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Brexit: Theresa May claims new sense of optimism in talks

Brexit: Theresa May claims new sense of optimism in talks

Image copyright PA Image caption Theresa May attends a Church service in her Maidenhead constituency Theresa May will tell MPs there is a new “sense of optimism” in the Brexit talks after her last-minute deal aimed at moving them to the next phase. She will say she expects EU leaders to agree to start talks […]

Brexit: David Davis wants ‘Canada plus plus plus’ trade deal

Brexit: David Davis wants ‘Canada plus plus plus’ trade deal

Media captionDavid Davis: “No deal means we won’t be paying the money” Brexit Secretary David Davis says the UK wants to secure a free-trade deal with no tariffs when it leaves the EU. He described it as “Canada plus plus plus” – a reference to the free trade deal struck between Canada and the EU. […]

Johnson’s talks on jailed Briton in Iran ‘worthwhile’

Johnson’s talks on jailed Briton in Iran ‘worthwhile’

Image copyright EPA Image caption Boris Johnson concluded his visit to Iran with a meeting with President Rouhani UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has had a “worthwhile visit” to Iran and met President Hassan Rouhani on a second day of talks in the country. A Foreign Office spokesman said both “spoke forthrightly” on several issues, […]

Jeremy Hunt challenges Ralf Little

Jeremy Hunt challenges Ralf Little

The health secretary says he’ll debate actor Ralf Little over claims he’s lied about the NHS. In an interview with Newsbeat, Jeremy Hunt says he’s waiting for the Royle Family star to “show the evidence” that he hasn’t expanded NHS mental health provision. The pair started rowing on Twitter weeks ago after the MP appeared […]

Grenfell Tower fire: Equality watchdog EHRC to launch inquiry

Grenfell Tower fire: Equality watchdog EHRC to launch inquiry

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Seventy-one people died in the fire Britain’s equality watchdog is to launch its own inquiry into the Grenfell Tower fire. The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) told the Observer it would look at whether the authorities failed in their duty to protect life. This aspect, it said, was […]

Brexit: MPs call for ‘meaningful’ Commons vote

Brexit: MPs call for ‘meaningful’ Commons vote

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The EU Withdrawal Bill will be debated again in Parliament on Tuesday A cross-party group of MPs says the promise of a “meaningful vote” for Parliament on any Brexit deal should be enshrined in the EU Withdrawal Bill. Former Conservative attorney-general Dominic Grieve will table such an amendment to […]

Johnson to meet Iranian president on second day of talks

Johnson to meet Iranian president on second day of talks

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson met with his Iranian counterpart in Tehran on Saturday Boris Johnson will meet Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani on his second day of talks in the country. The UK foreign secretary will continue to press for the release of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who has been held […]

Brexit: Michael Gove says UK voters can change final deal

Brexit: Michael Gove says UK voters can change final deal

Image copyright EPA Image caption Michael Gove says: “Nothing is agreed until everything is agreed” Voters can use the next general election to have their say on a final Brexit deal, Michael Gove has said. The environment secretary praised Theresa May’s “tenacity and skill” in securing a last-minute deal to end phase one negotiations on […]

Reality Check: Breaking down the deal

Reality Check: Breaking down the deal

Image copyright EPA The UK and European Commission have reached an agreement that should allow them to move Brexit talks on to the next stage. Here are some of the key lines in the agreement document. So here’s the first linguistic somersault. This agreement is designed to lock in the progress made so far, and […]

Man held over House of Lords disturbance

Man held over House of Lords disturbance

Image caption Peers were debating the role of education in society when shouts were heard A man has been arrested in the House of Lords after a debate was interrupted by shouting. The man was held on suspicion of common assault and criminal damage, following the incident in the public gallery. Labour peer Lord Giddens […]

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