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Brexit: Davis appeals to EU Withdrawal Bill vote rebels

David Davis has told Conservative MPs the UK’s whole approach to negotiations with the EU risks being undermined by amendments to its flagship Brexit bill. The Commons will vote later on whether to give MPs a decisive say on any ...

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Barristers in England and Wales call off industrial action

Narrow vote for £15m MoJ offer for reading fees unlikely to end anger within profession Members of the Criminal Bar Association voted by 51.55% to 48.45% to accept the offer to raise payment rates for reading trial documents. Photograph: Alastair ...

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‘Catastrophic’ no-deal Brexit a real possibility, says Vince Cable

Lib Dem leader urges Theresa May to stand up to hardline Brexiters in her own party A “potentially catastrophic” no-deal Brexit is becoming ever more possible, Vince Cable has warned, saying that if this happened it would be an unprecedented ...

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Theresa May calls her response to Grenfell fire ‘not good enough’

PM expresses regret over not meeting survivors and locals when she first visited site Theresa May has admitted her initial response to the Grenfell Tower fire was not good enough, saying she will “always regret” not meeting survivors of the ...

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Baroness Williams visits India to strengthen counter-extremism cooperation

The Minister for Countering Extremism will address the Observer Research Foundation conference and meet Indian government ministers. Minister for Countering Extremism, Baroness Williams, has held bilateral talks with Indian government ministers and will use a speech in Delhi to outline ...

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Brexit: Theresa May to hold peace summit for feuding cabinet

Ministers will gather at Chequers in attempt to address frustrations over white paper Theresa May will hold a peace summit for her warring cabinet to finalise the Brexit white paper at her country retreat in Chequers – but it will ...

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Trooping the Colour: Royals join Queen at birthday parade

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have joined the Queen for the Trooping the Colour parade to mark her 92nd birthday. Prince Harry and his new wife Meghan, who married last month, arrived as part of the carriage procession. Prince ...

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Boris Johnson calls for more ‘guts’ in Brexit talks

May declares confidence in foreign secretary despite his attack on Hammond’s Treasury Downing Street has backed Boris Johnson in the face of calls for his dismissal after he was recorded accusing the Treasury of being intent on sacrificing the long-term ...

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Finsbury Park attacker ‘failed to divide us’: Hero imam hails community spirit a year after fatal assault

An imam hailed a hero after the Finsbury Park attack said far-Right terrorist Darren Osborne had “failed epically” in his bid to divide communities. Hundreds of people gathered in north London last night for a street party celebrating “community spirit” ...

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Brexit: May and Davis ‘agree customs backstop wording’

The UK’s proposed “backstop” plan for trade with the EU after Brexit has been published after an “expected” end date – of 2021 – was included in it. It followed crunch meetings between Prime Minister Theresa May and Brexit Secretary ...

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