Category Archives: British News

EU plans post-Brexit London ’embassy’

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).

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UK – Ishmael Osamor ‘must quit’ over Bestival drugs supply charges

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.

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NHS vacancies a ‘national emergency’

There’s a shortage of NHS staff in England, and it’s getting worse. One in 11 posts is vacant with the situation particularly bad among the nursing workforce. Experts described the situation as at risk of becoming a “national emergency” given the rising demands on the NHS. Continue reading →

Brexit: Olly Robins faces calls to put Chequers plan ‘out of its misery’

Theresa May’s chief Brexit adviser has insisted her under-fire Chequers plan is deliverable and “respects” both the UK’s sovereignty and the EU’s autonomy. Appearing before MPs, Oliver Robbins was urged to put the prime minister’s blueprint for future relations with the EU after Brexit “out of its misery”. Continue reading →

Prime Minister: Ireland Must Respect the ‘Office’ When Trump Visits

The Irish government must treat the U.S. president’s office with the respect it deserves when Donald Trump visits in November despite disagreeing with many of his policies, Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said ahead of planned protests. Continue reading →

Frank Field won’t call by-election after quitting Labour

Frank Field has said he will not be triggering a by-election in his Birkenhead constituency after resigning the Labour whip. The ex-minister said nearly all of the constituents he had spoken to believed he should “simply get on with the job”. Continue reading →

Migration from EU to UK continues to fall, ONS figures show

Figures show the  number of EU citizens moving to the UK has continued to decrease over the last year. EU net migration was 87,000 in the year to the end of March 2018, returning to a level last seen in 2012, according to Office for National Statistics data. Continue reading →

Migration from EU to UK continues to fall, ONS figures show

Figures show the number of EU citizens moving to the UK has continued to decrease over the last year. EU net migration was 87,000 in the year to the end of March 2018, returning to a level last seen in 2012, according to Office for National Statistics data. Continue reading →

Brexit: Theresa May will reconsider £39bn bill if there’s no deal

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.

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Boris Johnson facing Tory investigation over burka comments

Boris Johnson is facing a possible investigation into breaches of the Conservative Party code of conduct. The party has received dozens of complaints about the ex-foreign secretary’s comments about Muslim women wearing burkas. The complaints will be looked at by an independent panel which could refer Mr Johnson to the party’s board, which has the power to expel him. Continue reading →