Labour wants permanent customs union treaty after Brexit – Starmer

Labour wants permanent customs union treaty after Brexit – Starmer

Media captionSir Keir Starmer: “We’ve long championed being in a customs union with the EU” Jeremy Corbyn is to confirm a shift in the Labour Party’s position on remaining in the customs union after Brexit, Sir Keir Starmer has indicated. The shadow Brexit secretary said Labour’s front bench was “unanimous” in its backing for striking […]

Blair ‘complete liar’, says Fire and Fury author Wolff

Michael Wolff, the author of the controversial book about the Trump administration, has called Tony Blair an “complete liar” for denying he was trying to get a job with the White House. In his book Fire and Fury, Mr Wolff claims he overheard a conversation between Mr Blair and the president’s son-in-law Jared Kushner where […]

Labour wants new customs union treaty after Brexit – Starmer

Labour wants new customs union treaty after Brexit – Starmer

Media captionSir Keir Starmer: “We’ve long championed being in a customs union with the EU” Jeremy Corbyn is to confirm a shift in the Labour Party’s position on remaining in the customs union after Brexit, Sir Keir Starmer has indicated. The shadow Brexit secretary said Labour’s front bench was “unanimous” in its backing for striking […]

Brexit: Labour figures urge Corbyn to keep UK in single market

Brexit: Labour figures urge Corbyn to keep UK in single market

Image copyright EPA More than 80 senior figures in the Labour Party have urged Jeremy Corbyn to commit to remaining in the EU single market after Brexit. The group of MPs, MEPs, council leaders and trade unionists say investment plans cannot be funded if the UK retracts its membership. It comes a day before Mr […]

MP Ben Bradley apologises for Corbyn tweet

MP Ben Bradley apologises for Corbyn tweet

A Tory MP has apologised for posting a tweet in which he said Jeremy Corbyn had passed British secrets to a spy from communist Czechoslovakia. Ben Bradley said the now deleted tweet was “wholly untrue and false”. He will also donate an undisclosed sum to a charity supported by the Labour leader and has agreed […]

Julian Assange: Ecuador says latest talks on release failed

Julian Assange: Ecuador says latest talks on release failed

Image copyright PA Ecuador says the country’s latest efforts to negotiate the departure of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange from its London embassy have failed. Foreign minister Maria Fernanda Espinosa said the UK was unwilling to take part in talks about his release. Mr Assange, 46, has been staying at the country’s London embassy since 2012 […]

Donald Tusk: UK Brexit plans ‘pure illusion’

Donald Tusk: UK Brexit plans ‘pure illusion’

Media captionEC President Donald Tusk rejected any idea of the UK being able to join a “single market a la carte” The UK’s approach to the next stage of Brexit negotiations seems to be based on “pure illusion”, Donald Tusk says. The European Council president told a news conference in Brussels that the UK was […]

Labour’s general secretary Iain McNicol resigns

Labour’s general secretary Iain McNicol resigns

Image copyright PA The general secretary of the Labour party, Iain McNicol, has stood down “to pursue new challenges” after serving for a “tumultuous seven years”. In a statement, issued late on Friday, Mr McNicol said he would continue to work “in the service” of the party. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn thanked him for his […]

‘We’re on our way,’ says 96-year-old expat votes campaigner

‘We’re on our way,’ says 96-year-old expat votes campaigner

Image copyright bbc A 96-year-old war veteran is celebrating after his campaign to get the vote for all British expatriates moved a step closer to success. Harry Shindler, who lives in Italy, said he had cracked open a bottle of wine as MPs approved the second reading of a bill to remove the 15-year limit […]

Brexit: EU leaders debate financial impact of UK’s departure

Brexit: EU leaders debate financial impact of UK’s departure

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Macron and Mrs Merkel say any cuts to EU programmes could be damaging EU leaders have agreed to spend more on common defence and security policy in their next long-term budget, European Council President Donald Tusk says. Leaders of 27 states were meeting in Brussels to shape the […]

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