Edward Molyneux

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Chris Grayling: Tory in combative mood to deal with rail union bosses

Chris Grayling was for years the premier Tory attack dog of David Cameron’s days in opposition, happy to bash Labour and the trade unions at every opportunity.<p>His combative qualities were clearly appreciated by Theresa May, who wrote of him in a 2007 column: “Tall and strong, he’s effective in the …

Scottish budget increases by £800 million 'thanks to Westminster, not SNP tax powers'

Scotland will have £800 million extra to spend next year thanks entirely to the generosity of the UK’s Barnett formula but the SNP has given schools and hospitals an “unflattering settlement”, according to an analysis of the Scottish Budget.<p>Professor John McLaren, an eminent economist, said last …

Social care crisis: Jeremy Corbyn seeks urgent meeting with PM

Labour leader calls for ‘emergency top-up’ funds to protect elderly people over winter as services struggle to cope<p>The Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, has asked to meet Theresa May to discuss emergency funding for Britain’s ailing social care system, which would be the first such cross-party meeting …

Great Britain

The complexities of Brexit are beginning to dawn on Theresa May’s ministers

The footage of Theresa May turning friendlessly to look for someone to talk to in Brussels on Thursday night was worth thousands of words on the …

Len McCluskey: 'Workers do best when labour supply is controlled'

Union general secretary says safeguards to reduce impact of free movement will help stability, as he launches re-election bid<p>Unite’s general secretary, Len McCluskey, has said the union must listen to the concerns of working people, including about the impact of free movement on their …

Great Britain

Brexit Britain has the deepest faultlines of any country I have known

I love British humour. When something goes fundamentally wrong, the British laugh at it.<p>Brexit? The EU now has 1GB of free space. If that gives you a wry smile, better jokes will be along soon – Brexit has a lot of potential to go wrong.<p>Travelling for two months around Britain and Ireland, visiting …

Great Britain

Pensions Regulator fires BHS warning shot with £255m Coats Group deal

Watchdog’s record settlement with thread maker shows it will continue talks even after launching legal proceedings<p>The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has fired a warning shot at Sir Philip Green by agreeing its biggest ever settlement with a private company in a case with similarities to BHS.<p>Coats Group, …

Andy Burnham: Labour wrong to put single market ahead of immigration

Manchester mayoral candidate departs from Labour policy with suggestion that its priorities over Brexit are wrong<p>Andy Burnham, Labour’s candidate to become the mayor of Greater Manchester, has accused his party of getting its priorities over Brexit wrong by placing single market access at the top …

England

Jeremy Corbyn attends Stop the War’s Christmas fundraiser again despite Labour MPs' anger

Jeremy Corbyn is facing a backlash from Labour MPs after attending a Christmas fundraiser for a group criticised for its "anti-West" stance.<p><i>The Telegraph</i> has established that the Labour leader went to a three-course meal last week to raise funds for Stop the War.<p>A photo of the event shows Mr Corbyn …

Nicky Morgan replaced by designer handbag on Have I Got News For You

Former education secretary had pulled out of BBC panel show after row with Downing Street over cost of Theresa May’s trousers<p>Nicky Morgan was represented by a designer handbag on Have I Got News For You, after deciding to pull out days after it emerged she had fallen out with Downing Street over …

‘I think I’d better leave now’ Theresa May said to EU leaders when they refused to discuss Brexit

Theresa May said ‘I think I’d better leave now’ to other EU leaders, to break an embarrassing silence when they refused to discuss Brexit in front of …

Poorer voters' worries on immigration fuelled Brexit vote, study finds

Joseph Rowntree Foundation research also showed general mistrust of politicians as voters are increasingly driven by emotion<p>The vote for Brexit was fuelled by poorer voters feeling they had very little control over immigration, coupled with a more general mistrust of politicians and officials, …

Great Britain

Scottish government accused of cutting £330m from council funding

Critics say finance secretary is squeezing councils to pay for education and social care, a charge he denies<p>The Scottish government has been accused of cutting nearly £330m from council funding to help pay for education and social care spending in next year’s draft budget.<p>Opposition parties and the …

EU extends Russia sanctions over Ukraine

<b>EU leaders have agreed to extend economic sanctions against Russia for six more months.</b><p>Earlier, France and Germany complained that the Minsk peace deal for Ukraine was still not being fulfilled.<p>Russia's military interventions, first in Ukraine, then in Syria, were high on the EU summit agenda in …

The EU’s Brexit negotiators prepare for disaster - Charlemagne

CharlemagneThe EU’s Brexit negotiators prepare for disaster<p>“BREXIT is so fascinating!” exclaims a French official. Few Europeans wanted Britain to …

Europe

Liberal Democrats See "Anti-Brexit Bounce" In Polls Following By-Election Victory

Highest ratings for years<p>Victoria Jones/PA Wire<p>The Liberal Democrats have jumped to their highest poll ratings in five years in the wake of their …

Great Britain

Chris Grayling sent cyclist flying with his car door, video shows

Film shows transport secretary knocking Jaiqi Liu over in an incident that left rider in a state of shock by the roadside<p>Video footage has emerged of the transport secretary, Chris Grayling, knocking over a cyclist and sending his bicycle crashing into a lamppost, in an incident that left the rider …

Jeremy Corbyn cooks up a storm at homeless centre

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn shows off his culinary skills as he makes vegetarian burgers during a visit to a Centrepoint homeless hostel in south London.<p>Mr. Corbyn became a vegetarian almost 50 years ago after working on a pig farm.

Britain First’s Paul Golding Jailed For 8 Weeks For Breaching High Court Injunction

He recently stepped down citing "personal family issues".<p>Paul Golding has been jailed for eight weeks after admitting breaching a High Court …

Judiciary

Pound To Euro Exchange Rate Since Brexit Forces Wigan Biscuit Company To Cut 99 Jobs

The Pink Panther wafer will be no more.<p>Monkey Business Images via Getty Images<p>Rivington Biscuits make Pink Panther wafers.<p>Almost 100 jobs are to be …

EU Referendum

Reality check: will it take 10 years to do a UK-EU trade deal post Brexit?

After warning from UK’s EU ambassador, we look at whether trade deals are really that tricky and what could derail one<p>Britain’s ambassador to the European Union, Sir Ivan Rogers, has said it could take up to 10 years to negotiate a post-Brexit UK-EU trade deal – and even then it risks being …

Great Britain

Call for Brexit 'bridge' to stop financial services exodus

The sector employs more than a million people in the UK and could be threatened by a "cliff edge" Brexit, according to a report.<p>Britain's financial …

Financial Services

The European Parliament just threatened to reject a Brexit deal

In a letter to EU President Donald Tusk, Schulz criticised draft plans for the process that would relegate the parliament to "a secondary role in... Brexit negotiations."<p>If MEPs are indeed restricted to a less consequential part in the talks, the lawmakers could reject the final outcome of the …

How Brexit may not mean Brexit | Financial Times

The risk with referendums, as Margaret Thatcher used to say, is that they become a device for demagogues and dictators: the people have spoken so now …

Great Britain

Brexit trade deal could take 10 years, says UK's ambassador

<b>A post-Brexit UK-EU trade deal might take 10 years to finalise and still fail, the UK's top diplomat in Brussels has privately told the government.</b><p>The BBC understands Sir Ivan Rogers warned ministers that the European consensus was that a deal might not be done until the early to mid-2020s.<p>He also …

Financial services will 'more likely to relocate to New York than to the EU' after Brexit

The House of Lords European Union select committee says in a report on Brexit's impact on financial services published on Thursday: "We were told that much of the business lost by the UK would be more likely to relocate to New York than to the EU."<p>The committee highlighted the fact that New York …

University lowers entry grades for disadvantaged

<b>A leading university is to increase its intake of disadvantaged students by offering places with reduced grades.</b><p>The University of Bristol is to accept lower exam grades from disadvantaged local pupils and applicants from schools with poor A-level results.<p>Vice-chancellor Hugh Brady said this would …

Lego ‘To Raise Prices By 5%’ After Brexit Weakens UK Pound

'Thanks Brexit.'<p>Prices of Lego will rise in Britain in the new year, the Danish company has confirmed.<p>Lego Group is increasing its prices in response …

Lego

Brexit Bulletin: We’re All Transition Fans Now

<i>Sign up to receive the Brexit Bulletin in your inbox, and follow @Brexit on Twitter.</i><p>So much for Prime Minister Theresa May’s pledge to give “no …

The Nick Clegg interview: Brexit is being handled by 'one of the most clueless governments in living memory'

Yet, bar an early and explosive two-part joust with the former leader of UKIP Nigel Farage, the former deputy prime minister played a relatively peripheral role in the immediate run-up to June 23.<p>He generally confined his campaigning to a local level, knocking on doors and dispensing leaflets in …