Welby: Cross-party approach would ‘draw poison’ from Brexit

Welby: Cross-party approach would ‘draw poison’ from Brexit

Image copyright PA Image caption The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby urged Mrs May to set up a cross-party commission The Archbishop of Canterbury has urged the prime minister to set up a cross-party commission to “draw much of the poison” from Brexit negotiations. Justin Welby told the Mail on Sunday the UK needed a […]

Brexit: David Davis ‘pretty sure’ of free trade deal

Brexit: David Davis ‘pretty sure’ of free trade deal

Image copyright Getty Images Brexit Secretary David Davis has told the BBC he is “pretty sure”, but not “certain”, that he will be able to get a free trade deal with the EU. He told BBC One’s Andrew Marr Show that other EU states “have a very strong interest in getting a good deal”. “I’m […]

Archbishop tells PM to ‘draw the poison from Brexit’

Archbishop tells PM to ‘draw the poison from Brexit’

Image copyright PA Image caption The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby urged Mrs May to set up a cross-party commission The Archbishop of Canterbury has urged the Prime Minister to set up a cross-party commission to “draw much of the poison” from Brexit negotiations. Writing in the Mail on Sunday, Justin Welby said that “a […]

Free trade deals for ‘poorest countries’ to be maintained post-Brexit

Free trade deals for ‘poorest countries’ to be maintained post-Brexit

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Free trade deals with developing countries will continue post-Brexit, the government has said. The UK will maintain an EU deal, which provides 48 countries with duty-free access to Britain for imports. It means British firms do not pay import tariffs on goods bought from countries such as Bangladesh and Haiti. International […]

Glastonbury: Jeremy Corbyn ‘inspired’ by young voters

Glastonbury: Jeremy Corbyn ‘inspired’ by young voters

Media captionThe Labour leader was introduced on stage by Glastonbury Festival founder Michael Eavis Jeremy Corbyn said he had been inspired by how many young people had got involved in politics as he addressed the crowd at the Glastonbury festival. “Do you know, politics is actually about everyday life?” he asked the Pyramid Stage audience […]

Jo Cox MP honoured with Commons plaque

Jo Cox MP honoured with Commons plaque

Image copyright UK Parliament/Jessica Taylor Image caption Jo Cox’s widower Brendan and two children with the new plaque A coat of arms to honour murdered MP Jo Cox has been unveiled in Parliament by her two children. The memorial plaque featuring a coat of arms designed by Cuillin, six, and Lejla, four, was installed in […]

Parliament hit by cyber-attack

Parliament hit by cyber-attack

Image copyright PA The UK Parliament has been hit by a cyber-security attack. MPs were reportedly informed about the hack on Friday night and later told of difficulties in accessing their emails away from the Westminster estate. A parliamentary spokeswoman said the lack of email access for MPs, peers and their staff was due to […]

Brexit: EU leaders says UK offer could ‘worsen situation’

Brexit: EU leaders says UK offer could ‘worsen situation’

Media captionMay: I want to give EU residents certainty European leaders have criticised the UK’s offer to EU nationals after Brexit – with one senior figure claiming it could “worsen the situation” for them. European Council President Donald Tusk said the plan was “below expectations” while German Chancellor Angela Merkel said there had been “no […]

Jeremy Corbyn: Teen workers should get £10 an hour

Jeremy Corbyn: Teen workers should get £10 an hour

Image copyright Getty Images Jeremy Corbyn has said that 16-year-old workers should be paid at least £10 an hour, as he addressed the Unison conference in Brighton. The Labour manifesto included a pledge to raise the minimum wage to the level of the Living Wage – now paid to those aged 25 or over – […]

Brexit: Juncker says UK rights offer ‘not sufficient’

Brexit: Juncker says UK rights offer ‘not sufficient’

Media captionMay: I want to give EU residents certainty Efforts to reassure EU citizens in the UK about their future after Brexit are “a first step but not sufficient”, a top EU official has said. Under plans announced by Theresa May, EU nationals living in the UK for five years would get “settled status”, with […]