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Carrie Gracie tells MPs of BBC pay ‘insult’

Former BBC China editor Carrie Gracie has said the reason she was given for being paid less than male counterparts was that she was “in development”. The presenter, who resigned from her post in protest at pay inequality, is giving ...

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Government will publish leaked Brexit papers

The government has said it will not oppose a Labour motion calling for the release of a leaked Brexit analysis that showed that the economy would be significantly worse off in every modelled scenario, paving the way for the documents ...

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May arrives in China eyeing post-Brexit trade links

British Prime Minister Theresa May arrived in China on Wednesday as she seeks to bolster her country’s global trade links ahead of its contentious divorce with the European Union. May began her visit in the central industrial city of Wuhan ...

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Leaked government Brexit paper suggests UK economic hit

The UK economy will grow more slowly outside the European Union, no matter what deal is struck with Brussels, a leaked government document suggests. BuzzFeed News reports the Whitehall analysis found growth over the next 15 years could be up ...

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Skilled migrants protest against UK visa policies

Migrants in professional occupations will protest outside Downing Street on Tuesday to raise awareness of what they say are discriminatory, inhumane and hostile Home Office policies. The group, Highly Skilled Migrants, which says it represents over 600 doctors, engineers, IT ...

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Five held in £50m cocaine seizure at Farnborough Airport

Cocaine with an estimated street value of more than £50m has been seized from a private jet in Hampshire. Border Force officers found half a tonne (500kg) of the drug in suitcases after a flight from Bogota, Colombia, to Farnborough ...

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EU agrees Brexit ‘transition’ negotiation guidelines

The European Union has set out its demands for the temporary transition period after the UK leaves in March 2019. The EU wants the UK to continue to follow its rules but not be involved in making decisions. Brexit Secretary ...

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Brexit: UK given warning over outstanding divorce issues

The British government will be warned on Monday not to ignore the unfinished business of the EU divorce if it wants to secure a Brexit trade and transition deal. Six weeks after EU leaders gave their blessing to moving the ...

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Jeremy Corbyn says ‘ship has sailed’ on UK remaining in EU as he rules out second referendum

Jeremy Corbyn has dealt a major blow to the campaign for a second Brexit referendum, saying the “ship has sailed” on Britain staying in the EU. The Labour leader ruled out another national poll on the terms of the UK’s ...

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Donald Trump claims he is coming to UK for state visit in October

Donald Trump has claimed he will travel to the UK for an official state visit in October of this year. The US President has told Piers Morgan that Prime Minister Theresa May has invited him “twice” and that he will ...

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