UK and EU to enter continuous talks to resolve Brexit deadlock

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Brexit secretary Dominic Raab acknowledges final-stage negotiations need to speed up The UK and the EU have agreed to hold continuous Brexit talks after a cool encounter between lead negotiators in Brussels appeared to yield little progress. The negotiations are now entering the final stage, said Michel Barnier, the former French minister who is leading […]

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Morrissey denounces halal meat as ‘evil’, and attacks May, Khan, Abbott and more

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Ex-Smiths frontman claims halal slaughter requires certification that can only be given by supporters of Isis, and throws his support behind far-right For Britain party Morrissey has made an extraordinary even by his standards series of pronouncements in halal meat production, the Islamic method of animal slaughter. He claimed that halal slaughter requires certification that […]

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Brexit plans could fall apart ‘like a chocolate orange’, says auditor general

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Unprecedented intervention from Amyas Morse laments governments vague approach to date and calls for unified strategy for EU talks A lack of energy and leadership in Theresa Mays government has left hopes of a successful Brexit at risk of falling apart like a chocolate orange, a leading government watchdog has warned. In an extraordinary intervention […]

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Police launch criminal inquiry into Grenfell Tower blaze

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Calls made for ban on cladding used on building as it emerges similar materials are illegal in the USGrenfell Tower fire latest updates Police have launched a criminal inquiry into the Grenfell Tower blaze as it emerged that cladding panels similar to those likely to have been used on the 24-storey building have been widely […]

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Theresa May appeals to MPs for support as her future hangs in balance

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Prime minister expected to signal at 1922 committee meeting that she will run government in a less controlling way, after carrying out modest reshuffle Theresa May will appeal to her MPs to throw their weight behind her at a crunch meeting on Monday, as her future hangs in the balance after the Fiona Hill and […]

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May adopts contrite tone after Tory MPs vent anger over election

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Prime minister apologises to Tories who lost seats and reaffirms top cabinet posts in DUP-backed minority government A chastened Theresa May has apologised to her party colleagues, after squandering the Conservatives majority with an ill-fated snap general election, forcing her to turn to Northern Irelands Democratic Unionist party for backing. A surge in support for […]

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General election: May falters during challenge over record on public services

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PM confronted by nurse over issue of low pay in Question Time special, while Jeremy Corbyn is questioned over Trident and national security Theresa May came under sustained pressure over the Conservative partys record on public sector pay, mental health services and social care in a combative election edition of BBC1s Question Time broadcast less […]

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Theresa May calls for general election in bid to secure Brexit mandate

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Prime minister asks parliament for vote on 8 June as Jeremy Corbyn welcomes contest despite trailing by 21 points in ICM poll Theresa May has stunned Westminster by demanding a snap general election on 8 June that she hopes will turn her partys clear lead in the opinion polls into a healthy parliamentary majority and […]

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