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Ex-Tory MP Mark Field who grabbed Greenpeace protester’s neck breached ministerial code

Ex-Tory MP Mark Field who grabbed Greenpeace protester’s neck breached ministerial code

An investigation found he did not meet the 'not consistent with the high standards of behaviour' expected of ministers.
Arms Race of Election Pledges Comes Too Late for Many in U.K.

Arms Race of Election Pledges Comes Too Late for Many in U.K.

Britain’s decade of austerity is coming to an end as politicians pursue an arms race of spending pledges before next month’s election. For the 90,000 or so people of Hartlepool, relief will be too
Labour derides £1.2tn Tory costing claims as 'work of fiction'

Labour derides £1.2tn Tory costing claims as 'work of fiction'

Parties clash over spending plans as Conservatives reveal ‘true cost of Corbyn’s Labour’Latest election news - live updatesLabour has dismissed a Tory dossier claiming Jeremy Corbyn’s policies would
Former chancellor Philip Hammond to stand down at election

Former chancellor Philip Hammond to stand down at election

He tweeted: 'It is with great sadness that I am today announcing my decision to stand down.'
Brexit: Boris Johnson fails in bid to limit debate as MPs start considering early election bill - live news

Brexit: Boris Johnson fails in bid to limit debate as MPs start considering early election bill - live news

Commons debating fresh attempt by government for December ballotGeneral election: Labour says it will back pre-Christmas pollJohnson fails in bid to limit debate as MPs start considering election
UK Treasury on course to exceed this year's deficit target by £16bn

UK Treasury on course to exceed this year's deficit target by £16bn

Economic slowdown and spiralling cost of student loans will force government to break its deficit ruleFollow all the day’s political news – liveThe government is on course to overshoot its deficit
U.K. to Destroy Commemorative 50p Coins in Brexit Meltdown

U.K. to Destroy Commemorative 50p Coins in Brexit Meltdown

Thousands of 50-pence coins minted to commemorate Brexit on Oct. 31 will be melted down after Prime Minister Boris Johnson accepted an extension from the European Union, two people familiar with the
Johnson threatens to scrap Brexit bill and seek election before Christmas

Johnson threatens to scrap Brexit bill and seek election before Christmas

PM faces down MPs pushing for concessions to prevent no deal before agreeing to timetableLatest Brexit news – live updatesBoris Johnson has threatened to pull the Brexit legislation and seek an
Johnson Might Yet Get Brexit Done: Counting the Votes

Johnson Might Yet Get Brexit Done: Counting the Votes

Boris Johnson was defeated in Parliament on Oct. 19. But analyzing that vote, and the comments that members of parliament made in the run-up, suggests that the prime minister still has a chance of
Johnson Says He’ll Press on After Commons Defeat: Brexit Update

Johnson Says He’ll Press on After Commons Defeat: Brexit Update

Parliament voted for Boris Johnson to request a further delay to Brexit after a day of high tension in the House of Commons in London. The prime minister, who said the choice is his deal or no deal,
Can Boris Johnson Pull Off the Impossible? We’re Counting the Votes

Can Boris Johnson Pull Off the Impossible? We’re Counting the Votes

Boris Johnson has managed to strike a new Brexit deal with the European Union. But does he have the numbers to get it past Parliament?
Tory rebels deny ‘plot’ to force new Brexit delay

Tory rebels deny ‘plot’ to force new Brexit delay

'Parliament will need to see the full detail of a deal, not just a headline, before it will approve anything.'
Brexit: Varadkar says new agreement 'possible' by end of October after talks with Johnson - live news

Brexit: Varadkar says new agreement 'possible' by end of October after talks with Johnson - live news

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including Boris Johnson’s meeting with Leo Varadkar to discuss BrexitJohnson and Varadkar ‘agreed they could see pathway to
U.K. Is Ready to Show EU Its Draft Divorce Deal: Brexit Update

U.K. Is Ready to Show EU Its Draft Divorce Deal: Brexit Update

The U.K. government has completed the draft legal text of a Brexit deal and will send it to European Union officials this week, people familiar with the matter said. The development built on hints
UK would obey court order to repay Iran £400m, says Hunt

UK would obey court order to repay Iran £400m, says Hunt

Ex-foreign secretary adds debt would not form deal for release of Nazanin Zaghari-RatcliffeThe former UK foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt has said Britain would obey a court order to repay £400m to Iran,
Brexit: no-deal chaos fears as ministers forced to publish secret papers

Brexit: no-deal chaos fears as ministers forced to publish secret papers

Operation Yellowhammer documents predict public disorder, rising prices and disruptions to food and medicinesA no-deal Brexit could result in rising food and fuel prices, disruption to medicine
The promised Tory tax cuts will only mean more austerity in the long run | Simon Wren-Lewis

The promised Tory tax cuts will only mean more austerity in the long run | Simon Wren-Lewis

The fiscal stimulus Boris Johnson promises might sugar the Brexit pill. But further spending cuts would inevitably followIf I have been ill and I say I am better, does that mean I am better than I was
Boris Johnson ‘Would Rather Be Dead’ Than Delay Split: Brexit Update

Boris Johnson ‘Would Rather Be Dead’ Than Delay Split: Brexit Update

Boris Johnson’s six-week-old premiership was thrown into yet more disarray after his brother quit the government in protest at his Brexit strategy. After three days of humiliation, the beleaguered
Rebel Tories’ constituencies told to find new candidates ahead of potential general election

Rebel Tories’ constituencies told to find new candidates ahead of potential general election

Conservative candidates will be selected by the membership 'in due course.'
These are the Tory rebels taking on Boris and Brexit

These are the Tory rebels taking on Boris and Brexit

They're preparing for the 'fight of a lifetime' if Boris forces a no-deal Brexit.