Brexit: Jeremy Corbyn urges caution on single market

Brexit: Jeremy Corbyn urges caution on single market

Media captionThe Labour leader told Andrew Marr he supported workers asking for a decent public sector pay rise Jeremy Corbyn has promised to listen to Labour members’ calls to keep the UK in the EU single market – but warned it could hamper the government’s ability to protect jobs and invest in industry. The Labour […]

Brexit: ‘May speech not changed by Boris Johnson article’

Brexit: ‘May speech not changed by Boris Johnson article’

Media caption“My car’s only got two seats” – David Davis responds to Boris backseat driving accusations Theresa May’s key EU speech was not influenced by Boris Johnson’s article on the UK’s future, the Brexit secretary has said. The foreign secretary has been accused of undermining the PM with a 4,000-word piece setting out his own […]

Andy Burnham: Labour conference is too London-centric

Andy Burnham: Labour conference is too London-centric

Image copyright PA Image caption Andy Burnham and Sadiq Khan played in a conference football match against the press – but the mayor of Greater Manchester will not be speaking from the Brighton main stage The Labour mayor of Greater Manchester has criticised his “London-centric” party for not giving its political leaders from the north […]

Dugdale gave deputy ’10 minutes’ notice’ she was quitting

Dugdale gave deputy ’10 minutes’ notice’ she was quitting

Image caption Mr Rowley said very few people knew that Kezia Dugdale was going to resign Scottish Labour’s interim leader Alex Rowley has revealed that Kezia Dugdale only gave him a few minutes’ notice that she was quitting as party leader. Ms Dugdale announced she was standing down last month and a contest is ongoing […]

Brexit: Jeremy Corbyn pressed to commit to single market

Brexit: Jeremy Corbyn pressed to commit to single market

Image copyright Getty Images Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is being pressed to commit to remaining in the European single market and customs union after the UK leaves the EU. More than 40 senior Labour figures, including 30 MPs, have signed an open letter published in the Observer. They say the party must offer a clear […]

Brexit: UK needs to clarify issues – Macron

Brexit: UK needs to clarify issues – Macron

Image copyright Reuters The UK must provide more clarity about its negotiating position on Brexit, the French president has said. Emmanuel Macron said the issues of EU citizens’ rights, the exit bill and the Irish border question must be settled before talks could be held on trade. On Friday, Theresa May made suggestions including a […]

Corbyn admits colleagues unhappy at ‘restricted’ conference speeches

Corbyn admits colleagues unhappy at ‘restricted’ conference speeches

Image copyright Getty Images Some shadow cabinet members are unhappy about not getting to speak from the main platform at the Labour conference in Brighton, Jeremy Corbyn has said. Asked why Manchester mayor Andy Burnham would not get a slot, the Labour leader said there was a need to “rebalance” the conference in favour of […]

Theresa May urges EU to retain trade terms for two years after Brexit

Theresa May urges EU to retain trade terms for two years after Brexit

Media captionTheresa May says an “implementation period” of two years “will create valuable certainty” for the UK and EU PM Theresa May has said there should be a two-year transition period after Brexit, during which trade should continue on current terms. EU migrants will still be able to live and work in the UK but […]

Tory MP did not vote in EU referendum because choice was ‘very difficult’

Tory MP did not vote in EU referendum because choice was ‘very difficult’

Image copyright UK Parliament A Scottish Conservative MP has admitted she did not vote in last year’s EU referendum because the decision was “very difficult”. Kirstene Hair said she left the choice to “everyone else” and decided to go with the “will of the UK”. But she said she had thought Remain would ultimately win […]

Parliament advertises for new Black Rod

Parliament advertises for new Black Rod

Image copyright PA Image caption Black Rod is best known for summoning MPs to hear the Queen’s Speech Parliament is advertising for a new Black Rod to replace Lieutenant General David Leakey, who is retiring. Black Rod is best known for a role in the State Opening of Parliament, knocking on the door of the […]

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