Pound dives after Brexit resignations

Sterling has fallen sharply after Cabinet ministers Dominic Raab and Esther McVey quit over Prime Minister Theresa May’s draft Brexit deal. The pound fell more than 1% against the dollar to $1.2798 and dropped more than 1% against the euro to €1.1313. On Wednesday, Theresa May had secured Cabinet backing for the draft Brexit agreement […]

Brexit agreement: Theresa May faces MPs’ questions

Media captionTheresa May says she believes with her “head and her heart” that it is in the best interests of the UK Theresa May faces a grilling from MPs later over the draft Brexit agreement the UK has reached with the EU. The PM secured her cabinet’s backing for the deal after a five-hour meeting, […]

Brexit: Cabinet backs draft agreement

Media captionTheresa May says she believes with her “head and her heart” that it is in the best interests of the UK The cabinet has backed a draft withdrawal agreement between the UK and the EU, Theresa May has said. The prime minister was speaking after what she said was a “long, detailed and impassioned […]

Theresa May seeking cabinet backing for Brexit plan

Image copyright HoC The UK is “significantly closer” to delivering on the result of the Brexit vote, Theresa May has told MPs. She told the Commons it would give the UK control of borders, laws and money – and also protect business and jobs. The PM is now in a crucial cabinet meeting where she […]

Brexit: A guide to where we are

Image copyright Getty Images Theresa May has agreed a draft Brexit deal with Brussels. What happens now? The basics: A reminder The UK is due to leave the European Union at 11pm on Friday 29 March, 2019. The reason the UK is leaving is because people voted by 51.9% to 48.1% for Leave in the […]

Gambling machine climbdown means new rules go ahead in April

Media captionWhat are fixed-odds betting terminals? The maximum bet on fixed-odds betting terminals will be cut from April after the government bowed to pressure. Ministers had been facing a parliamentary defeat, with several Tory MPs joining opposition politicians to table amendments to the finance bill. The chancellor said in the Budget the maximum bet would […]

Brexit text does not negatively impact UK’s integrity – Leo Varadkar

Image caption Leo Varadkar has said the Northern Ireland backstop must not be time limited Taoiseach (Irish prime minister) Leo Varadkar has sought to reassure unionists that there is no constitutional threat to the integrity of the UK. He has said a draft Brexit deal between the UK and EU would “not negatively impact” the […]

Brexit: Theresa May to face cabinet showdown over deal

Theresa May faces a crunch cabinet meeting later as she tries to win colleagues’ support for a draft Brexit agreement between the UK and EU. Senior ministers will gather in Downing Street at 14:00 GMT amid calls to reject the deal from both senior Brexiteers and some Remain supporters. The Democratic Unionists have warned it […]

Brexit deal: Theresa May to face cabinet showdown

Theresa May faces a crunch cabinet meeting later when she will try to win colleagues’ support for a draft Brexit agreement between the UK and Brussels. Senior ministers will gather at Downing Street at 14:00 GMT amid calls to reject the deal from senior Brexiteers and Remain supporters. Some cabinet members have “deep reservations”, BBC […]

Brexit: UK and EU ‘agree text’ of draft withdrawal agreement

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Ministers are being briefed individually on the draft agreement UK and EU officials have agreed the draft text of a Brexit agreement after months of negotiations in Brussels. A cabinet source told the BBC that the document has been agreed at a technical level by officials from both sides after […]