Downing Street

Irish PM should know better over Brexit, says Arlene Foster

<b>Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar "should know better" than to "play around" with Northern Ireland over Brexit, the leader of the Democratic Unionist Party says.</b><p>Arlene Foster accused Mr Varadkar of being "reckless" as Brexit talks enter a "critical phase".<p>She was speaking after meeting Theresa May …

Brexit

Double your money, Theresa May – the true Brexit bill will be £80bn

With the future of the NHS, schools and housing hanging in the balance, it’s time for the prime minister to finally come clean on the cost of leaving the EU<p>Boris Johnson and Michael Gove promised Brexit would release an extra £350m a week for the NHS. Now they’ve given the green light to Theresa …

Brexit

DUP's Arlene Foster warns against Brexit 'blackmail' over Irish border

DUP leader Arlene Foster has issued a stern warning to politicians in Brussels and Dublin over using the issue of the Northern Irish border to …

Brexit

Why the Churchill War Rooms are still relevant

<b>(CNN) —</b> More than 50 years after his death, former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill is having a bit of a moment.<p>Following the release of "Churchill" in June 2017 (with Brian Cox in the lead role), "Darkest Hour" is set to hit US screens on November 22, this time with an unrecognizable Gary …

London

The 10 most important things in the world right now

Hello! Here’s what’s happening on Tuesday.<p><b>1. US</b> <b>President Donald Trump put North Korea back on the list of state sponsors of terrorism.</b> Trump's new <b></b>designation allows the US to impose more sanctions on North Korea, which was removed from the list in 2008 by former President George W. Bush in exchange …

U.S. Politics

How UK lost International Court of Justice place to India

<b>The International Court of Justice is the principal legal body of the United Nations. It is based in The Hague and its job is to settle disputes between states.</b><p>Lots of its work is highly technical and not exactly the stuff of the front pages. And let's be honest, many people would probably not have …

International Court of Justice

Theresa May's No10 policy chief George Freeman quits after warning Tories risk becoming party of 'austerity and lazy privilege' - Mirror Online

Theresa May's Downing Street policy chief has quit, he revealed today, just days after a stark letter emerged in which he warned of the party's …

Brexit

UK Brexit minister says EU agreement likely, but UK ready for no deal

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s Brexit minister David Davis said on Tuesday that reaching a deal with the European Union was the most likely outcome of talks, but added that the British government was prepared for no agreement with the bloc.<p>David Davis, Britain's Secretary of State for Exiting the …

Brexit

Belief that customs system will be ready for Brexit ‘borders on insanity’

Logistics company CEVA says delays could lead to ‘calamitous situation’ at Dover, but warns it may already be too late<p>One of the world’s biggest logistics companies, whose clients include Rolls-Royce, Airbus and Primark, has said it is “bordering on insanity” to think new Brexit customs systems …

Brexit

Is May’s political survival more important than the Good Friday agreement?

The prime minister’s rightwing pact with the DUP has undermined the restoration of power-sharing and put the peace process in the north of Ireland at risk<p>• Michelle O’Neill is leader of Sinn Féin in the Northern Ireland assembly<p>The failure to restore the power-sharing administration in Belfast is a …

Brexit

Sports Minister Tracey Crouch: People Are Tired Of The BBC's Brexit Obsession

She still won't say how she voted in the Referendum<p><i>She won’t reveal how she voted in the referendum, thinks people are bored of Brexit and is a</i> …

Referendums

Britain will honor commitments made to EU: May's spokesman

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain will honor its commitments made while a member of the European Union, but specific figures on how much the country will pay for Brexit are subject to negotiations, a spokesman for Prime Minister Theresa May said on Tuesday.<p>"All I can point you to is the PM's position as …

Brexit

Arlene Foster: Sinn Féin 'glorification of terrorism' a hindrance to deal

The Democratic Unionists have warned that the "glorification of terrorism" by Sinn Féin was making it more difficult to restore power-sharing …

News (Ireland)

Explained: Blind trusts and the questions facing Theresa May and her husband

• <b>Labour has called on Philip May to explain his role at a company named in the Paradise Papers.</b>• <b><br>A Downing Street spokesperson told Business Insider that the Mays have assets in a blind trust.</b>• <b><br>Blind trusts are shrouded in mystery and do not allow the public to know what assets have been put in them and</b> …

U.S. Politics

Will May still be smiling after Hammond's Budget?

As Mr Hammond – a cautious man by instinct – reviewed his Budget options over the last few weeks, the case for a modest little Budget must have …

Economics

News Daily: Brexit cost and Railcard extended to under-30s

<b>Hello. Here's your morning briefing:</b><p>UK 'ready to pay more for Brexit'<p>The European Union says talks on a post-Brexit trade agreement can't begin until the UK's "divorce bill" is agreed. So, the BBC understands, senior cabinet ministers have agreed to offer to increase the amount paid. But Downing …

Brexit

Taoiseach hits back at 'Brexit Buffoon' commentary from 'Tory press'

The Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, says he does not have much respect for commentary about him in the British press.<p>It comes after The Sun newspaper …

Brexit

Changing the lens on mental health (and detecting yet more opposition to Brexit)

Last night I was at Reading University, delivering the Peter Campbell Lecture – no relation – in honour of the founding head of the University’s …

UK Politics

Political protests: Who are the Stop Brexit campaigners?

<b>The Houses of Parliament are a magnet for protests of all kinds. Here's who has been making their voices heard in the rain on Monday.</b><p>Who are they?<p>Steve Bray, a 48-year-old rare coins dealer from Port Talbot, in South Wales, says he spends every day, from 11am to 6pm, protesting against Brexit …

Brexit

Press release: PM meeting with President Nana Akufo-Addo: 20 November 2017

A Downing Street spokesperson said:This afternoon Prime Minister Theresa May welcomed President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana to Downing Street for a …

Africa

Theresa May warned British public will 'go bananas' if she offers EU £40bn to settle Brexit divorce bill

Theresa May has been warned by a senior Tory MP that the British public will “go bananas” if she agrees to a Brexit divorce bill of £40billion or more.<p>Robert Halfon, the former deputy chairman of the Conservative Party, said voters would not accept such a payment at a time when public services are …

Brexit

UK commits billions to 'industries of future' to ward off Brexit shocks

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday announced 4 billion pounds of spending on research and development and regional growth strategies, setting out plans to help the economy grow after Brexit.<p>Amid stiff international competition, Britain is looking to carve out a new global role …

Brexit

With this budget, Philip Hammond could be the person to unify Britain again

Our acute economic problems could be a blessing for the chancellor. If he creates a mood for consensus, he can bring the changes we badly need<p>Feeling sorry for Britain’s chancellor of the exchequer is all the rage. Philip Hammond is an unlucky man we’re told, having to prepare next week’s budget …

Opinion

Towns That Voted Leave At Risk Of Losing Out Most From Brexit, Labour MPs Say

A new think tank is being launched to tackle the issue.<p>Empics Entertainment<p>Towns that voted Leave are at risk of losing out most during and after …

Brexit

The riddle of Theresa May’s Russia policy

It is just a week since Theresa May used her Mansion House speech to launch a broadside on Russia. During a wide-ranging survey of the international horizon, it was Russia she singled out for special criticism and it was her Russia attack that attracted (and was surely intended to attract) the …

Brexit

Philip Hammond's plan for trip in driverless car killed off by Downing Street and Treasury over disastrous pre-Budget photo op concerns

Philip Hammond’s plan to take a trip in one of the driverless cars he wants to become commonplace on British roads was killed off by Downing Street and the Treasury over concerns of a pre-Budget photo op disaster.<p>The Chancellor wants fully driverless vehicles on the UK’s roads by 2021 but he …

Brexit

Ministers warned over 'botched' plans to privatise court fines collections

The Ministry of Justice has been accused of presiding over “another botched” tender on a deal that could allow private firms to arrest people who …

UK Politics

Philip Hammond claims there are 'no unemployed people' in the UK

• <b>Philip Hammond criticised over claim that there are "no unemployed people" in UK.</b>• <b><br>The chancellor was accused of being out of touch after making the remark.</b>• <b><br>Hammond under pressure ahead of the Budget on Wednesday.</b><p>LONDON — Philip Hammond has been accused of being out of touch in the run-up to this …

Brexit

Four Tory former defence ministers call on Philip Hammond to use Budget to pump cash into the Armed Forces - Mirror Online

A host of Tory former defence ministers tonight call on the Chancellor to pump more cash into the Armed Forces at Wednesday’s Budget.<p>Four party …

War

Why your boss may have to stop describing you as self-employed

New laws to close loopholes allowing gig economy firms to cut wage bills by defining staff as self-employed should be closed a cross-party group of …

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