Brexit divorce bill will surpass £39bn, warns Whitehall watchdog

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The guardian Extra £3bn budget payout and $2.9bn overseas aid fund will raise May’s estimate says NAO The cost of the Brexit divorce bill for the UK could be billions higher than the £35bn-£39bn figure put forward by Theresa May, a report Läs mer…

Scientists warn of nerve agent potency as Salisbury clean-up begins

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The guardian Decontamination plans revealed six weeks after attack using novichok on Sergei and Yulia Skripal The residue of the nerve agent used in the attempted murder of the Skripals in Salisbury could still be as potent as it was when it Läs mer…

Windrush generation tell of holidays that led to exile and heartbreak

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The guardian One man was stranded abroad for 21 months, while another missed his mother’s funeral When Leighton Joseph Robinson, 58, went to Jamaica for his 50th birthday, it was the first time he had been back to the Caribbean since arriving Läs mer…

May was not opposed to ‘go home’ vans, official accounts suggest

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The guardian Statements contradict Nick Timothy’s claim that May tried to block rollout during crackdown against illegal immigration Official accounts appear to contradict claims by Theresa May’s former special adviser that she attempted to block controversial “go home” vans telling illegal immigrants Läs mer…

Cable calls for ‘tech titans’ Google, Facebook and Amazon to be broken up

Liberal Democrat leader claims recent scandals have shown web companies have gone from ‘heroes to villains very quickly’

Vince Cable has compared Google, Amazon and Facebook to the US oil monopolies that exploited their market power more than a century ago – and called for them to be broken up.

In a speech in London, the Liberal Democrat leader said a series of recent scandals, including revelations about Facebook and Cambridge Analytica, meant the “tech titans” had “progressed from heroes to villains very quickly”.

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Northern Ireland: two die in light aircraft crash in Co Antrim

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The guardian Small plane comes down about two miles from Belfast international airport Two people have died after a light aircraft crashed in Co Antrim, the Police Service of Northern Ireland said. A PSNI statement said: “Police can confirm that two people Läs mer…

Dear Prince Charles, do you think my brown skin makes me unBritish? | Anita Sethi

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The guardian The Prince of Wales told me I don’t look like I’m from Manchester. If this is how he thinks, he shouldn’t be the next head of the Commonwealth I met Prince Charles this week at the Commonwealth People’s Forum at Läs mer…

Stephen Lawrence: timeline of key events

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The guardian Key dates in the 25 years since the black teenager was murdered in an unprovoked racist attack Stephen Lawrence is stabbed to death in an unprovoked racist attack by a gang of white youths as he waits at a bus Läs mer…

UK may record hottest April day in almost 70 years

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The guardian Temperature could reach 28C in south-east England as warm and sunny weather is forecast for most parts of Britain Parts of the UK could experience the warmest April day in almost 70 years with temperatures in the hottest spots possibly Läs mer…

UK drives into e-vehicle fast lane with 11% sales rise

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The guardian Electric vehicles’ share of new UK registrations rises to 2%, still falling far short of Norway’s 48% Sales of electric cars in the UK have risen 11% on last year, putting the country in the premier league of those ditching Läs mer…

MPs from UK, France and Germany urge US not to scrap Iran deal

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The guardian Joint statement published in Guardian calls for rethink before 12 May deadline set by Trump An open letter to the US Congress: don’t let Trump rip up the Iran deal More than 500 parliamentarians from France, Germany and the UK Läs mer…

Backbench MPs table motion to force vote on EU customs union

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The guardian Three Tories among signatories demanding option of customs union be kept on table after Brexit Theresa May faces a show of strength by MPs fighting to keep the UK in a customs union with the EU next week, after 10 Läs mer…

Pain of acid attack led to man’s euthanasia, Bristol murder trial told

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The guardian Berlinah Wallace allegedly attacked ex-partner Mark van Dongen, causing injuries he could not bear An engineer who suffered horrific injuries in an acid attack allegedly carried out by his jealous ex-girlfriend died in a euthanasia clinic having decided he could Läs mer…

Juror jailed for six years for accepting bribe

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The guardian Catherine Leahy found guilty of interfering in drugs trial in first case of its kind in Scotland A juror who accepted a bribe has been jailed in the first prosecution of its kind in Scotland. Catherine Leahy, 62, served on Läs mer…

Have you been affected by the Windrush deportation crisis?

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The guardian We want the views of people in the Caribbean and Britain as Theresa May apologises over the treatment of Commonwealth citizens As the Home Office’s “hostile environment” against migrants continues to attract scrutiny and criticism, particularly in the case of Läs mer…