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Brexit: Talk of deadlock is exaggerated, says Donald Tusk

Brexit: Talk of deadlock is exaggerated, says Donald Tusk

Image copyright AFP Image caption German Chancellor Angela Merkel said there were “encouraging” signs of progress 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 […]

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 […]

Lord Mandelson: Labour election prospects ‘very strong’

Lord Mandelson: Labour election prospects ‘very strong’

Image copyright AFP The Conservatives are handing Jeremy Corbyn “victory on a plate” at the next election, Lord Mandelson says. Speaking on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, the former Labour cabinet minister acknowledged the prospects for the party at the next general election were now “very strong”. However he urged the Labour leader to reach […]

Tories must seek new leader now, says donor Alexander Temerko

Tories must seek new leader now, says donor Alexander Temerko

The Conservatives must start the process of selecting a new leader now, says a major party donor. Alexander Temerko says Theresa May must be allowed to remain in post until Brexit has been delivered. But he warns bad results for the party in next year’s local elections would trigger fresh leadership speculation. And rather than […]

Plaid Cymru ‘cannot out-Corbyn Corbyn’, says Simon Thomas

Plaid Cymru ‘cannot out-Corbyn Corbyn’, says Simon Thomas

Media captionSimon Thomas accused Labour of “betraying working people” with its stance on Brexit Plaid Cymru cannot “out-Corbyn” Corbyn, a senior assembly member has told his party’s conference. Simon Thomas’s reference to the Labour leader will be seen as a call for Plaid, led by left-winger Leanne Wood, to move towards the centre ground. He […]

Brexit: Theresa May urges new dynamic in Brexit talks

Brexit: Theresa May urges new dynamic in Brexit talks

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mrs May addressed her fellow EU leaders at a working dinner on Thursday Theresa May has urged EU leaders to create a “dynamic” in Brexit talks that “enables us to move forward together”, at a working dinner in Brussels. The UK PM wants to move onto trade talks but her […]

Brexit: EU leaders seek Brexit talks progress

Brexit: EU leaders seek Brexit talks progress

Media captionTheresa May: I want ‘urgency’ on citizens’ deal EU leaders have urged Theresa May to do more to break the deadlock in the Brexit negotiations as they gather at a crunch Brussels summit. Dutch PM Mark Rutte said “a lot more clarity” on the UK’s financial offer was needed before talks could progress. German […]

Brexit: Angela Merkel says negotiations progress ‘encouraging’

Brexit: Angela Merkel says negotiations progress ‘encouraging’

Media captionTheresa May: I want ‘urgency’ on citizens’ deal Angela Merkel has said there are “encouraging” signs of progress in Brexit negotiations and suggested trade talks could begin in December. The German chancellor was speaking as leaders gathered for a crunch EU summit where they are expected to call on the UK to do more […]

Pro-Brexit MPs urge Theresa May to quit talks

Pro-Brexit MPs urge Theresa May to quit talks

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Former Tory chancellor Lord Lawson is among those calling for the UK to take decisive action Theresa May is being urged to walk away from Brexit negotiations this week if EU leaders refuse to start trade talks. The call comes from a group of pro-Brexit Tory and Labour politicians, […]

Don’t ignore MPs’ universal credit vote, Sir Edward Leigh warns

Don’t ignore MPs’ universal credit vote, Sir Edward Leigh warns

Image copyright PA A senior Conservative MP has criticised the government’s response to a Commons vote against its welfare plans. The Tories did not contest Wednesday night’s non-binding vote, which called for universal credit to be paused, handing Labour a symbolic victory. The tactics – and the lack of ministerial response after the result – […]

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