Brexit: UK ‘may consider longer transition period’

Image copyright AFP Theresa May is willing to consider extending the proposed 21-month transition period after Brexit to break the current deadlock over Northern Ireland, senior EU officials have said. The BBC’s Laura Kuenssberg said No 10 had refused to rule out extending it during a summit in Brussels. The PM has been addressing EU […]

Benefits errors trigger £5,000 refunds for ESA claimants

Image copyright Getty Images Tens of thousands of people on sickness benefits will receive backdated payments averaging £5,000 following government errors. The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has revealed it is paying more than £1.5bn due to the mistakes. Some people have already received payouts of more than £10,000. The mistaken calculations were made […]

PMQs: Lewis and May on building of a UK-Ireland wall

A MP has claimed a physical border on the island of Ireland “surely can never happen” unless the “EU army plans to march in” and build it. Julian Lewis told Theresa May that neither the Irish nor British would build a wall, and she said there was a “clear commitment” to no hard UK-Ireland border. […]

Teach children how to avoid dog bites, say MPs

More needs be done to teach children how to stay safe around dogs and to reduce the risk of avoidable injuries. That’s the view of MPs who want animal behavioural experts and charities to come up with a canine childhood education plan for schools and parents. They also want a review into causes of “dog […]

The students who fear for their ambitions amid college cuts

These six young people are ambitious and determined. They are an aspiring teacher, a future social worker, a would-be accountant, a budding cardiologist, a wannabe pilot and a veterinary surgeon of tomorrow. But they fear their dreams, and those of young people like them, may be thwarted by further education funding pressures. They are all […]

Reality Check: The backstop explained

Confused by Brexit jargon? Reality Check unpacks the basics. Source link

Dame Margaret Beckett says Brexit issues ‘trump bad behaviour’

Former Labour foreign secretary Margaret Beckett has said that it is not a good time to appoint a new House of Commons Speaker, whilst the UK is negotiating Brexit. Mrs Beckett, a member of the Committee of Standards on Public Life, was reacting to the news that John Bercow has told friends he’s decided to […]

John Bercow ‘to quit as Speaker next summer’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionSpeaker: Commons needs new body to investigate bullying John Bercow has told friends he intends to stand down as Commons Speaker next summer, the BBC understands. His departure, in June or July, would coincide with his tenth year in office. The news comes after a damning report […]

Speaker John Bercow wants independent body to examine Commons bullying claims

Commons Speaker John Bercow has called for an independent body to be set up to investigate allegations of harassment and bullying in Parliament. He told MPs they should learn the lessons of the expenses scandal, which led to external oversight of claims. The speaker has faced calls to quit after a report said harassment had […]

Speaker John Bercow should quit, says Maria Miller after Commons bullying report

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionJohn Bercow was asked earlier this year about bullying allegations against him Speaker John Bercow should resign following the House of Commons bullying report, the chairwoman of the Women and Equalities Committee has said. Maria Miller said Dame Laura Cox’s inquiry showed “bullying and harassment is coming […]

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