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Brexit bill: Barnier gives UK two weeks to clarify key issues

November 10, 2017 6:11 am0 comments
Brexit bill: Barnier gives UK two weeks to clarify key issues

The UK has two weeks to clarify key issues or make concessions if progress is to be made in Brexit talks, the bloc’s chief negotiator has said. Michel Barnier was speaking after meeting the Brexit secretary for talks on citizens’ rights, the Irish border, and the UK’s “divorce bill”. David […]

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The £97m bill for 'midwife shortage'

October 31, 2017 12:27 am0 comments
The £97m bill for 'midwife shortage'

UK maternity units are turning to expensive temporary staffing arrangements such as overtime and agency staff to plug gaps in midwife rotas, union leaders say. Royal College of Midwives data showed the bill hit nearly £100m in 2016, with services having to pay hourly fees twice as high as the […]

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Brexit: EU repeal bill wins first Commons vote

September 12, 2017 12:52 am0 comments
Brexit: EU repeal bill wins first Commons vote

Media playback is unsupported on your device The government’s bid to extract the UK from EU law in time for Brexit has passed its first parliamentary test. MPs backed the EU Withdrawal Bill by 326 votes to 290 despite critics warning that it represented a “power grab” by ministers. The […]

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Brexit: Repeal Bill to be published by the government

July 12, 2017 7:39 pm0 comments
Brexit: Repeal Bill to be published by the government

The minister in charge of the UK’s EU exit says he will “work with anyone” to secure Brexit as he publishes a bill to end the supremacy of Brussels law. Known as the Repeal Bill, the legislation will transpose EU law into UK law so the same rules apply on […]

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Bill Cosby case: Judge declares mistrial after jury deadlock

June 17, 2017 8:02 pm0 comments
Bill Cosby case: Judge declares mistrial after jury deadlock

Media playback is unsupported on your device A US judge has declared a mistrial in the Bill Cosby sex assault case after the jury remained deadlocked for days. The seven men and five women were unable to reach a unanimous decision after some 53 hours of deliberations in Norristown, Pennsylvania. […]

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Brexit sovereignty plan set out in Great Repeal Bill

March 30, 2017 12:03 am0 comments
Brexit sovereignty plan set out in Great Repeal Bill

The government is due to set out how it plans to remove EU law from the statute book when it publishes details of its Great Repeal Bill later. Having formally triggered Brexit, ministers are promising a “smooth and stable transition” with legislation ending the supremacy of EU judges. It will […]

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Trump blames Democrats for failed healthcare bill

March 25, 2017 2:28 am0 comments
Trump blames Democrats for failed healthcare bill

US President Donald Trump has blamed Democrats for the failure of his healthcare bill. Both houses of Congress are controlled by Mr Trump’s Republican party but the bill was withdrawn on Friday because it could not get the votes required. Speaking to the Washington Post, Mr Trump said “We couldn’t […]

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Donald Trump's US healthcare bill withdrawn

March 24, 2017 2:44 pm0 comments
Donald Trump's US healthcare bill withdrawn

US President Donald Trump has withdrawn his healthcare bill after it failed to gain enough support to pass in Congress. House Speaker Paul Ryan said he and Mr Trump agreed to pull the vote, after it became apparent it would not get the minimum of 215 Republican votes needed. The […]

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Brexit bill: Parliament clears way for talks with EU

March 13, 2017 8:07 pm0 comments
Brexit bill: Parliament clears way for talks with EU

Parliament has passed the Brexit bill, paving the way for the government to trigger Article 50 so the UK can leave the European Union. Peers backed down over the issues of EU residency rights and a meaningful vote on the final Brexit deal after their objections were overturned by MPs. […]

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Brexit: David Davis warns MPs to leave bill unchanged

March 11, 2017 8:05 pm0 comments
Brexit: David Davis warns MPs to leave bill unchanged

The Brexit secretary has urged MPs to leave the bill for exiting the EU unchanged when it is debated in the Commons on Monday. David Davis said he will ask MPs to throw out measures to allow for a “meaningful” parliamentary vote on the final exit package. If MPs pass […]

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