Brexit: Theresa May sets out UK offer to break deadlock

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 […]

Tory MP did not vote in EU referendum because choice was ‘very difficult’

Image copyright UK Parliament A Scottish Conservative MP has admitted she did not vote in last year’s EU referendum because the decision was “very difficult”. Kirstene Hair said she left the choice to “everyone else” and decided to go with the “will of the UK”. But she said she had thought Remain would ultimately win […]

Parliament advertises for new Black Rod

Image copyright PA Image caption Black Rod is best known for summoning MPs to hear the Queen’s Speech Parliament is advertising for a new Black Rod to replace Lieutenant General David Leakey, who is retiring. Black Rod is best known for a role in the State Opening of Parliament, knocking on the door of the […]

Plaid leader Wood says McEvoy ‘impossible to work with’

Image caption Neil McEvoy and Leanne Wood both launched Plaid’s local election campaign in March Neil McEvoy is impossible to work with, Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood has said, following his suspension from the party’s assembly group. Ms Wood defended the decision in an email to a Plaid member who complained. She claimed that Mr […]

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. […]