Brexit: Talk of deadlock is exaggerated, says Donald Tusk

Image copyright AFP Reports of deadlock over Brexit negotiations may have been exaggerated, European Council President Donald Tusk has said after a Brussels summit. Progress was “not sufficient” to begin trade talks with the UK now but that “doesn’t mean there is no progress at all”, he said. EU leaders will discuss the issue internally, […]

MP Clive Lewis sorry for ‘unacceptable language’ after video

Image copyright PA A Labour MP has apologised for using “offensive and unacceptable” language at the party conference last month. Norwich South MP Clive Lewis was filmed on stage at a fringe event in Brighton saying: “Get on your knees, bitch” – the video emerged on social media. Among female MPs criticising him was Labour’s […]

Anger over Donald Trump’s UK crime tweet

Image copyright Getty Images The US President, Donald Trump, has been accused of fuelling hate crime with a tweet linking a rise in the UK crime rate to “radical Islamic terror”. He said: “Just out report: ‘United Kingdom crime rises 13% annually amid spread of Radical Islamic terror.’ Not good, we must keep America safe!” […]

Brexit: EU leaders pave way for future trade talks

EU leaders have agreed to start preparing for trade talks with the UK – as Theresa May admits there is “some way to go” in negotiations. As expected, her 27 EU counterparts agreed at a Brussels summit that not enough progress had been made on other issues to begin formal trade talks now. But by […]

Ian Lavery MP received £165,000 from trade union

Image copyright Shutterstock MP Ian Lavery received £165,000 from the 10-member trade union he ran. We have learned this from the trade union regulator which has now released a report into Mr Lavery’s actions as general secretary of the NUM Northumberland Area. He will now face questions on his record over a number of disputed […]

Plaid: ‘£30m needed for Brexit shock’

Media captionLive: Plaid Cymru conference Plaid Cymru felt “under siege” and “powerless” during a “challenging” general election campaign, Rhun ap Iorwerth has said. The AM for Ynys Mon said Wales needed a “newly confident Plaid Cymru” in a speech to the party’s conference in Caernarfon. His comments came after party leader Leanne Wood said Plaid’s […]

Tougher measures for 999 staff attacks debated

Media captionChris Bryant: “It’s amazing those staff still go the extra mile for the British public” Tougher punishments for attacks on emergency workers are being debated in the House of Commons. Rhondda MP Chris Bryant’s bill would double the maximum sentence for common assault against an emergency worker from six months to a year. “We’ve […]

Brexit: Theresa May urges new dynamic in Brexit talks

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mrs May addressed her fellow EU leaders at a working dinner on Thursday Theresa May has urged EU leaders to create a “dynamic” in Brexit talks that “enables us to move forward together”, at a working dinner in Brussels. The UK PM wants to move onto trade talks but her […]

Brexit: EU leaders seek Brexit talks progress

Media captionTheresa May: I want ‘urgency’ on citizens’ deal EU leaders have urged Theresa May to do more to break the deadlock in the Brexit negotiations as they gather at a crunch Brussels summit. Dutch PM Mark Rutte said “a lot more clarity” on the UK’s financial offer was needed before talks could progress. German […]

Brexit: Theresa May demands urgency on citizens’ rights

Media captionTheresa May: I want ‘urgency’ on citizens’ deal Theresa May has called for “urgency” from EU leaders on the issue of citizens’ rights after Brexit – and said “concrete progress” was being made in negotiations so far. Arriving at a key summit in Brussels, the PM also promised “continued cooperation” on defence and security. […]

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