Anas Sarwar relinquishes shares in family firm
Sep24

Anas Sarwar relinquishes shares in family firm

. Mr Sarwar said he had taken the step to “demonstrate his commitment to public service” Scottish Labour leadership candidate Anas Sarwar has announced that he has relinquished all his shares in his family’s wholesale business. The move follows criticism that United Wholesale (Scotland) did not pay all staff the real living wage. Mr Sarwar said he had taken the step to “demonstrate his commitment to public...

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Brexit: UK needs to clarify issues – Macron
Sep23

Brexit: UK needs to clarify issues – Macron

. Reuters The UK must provide more clarity about its negotiating position on Brexit, the French president has said. Emmanuel Macron said the issues of EU citizens’ rights, the exit bill and the Irish border question must be settled before talks could be held on trade. On Friday, Theresa May made suggestions including a two-year transition period after Brexit, and that the UK pay the EU for “commitments” previously...

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Brexit: What did we learn from Theresa May’s Florence speech?
Sep22

Brexit: What did we learn from Theresa May’s Florence speech?

. PA Prime Minister Theresa May has used a speech in Florence to set out the UK’s position on how to move Brexit talks forward. With further negotiations planned next week, what did her speech tell us about the sort of Brexit deal we might end up with? Reality Check correspondent Chris Morris has been scanning the speech. Future of the EU What’s the significance? It’s worth noting that a lot of Brexit supporters in...

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Brexit: PM bids to break deadlock with two-year deal offer
Sep22

Brexit: PM bids to break deadlock with two-year deal offer

. Reuters Theresa May will tell EU leaders there is a shared responsibility to make Brexit work “smoothly” as she attempts to break the deadlock in negotiations. In a major speech in Florence on Friday, she will say history will judge Brexit “not for the differences we faced, but for the vision we showed”. The BBC understands she will propose a two-year transitional deal, after March 2019, ahead of a permanent...

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Dangerous cycling law review after death crash
Sep21

Dangerous cycling law review after death crash

. Met Police . Kim Briggs died after being injured while crossing Old Street in Shoreditch The government is launching a review into whether a new law is needed to tackle dangerous cycling. It will consider whether an equivalent offence to causing death by dangerous driving is needed for cyclists. It comes after Charlie Alliston, who killed Kim Briggs while riding a fixed-gear bike with no front brakes, was convicted under Victorian...

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United Nations reaction: Trump, Amos and Malloch-Brown
Sep20

United Nations reaction: Trump, Amos and Malloch-Brown

When Donald Trump spoke at the UN General Assembly, and took a dig at his hosts, he was not the first key figure to question the role, agenda and record of the United Nations. From the site of the first UN’s general assembly in London’s Methodist Central Hall, Daily Politics reporter Elizabeth Glinka looks back over its history.

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