Brexit: No deal means hard Irish border, says Selmayr

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Martin Selmayr (right) served as Jean-Claude Juncker’s chief of staff from 2014 to 2018 One of the European Commission’s most powerful officials has said that a no-deal Brexit would mean a hard Irish border. The comments from Martin Selmayr feature in a documentary made by ARTE, the Franco-German broadcaster. […]

Brexit limbo: Hotels, packing boxes and plans on hold for the MEPs

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Lib Dem Catherine Bearder and Conservative Daniel Dalton are among the MEPs living in uncertain times Their offices are full of boxes, they’re living in hotels and don’t ask them when they’re having their leaving drinks. How have the UK’s MEPs been coping with the ever-changing Brexit situation? It’s […]

Extinction Rebellion London activists chained to Jeremy Corbyn’s home

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionSpecialist police teams were used to remove the group from the DLR train Climate change activists glued themselves to a train and others chained themselves to Jeremy Corbyn’s home in a third day of protests. Extinction Rebellion protesters have been blocking traffic at Marble Arch, Waterloo Bridge, […]

OperationShutdown: Anti-knife crime protest closes Westminster bridge

Image copyright PA Image caption OperationShutdown, made up of bereaved families and anti-knife campaigners, is demanding a meeting of the Government’s Cobra emergency committee Bereaved parents and anti-knife campaigners have shut down Westminster Bridge in London in protest at the government’s response to violent crime. Campaigners from OperationShutdown are demanding urgent action to tackle a […]

Brexit: Coveney in pledge on European health insurance cards

Image caption Simon Coveney was speaking during a visit to Downpatrick on Wednesday The Irish government has said it is willing to cover the cost of European Health Insurance Cards (EHIC) for all citizens in NI after a no-deal Brexit. Tanaiste (Irish deputy PM) Simon Coveney said this would cost up to 4m euros (£3.46m). […]

Disorderly Brexit ‘risks Scottish recession’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Researchers say Scotland could face a 5.5% loss of output A disorderly Brexit risks a deep recession in Scotland, according to researchers. The Fraser of Allander Institute (FAI), part of the University of Strathclyde, predicts a loss of more than one £1 in every £20 of output from the […]

Burgon: I don’t recall Zionism remarks

Labour MP Richard Burgon has said he “regrets” saying Zionism is the “enemy of peace”, after a video emerged of him making the comments. In a BBC interview recorded last year, Mr Burgon denied that he had made the comments, following newspaper reports in 2016 that he had made them. But video footage posted on […]

Labour’s Richard Burgon says he regrets Zionism remarks

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionMr Burgon was questioned about the comments last year Shadow cabinet member Richard Burgon has said he regrets having said Zionism is the “enemy of peace”. The Labour MP denied making the remark in a BBC interview last year, but he has now admitted doing so after […]

Is Notre-Dame fire a warning for UK Houses of Parliament?

After the devastating fire that engulfed Notre Dame, MPs in the UK have started to fear for another iconic building closer to home. The Houses of Parliament in London mostly date from the 19th Century, but some parts go back as far as 1099. The estate is in desperate need of repair, with an outdated […]

Change UK party approved for European elections

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Independent Group is now a political party called Change UK The Electoral Commission has approved The Independent Group’s application to register as a political party. The group – made up of 11 former Labour and Tory MPs who quit their parties in February – will become Change UK. […]

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