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CBI urges single market until Brexit deal

CBI urges single market until Brexit deal

Image copyright PA The UK should stay in the single market and customs union until a final Brexit deal is in force, according to the CBI business lobby group. CBI head Carolyn Fairbairn said it was “impossible” for all the details of a new trade deal with the European Union to be in place by March 2019. That is when ...

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Brexit Repeal Bill faces opposition

Brexit Repeal Bill faces opposition

Image copyright Getty Images Theresa May faces a battle to get a key piece of Brexit legislation through Parliament, opponents have warned. Shadow Brexit Secretary Sir Keir Starmer said it was “highly likely” Labour would seek to amend the Repeal Bill, which aims to convert EU legislation into British law. The SNP, Lib Dems and Green MP Caroline Lucas will ...

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Select committees: Six Tories vie for coveted Treasury role

Select committees: Six Tories vie for coveted Treasury role

Image caption A leading Remainer and Brexiteer are among candidates to chair the Treasury committee Six Conservative MPs are to vie for the influential role of chair of the Commons Treasury select committee. Richard Bacon, Charlie Elphicke, Stephen Hammond, Nicky Morgan, John Penrose and Jacob Rees-Mogg are all candidates for the high profile post. Elections for this and nine other ...

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Labour bids to defuse Luciana Berger de-selection row

Labour bids to defuse Luciana Berger de-selection row

Image copyright PA Image caption Luciana Berger was re-elected with an increased majority The new Labour Party chairman Ian Lavery has told the Daily Mirror that he doesn’t see the “de-selection” of MPs critical of Jeremy Corbyn “as the way forward”. Chills had gone up some Blairite spines when Mr Lavery himself had suggested at the weekend the Labour “might ...

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May: Vandalism fears shouldn’t stop Thatcher statue

May: Vandalism fears shouldn’t stop Thatcher statue

Image copyright Fine Architecture Image caption The bronze statue has already been created Concerns that a statue of Lady Thatcher may be vandalised should not stop it going ahead, Theresa May has said. Those behind the bronze “life size and-a-half” statue, created by the sculptor Douglas Jennings want it to go up in Parliament Square. But there have been a ...

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G20: Theresa May says UK will be ‘bold’ on world stage

G20: Theresa May says UK will be ‘bold’ on world stage

Media captionMay vows to be ‘bold’ on the world stage at G20 summit Theresa May has rejected claims the UK is losing global influence because of Brexit, insisting it will continue to be “bold” on the world stage. Speaking at the G20 summit in Hamburg, the prime minister said in areas like free trade and counter-terrorism, the UK remained a ...

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May to press G20 on terror financing

May to press G20 on terror financing

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mrs May will say “permissive environments” for terror funding must be tackled There must be no “safe spaces” for terrorist funding in the global financial system, Theresa May will tell a meeting of the G20 on Friday. The UK PM will focus on ways to track small sums of money used to finance “lone ...

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Jeremy Corbyn: Teen workers should get £10 an hour

Jeremy Corbyn: Teen workers should get £10 an hour

Image copyright Getty Images Jeremy Corbyn has said that 16-year-old workers should be paid at least £10 an hour, as he addressed the Unison conference in Brighton. The Labour manifesto included a pledge to raise the minimum wage to the level of the Living Wage – now paid to those aged 25 or over – for 18-24 year olds. But ...

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