Brexit: Jeremy Hunt says UK will not stay in customs union

Brexit: Jeremy Hunt says UK will not stay in customs union

Media captionJeremy Hunt tells Today the government has ruled out staying in a customs union after Brexit Jeremy Hunt has said there is no possibility of the government backing a customs union with the EU after Brexit. The health secretary said the UK wanted “frictionless trade” but would “find a different way” to achieve that. […]

Bid to change organ law ‘could save 500 lives a year’

Bid to change organ law ‘could save 500 lives a year’

Image copyright House of Commons Image caption The MP said he had been “guilty” for some time of thinking of registering but not doing so Up to 500 lives could be saved a year if laws on organ donation in England are changed, MPs have been told. MPs are debating changing the rules on consent […]

Plastic straws could be banned, suggests Michael Gove

Plastic straws could be banned, suggests Michael Gove

Image copyright PA Environment Secretary Michael Gove has suggested that plastic straws could be banned in Britain. When asked by the Daily Telegraph if he would prohibit plastic straws Mr Gove replied “watch this space”. He added that a balanced approach would be needed but said: “If it is bad, then banning it is a […]

No agreement after Scottish Brexit talks

No agreement after Scottish Brexit talks

Image copyright PA Image caption The Scottish government was represented at the talks by Brexit Secretary Michael Russell Talks between the UK and Scottish governments over Brexit have again broken up without agreement. The talks were centred on whether powers should go to Westminster or Holyrood from Brussels immediately after the UK leaves the EU. […]

Ministers conclude crunch Brexit talks at Chequers

Ministers conclude crunch Brexit talks at Chequers

Image copyright Jay Allen/Downing St Theresa May and 11 senior ministers have been thrashing out the UK’s approach to Brexit in an eight-hour discussion at the PM’s country retreat. BBC political editor Laura Kuenssberg said everyone is said to have left Chequers happy implying “baby steps forwards not a huge breakthrough”. The PM will set […]

Theresa May holding crunch Brexit cabinet at Chequers

Theresa May holding crunch Brexit cabinet at Chequers

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Brexit Secretary David Davis arrives by car at Chequers Theresa May and her senior ministers are meeting at the PM’s country retreat in the latest attempt to settle the government’s approach to Brexit. The group of 11 are at Chequers to decide how closely the EU and UK should align […]

UK net migration falls to 244,000

UK net migration falls to 244,000

Image copyright Getty Images The number of EU citizens leaving the UK is at its highest level for a decade with 130,000 emigrating in the year to September, figures show. But far more EU nationals (220,000) moved to the UK in the same period, the Office for National Statistics found. It means net EU migration […]

Ex-UKIP leader Henry Bolton and Jo Marney: We’re not racists

Ex-UKIP leader Henry Bolton and Jo Marney: We’re not racists

Image copyright ITV THIS MORNING UKIP says ousted leader Henry Bolton has now quit the party. The announcement came as Mr Bolton made a joint appearance with girlfriend Jo Marney on ITV’s This Morning programme. The pair insisted they were not “private racists” after being confronted with messages posted by Ms Marney on social media, […]

Brit Awards 2018: Stormzy asks PM ‘where’s the money for Grenfell?’

Brit Awards 2018: Stormzy asks PM ‘where’s the money for Grenfell?’

Media captionDua Lipa and Stormzy each won two awards Stormzy used his Brit performance to take a swipe at the prime minister over Grenfell. He closed the show after winning two awards and rapped, “Yo, Theresa May where’s that money for Grenfell? What you thought we just forgot about Grenfell?” Downing Street insists the government […]

Are sick migrants avoiding NHS doctors over deportation fears?

Are sick migrants avoiding NHS doctors over deportation fears?

The NHS has agreed to look into concerns about doctors having to pass names and addresses of suspected illegal immigrants to the Home Office. It has launched a consultation on the policy after pressure from MPs but will not immediately ban it as some want. Health bosses have been accused of ignoring evidence migrants are […]