‘Hard’ Brexit offers ‘£135bn annual boost’ to economy

‘Hard’ Brexit offers ‘£135bn annual boost’ to economy

Image copyright Getty Images Removing all trade tariffs and barriers would help generate an annual £135bn uplift to the UK economy, according to a group of pro-Brexit economists. A “hard” Brexit is “economically much superior to soft” argues Prof Patrick Minford, lead author of a report from Economists for Free Trade. He says eliminating tariffs, […]

‘Hard’ Brexit offers ‘£135bn annual boost’ to economy

‘Hard’ Brexit offers ‘£135bn annual boost’ to economy

Image copyright Getty Images Removing all trade tariffs and barriers would help generate an annual £135bn uplift to the UK economy, according to a group of pro-Brexit economists. A “hard” Brexit is “economically much superior to soft” argues Prof Patrick Minford, lead author of a report from Economists for Free Trade. He says eliminating tariffs, […]

Pension cold-calling ban to include texts and emails

Pension cold-calling ban to include texts and emails

Image copyright Getty Images A forthcoming ban on cold-callers who try to scam people out of their pension savings will include emails and texts, the government has announced. Nearly 3,000 savers have been conned out of an average of £15,000 each since 2014, after fraudsters persuaded them to cash in their pensions. Certain types of […]

UK terror threat increased by IS losses, security minister says

UK terror threat increased by IS losses, security minister says

Media captionIS is inspiring home-grown attackers rather than sending them to the front line, Ben Wallace says The UK terror threat is increasing as so-called Islamic State loses territory in Syria and Iraq, the security minister has said. Ben Wallace said extremists were trying to carry out attacks in the UK because they were either […]

Jeremy Corbyn Welsh visit ‘on your side’ pledge to voters

Jeremy Corbyn Welsh visit ‘on your side’ pledge to voters

Image caption Jeremy Corbyn was greeted by large crowds in Wales during the general election campaign Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn will tell voters in north Wales they need a UK government “on their side” in his summer campaign tour of marginal seats. He will promise investment in jobs and industry at a rally in Bangor, […]

Big Ben’s Ayrton Light to be switched off

Big Ben’s Ayrton Light to be switched off

Image copyright Getty Images A lamp at the top of Elizabeth Tower – which is switched on in the evening whenever Parliament is sitting – is to stop shining for the first time in more than 70 years. The Ayrton Light, located above the Great Bell – known as Big Ben – needs to be […]

Barcelona attack: Theresa May says UK stands with Spain against ‘evil’

Barcelona attack: Theresa May says UK stands with Spain against ‘evil’

Media captionTheresa May says the UK stands ‘shoulder-to-shoulder with Spain’ Prime Minister Theresa May has said the UK “stands shoulder to shoulder with Spain in confronting and dealing with the evil of terrorism”. She said she had “offered any assistance we can provide” to Spain after the attacks in Catalonia. She also confirmed that British […]

Barcelona reaction: Leanne Wood comments spark outrage

Barcelona reaction: Leanne Wood comments spark outrage

Image copyright Twitter/@LeanneWood Image caption Ms Wood’s tweet sparked outrage on the social media platform Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood has said she is “staggered” by the response to her suggestion that the Barcelona attack was “far right” terrorism. Thirteen people died when a van drove into pedestrians in the Spanish city, with so-called Islamic […]

The Sun doesn’t run the Labour Party – Jeremy Corbyn

The Sun doesn’t run the Labour Party – Jeremy Corbyn

Jeremy Corbyn has hit back at a report in the Sun newspaper claiming Labour mayors Andy Burnham and Sadiq Khan will be “frozen out” of Labour’s conference. The story – which originally appeared in the Huffington Post – says the mayors will be left off the speakers list at the event in September. It says […]

London-based Redcar steelworks job is a ‘sick joke’

London-based Redcar steelworks job is a ‘sick joke’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Redcar steelworks closed in 2015 with the loss of almost 3,000 jobs An MP has called a job overseeing the regeneration of the Redcar steelworks a “sick joke” as it is based in London. The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) is advertising for a project lead […]

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