Former PM takes on UK-China investment role

Former PM takes on UK-China investment role

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption As prime minister, David Cameron said the UK and China were in a “golden era” of trade relations David Cameron is to take on a new role leading a UK government-backed investment initiative between Britain and China. The former prime minister will take charge of a £750m ($1bn) fund […]

Brexit: UK must not be EU ‘colony’ after Brexit

Brexit: UK must not be EU ‘colony’ after Brexit

Media captionConservative MP Jacob Rees-Mogg tells Newsnight the EU’s terms for a transition period are unacceptable. A leading Brexiteer has said the UK cannot become a “colony” of the EU during the two year transition period after Britain’s withdrawal in 2019. EU leaders have agreed Brexit talks can move on, with the UK staying in […]

Brexit: Move to head off another Tory rebellion

Brexit: Move to head off another Tory rebellion

Image copyright House of Commons Image caption Tory rebels defeated the government on Wednesday The government looks likely to avoid another potential Commons defeat on Brexit, the BBC understands. Tory rebels have been concerned about plans to put the Brexit date and time – 11pm on 29 March 2019 – into law. But backbenchers have […]

Brexit: EU leaders agree to move talks to next stage

Brexit: EU leaders agree to move talks to next stage

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Donald Tusk has given the green light to the next phase of talks EU leaders have agreed to move Brexit talks on to the second phase but called for “further clarity” from the UK about the future relationship it wants. The first issue to be discussed, early next year, will […]

Schools told not to dismiss sexual harassment ‘as banter’

Schools told not to dismiss sexual harassment ‘as banter’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Teachers should be aware of the likelihood that that harassment can spread on social media Sexual harassment or violence at school should never be dismissed as “banter”, new Department for Education guidance to schools and colleges has stressed. “Sexting” explicit images and videos of under-18s is illegal, it says, […]

What Question Time made of Brexit vote defeat

What Question Time made of Brexit vote defeat

The last Question Time of the year saw Conservative Nicky Morgan and Labour’s Rebecca Long-Bailey joined on the panel by Professor Robert Winston, comedian Geoff Norcott and journalist Isabel Oakeshott in Barnsley. So what happened? Coming the day after Theresa May’s first Commons defeat as prime minister on a key Brexit vote, it came as […]

Brexit: UK in Erasmus student scheme until at least 2020

Brexit: UK in Erasmus student scheme until at least 2020

Image copyright PA The UK will continue to take part in the Erasmus student exchange programme until at least the end of 2020, the prime minister has said. Theresa May praised Erasmus+ and confirmed the UK would still be involved after Brexit in March 2019. Whether it is involved long term is among issues likely […]

Brexit: EU leaders set to move talks on to next stage

Brexit: EU leaders set to move talks on to next stage

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images EU leaders are expected to formally agree to start the next phase of Brexit negotiations later. It means talks can move on to the long-term relationship between the UK and EU, days after Theresa May suffered her first defeat in the House of Commons. Mrs May was applauded by other leaders […]

Theresa May: We’re on course to deliver Brexit despite vote

Theresa May: We’re on course to deliver Brexit despite vote

Media captionMay: We’ve won 35 out of 36 votes Theresa May has said the UK is “on course to deliver on Brexit” as she arrived in Brussels, the day after her first Commons defeat as prime minister. She said she was “disappointed” at the vote on the EU Withdrawal Bill, but the legislation was making […]

Theresa May: We’re on course to deliver Brexit despite vote

Theresa May: We’re on course to deliver Brexit despite vote

Media captionMay: We’ve won 35 out of 36 votes Theresa May has said the UK is “on course to deliver on Brexit” as she arrived in Brussels, the day after her first Commons defeat as prime minister. She said she was “disappointed” at the vote on the EU Withdrawal Bill, but the legislation was making […]

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