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Government aides tell May they plan to quit over her Brexit deal

Government aides tell May they plan to quit over her Brexit deal

Pro-Brexit government aides have told Theresa May they are planning a series of resignations on Tuesday unless there are major changes to her deal, the Guardian has learned. Mike Wood, the parliamentary private secretary (PPS) to the trade secretary,...

Guardian, 7 December 2018
 

Fiona Bruce unveiled as new BBC Question Time presenter

Fiona Bruce has been announced as the new presenter of Question Time. She will start the role on the flagship BBC programme on 10 January. The Antiques Roadshow host will take over from long-running presenter David Dimbleby, who is due to step down...

Scotsman, 7 December 2018
 

John McDonnell: Second Brexit vote may end up as the only option

Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell has said there may be “no other option” but to hold a second Brexit referendum in which he would personally vote to remain. Mr McDonnell said he hoped the deal with the EU could still be re-negotiated, but failing that...

Scotsman, 7 December 2018
 

Brexit: Johnson says May’s deal ‘like being defeated in war’

The Brexit deal obtained from Brussels by Theresa May is similar to the conditions that might be imposed on the defeated side in a war, Boris Johnson has said. As Mrs May sent senior ministers out around the country to sell her deal, Mr Johnson...

Scotsman, 7 December 2018
 

UK teen inspired by Columbine massacre jailed for bomb threats

A teenager inspired by the Columbine High School massacre has been jailed after making bogus bomb threats to hundreds of UK schools and sparking an airport security scare. George Duke-Cohan twice targeted schools in the UK and US with hoax messages...

Scotsman, 7 December 2018
 
'Corrupt' Vote Leave campaign undermines Brexit vote, court told

'Corrupt' Vote Leave campaign undermines Brexit vote, court told

The “corrupt and illegal practices” of the Vote Leave campaign in the 2016 referendum undermine the validity of the decision to leave the EU, the high court has been told. Relying on findings made by the Electoral Commission about overspending by the...

Guardian, 7 December 2018
 
Two climactic weeks in the Brexit saga: a day-by-day guide

Two climactic weeks in the Brexit saga: a day-by-day guide

Monday: Government faces contempt proceedings in parliament The attorney general, Geoffrey Cox, takes questions from MPs on May’s Brexit deal but refuses to release his full cabinet advice, despite having been ordered to do so by the Commons....

Guardian, 7 December 2018
 

O2 customers could get compensation for mobile network outage

O2 customers affected by the mobile network’s data outage could be in line for compensation over the loss of service. British customers reported not being able to use mobile data to access the internet and the operator’s network on Thursday after...

Scotsman, 7 December 2018
 

Nicola Sturgeon slams UK Government over fees paid by EU citizens in public sector

The UK Government will not allow Holyrood ministers to pay £65 settled status fees for European citizens who are working in Scotland’s public services, Nicola Sturgeon has said. The First Minister has already promised her government would pick up the...

Scotsman, 7 December 2018
 
Kent council leader says no-deal Brexit would cause chaos

Kent council leader says no-deal Brexit would cause chaos

The leader of the Conservative-led Kent county council has urged MPs to think “long and hard” about voting against Theresa May’s Brexit deal, warning that no-deal gridlock in Dover would spread chaos around the country at a cost of almost £1.75bn a...

Guardian, 7 December 2018
 
Review: Dick Whittington at the Lichfield Garrick

Review: Dick Whittington at the Lichfield Garrick

Well it’s that time of year again. Oh no it isn’t! Oh yes it is! Well actually it is, and I have to report that this year’s Lichfield Garrick panto is not only bigger, better, funnier and more charming than ever before – and that really is saying...

Lichfield Live, 7 December 2018
 
John McDonnell rejects union warning over second referendum

John McDonnell rejects union warning over second referendum

John McDonnell has rejected warnings from Len McCluskey, the Unite leader, that Labour members would see support for a second Brexit referendum as a betrayal, adding that in a choice between Theresa May’s deal and staying in the EU he would vote...

Guardian, 7 December 2018
 

ScotRail fares should be frozen in Scottish budget, Labour says

Scottish Labour is calling on finance secretary Derek Mackay to include a freeze on rail fares north of the Border in next week’s Holyrood Budget. Richard Leonard demanded the Scottish Government work with ScotRail bosses to prevent planned price...

Scotsman, 7 December 2018
 
Ukip's Paul Nuttall resigns over Tommy Robinson appointment

Ukip's Paul Nuttall resigns over Tommy Robinson appointment

Ukip has lost its second former leader in three days over the party’s decision to appoint the far-right Islamophobic campaigner Tommy Robinson as an adviser. Paul Nuttall, who led the party during the 2017 election, said Ukip’s new links to Robinson...

Guardian, 7 December 2018
 

Chasetown FC lose out to Rushall Olympic on penalties

Chasetown FC suffered a penalty shoot-out defeat against Rushall Olympic. The Scholars led 2-0 after a kick-off delay due to an issue with one floodlight after Jazz Luckie powered home a header and then Tom Hill added a second with a neat finish over...

Lichfield Live, 7 December 2018
 


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