UK government to investigate impact of overseas students

Image copyright Reuters Home Secretary Amber Rudd is launching an investigation into the impact of international students on the UK’s society and economy. It will look at the effect EU and non-EU students have on the UK labour market while they are in the UK. The study is being launched on Thursday, as the UK […]

Food industry warns of Brexit workforce shortage

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Almost a third of food and drink firms have seen EU workers leave the UK The UK food industry has warned that a Brexit workforce shortage could leave a third of its businesses unviable. The Food and Drink Federation said: “Our sector faces a rapidly approaching workforce shortage and […]

EU citizen detention letters sent in error

Image copyright QMUL Image caption Dr Eva Johanna Holmberg said the incident made her “even less likely” to trust politicians in the wake of Brexit The Home Office sent about 100 letters “in error” to EU citizens living in the UK, telling them they had to leave or be liable for “detention”. The mistake emerged […]

Labour MP faces backlash over women-only carriages idea

Image copyright Getty Images Women’s rights groups and Labour colleagues have criticised a shadow minister for saying female-only train carriages should be considered. Chris Williamson said they were an “idea worth exploring” to reduce sexual offences and create “safe spaces”. But Labour’s former transport secretary said it was an “absolutely crazy idea”, while another of […]

Boris Johnson: Libya is terror fight front line

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Johnson met Libyan unity government prime minister Fayez Sarraj (right) Libya is the front line in Europe’s struggle against illegal migration and terrorism, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson says. On a visit to the capital Tripoli, Mr Johnson pledged more than £9m to help tackle people trafficking and terrorism. He […]

Andy Burnham: North ‘needs transport investment now’

Image caption Political and business leaders have gathered at a transport summit in Leeds’ Cloth Hall Court The north of England “needs transport investment now”, the Mayor of Greater Manchester said as northern leaders gather at a transport summit in Leeds. In a tweet, Andy Burnham said: “We are here with one loud, clear and […]

Brexit: Theresa May says UK leaving EU court’s jurisdiction

Media captionWhy the fuss about the European Court of Justice? Theresa May has insisted the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice in the UK will come to an end with Brexit. As the government published new details of its position, the PM said the UK would “take back control of our laws”. But critics […]

Sarah Smith to present BBC’s Sunday Politics

BBC Scotland’s Sarah Smith is to take over as the presenter of the Sunday Politics from Andrew Neil. Smith will host the programme when it returns from its summer break on September 17 at 1100 BST. The former Channel 4 News correspondent will combine her new role with her job as BBC Scotland editor. Andrew […]

Grenfell Tower management to be removed – Theresa May

Media captionTheresa May says “people were pleased” to hear the TMO was being removed The organisation that manages Grenfell Tower is to be stripped of responsibility for the west London estate it is part of, the PM has said. Theresa May said she had a “respectful” meeting with survivors of the fire, which left at […]

Brexit: No ‘direct jurisdiction’ for ECJ after Brexit, say ministers

Media captionWhy the fuss about the European Court of Justice? The UK will no longer be under the “direct jurisdiction” of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) after Brexit, a government policy paper will say. Ministers say they want a “special partnership” with the EU, but it is “neither necessary nor appropriate” for the ECJ […]

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