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Borrow more to boost building, says Sajid Javid

Borrow more to boost building, says Sajid Javid

The housing crisis should be tackled by borrowing more to fund construction, a senior cabinet minister has said. Communities Secretary Sajid Javid said taking advantage of record-low interest rates “can be the right thing if done sensibly”. The housing crisis Britain faced was “the biggest barrier to social progress in our country today”, he told […]

Brexit: Emily Thornberry predicts no deal with the EU

Brexit: Emily Thornberry predicts no deal with the EU

Media captionEmily Thornberry: “I think we are heading for no-deal Brexit” Brexit negotiations with the EU are heading for a “no deal” scenario, Labour’s Emily Thornberry has warned. Shadow foreign secretary Ms Thornberry said the PM’s failure to control her party was causing “intransigence” on the UK side, which was a “serious threat to Britain” […]

Brexit: Expats given ‘no disruption’ pledge by Spanish government

Brexit: Expats given ‘no disruption’ pledge by Spanish government

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Spain is the most popular destination for Britons living in other EU countries Britons living in Spain will not have their lives “disrupted” after Brexit – even if there is no UK-EU deal, the Spanish foreign minister says. The two sides are yet to reach an agreement about how […]

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 […]

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 […]

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