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Green backlash against 'progressive alliance'

Image copyright PA Left-leaning parties worked together to cut Theresa May’s majority at the general election – was it a one-off or is the “progressive alliance” here to stay? One of the many surprises on 8 June was how Britain appeared to have turned the clock back to …

Tories 'wrong' on gay rights in past, Theresa May says

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The PM acknowledged people may be sceptical about her own position on gay issues The Conservative Party has been “wrong” on gay rights in the past – but can be proud of the role it has played in recent years, Theresa May has …

Brexit EU migration study launched by Amber Rudd

Image copyright Getty Images The government is commissioning a “detailed assessment” of the costs and benefits of EU migrants as it plans how to manage immigration after Brexit. A new set of rules is needed for when EU free movement ends in the UK. Home Secretary Amber Rudd …

New petrol and diesel cars banned from 2040

The Government has confirmed plans to ban the sale of new diesel and petrol cars in the UK from 2040. Environment Secretary Michael Gove says the move is part of a plan to get these vehicles off roads altogether by 2050 – with cleaner electric or hybrid cars …

Scaramucci: '100%' on UK/US trade deal

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'Unacceptable risk' of post-Brexit arrest warrant gap

Britain needs an arrangement on the European Arrest Warrant in place for Brexit if it wants to avoid an “unacceptable risk”, a Lords report has warned. The Lords EU Home Affairs Sub-Committee urged the Government to avoid any gap on extradition procedures after the country leaves the European …

Govt to look at impact of ending free movement

A major study has been ordered by the Government to look at the economic impact of ending free movement of EU workers. The Home Secretary, Amber Rudd, wants to know whether some parts of the UK will be affected more than others, whether there will be skills shortages …

Sluggish growth continues for economy

The UK economy grew by 0.3% in the three months to June – up from 0.2% in the previous quarter, official figures show. The Office for National Statistics said the slight improved performance was underpinned by the dominant services sector – which represents more than three-quarters of output. …

Govt forced to refund employment tribunal fees

The Government will stop charging employment tribunal fees and refund those who have already paid them – after the Supreme Court found they were unlawful. The court ruled unanimously against the Government and found it was acting unconstitutionally when it introduced the fees – which can be up …

Etheridge drops out of UKIP leadership race

UKIP MEP Bill Etheridge has dropped out of the leadership race, warning against the risk of extremism within the party and what he called an obsession with Islam among some members. Mr Etheridge called on “libertarian” candidates to unite against hard-liners using the party “as a vehicle for …