Matt Hancock the blank made few friends when grilled over the NHS and Brexit

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The politics sketch UK news Matt the blank made few friends when grilled over the NHS and Brexit John Crace The health secretary’s no-deal contingency plans had more than a few holes in them, MPs found Matt Hancock met the health and social care Läs mer…

Risk of interference in MEP elections growing, EU governments told

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Facebook Commission says Facebook scandal ‘wake-up call’ as it calls for monitoring network Věra Jourová told the European parliament that Europe was not immune to a ‘digital arms race’ that threatened democratic elections. Photograph: Patrick Seeger/EPA EU governments cannot treat the next year’s European Läs mer…

EU and Italy face off over populist government's budget

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Eurozone Brussels’ unprecedented rejection of spending plan brushed off by deputy PM Matteo Salvini Matteo Salvini said not a single euro would be cut from his government’s budget. Photograph: Guillaume Horcajuelo/EPA The European commission is at loggerheads with Rome after taking the unprecedented step Läs mer…

May's knotty Brexit backstop problem and how it could be solved

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Brexit Brussels and Whitehall appear to be adding more tangles to an already complex situation Theresa May with the European council president, Donald Tusk, who has described the backstop as a Gordian knot. Photograph: Julien Warnand/EPA Donald Tusk, the president of the European council, Läs mer…

No 10 denies cabinet row over Brexit backstop

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Brexit Downing Street describes discussion at longer-than-usual meeting as ‘impassioned’ Theresa May was told she had to ensure that any backstop arrangements to avoid a hard border on the island of Ireland were not indefinite. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images Cabinet members held “an impassioned” Läs mer…

Hard Brexit could cripple UK science, say Nobel prizewinners

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The Guardian RSS https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/oct/23/hard-brexit-cripple-uk-science-nobel-scientists-may-juncker

Labour will be forced to oppose May's Brexit deal, Sadiq Khan warns EU

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Sadiq Khan London mayor sends message to bloc ahead of meeting with Michel Barnier this Friday Sadiq Khan will emphasise Labour’s opposition to the free trade deal being negotiated in Brussels. Photograph: Guy Bell/Rex/Shutterstock Sadiq Khan has sent a message to the EU that Läs mer…

May's four tests before she will sign off on Irish border backstop deal

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Brexit Prime minister tells House of Commons there will be no ‘carving up’ of the UK Theresa May told MPs that four tests must be passed before she will agree to an Irish border backstop. Photograph: PA There appear to be four new mini-red Läs mer…

EU warns Trump of nuclear arms race risk after INF withdrawal move

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Nuclear weapons Some European leaders oppose US withdrawal as John Bolton visits Moscow to discuss treaty John Bolton with Nikolai Patrushev, head of Russia’s security council, in Moscow on 22 October. Photograph: Russian Security Counci/TASS The EU has warned Donald Trump about the risk Läs mer…

May says MPs must 'hold their nerve' to approve final Brexit deal

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Brexit PM tells Commons of four steps that must be taken before final 5% of EU deal is done Theresa May addresses the Commons on Monday, when she outlined four steps to breaking the impasse with the EU. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images Theresa May has Läs mer…

EU expected to seek revision of Italy's draft budget

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Italy Unprecedented move likely after government insists it needs to increase deficit Italy’s prime minister, Giuseppe Conte, speaks at a coalition convention in Rome. Photograph: Marco Ravagli/Barcroft Images The European commission is expected to ask Italy’s indebted government to revise its 2019 draft budget Läs mer…

UK will not renege on Irish border backstop deal, says Bradley

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Brexit Minister says government is committed to everything it agreed to last December Karen Bradley, the Northern Ireland secretary, in Downing Street. Photograph: Wiktor Szymanowicz/Barcroft Images Karen Bradley, the secretary of state for Northern Ireland, has given assurances that the British government will not Läs mer…

US throws diplomatic support behind Macedonia name change

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Macedonia Senior official’s visit comes after Skopje parliament approved start of constitutional process The Macedonian prime minister, Zoran Zaev, gives a press conference in parliament after the name-change vote on Saturday. Photograph: Robert Atanasovski/AFP/Getty Images Washington is sending a senior diplomat to Macedonia as Läs mer…

EU withdrawal deal is 95% settled, Theresa May to tell Commons

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Brexit Prime minister takes unusual step of briefing planned Brexit remarks to MPs in advance Theresa May will highlight all the specific areas of agreement already reached. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters Theresa May will tell the Commons on Monday that 95% of the Brexit withdrawal Läs mer…

Conservatives must 'hold nerve' despite Brexit jitters, says Raab

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Brexit Amid speculation about Theresa May’s leadership minister says ‘now is time to play for the team’ Raab said: ‘The end is in sight in terms of a good deal.’ Photograph: Jeff Overs/PA Dominic Raab has conceded that Conservative backbenchers have become jittery about Läs mer…