Boris Johnson: UK ‘will be ready’ for no-deal Brexit

Image copyright EPA Boris Johnson has insisted no-deal Brexit preparations are on track, despite a leaked report warning of food and medicine shortages in a no-deal exit. The prime minister said preparations had been “very far advanced” ahead of the original 29 March deadline. He added that plans had since “slipped back”, but the UK […]

Brexit: Freedom of movement ‘will end’ says the government

Image copyright Getty Images The UK government has said rules allowing EU nationals to live and work freely in the UK will end in the event of a no-deal Brexit on 31 October. Theresa May had considered extending freedom of movement to 2021 or allowing EU citizens to stay for three months before applying for […]

Knife crime curfew plan for 12 year olds

Image copyright Getty Images Children as young as 12 could face curfews under Home Office plans to tackle knife crime. Courts in England and Wales will get extra civil powers to tackle concerns about people suspected of carrying bladed weapons and serious violence. The knife crime prevention orders (KCPOs) can be imposed by magistrate and […]

Jeremy Corbyn: General election will stop Brexit ‘crisis’

Image copyright Getty Images Jeremy Corbyn will say today the UK is facing a Brexit “crisis” and will vow to do “everything necessary” to stop the UK leaving the EU without a deal. The Labour leader will say the Tory party has “failed our country” and a general election is the “change of direction the […]

Brexit: No-deal dossier shows worst-case scenario – Gove

Media captionMichael Gove was questioned about what had actually changed since the document was produced A leaked cross-government study warning of the impact of a no-deal Brexit outlines a “worst-case scenario”, cabinet minister Michael Gove has said. Details from the dossier warn of food and medicine shortages if the UK leaves the EU without a […]

Michael Brown regrets ‘stupid’ £2.4m Lib Dem donation

Image copyright Michael Brown Image caption Michael Campbell-Brown now works for the outsourcing company Serco A convicted businessman who donated £2.4m to the Liberal Democrats has said it was the “stupidest” thing he has ever done in his life. Michael Brown made the payment – a record sum for the party – in 2005. But […]

No-deal Brexit dossier shows worst-case scenario – Gove

Image copyright Reuters A leaked cross-government study warning of the impact of a no-deal Brexit outlines a “worst-case scenario”, cabinet minister Michael Gove has said. Details from the dossier warn of food and medicine shortages if the UK leaves the EU without a deal. Mr Gove, who is responsible for no deal preparation, said “very […]

Brexit: PM to tell EU leaders to renegotiate deal

Image copyright Reuters Boris Johnson will tell EU leaders there needs to be a new Brexit deal when he makes his first trip abroad as PM later this week. The UK will leave the EU on 31 October with or without a deal, he will insist. However No 10 said there will be “very little […]

Brexit: Tory MP Oliver Letwin rejects Corbyn as caretaker PM

Image copyright AFP Senior Tory MP Sir Oliver Letwin has said he does not support Jeremy Corbyn becoming a caretaker prime minister in a bid to avoid a no-deal Brexit. But he supported discussions across the Commons to prevent the UK crashing out of the EU without a deal. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has pledged […]

Sajid Javid will ‘simplify’ the tax system in first Budget

Image copyright EPA Chancellor Sajid Javid has said he wants to simplify the tax system ahead of his Budget in the autumn. In his first interview since becoming Chancellor, Mr Javid told the Times he was a “low tax guy” but said it was important to “always be thinking about the lowest paid”. He added […]

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