Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Politics

Politics

Crucial Brexit bill scrapes through first vote

A crucial Brexit bill has scraped past its latest stage in Parliament, but Tory MPs have threatened to stage a rebellion next month.  ...

Corbyn prompts confusion over Brexit position

Jeremy Corbyn has provoked confusion over Labour's Brexit position by suggesting the UK could remain a member of the EU's single market indefinitely after leaving the bloc. ...

Customs checks could cost £4bn a year after Brexit

The introduction of post-Brexit customs checks could cost traders at least £4bn a year, according to a think tank report. ...

Davis warns MPs not to vote against EU bill

David Davis has told MPs that voting against the Brexit repeal bill would result in the UK suffering a "chaotic" exit from the European Union. ...

Clarke: No chance anyone sensible will replace PM

Former chancellor Ken Clarke says he believes there is no way Theresa May will be replaced as Tory leader "by anybody sensible". ...

Tony Blair's bid to stop Brexit 'hopeless'

Politicians have dismissed former prime minister Tony Blair's plan to stop Brexit by negotiating new EU freedom of movement rules. ...

Blair urges new immigration rules to stop Brexit

Tony Blair is calling for tougher immigration policies to take back control of Britain's borders without the UK having to leave the European Union. ...

MPs should get 'baby leave' and nominate 'cover'

MPs should be given "baby leave" allowing them to nominate colleagues to cast votes on their behalf in the House of Commons while they are caring for their child, Harriet Harman has said. ...

Carpetright magnate burns May over leadership

The Environment Secretary, Michael Gove, once penned an article praising millionaire carpet magnate and academy school pioneer Philip Harris for his "overlooked heroism". ...

Tory donor hits out at 'hopeless' Theresa May

Theresa May is a "hopeless" leader of a "weak" government and Britain would be better off with a young Tony Blair at the helm instead, a major Tory donor has said. ...

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