John McDonnell

Brexit: David Davis admits it's possible UK will not reach deal with European Union

David Davis has admitted it is possible the UK will not reach a deal with the European Union over Brexit.<p>Reaching a deal with the EU is the "most …

Brexit

Britain has become a zombie state. Philip Hammond cannot save it

As civil war rages in the cabinet and the chancellor is undermined by Theresa May, he won’t reverse the damage of austerity<p>Driverless cars are the chancellor’s vision. He promised to ride one – but yesterday backed off: someone warned him driverlessness was a bad look on budget eve. If he is trying …

Opinion

Brexit: Labour fury at vote to quit single market and customs union

Deep Labour divisions over Brexit were exposed in the form of a bizarre three way split last night, after party whips forced MPs to vote with the …

Brexit

Commentary: One more sterling risk that may be less than first thought

LONDON (Reuters) - Given the disarray the British government finds itself in right now, there’s not an insignificant chance of the country enduring another general election next year and left-wing Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn becoming an unlikely prime minister.<p>U.S. dollar and British pound notes …

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North of England hardest hit by government cuts

<b>The north of England has seen the biggest cuts in government spending over the past five years, official figures show.</b><p>Spending in the north has fallen by £696m in real terms since 2012, while the south of England has seen an increase of £7bn.<p>Labour have called on the government to end its austerity …

Midlands

John McDonnell joins Tories in voting down backbench Labour amendment on customs union

John McDonnell joined the Government to vote down a Labour backbench proposal to protect the customs union on Monday.<p>Joined by 18 fellow Labour MPs, …

Brexit

Budget 2017 UK: Embattled Philip Hammond's offer to business

The Evening Standard's City desk takes a look at what business announcements Chancellor Philip Hammond may make in the November 22 Budget...

Philip Hammond

Live updates and analysis as Chancellor prepares crucial Budget

A chill sweeps through the Treasury<p>Philip Hammond will have sighed when he saw the latest borrowing figures.<p>The £500m rise in public borrowing for …

News (Wales)

The Waugh Zone Tuesday November 21, 2017

The five things you need to know about politics today.<p><b>1. JUMPIN’ BACKLASH</b><p>Well, Cabinet unity continues to hold on Brexit, against the odds. Last …

Brexit

How will 'box office Phil' play the Budget?

<b>The chancellor is known by some around Westminster as "box office Phil", an ironic nickname for a politician who favours caution and prudence over showmanship and headline-grabbing pyrotechnics. So this should be Philip Hammond's sort of Budget.</b><p>The government is sticking with its aim of plugging …

Brexit

Widening UK budget deficit hands Hammond a headache

Rise in public sector net borrowing for October indicates weaker economy than expected and will further limit chancellor’s room for manoeuvre in the budget<p>Britain’s budget deficit unexpectedly widened in October, handing Philip Hammond disappointing news on the eve of the budget.<p>Public sector net …

Business

The Conservative party must fight back against McDonnell's brand of Labour lunacy

At the time of John McDonnell’s elevation to Labour’s front bench in September 2015, the veteran left-winger was better known for praising the …

Referendums

John McDonnell slammed for refusing to cost Labour's nationalisation plans

John McDonnell faced sharp criticism last night after he refused to say how much Labour's sweeping nationalisation plans would cost.<p>Speaking on the …

Football Top 20: St. John’s ranks No. 2 after WCAC championship victory

Local private school leagues have all wrapped up their postseasons, Maryland and D.C. are down to their final fours, and Virginia has reached the state quarterfinal stage.<p>There were two upsets in Maryland 4A region finals. Howard, the second seed in the North region, beat top-seeded Paint Branch. …

Sports

George Freeman: We need a new Chairman and team at CCHQ to lead a radical programme of Conservative renewal

<i>George Freeman is Chair of the Conservative Policy Forum and is MP for Mid Norfolk.</i><i>“In this present crisis, government is not the solution to the</i> …

Vince Cable

This government is falling apart, so Labour’s tribes must come together

With the great prize in sight, it’s time for Corbynites and their doubters to recognise common ground<p>The Tories’ main problem with Jeremy Corbyn and the shadow chancellor, John McDonnell, is that they speak human. Critics rush at the opposition like Wile E Coyote, carrying boulders and anvils …

Opinion

A budget to increase national debt? That would be a pay rise for Britain

Getting rid of deficits is disastrous for economies – as Bill Clinton proved in the 90s. But don’t expect Philip Hammond to ditch this crazy obsession<p>Philip Hammond is in a bind as he prepares for the autumn budget. On the one hand, with Theresa May reeling from ministerial resignations and facing …

Economics

What to expect from Philip Hammond's Budget this week

• <b>Chancellor Philip Hammond</b> <b>is hamstrung by his own deficit reduction targets, which mean he is unable to announce any major spending plans.</b>• <b><br>However, housebuilding is one area where he is expected to take action, with reports that building on green belt land could be announced.</b>• <b><br>The government's official</b> …

U.S. Politics

Terrelle Pryor undergoes ankle surgery

Washington Redskins wide receiver Terrelle Pryor Sr. is undergoing ankle surgery today, a source confirmed.<p>He was ruled out of Sunday’s 34-31 overtime loss in New Orleans because of lingering ankle pain and was scheduled to see noted foot specialist Robert Anderson on Monday in Charlotte.<p>Pryor …

Sports

There are no unemployed in UK, says Hammond in TV gaffe

Chancellor accused of being out of touch after making slip-up as he prepares for politically difficult budget later this week<p>Philip Hammond has claimed “there are no unemployed people” in the UK in a major slip-up as the chancellor prepares to fight for his political life in this week’s …

Brexit

Tory Chancellor Philip Hammond claims 'there are NO unemployed people' in car-crash live TV gaffe - Mirror Online

The millionaire Tory Chancellor has claimed "there are no unemployed people" in a spectacular live TV gaffe.<p>Philip Hammond made the car-crash …

Brexit

Brexit threatens to 'undermine the peace process' if Northern Ireland hard border installed, John McDonnell warns

Bringing back a hard border between Ireland and Northern Ireland after Brexit would "be a nightmare" that could undermine the peace process, John …

Brexit

Labour's John McDonnell suggests re-nationalisation won't cost a penny because industries will 'always' make a profit - Mirror Online

Labour's mass re-nationalisation programme won't cost taxpayers a penny, John McDonnell has suggested.<p>The Shadow Chancellor said the plans would "not …

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Watch: McDonnell suggests Hammond visits a food bank

Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell suggests Philip Hammond visits a food bank to see unemployment.

Philip Hammond

Outrage at ‘lavish’ spending by City of London Corporation

Labour calls for reform as figures show £4m spent on independent schools and hundreds of thousands on luxury dining and alcohol<p>The secretive local authority that runs London’s Square Mile has come under fire for “lavish” spending – including subsidising its own members’ club and supporting a trio …

London

The Tories want driverless cars on Britain's roads by 2021 - and Jeremy Clarkson is very worried - Mirror Online

The Tory government has announced it wants to put driverless cars on British roads by 2021.<p>Chancellor Philip Hammond is set to give the green light …

Jeremy Clarkson

Sunday Show Round-Up: Brexit Hysteria And Spreadsheet Phil's Slip-Up

Another eventful morning in politics.<p>PA Wire/PA Images<p>Philip Hammond’s pre-budget media round didn’t quite go according to plan.<p>While extolling the …

Brexit

Sunday shows round-up: John McDonnell – Labour’s nationalisation programme is ‘not a magic card trick’

<b>Philip Hammond – ‘We are delivering homes at record numbers’</b><p>Philip Hammond is set to deliver his second budget on Wednesday, which many believe will be make or break for his future at No. 11 Downing Street. He faces a difficult balancing act with challenges on many different fronts, including how …

Brexit

John McDonnell: ‘The Tories have no mission, no objectives’

As the budget looms, the shadow chancellor is even taking advice from Gordon Brown<p>With the government in choppy waters and the economy heading for Brexit turbulence, John McDonnell has been practising his captaincy skills. To relax away from Westminster and clear the mind, the would-be chancellor …

Referendums

Philip Hammond promises 'new industrial revolution' with driverless cars on UK roads

Philip Hammond says post-Brexit Britain can lead the way in technologies sector.<p>Speaking on the Andrew Marr Show, chancellor said driverless cars …

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