Labour demands changes to Brexit repeal bill

Labour demands changes to Brexit repeal bill

Image copyright EPA Image caption Sir Keir Starmer wants six changes to the government’s repeal bill Labour will back Conservative rebels over Brexit unless the prime minister accepts changes to its repeal bill, the party’s shadow Brexit secretary says. Sir Keir Starmer wants six changes to the bill, which aims to transfer EU legislation into […]

Home-buying to be ‘faster and less stressful’ following review

Home-buying to be ‘faster and less stressful’ following review

Image copyright PA Home-buying and selling in England could be “faster and less stressful” under new plans aimed at tackling gazumping and speeding up the process. Communities Secretary Sajid Javid launched an eight-week review, saying he wanted to “hear from the industry” on how to streamline home-buying. Ways of locking in deals and stopping sellers […]

Prison investment to fund body cameras and ‘incapacitant spray’

Prison investment to fund body cameras and ‘incapacitant spray’

Image caption All prison officers will receive body-worn cameras Plans for a £3m investment in prisons in England and Wales will make the system safer, the government has said. The Ministry of Justice said the money would include £2m for 5,600 body-worn cameras, giving all prison officers access to the devices, and £1m for police-style […]

Jeremy Corbyn condemns Clive Lewis remark

Jeremy Corbyn condemns Clive Lewis remark

Image caption Jeremy Corbyn said Clive Lewis had contacted him personally to apologise for the remark Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has condemned a remark made by one of his own MPs as “completely unacceptable”. Norwich South MP Clive Lewis was filmed on stage at a Labour conference fringe event in Brighton saying “Get on your […]

Brexit: Talk of deadlock is exaggerated, says Donald Tusk

Brexit: Talk of deadlock is exaggerated, says Donald Tusk

Image copyright AFP Reports of deadlock over Brexit negotiations may have been exaggerated, European Council President Donald Tusk has said after a Brussels summit. Progress was “not sufficient” to begin trade talks with the UK now but that “doesn’t mean there is no progress at all”, he said. EU leaders will discuss the issue internally, […]

MP Clive Lewis sorry for ‘unacceptable language’ after video

MP Clive Lewis sorry for ‘unacceptable language’ after video

Image copyright PA A Labour MP has apologised for using “offensive and unacceptable” language at the party conference last month. Norwich South MP Clive Lewis was filmed on stage at a fringe event in Brighton saying: “Get on your knees, bitch” – the video emerged on social media. Among female MPs criticising him was Labour’s […]

Anger over Donald Trump’s UK crime tweet

Anger over Donald Trump’s UK crime tweet

Image copyright Getty Images The US President, Donald Trump, has been accused of fuelling hate crime with a tweet linking a rise in the UK crime rate to “radical Islamic terror”. He said: “Just out report: ‘United Kingdom crime rises 13% annually amid spread of Radical Islamic terror.’ Not good, we must keep America safe!” […]

Brexit: EU leaders pave way for future trade talks

Brexit: EU leaders pave way for future trade talks

EU leaders have agreed to start preparing for trade talks with the UK – as Theresa May admits there is “some way to go” in negotiations. As expected, her 27 EU counterparts agreed at a Brussels summit that not enough progress had been made on other issues to begin formal trade talks now. But by […]

Ian Lavery MP received £165,000 from trade union

Ian Lavery MP received £165,000 from trade union

Image copyright Shutterstock MP Ian Lavery received £165,000 from the 10-member trade union he ran. We have learned this from the trade union regulator which has now released a report into Mr Lavery’s actions as general secretary of the NUM Northumberland Area. He will now face questions on his record over a number of disputed […]

Plaid: ‘£30m needed for Brexit shock’

Media captionLive: Plaid Cymru conference Plaid Cymru felt “under siege” and “powerless” during a “challenging” general election campaign, Rhun ap Iorwerth has said. The AM for Ynys Mon said Wales needed a “newly confident Plaid Cymru” in a speech to the party’s conference in Caernarfon. His comments came after party leader Leanne Wood said Plaid’s […]

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