Brexit date and time to be enshrined in law

November 9, 2017 6:32 pm0 comments
Brexit date and time to be enshrined in law

The date the UK will leave the EU is to be put into legislation, as Theresa May warns MPs not to try to “block” Brexit. “Exit day” – 2300 GMT on 29 March 2019 – will be included in the EU Withdrawal Bill, the government has confirmed. The PM urged […]

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Penny Mordaunt set to replace Priti Patel in cabinet

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Penny Mordaunt set to replace Priti Patel in cabinet

Penny Mordaunt is set to be promoted to the cabinet as the new International Development Secretary, following the resignation of Priti Patel. The work and pensions minister, 44, is currently in 10 Downing Street as the prime minister reshuffles her cabinet. Like Ms Patel, Ms Mordaunt was among Conservatives who […]

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Priti Patel quits cabinet over Israel meetings row

November 8, 2017 6:58 pm0 comments
Priti Patel quits cabinet over Israel meetings row

Media playback is unsupported on your device Priti Patel has resigned as UK international development secretary amid controversy over her unauthorised meetings with Israeli officials. She was ordered back from an official trip in Africa by the PM and summoned to Downing Street over the row. In her resignation letter, […]

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Carl Sargeant not given natural justice, family says

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Carl Sargeant not given natural justice, family says

Media playback is unsupported on your device The family of sacked Welsh Labour minister Carl Sargeant has said he was accused of “unwanted attention, inappropriate touching or groping” but was deprived of “natural justice”. He was found dead on Tuesday after being suspended by the party. The family has released […]

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Priti Patel's cabinet future in doubt over Israel trip row

November 7, 2017 7:36 pm0 comments
Priti Patel's cabinet future in doubt over Israel trip row

Priti Patel’s future as international development secretary is understood to be increasingly uncertain amid a row over her conduct in a visit to Israel. She has apologised for meeting Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu in August without telling the Foreign Office in advance. Labour want an inquiry into whether she has […]

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Sacked Welsh Labour minister found dead

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Sacked Welsh Labour minister found dead

An ex-Welsh Labour minister who faced a party investigation into allegations about his personal conduct has taken his own life, it is understood. Carl Sargeant, 49, lost his job as cabinet secretary for communities and children last Friday. He was suspended from Labour after the first minister learned of a […]

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Paradise Papers: Apple's secret tax bolthole revealed

November 6, 2017 7:56 pm0 comments
Paradise Papers: Apple's secret tax bolthole revealed

Media playback is unsupported on your device The world’s most profitable firm has a secretive new structure that would enable it to continue avoiding billions in taxes, the Paradise Papers show. They reveal how Apple sidestepped a 2013 crackdown on its controversial Irish tax practices by actively shopping around for […]

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Paradise Papers: Mrs Brown's Boys stars 'diverted £2m in offshore tax dodge'

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Paradise Papers: Mrs Brown's Boys stars 'diverted £2m in offshore tax dodge'

Three stars of hit BBC sitcom Mrs Brown’s Boys diverted more than £2m into an offshore tax-avoidance scheme, Paradise Papers documents show. Patrick Houlihan and Martin and Fiona Delany transferred their fees into companies in Mauritius and sent money back as loans. Similar tax avoidance schemes have been subject to […]

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Paradise Papers: Tax haven secrets of ultra-rich exposed

November 5, 2017 8:23 pm0 comments
Paradise Papers: Tax haven secrets of ultra-rich exposed

A huge new leak of financial documents has revealed how the powerful and ultra-wealthy, including the Queen’s private estate, secretly invest vast amounts of cash in offshore tax havens. Donald Trump’s commerce secretary is shown to have a stake in a firm dealing with Russians sanctioned by the US. The […]

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Damian Green says computer porn allegations are 'political smears'

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Damian Green says computer porn allegations are 'political smears'

Theresa May’s most senior minister has denied a claim that police found pornography on his computer during a raid on his Westminster office in 2008. First Secretary of State Damian Green said ex-police chief Bob Quick’s claims in the Sunday Times were “completely untrue” and “political smears”. And he said […]

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