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May and Varadkar head to Belfast amid Stormont deal speculation

May and Varadkar head to Belfast amid Stormont deal speculation

Image copyright Getty Images Theresa May and Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar are to visit Belfast later for talks with the Stormont parties. It comes amid speculation the DUP and Sinn Féin are close to agreeing a deal to restore devolved government. Several previous rounds of talks between the two parties have failed to break […]

Brexit: Ministers to unveil what EU relationship they want for UK

Brexit: Ministers to unveil what EU relationship they want for UK

Image copyright PA Image caption The PM has been under pressure from Brussels and her party to set out her vision for Britain after Brexit Theresa May will deliver a major speech within the next three weeks outlining the future relationship Britain wants to have with the EU. Before that, senior ministers are also due […]

Oxfam Haiti sex claims: Charity ‘failed in moral leadership’

Oxfam Haiti sex claims: Charity ‘failed in moral leadership’

Media captionPenny Mordaunt: ‘They did absolutely the wrong thing’ Ministers could cut off funding for Oxfam if it cannot account for the way it handled claims of sexual misconduct by aid workers, the international development secretary has warned. Penny Mordaunt will meet the charity on Monday to hear more about claims staff used prostitutes in […]

MPs could block Theresa May’s Brexit plan – Anna Soubry

MPs could block Theresa May’s Brexit plan – Anna Soubry

Media captionAnna Soubry and Chuka Umunna say MPs could block a hard Brexit Pro-European Conservative MPs could join forces with Labour to block the kind of Brexit Theresa May wants, a Tory rebel has warned the PM. Anna Soubry claimed there would be a Commons majority against leaving the single market and customs union. Labour’s […]

PM and ministers to set out ‘road to Brexit’

PM and ministers to set out ‘road to Brexit’

Image copyright PA Image caption The PM has been under pressure from Brussels and her party to set out her vision for Britain after Brexit Theresa May will deliver a major speech within the next three weeks outlining the future relationship Britain wants to have with the EU. Before that, senior ministers are also due […]

Charities warned after Oxfam Haiti prostitute claims

Charities warned after Oxfam Haiti prostitute claims

Image copyright PA Image caption Penny Mordaunt said it was “despicable” that sexual exploitation and abuse existed in the aid sector Charities doing overseas aid work will lose funding if they fail to cooperate over safeguarding issues, warned the international development secretary. Penny Mordaunt said it was “despicable” that sexual exploitation and abuse still existed […]

John McDonnell: Labour public ownership plan will cost nothing

John McDonnell: Labour public ownership plan will cost nothing

Image copyright Getty Images Labour’s proposal to bring services such as water, energy and rail into public ownership would be “cost free”, John McDonnell has said. The shadow chancellor says he wants to put public services “irreversibly in the hands of workers” so they can “never again be taken away”. In a speech in London, […]

Rohingya crisis: Boris Johnson to visit refugee camp

Rohingya crisis: Boris Johnson to visit refugee camp

Image copyright AFP Image caption Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya are sheltering in refugee camps in Bangladesh Myanmar must find a safe and dignified way for Rohingya Muslims to return, the UK foreign secretary has said, after meeting the government of Bangladesh. Boris Johnson is to visit camps on the Bangladesh border which hold the […]

Stormont deal could be unveiled ‘next week’

Stormont deal could be unveiled ‘next week’

There is growing speculation that a deal to end the year-long political deadlock at Stormont could be unveiled as early as next week. Northern Ireland’s power-sharing executive collapsed amid a bitter row between the DUP and Sinn Féin last January. On Friday, both parties stayed away from scheduled round-table talks. Instead, British and Irish ministers […]

Brexit: Transition period not ‘a given’, says Barnier

Brexit: Transition period not ‘a given’, says Barnier

Image copyright EPA EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier has warned that a transition period immediately after Brexit in 2019 is “not a given”. He outlined continuing disagreements between the UK and EU over issues like freedom of movement during the period. He also said the UK’s decision to leave the EU single market and customs […]