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'PM should have sacked Boris over Brexit essay'

Tory grandee Michael Heseltine has told Sky News Theresa May should have sacked the Foreign Secretary over his Brexit intervention. Boris Johnson set out his own vision for leaving the European Union in a 4,000-word essay, sparking claims he was once again working closely with Michael Gove and …

Anas Sarwar relinquishes shares in family firm

Image caption Mr Sarwar said he had taken the step to “demonstrate his commitment to public service” Scottish Labour leadership candidate Anas Sarwar has announced that he has relinquished all his shares in his family’s wholesale business. The move follows criticism that United Wholesale (Scotland) did not pay …

May told clarity needed to break Brexit deadlock

Theresa May has been told that more clarity is needed on Britain’s negotiating position to break the deadlock in Brexit talks. The warning came after the Prime Minister called on European leaders to strike a “bold and ambitious” trade deal with Britain within two years after Brexit. France’s …

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, the exit bill and the Irish border question must be settled before talks could be held on trade. On Friday, …

Uber loses licence to operate in London

Transport for London says it will not renew Uber’s private hire licence after finding it is “not fit and proper” to hold one. TfL said the taxi-hailing app had demonstrated “a lack of corporate responsibility in relation to a number of issues which have potential public safety and …

Internet effect

By Profs Harold Clarke, Matt Goodwin, Paul Whiteley and Marianne Stewart US and UK election experts Image copyright Getty Images The 2017 general election was the moment when the internet finally delivered on its long-awaited promise of having a big effect, both on how individual people voted and …

Labour needs a stronger recovery for victory

As Labour’s conference gets under way, a recent Ipsos/MORI poll has shown the party holding a four-point lead over the Conservatives. Recent council by-elections show the party making gains from the Tories over recent months. Labour optimists regard this as further proof of an amazing electoral turnaround. Weeks …

Where will the PM's transition bridge lead?

The tone of the Prime Minister’s speech was different to Lancaster House – even as she communicated that nothing had changed. This was a PM not just warm to Europe, but warm to the EU as it embarks on a journey that isn’t quite for the United Kingdom. …

May: UK needs two-year Brexit transition period

Theresa May has called on European leaders to strike a “bold and ambitious” trade deal with Britain within two years after Brexit. In a speech billed as the most important of her premiership, Mrs May set out plans for a two-year “implementation period” after Britain officially leaves in …