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Boris Johnson to avoid diplomatic spy row during US visit

Boris Johnson to avoid diplomatic spy row during US visit

Image copyright EPA Boris Johnson will avoid discussing claims the UK’s intelligence agency spied on Donald Trump when he visits Washington later, officials say. Instead, the foreign secretary will focus on forging a UK-US free trade Brexit deal when he meets senior members of the president’s team. Britain is said to be ready to forget […]

Article 50: Theresa May to trigger Brexit process next week

Article 50: Theresa May to trigger Brexit process next week

Image copyright AFP Image caption The UK voted to leave the EU last June Prime Minister Theresa May is to officially notify the European Union next Wednesday that the UK is leaving. Downing Street said she would write a letter to the European Council, adding that it hoped negotiations on the terms of exit and […]

Brexit could place ‘huge burden’ on Parliament

Brexit could place ‘huge burden’ on Parliament

Image copyright PA Image caption The European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill became law last week Parliament might have to scrutinise up to 15 new bills to deliver Brexit, leaving little time for other business, the Institute for Government has said. The IFG says legislation will be needed to establish new policies on areas such […]

Tom Watson attacks Momentum-Unite Labour ‘plot’

Media captionLabour’s deputy leader tells Today left-wing supporters of Corbyn are involved in plot which could destroy party Labour’s deputy leader says left-wing supporters of Jeremy Corbyn are involved in a plot which could destroy the party as an electoral force. Tom Watson was reacting to claims that the grassroots Momentum group – which helped […]

‘Lack of money’ prompts care firms to end council contracts

‘Lack of money’ prompts care firms to end council contracts

Image copyright Getty Images Care firms have cancelled contracts with 95 UK councils, saying they cannot deliver services for the amount they are being paid, a BBC Panorama investigation has found. Some firms said they could not recruit or retain the staff they needed. The Local Government Association said it was the result of “historic […]

Theresa May signs £1.3bn Swansea Bay City deal

Media captionTheresa May: “People want a country that works for everyone” Prime Minister Theresa May has signed off the Swansea Bay City Region deal, insisting she wants Wales “at the forefront of science and innovation”. The plan is expected to create more than 9,000 jobs and trigger almost £1.3bn of investment in south west Wales. […]

Brexit could place ‘huge burden’ on Parliament

Brexit could place ‘huge burden’ on Parliament

Image copyright PA Image caption The European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill became law last week Parliament might have to scrutinise up to 15 new bills to deliver Brexit, leaving little time for other legislation, the Institute for Government has warned. The IFG says legislation will be needed to establish new policies on areas such […]

Tom Watson attacks Momentum-Unite Labour ‘plot’

Media captionLabour’s deputy leader tells Today left-wing supporters of Corbyn are involved in plot which could destroy party Labour’s deputy leader says left-wing supporters of Jeremy Corbyn are involved in a plot which could destroy the party as an electoral force. Tom Watson was reacting to claims that the grassroots Momentum group – which helped […]

‘Lack of money’ prompts care firms to end council contracts

‘Lack of money’ prompts care firms to end council contracts

Image copyright Getty Images Care firms have cancelled contracts with 95 UK councils, saying they cannot deliver services for the amount they are being paid, a BBC Panorama investigation has found. Some firms said they could not recruit or retain the staff they needed. The Local Government Association said it was the result of “historic […]

Brexit could place ‘huge burden’ on Parliament

Brexit could place ‘huge burden’ on Parliament

Image copyright PA Image caption The European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill became law last week Parliament could be tasked with scrutinising up to 15 new bills to deliver Brexit, leaving little time for other unrelated legislation, the Institute for Government has warned. The IFG says legislation will be needed to establish new policies on […]