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Church leaders in power-sharing plea to NI politicians

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Northern Ireland has been without a power-sharing executive since March Church leaders have urged Northern Ireland’s politicians that “the most vulnerable are at greater risk” if they cannot strike a power-sharing deal. The parties have until 29 June to reach agreement. The deadline was set by Northern Ireland Secretary of […]

Labour ‘would look to’ end household benefit cap

Image copyright BBC/Jeff Overs Image caption Labour’s Debbie Abrahams says the benefit cap has huge implications for child poverty Labour would “look to” remove a cap on household benefits but has not yet costed the measure, the shadow work and pensions secretary has told the BBC. Last week a High Court judge said the curb […]

Brexit: David Davis ‘pretty sure’ of free trade deal

Media caption“Very French”: What David Davis thinks of his EU counterpart Brexit Secretary David Davis has told the BBC he is “pretty sure”, but not “certain”, that he will be able to get a free trade deal with the EU. He told BBC One’s Andrew Marr Show that other EU states “have a very strong […]

Parliament cyber-attack ‘hit up to 90 users’

Image copyright PA Up to 90 email accounts were compromised during the cyber-attack on Parliament on Friday. Fewer than 1% of the 9,000 users of the IT system were impacted by the hacking, said a parliamentary spokesman. The hack prompted officials to disable remote access to the emails of MPs, peers and their staff as […]

Labour ‘would look to’ end household benefit cap

Image copyright BBC/Jeff Overs Image caption Labour’s Debbie Abrahams says the benefit cap has huge implications for child poverty Labour would “look to” remove a cap on household benefits but has not yet costed the measure, the shadow work and pensions secretary has told the BBC. Last week a High Court judge said the curb […]

Brexit: David Davis ‘pretty sure’ of free trade deal

Media caption“Very French”: What David Davis thinks of his EU counterpart Brexit Secretary David Davis has told the BBC he is “pretty sure”, but not “certain”, that he will be able to get a free trade deal with the EU. He told BBC One’s Andrew Marr Show that other EU states “have a very strong […]

Labour ‘would look to’ end household benefit cap

Image copyright BBC/Jeff Overs Image caption Labour’s Debbie Abrahams says the benefit cap has huge implications for child poverty Labour would “look to” remove a cap on household benefits but has not yet costed the measure, the shadow work and pensions secretary has told the BBC. Last week a High Court judge said the curb […]

Former SNP leader Gordon Wilson dies

Image caption Gordon Wilson retained an active interest in politics after he left parliament The former leader of the Scottish National Party, Gordon Wilson, has died. He was 79. Mr Wilson led the party from 1979 to 1990. He represented Dundee East in the House of Commons from 1974 to 1987. He died in hospital […]

Free trade deals for ‘poorest countries’ to be maintained post-Brexit

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Free trade deals with developing countries will continue post-Brexit, the government has said. The UK will maintain an EU deal, which provides 48 countries with duty-free access to Britain for imports. It means British firms do not pay import tariffs on goods bought from countries such as Bangladesh and Haiti. International […]

Welby: Cross-party approach would ‘draw poison’ from Brexit

Image copyright PA Image caption The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby urged Mrs May to set up a cross-party commission The Archbishop of Canterbury has urged the prime minister to set up a cross-party commission to “draw much of the poison” from Brexit negotiations. Justin Welby told the Mail on Sunday the UK needed a […]