Brexit: PM bids to break deadlock with two-year deal offer

Image copyright Reuters Theresa May will tell EU leaders there is a shared responsibility to make Brexit work “smoothly” as she attempts to break the deadlock in negotiations. In a major speech in Florence on Friday, she will say history will judge Brexit “not for the differences we faced, but for the vision we showed”. […]

Brexit: Theresa May ‘to offer 20bn euros transitional deal’

Image caption The foreign secretary and chancellor left No 10 together smiling Theresa May is set to propose a transitional deal with the EU of up to two years in a speech on Friday, a cabinet source has told BBC News. The PM is also expected to make an “open and generous” offer, potentially worth […]

Sadiq Khan to address Labour conference, Corbyn confirms

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The mayor of London is one of Labour’s most powerful elected figures London mayor Sadiq Khan is to address the Labour Party conference after initially being told he would not get a slot. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn told BBC London: “Sadiq is speaking. I’m delighted to say he is […]

Two-year Brexit transition deal ‘discussed at marathon Cabinet’

Image caption The foreign secretary and chancellor left No 10 together smiling Ministers have discussed the possibility of a transition deal with the EU of up to two years, a Cabinet source has told BBC News. Prime Minister Theresa May is also expected to make an “open and generous” cash offer to the rest of […]

House of Lords rejects ‘couch potato peers’ allegation

Image caption The House of Lords has 798 members, making it the second-largest legislative body in the world The House of Lords has defended its role after the Electoral Reform Society criticised “couch potato peers”. The society said peers who had spoken five times or fewer in the chamber in 2016-17 had claimed more than […]

Sir Teddy Taylor, former MP and Eurosceptic, dies aged 80

Image copyright PA Image caption Sir Teddy Taylor had been ill for some months, his family said The former Conservative MP and ardent Eurosceptic Sir Teddy Taylor has died aged 80, his family said. Sir Teddy had been ill for some months and passed away at Southend Hospital on Wednesday, his wife Sheila Taylor said. […]

Theresa May Brexit speech to be ‘open and generous offer’ to EU

Image copyright Reuters Theresa May’s speech on Brexit in Italy on Friday will represent an “open and generous offer” to the rest of the EU, a cabinet minister has told the BBC. It is thought that might include a guarantee that no EU country would lose out from changes to the EU’s current budget as […]

House of Lords rejects ‘flawed’ expenses report

Image caption The House of Lords has 798 members, making it the second-largest legislative body in the world The House of Lords has defended its role after the Electoral Reform Society criticised “couch potato peers”. The society said peers who had spoken five times or fewer in the chamber in 2016-17 had claimed more than […]

Dangerous cycling law review after death crash

The government is launching a review into whether a new law is needed to tackle dangerous cycling. It will consider whether an equivalent offence to causing death by dangerous driving is needed for cyclists. The announcement follows the trial of Charlie Alliston, 20, who knocked over and killed a woman while riding a fixed-gear bike […]

UK threatens to withhold United Nations funding

Media captionTheresa May says UN shortcomings risk undermining confidence in the organisation Theresa May has warned the United Nations that Britain could withhold up to 30% of its £90m core funding each year unless the organisation reforms. The PM told delegates at the UN general assembly there was a gap between “the nobility of its […]

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