Merkel warns EU to ‘expect no-deal’; talks with UK end early,...

Brexit talks have broken up early for the second week running with Michel Barnier, the EU’s chief negotiator warning that “significant divergences” remain. Angla Merkel had warned the EU yesterday (Wednesday) to prepare for a no-deal outcome after Boris Johnson told the German chancellor on...
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Coronavirus employment scheme – Chancellor to unveil youth employment boost

In his mini-budget today, the Chancellor is set to announce a £2bn investment into a new coronavirus employment scheme for young people. Under the scheme, the government will pay the wages of 18-24 year-olds working 25 hours per week. Employers have the option to...

Left “speechless and aghast” by PM’s care home blaming

The prime minster’s attempt to shift the blame for thousands of deaths onto care homes has provoked outrage and disbelief across the care sector. A care home owner said they’ve been left “speechless and aghast” after Boris Johnson said that “too many care homes didn’t...

UK opts out of EU coronavirus vaccine scheme

The UK government’s decision to opt-out of the EU’s coronavirus vaccine scheme has been condemned as “unforgivable” and driven by ideology rather than being in the best interests of the country. Health secretary Matt Hancock today (Friday) confirmed the UK would not join the EU plan to distribute a potential...

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Starmer sacks Long-Bailey for sharing ‘antisemitic conspiracy theory’

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has sacked his shadow education secretary Rebecca Long-Bailey for sharing an article containing “an antisemitic conspiracy theory”. Starmer’s intervention follows a call from the Board of Deputies of British Jews (BoD) who condemned Long-Bailey’s action...

PM has ‘full confidence’ in Jenrick – Labour calls for inquiry into ‘cash for...

Labour has called for an inquiry into the planning row surrounding the housing secretary Robert Jenrick and Tory donor and property developer Richard Desmond. Calls for Jenrick’s resignation have escalated...

Russia report delay blamed on chlorinated chickens – MPs denounce ‘affront to democracy’

The government’s failure to release the report into Russian interference in the UK’s democracy has been denounced as “utterly reprehensible underhand behaviour” – as it emerged the latest delay...

UK hesitant to reopen classes amid fierce debate

The UK government turned sceptical about its plans to reopen schools as it admitted that not all primary pupils would be able to return to the classroom. With only six...

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Farage reported to police for drinking pub pint when he should...

Nigel Farage has been reported to police after he tweeted a selfie from an English pub when he should have been self isolating following a recent trip to the US. The Brexit party leader was at a Donald Trump rally...

Criminal kingpins arrested after hack leads to ‘biggest ever’ op against crime

Iconic and previously “untouchable” criminal kingpins have been arrested in the “biggest and most significant” operation against serious and organised crime ever seen in the UK. Weapons, including machine guns...

Senior cop warns UK is facing a ‘summer of discontent’

The president of the Police Superintendents’ Association (PSA) has warned the UK is facing a “summer of discontent” after months of lockdown combine with a severe economic downturn, anti-racism...

PM warned next high rise blaze will be ‘worse than Grenfell’ on third anniversary...

The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has issued a “chilling warning to the prime minister” on the third anniversary of the Grenfell Tower inferno, saying the next high rise blaze...

Support for Scottish independence surges to record level; Sturgeon told to...

Nicola Sturgeon’s handling of the coronavirus crisis is being credited as the key factor behind the surge in support for Scottish independence. Three times as many people believe Scotland’s first minister has done a good job in managing the pandemic...

Pubs open at 6am – ‘let’s not blow it’ pleads PM while Wales and...

The first ministers of Scotland and Wales have slated the UK government’s “shambolic” handling of the quarantine-air-bridges saga on the eve of England’s easing of lockdown that will see...

Scotland should consider quarantining visitors from England, says expert

Nicola Sturgeon has been urged to consider quarantining visitors from England to Scotland by one of her most trusted advisors. Edinburgh University’s Prof Devi Sridhar – described in the Telegraph...

UK begins trade talks with Australia, New Zealand

The United Kingdom formally commenced a free-trade negotiation with Australia and New Zealand, almost five months after its exit from the European Union (EU). A report by Al Jazeera on...