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Theresa May promises ‘active’ industrial strategy

Theresa May promises ‘active’ industrial strategy

Image copyright Reuters The prime minister is to unveil a new, more interventionist, industrial strategy on Monday, designed to boost the post-Brexit UK economy. The government will be “stepping up to a new, active role,” Mrs May said. She will launch the new strategy at her first regional cabinet meeting, to be held in the […]

Theresa May under pressure over Trident missile test

Media captionThe prime minister declined four times to answer questions about when she had been aware of the “misfire’” Theresa May is coming under pressure to say whether she knew about a reported misfire of the UK’s nuclear weapons system before a crucial Commons vote. The Sunday Times says the missile veered off course during […]

Theresa May ‘won’t be afraid’ to challenge Donald Trump

Media captionThe PM says she wants to build on the special relationship but will say if she finds things “unacceptable”. Theresa May says she “won’t be afraid” to tell Donald Trump if he says or does anything she feels is “unacceptable”. The two will hold talks in the White House on Friday on issues such […]

Brexit: Labour would back ‘sensible compromise’

Brexit: Labour would back ‘sensible compromise’

Image caption John McDonnell said Jeremy Corbyn had shown real leadership over the issue Labour would back a “sensible British compromise” over Brexit, John McDonnell has said, amid calls for the party to clarify its position. The shadow chancellor told the BBC Jeremy Corbyn had shown leadership by insisting the referendum result must be honoured […]

SNP MPs certain to oppose Article 50

Media captionScottish minister rules out support for Article 50 Scotland’s Brexit minister has said there are no circumstances in which SNP MPs would back triggering Article 50. Mike Russell told the BBC Sunday Politics Scotland programme that no possible amendments to the plan to begin Brexit could win them over. He said Scotland was opposed […]

UK to boost technical skills as part of industrial strategy

UK to boost technical skills as part of industrial strategy

Theresa May is to shake up technical education as part of an industrial strategy for a post-Brexit UK. The prime minister is due to set out the strategy on Monday at her first regional cabinet meeting, being held in north-west England. But she told BBC One’s Andrew Marr Show that among a “variety of things” […]

Theresa May ‘faith’ in Trident after test ‘malfunction’

Media captionThe prime minister declined four times to answer questions about when she was aware of the ‘misfire’ Theresa May says she has “absolute faith” in the UK’s nuclear weapons system despite reports that an unarmed missile went off course during a test. The Sunday Times says the missile, fired in June, veered off course, […]

Theresa May ‘won’t be afraid’ to challenge Donald Trump

Media captionThe PM says she wants to build on the special relationship but will say if she finds things “unacceptable”. Theresa May says she “won’t be afraid” to tell Donald Trump if he says or does anything she feels is “unacceptable”. The two will hold talks in the White House on Friday on issues such […]

Theresa May to meet Donald Trump on Friday – White House

Theresa May to meet Donald Trump on Friday – White House

Image copyright PA Prime Minister Theresa May will meet US President Donald Trump in Washington DC on Friday, the White House has said. Mrs May will be the first foreign leader to meet the new president after his inauguration. A post-Brexit free trade deal is thought likely to be high on her agenda as she […]

MoD ‘confidence’ in Trident after test ‘malfunction’

MoD ‘confidence’ in Trident after test ‘malfunction’

Image copyright MOD The Ministry of Defence says it has “absolute confidence” in the UK’s nuclear weapons system despite reports of a malfunction during a test. The Sunday Times says an unarmed Trident missile fired from submarine HMS Vengeance near the Florida coast in June veered off course towards the US. The paper says the […]