Brexit: David Davis rejects ‘Mad Max-style dystopia’ claims

Brexit: David Davis rejects ‘Mad Max-style dystopia’ claims

Image copyright AFP/Getty Britain will not be “plunged into a Mad Max-style world borrowed from dystopian fiction” after it leaves the EU, the Brexit secretary will say in a speech. David Davis will say fears about a “race to the bottom” in workers’ rights and environmental standards are “based on nothing”. He will argue for […]

International Development Committee to quiz Oxfam bosses

International Development Committee to quiz Oxfam bosses

Image copyright EPA Image caption Oxfam’s chief executive Mark Goldring and chair of trustees Caroline Thomson will be questioned by MPs Senior Oxfam executives are to appear before MPs amid criticism over the way it handled claims of sexual misconduct by its staff in Haiti. The International Development Committee will question the charity’s chief Mark […]

Jeremy Corbyn vows to curb City of London’s power

Jeremy Corbyn vows to curb City of London’s power

Image copyright PA Jeremy Corbyn is vowing to take on the City of London if he becomes prime minister, saying finance should be “the servant of industry, not the masters of us all”. The Labour leader will call for a “fundamental rethink” of the finance sector and how it is regulated. He will also promise […]

Theresa May’s university review will not scrap fees

Theresa May’s university review will not scrap fees

Media captionThe prime minister told ITV’s This Morning there were ‘issues’ with university tuition fees The prime minister has called for better value for students in England, but has ruled out completely scrapping tuition fees. Theresa May has launched her review of tuition fees and university funding, to be chaired by the author and financier, […]

Stormont deadlock: Foster pushes NI Secretary on budget

Stormont deadlock: Foster pushes NI Secretary on budget

Image caption Arlene Foster said she would be raising the issue of a budget at Westminster on Tuesday DUP leader Arlene Foster has urged the Northern Ireland Secretary to set a budget and take key decisions about the region’s schools, hospitals and infrastructure. Mrs Foster made her comments in a telephone call with Karen Bradley […]

Education Secretary calls for tuition fee ‘variety’

Education Secretary calls for tuition fee ‘variety’

Image copyright Alamy Image caption The level of fees and debt for students is going to be the subject of a major review More “variety” is needed in the price of university education, the secretary of state said ahead of a government review of the system. Damian Hinds also suggested tuition fees should reflect each […]

Labour ‘control freakery’ claims rejected

Labour ‘control freakery’ claims rejected

Image copyright Getty Images A Labour frontbencher says she does not recognise allegations of “control freakery” over an internal party vote. A row broke out at the National Policy Forum gathering in Leeds after the election for a new chair was cancelled. There were claims allies of Jeremy Corbyn stopped the vote as part of […]

‘Everything depends on the UK red lines’

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Rent-a-church spire plan to boost mobile phone coverage

Rent-a-church spire plan to boost mobile phone coverage

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Church of England has the third-largest rural estate in the country Church spires could be used to boost mobile and broadband coverage in rural areas under an agreement between the UK government and the Church of England. The government has committed to achieving good-quality mobile connectivity across the […]

Davidson defends UK government foreign aid commitment

Davidson defends UK government foreign aid commitment

Image copyright Halo Trust/ PA Defending the UK’s foreign aid budget has been made harder by the Oxfam scandal, Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson has said. In an interview on Peston on Sunday, she condemned charity workers who exploited the vulnerable people they were supposed to be helping. And she criticised the “arrogant” response of […]