Anger at Labour conference Brexit vote

Image copyright EPA Image caption There have been pro-EU protests outside the party conference Pro-EU Labour MPs have expressed their anger after no Brexit motions were chosen to be voted on at party conference. Instead, delegates chose Grenfell Tower, rail, growth and investment, public sector pay, workers’ rights, the NHS, housing and social care. Party […]

Brexit: Fresh round of negotiations to take place

Image copyright PA Brexit Secretary David Davis will lead the UK team of negotiators into their fourth round of talks with EU officials in Brussels on Monday. It will be the first opportunity for the European delegation to respond to Theresa May’s speech in Florence. Mrs May aimed to restore momentum to a process that […]

Labour to offer some women earlier retirement option

Image caption Changes to women’s retirement age sparked widespread protests Labour would allow hundreds of thousands of women born in the 1950s to retire at 64 on a reduced state pension, rather than wait until 66. Government changes to the retirement age have been “chaotic”, shadow work and pensions secretary Debbie Abrahams will tell Labour’s […]

UK and Scottish governments in Brexit talks

Image copyright Getty Images The UK and Scottish governments are due to hold a fresh round of talks on Brexit in London. Scotland’s Deputy First Minister John Swinney and Brexit minister Mike Russell will meet First Secretary of State Damian Green to discuss concerns about the EU Withdrawal Bill. UK ministers have said it is […]

Brexit: Jeremy Corbyn urges caution on single market

Media captionThe Labour leader told Andrew Marr he supported workers asking for a decent public sector pay rise Jeremy Corbyn has promised to listen to Labour members’ calls to keep the UK in the EU single market – but warned it could hamper the government’s ability to protect jobs and invest in industry. The Labour […]

Brexit: ‘May speech not changed by Boris Johnson article’

Media caption“My car’s only got two seats” – David Davis responds to Boris backseat driving accusations Theresa May’s key EU speech was not influenced by Boris Johnson’s article on the UK’s future, the Brexit secretary has said. The foreign secretary has been accused of undermining the PM with a 4,000-word piece setting out his own […]

Brexit: Jeremy Corbyn pressed to commit to single market

Image copyright Getty Images Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is being pressed to commit to remaining in the European single market and customs union after the UK leaves the EU. More than 40 senior Labour figures, including 30 MPs, have signed an open letter published in the Observer. They say the party must offer a clear […]

Brexit: UK needs to clarify issues – Macron

Image copyright Reuters The UK must provide more clarity about its negotiating position on Brexit, the French president has said. Emmanuel Macron said the issues of EU citizens, the exit bill and the Irish border question must be settled before talks could be held on trade. On Friday, Theresa May made suggestions including a two-year […]

Corbyn admits colleagues unhappy at ‘restricted’ conference speeches

Image copyright Getty Images Some shadow cabinet members are unhappy about not getting to speak from the main platform at the Labour conference in Brighton, Jeremy Corbyn has said. Asked why Manchester mayor Andy Burnham would not get a slot, the Labour leader said there was a need to “rebalance” the conference in favour of […]

Brexit: Theresa May sets out UK offer to break deadlock

Media captionTheresa May says an “implementation period” of two years “will create valuable certainty” for the UK and EU Theresa May has set out proposals for a two-year transition period after Britain leaves the EU in March 2019. She wants existing EU market access arrangements to apply during that period and promised Britain would pay […]