive of Goldman Sachs, Lloyd Blankfein, has suggested holding another referendum on Brexit. Mr Blankfein tweeted: “Here in UK, lots of hand-wringing from CEOs over #Brexit… So much at stake, why not make sure consensus still there?” The firm, which is known to have taken office space in Frankfurt, employs […]

Theresa May to talk Brexit with EU chief Donald Tusk

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Theresa May and Donald Tusk in October Theresa May is to hold Brexit discussions with the president of the EU Council as the UK seeks to move talks on to a new trade deal. The prime minister and Donald Tusk will meet in Gothenburg on Friday, Mr Tusk’s spokesman said […]

Labour MP Chris Bryant says journalist taunted him about suicide

Labour MP Chris Bryant says journalist taunted him about suicide

Labour MP Chris Bryant has claimed a Daily Mail journalist told him in 2003 that people were “taking bets” on when he would kill himself. The Rhondda MP was in the headlines at the time after he apologised for emailing a picture of himself in his underpants via a gay website. He said there was […]

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