The number of EU citizens moving to the UK has continued to drop, but more people coming from elsewhere means the overall migration rate is unchanged. Figures show net migration – the difference between how many people came to the UK for at least 12 months and how many left – was 273,000 last year.
The European Union plans to have a 29-strong team of diplomats in London to represent it after Brexit. It will be called a “delegation” – not an embassy – and will be part of the EU’s foreign policy arm, the European External Action Service (EEAS).
A Labour councillor convicted of trying to smuggle drugs into a music festival is facing calls to resign. Ishmael Osamor – son of Shadow International Development Secretary Kate Osamor – pleaded guilty to having £2,500-worth of drugs at last year’s Bestival event in Dorset.
Theresa May has said she will reconsider paying the £39bn Brexit divorce bill if the UK is unable to reach a deal with the EU. Speaking in Parliament, she said the UK was a law-abiding nation which would honour its international commitments.