Thursday, 13 August 2020

The head of the UK's unions has warned Boris Johnson she will "get to hear" what goes on in post-Brexit trade talks with the EU, even if the prime minister tries to withhold details from her.

TUC general secretary Frances O'Grady said European leaders were open with their unions, who passed information on and kept her "well plugged in".

The UK has warned the EU it will walk away from trade talks in June unless there is a "broad outline" of a deal.

Michael Gove told MPs the UK wanted to strike a "comprehensive free trade agreement" in 10 months.

The new chancellor must raise taxes in his first Budget or break the government's rules on borrowing, a leading economic think tank has warned.

Rishi Sunak is under pressure to increase spending on the NHS, social care and schools.

Tuesday, 25 February 2020 15:44

Brexit: EU ministers agree UK trade talks mandate

Written by

Ministers from the EU have approved their mandate for post-Brexit trade talks with the UK.

The document - approved by the EU General Affairs Council on Tuesday - will be the basis for the negotiations, to be carried out by Michel Barnier.

Media reports that Home Secretary Priti Patel is distrusted by intelligence chiefs and bullied her staff have been dismissed as "false" by the government.

Officials have denied that MI5 held back information from Ms Patel, following allegations that officials lacked confidence in her abilities.

Households in England face further council tax rises from April, according to research.

The County Councils Network said the majority of councils that run social care services would be

Post-Brexit talks: We'll find
The head of the UK's unions has warned Boris Johnson she
Five dead in Milwaukee
Five people have been killed in a shooting at the Molson
Trump names VP Pence to lead
President Donald Trump has appointed Vice-President Mike
Post-Brexit talks: UK
The UK has warned the EU it will walk away from trade talks
Coronavirus: Two new cases
Two more patients have tested positive for coronavirus in
Greek protests: Dozens hurt
More than 60 people have been hurt, many of them riot
Budget 2020: Chancellor must
The new chancellor must raise taxes in his first Budget or
Health officials: Coronavirus
Health officials in the US have warned Americans to brace

Hot News

Featured photos and videos

cache/resized/3e67a9c6770528a4c259003210c03b14.jpg
One show at Paris Fashion Week proved to be
cache/resized/c884d90e041f3f50ae115fb221fec0cd.jpg
Saudi Arabia has temporarily halted the entry of
cache/resized/7f8b04ffdc0836217221f7aceae27f2a.jpg
Taylor Swift plays a man-spreading, cigar
cache/resized/7888c18e2b426c21e9d55b33fbac28c0.jpg
Five people have been killed in a shooting at the
cache/resized/641c73bdf505f859c217b3555ca823cb.jpg
President Donald Trump has appointed
cache/resized/43b8a9fa9c18aefbe1472ee4cbdaeb52.jpg
Two more patients have tested positive for
cache/resized/91254e011b5304843ebf8d92bddbe4d3.jpg
More than 60 people have been hurt, many of them
cache/resized/872cb2144118b879fa72ea650687959c.jpg
At least 20 civilians, including nine children,
Template Settings

Color

For each color, the params below will give default values
Black Blue Brow Green Cyan

Body

Background Color
Text Color
Layout Style
Select menu
Google Font
Body Font-size
Body Font-family