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Theresa May says 95% of Brexit deal is done

Theresa May says 95% of Brexit deal is done

Media captionTheresa May: “There are four steps we need to take.” Theresa May has said she is prepared to “explore every possible option” to break the deadlock in Brexit talks. She told MPs 95% of the terms of exit were agreed but the Irish border was still a “considerable sticking point”. While willing to consider […]

Theresa May: ‘Be careful about language’ on Brexit

Theresa May: ‘Be careful about language’ on Brexit

Image copyright PA Image caption The PM was told to “bring her own noose” to a meeting with her own backbenchers later this week Theresa May called on politicians to be “careful about language” they use after words directed at her over Brexit. In an article in the Sunday Times, a Tory backbencher was quoted […]

UK urged to take back Islamic State ‘foreign fighters’

UK urged to take back Islamic State ‘foreign fighters’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Alexanda Kotey (left) and El Shafee Elsheikh were captured by Syrian Kurdish forces A senior US military commander has called on the UK to take back Islamic State fighters who have been “caught on the battlefield” in Syria. Maj Gen Patrick Roberson, commander of US special ops, also called on […]

Staff call for action on House of Commons bullying

Staff call for action on House of Commons bullying

A letter calling for action to tackle bullying and sexual harassment in the House of Commons has been signed by 80 current and former senior staff. The signatories all claim to have experienced such behaviour by MPs or seen it first-hand “left unchallenged”. Addressed to the House of Commons Commission, the letter demands recommendations from […]

Brexit: Theresa May says getting deal is about UK’s future, not her

Brexit: Theresa May says getting deal is about UK’s future, not her

Image copyright PA Theresa May has insisted it is the UK’s national interest at stake over Brexit, not her own “personal fortunes”. The prime minister told the Sun that ending the deadlock in the negotiations was “not about her” but about ensuring the best possible deal for the country. She will update the Commons later […]

Cardiff dog owners march across city in ban protest

Cardiff dog owners march across city in ban protest

Image caption Campaigners believe they are being punished for the action of a minority Hundreds of dog owners have walked through Cardiff in protest at plans to ban dogs from sports pitches. More than 15,000 people also signed a petition, saying it would stop them using much of the city’s green spaces. The council is […]

Oliver’s legacy: MPs to debate learning disability petition

Oliver’s legacy: MPs to debate learning disability petition

Image copyright Family Handout Image caption Oliver McGowan and Katy Lowry died in separate hospitals in late 2016 A petition started in honour of a dead teenager, calling for doctors and nurses to receive mandatory training in autism and learning disability, is set to be debated by MPs. Oliver McGowan, 18, had mild autism, epilepsy […]

Brexit: Hold your nerve, Raab tells ‘jittery’ Tories

Brexit: Hold your nerve, Raab tells ‘jittery’ Tories

Media captionDominic Raab: “Now is the time to play for the team” The Brexit Secretary has said he understands Tory “jitters” about EU negotiations but urged MPs to hold their nerve as talks continue. “The end is in sight in terms of a good deal, the prize we want,” Dominic Raab said, asking them to […]

Jamal Khashoggi death: UK, France and Germany challenge Saudis

Jamal Khashoggi death: UK, France and Germany challenge Saudis

Media captionJamal Khashoggi: What we know about the journalist’s disappearance and death The UK, France and Germany have denounced writer Jamal Khashoggi’s killing, demanding urgent clarification from Saudi Arabia over his death. A joint statement said the explanation that Mr Khashoggi died after a “fist fight” in the consulate in Istanbul needed “to be backed […]

Scots Tories against fishing policy extension

Scots Tories against fishing policy extension

Image caption Douglas Ross said his fellow Scottish Tories MPs could not back any extension to the Common Fisheries Policy Scottish Conservatives could vote down a Brexit deal if it included extending the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP). The policy sets out fishing rules across the EU to manage fish stocks and fleets by setting quotas. […]

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