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How the local elections could ruin Theresa May

It's local election season next month and this time the stakes are of national - and actually international - importance<p>On Thursday 3 May, local …

Elections

EU dangles Brexit carrot if Britain changes mind and stays in customs union

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union could offer Britain a closer relationship after Brexit if Prime Minister Theresa May decides to stay in the bloc's customs union, diplomats said.<p>The EU hopes London could change its stance on what ties it wants after Brexit after Britain's upper house of …

Conservative Party

Northern Irish businesses claim US trade deal would 'guarantee' hard Brexit border

Northern Irish businesses have warned they cannot accept any Brexit deal that would allow future imports of American chlorinated chicken as it would “all but guarantee” a hard border being set up by the EU.<p>Stephen Kelly, the chief executive of Manufacturing NI, said it would be impossible to …

United Kingdom

Tories are now kowtowing on Windrush. It doesn’t fool us

By pandering to Brexiters, Theresa May has trashed her party’s progress in attracting black and ethnic minority votes<p>A faraway scene comes to mind when I think about the Conservatives and black Britain – and it should trouble Theresa May as she surveys the wreckage of the Windrush fiasco. It is of …

United Kingdom

There is no other fall guy for the Windrush scandal. What would it take for Theresa May to go?

There is no permutation of explanations in which the Prime Minister should survive this.<p>If success has many fathers and failure none, then the …

United Kingdom

PMQs verdict: Corbyn says time for Rudd to go over Windrush scandal

Labour leader puts PM on defensive, accusing her of creating hostile environment for migrants<p>Key points<p>A PMQs that got off to a slow start but ended with Jeremy Corbyn calling for Amber Rudd’s resignation over the Windrush scandal.<p>Theresa May and Corbyn start by congratulating the Duke and Duchess …

United Kingdom

Boris Johnson doesn’t care about Windrush – only about himself

The reason for his reported clash with Theresa May is coldly political. He knows the scandal will damage Tories at the polls<p>Which Boris Johnson is your favourite? Are you, perhaps, an admirer of today’s apparently more liberal foreign secretary, who reportedly clashed with the prime minister as he …

United Kingdom

EU Ready to Give U.K. a Say on Trade in Customs Union

The European Union would be prepared to offer Britain a better trade deal than the one it gave Turkey if it decides to stay in the customs union …

United Kingdom

UK 'bound to pay Brexit bill' even if trade talks fail

The UK will have to pay its "divorce bill" of up to £39 billion to the EU even if no agreement is reached on a future trade deal, Whitehall's …

United Kingdom

Beis slammed over Brexit priorities as damning PAC report outlines "grave concerns" with Greg Clark's department

Greg Clark's Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (Beis) has been slammed for failing to get to grips over the scale of work …

United Kingdom

Jacob Rees-Mogg says Remainer Lords risk 'burning down their house' over Brexit

ARCH-BREXITEER Jacob Rees-Mogg last night warned remainer Lords they risk “burning down their house” by going against the will of the people on …

United Kingdom

Brexit blamed as record number of EU nurses give up on Britain

UK said farewell to 4,000 nurses and midwives from European Economic Area in past year, with only 800 arriving<p>Record numbers of nurses and midwives from EU27 countries quit Britain last year, fuelling fears that a Brexit brain drain will deepen the NHS’s already chronic staffing crisis.<p>A total of …

United Kingdom

Immigration scandal expected to spread beyond Windrush group

Numerous cases involving non-Caribbean Commonwealth-born citizens reported to charities and MPs as scandal grows<p>A growing number of cases of Home Office mistreatment of non-Caribbean Commonwealth-born citizens are emerging, indicating that the problem is likely to spread beyond the Windrush group. …

Windrush

Windrush generation fear hotline will be used for data gathering

MP calls for assurances that personal details will not be used for immigration enforcement<p>Amber Rudd’s pledges of help for the Windrush generation have failed to reassure them that they will be safe from deportation if they use the hotline but cannot meet the standard of proof required to remain in …

Immigration

Brexit negotiators ‘handed EU power to freeze UK out of Galileo satellite project’, despite Theresa May's protest

Britain handed the EU the power to freeze UK companies out of its lucrative Galileo satellite navigation project, MPs have concluded, in a major …

United Kingdom

Brexit latest: Customs partnership proposal "completely cretinous", says Jacob Rees-Mogg as he warns Lords against "playing with fire"

Jacob Rees-Mogg has described one of the government's official Brexit proposals as "completely cretinous" - and warned against any attempts to stay …

United Kingdom

How Humble Leadership Really Works

When you’re a leader — no matter how long you’ve been in your role or how hard the journey was to get there — you are merely overhead unless you’re bringing out the best in your employees. Unfortunately, many leaders lose sight of this.<p>Power, as my colleague Ena Inesi has studied, can cause leaders …

Leadership

In Brexit, Economic Reality Competes With Nostalgia for Bygone Days

GRIMSBY, England — There aren’t a lot of fishermen left in this town in North East England, once home to one of the largest fleet of trawlers in Britain. But nostalgia for the fishing industry permeates the place. So the result seemed inevitable when 70 percent of residents voted to leave the …

United Kingdom

How Worried Should We Be About the Power of Big Companies?

Miguel Montaner<p>The first episode of Capitalisn’t, a new economics podcast by Kate Waldock, of Georgetown University, and Luigi Zingales, of the University of Chicago, contemplates a future in which Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg becomes president of the United States and revises antitrust law to make …

Intellectual Property

EU’s Barnier Warns U.K. It Must Produce Its Post-Brexit ‘Vision’

The U.K. must present a clear plan for its future relationship with the European Union if Brexit negotiations are to move forward, EU chief …

United Kingdom

More Brexit defeats for No 10 in Lords amid reports of cabinet split

Peers vote by majority of 77 to keep the fundamental charter of EU rights in force<p>The government has suffered more significant defeats to its Brexit legislation in the House of Lords as the row over membership of the customs union threatened to split the cabinet.<p>Peers voted by a majority of 77 to …

United Kingdom

Brexit: Why is the customs union so important?

<b>We won't be staying in the EU's customs union, and we won't be joining a new customs union either - so says the government. But just in case you've got a bit lost in the weeds of what the, or indeed "a" customs union is, BBC Reality Check's Chris Morris explains the issues.</b><p>So the customs union is …

United Kingdom

Government defeated on Brexit for a third time in five days as peers vote to keep key human rights in UK law

The Government has suffered its third defeat over Brexit in just five days after the Lords backed plans to keep human rights laws when we leave the …

United Kingdom

May is chasing a fantasists’ Brexit. She must change course now

It’s clear a sensible withdrawal will involve compromise. No one will be totally happy but a brave PM would do what was right<p>Who can say, hand on heart, that the customs union was uppermost in their mind in the polling booth on referendum day? Each vote contained a multitude of motives, and the …

United Kingdom

Rolls-Royce mulls European move as Brexit deal worries grow

Rolls-Royce is preparing to relocate the “signing off” of British-made airliner engines to Europe, as the EU aviation authority will hold the right to certify they are safe to fly in the event of a hard Brexit.<p>The iconic British brand - and leading member of the country’s £31.8bn-a-year aerospace …

Aviation

EU officials dismiss City minister's notion of UK sweetheart deal

Talk of a softening in opposition to giving financial services sector a special Brexit deal is rejected<p>A claim from the UK’s City minister that the EU is softening its opposition to giving the country’s financial services sector a special Brexit deal has been dismissed in Brussels.<p>John Glen, a …

United Kingdom

Theresa May cannot assume her ministers will swallow a customs union

Theresa May faces mounting pressure over her plans to leave the EU's customs union, with the House of Lords turning the thumbscrews on her last week by demanding that she considers the idea of recreating it for Brexit Britain (even though she has been vehement that doing so would "betray" Leave …

United Kingdom

Number 10 rubbishes no confidence claims over customs union as pressure grows on Theresa May

Number 10 has rubbished claims that Theresa May will make next month's vote on the customs union a matter of confidence.<p>The vote is on an amendment …

United Kingdom

We asked thousands of you how you feel about Brexit now - here are the results

MORE than half of people in the UK think we would be better off economically in Europe - and a majority want to stick with the Single Market.<p>A major …

United Kingdom

Rudd says online EU registration will be 'as easy as shopping at LK Bennett'

Home secretary compares application system for EU citizens to setting up account with luxury fashion retailer<p>An application system for EU nationals seeking to remain in the UK after Brexit will be “as easy as setting up an online account at LK Bennett”, according to Amber Rudd.<p>The home secretary …

Amber Rudd