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Former PM takes on UK-China investment role

Former PM takes on UK-China investment role

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption As prime minister, David Cameron said the UK and China were in a “golden era” of trade relations David Cameron is to take on a new role leading a UK government-linked investment initiative between Britain and China. The former prime minister will take charge of a £750m ($1bn) fund […]

Brexit: Move to head off another Tory rebellion

Brexit: Move to head off another Tory rebellion

Image copyright House of Commons Image caption Tory rebels defeated the government on Wednesday The government looks likely to avoid another potential Commons defeat on Brexit, the BBC understands. Tory rebels have been concerned about plans to put the Brexit date and time – 11pm on 29 March 2019 – into law. But backbenchers have […]

Brexit: EU leaders agree to move talks onto next stage

Brexit: EU leaders agree to move talks onto next stage

Image copyright Reuters EU leaders have agreed to move Brexit talks on to the second phase but called for “further clarity” from the UK about its future intentions. Talks will now move on to the long-term relationship between the UK and EU. The first issue to be discussed, at talks next month, will be the […]

Brexit: EU leaders set to move talks on to next stage

Brexit: EU leaders set to move talks on to next stage

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images EU leaders are expected to formally agree to start the next phase of Brexit negotiations later. It means talks can move on to the long-term relationship between the UK and EU, days after Theresa May suffered her first defeat in the House of Commons. Mrs May was applauded by other leaders […]

Scottish income tax changes unveiled

Scottish income tax changes unveiled

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Derek Mackay arrived in the Holyrood chamber alongside First Minister Nicola Sturgeon ahead of his budget speech The Scottish government has announced income tax changes that will see higher earners pay more than elsewhere in the UK – and lower earners pay less. The country’s finance secretary, Derek Mackay, […]

What Question Time made of Brexit vote defeat

What Question Time made of Brexit vote defeat

The last Question Time of the year saw Conservative Nicky Morgan and Labour’s Rebecca Long-Bailey joined on the panel by Professor Robert Winston, comedian Geoff Norcott and journalist Isabel Oakeshott in Barnsley. So what happened? Coming the day after Theresa May’s first Commons defeat as prime minister on a key Brexit vote, it came as […]

Can Brexit help end puppy smuggling?

Can Brexit help end puppy smuggling?

Image copyright Dogs Trust “Leaving the European Union provides us with new opportunities to deal with the illegal trade in puppies,” Michael Gove declared. How might this work, and how exactly could Brexit have an impact on puppy smuggling? The government has been making much of its support for animal welfare recently, perhaps still smarting […]

David Cameron: Trump misuse of term fake news is dangerous

David Cameron: Trump misuse of term fake news is dangerous

Image copyright Getty Images US President Donald Trump’s “fake news” attacks on the media are undermining democracy and drowning out genuine reporting, David Cameron has said. Mr Cameron, who was UK prime minister until 2016, said Mr Trump’s criticism of CNN and the BBC was “not just a questionable political tactic – it’s actually dangerous”. […]

Brexit bill: Government loses key vote after Tory rebellion

Brexit bill: Government loses key vote after Tory rebellion

Media captionThere were cheers from the opposition benches as the result was announced The government has been narrowly defeated in a key vote on its Brexit bill after a rebellion by 11 Tory MPs. In a blow to Prime Minister Theresa May, MPs voted to give Parliament a legal guarantee of a vote on the […]

Government loses key Brexit bill vote after Tory rebellion

Government loses key Brexit bill vote after Tory rebellion

Media captionThere were cheers from the opposition benches as the result was announced The government has been narrowly defeated in a key vote on its Brexit bill after a rebellion by 12 Tory MPs. In a blow to Prime Minister Theresa May, MPs voted to give Parliament a legal guarantee of a vote on the […]

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