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Momentum’s Christine Shawcroft voted on to Labour disputes panel

Momentum’s Christine Shawcroft voted on to Labour disputes panel

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Jeremy Corbyn has strengthened his hold on Labour’s internal mechanisms A director of Momentum – the group set up to support Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership – has taken charge of the Labour Party’s disputes panel. Christine Shawcroft replaces Ann Black as the head of the committee, which investigates allegations of […]

Does MP Sir Desmond Swayne nod off in Ken Clarke’s speech?

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Carillion was left with just £29m before going bankrupt

Carillion was left with just £29m before going bankrupt

Media captionThe Carillion collapse: What does it mean? Carillion was in talks with the government since October as part of a desperate bid to stave off collapse, according to the chief executive. Keith Cochrane says the construction giant was left with just £29m in cash by the time it went bust on Monday. Until the […]

Carillion directors to be investigated

Carillion directors to be investigated

Media captionThe Carillion collapse: What does it mean? The government has ordered a fast-track investigation into directors at the failed construction firm Carillion. The UK’s second biggest construction firm went into liquidation on Monday, after running up losses on contracts and struggling with heavy debts. The Business Secretary has asked for an investigation by the […]

Donald Tusk: EU’s ‘heart still open to UK’ over Brexit

Donald Tusk: EU’s ‘heart still open to UK’ over Brexit

Image copyright AFP The UK would be welcome to stay in the EU if it changed its mind about Brexit, Donald Tusk has suggested. The European Council President told MEPs that the UK would leave the bloc unless it had a “change of heart”. “We haven’t had a change of heart. Our hearts are still […]

UK inflation rate drops back to 3%

UK inflation rate drops back to 3%

Image copyright EPA The UK’s inflation rate has fallen for the first time since June, mainly because of the impact of air fares. The inflation rate dipped to 3% in December, down from November’s rate of 3.1% – a six-year high. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said that while air fares rose last month, […]

Brexit: EU ‘tightens transition guidelines’ on immigration, trade and fishing

Brexit: EU ‘tightens transition guidelines’ on immigration, trade and fishing

Image caption EU politicians want freedom of movement rules to continue until the start of 2021 The UK’s freedom to determine its own rules on immigration, trade and fishing in a transition period after Brexit may be further restricted, according to revised EU guidelines on a transition. Draft EU documents would see full freedom of […]

Terror trial: Big Ben among terror targets, court hears

Terror trial: Big Ben among terror targets, court hears

Image copyright Getty Images Big Ben and Heathrow Airport were among landmarks targeted by a British man who was “fascinated” by the so-called Islamic State, a court has heard. Umar Ahmed Haque, 25, from east London, denies preparing acts of terrorism. He is on trial at the Old Bailey in London alongside three other men, […]

Carillion: Small firms’ support ends in 48 hours

Carillion: Small firms’ support ends in 48 hours

Media captionThe Carillion collapse: What does it mean? Firms working for failed construction giant Carillion on purely private sector deals will only have two days of government support, Cabinet Office Minister David Lidington has warned. Carillion spent £952m with local suppliers in 2016 and used an extensive network of small firms, who are now waiting […]

£350m Brexit claim was ‘too low’, says Boris Johnson

£350m Brexit claim was ‘too low’, says Boris Johnson

Image copyright Getty Images The controversial claim that the UK sends £350m a week to the EU was a “gross underestimate”, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has said. He told the Guardian the UK’s contribution was already £362m a week and would rise to £438m by the end of the post-Brexit transition period. Vote Leave’s claim […]