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Brexit no deal 'breakdown' to spark suffering as UK faces 'cliff edge', Gordon Brown rages

Brexit no deal 'breakdown' to spark suffering as UK faces 'cliff edge', Gordon Brown rages

GORDON BROWN has issued a stark warning to Boris Johnson over the stalling of Brexit negotiations with the former Prime Minister branding a no deal exit "compl [...] Read full article: Brexit no deal 'breakdown' to spark suff...→

The Brexiter's guide to pretending whatever deal Johnson gets is the exact deal you wanted

The Brexiter's guide to pretending whatever deal Johnson gets is the exact deal you wanted

BORIS Johnson’s eventual deal with the EU is likely to be a huge disappointment to Leave voters who never knew what they wanted anyway. Tell yourself these lie [...] Read full article: The Brexiter's guide to pretending whate...→

Politics latest news: Rishi Sunak 'responding to pandemic on the cheap', claims Andy Burnham as Manchester deadline looms

Politics latest news: Rishi Sunak 'responding to pandemic on the cheap', claims Andy Burnham as Manchester deadline looms

Andy Burnham has accused the Chancellor of "trying to penny pinch" and "responding to the pandemic on the cheap" as the Mayor of Greater Manchester gears up fo [...] Read full article: Politics latest news: Rishi Sunak 'respo...→

Manchester lockdown: Burnham in major clash with BBC host over Covid tier three rejection

Manchester lockdown: Burnham in major clash with BBC host over Covid tier three rejection

LABOUR Mayor Andy Burnham repeatedly locked horns with BBC host Martha Kearney over his refusal to give into the Government's demand that he allow the Greater [...] Read full article: Manchester lockdown: Burnham in major cl...→

Former MP Nigel Dodds enters Lords, consolidating DUP as fourth biggest party in Upper House

The DUP today consolidated its status as the fourth-biggest party in the House of Lords with the formal arrival of Nigel Dodds. Read full article: Former MP Nigel Dodds enters Lords, cons...→

Scots 'ghost towns' looming amid High Street decline

The Scottish Government has been urged to launch a "e;Save Scotland's High Street"e; fund amid growing concerns over deserted town and city centres acr [...] Read full article: Scots 'ghost towns' looming amid High St...→

Aontu councillor Anne McCloskey: I’ve quit but NI party members back me 100% over my anti-lockdown stance

A councillor who has quit her seat due to her outspoken opposition to lockdown has said that many fellow party members back her stance. Read full article: Aontu councillor Anne McCloskey: I’ve qu...→

Microphones to be muted for final US presidential debate - to stop interruptions

Microphones to be muted for final US presidential debate - to stop interruptions

Microphones are going to be muted in the final US presidential debate on Thursday to stop Donald Trump and Joe Biden speaking over each other. Read full article: Microphones to be muted for final US pre...→

Globetrotting water quango chief to cash in on air miles taking £96k of flights

Globetrotting water quango chief to cash in on air miles taking £96k of flights

Water Industry Commission for Scotland chief executive Alan ­Sutherland won’t have to donate any of the perks to charity. Read full article: Globetrotting water quango chief to cash...→

What Keir Starmer can learn from Jacinda Ardern

What Keir Starmer can learn from Jacinda Ardern

The Labour Party won’t want to steal all of the New Zealand PM’s policies but it could certainly borrow her positive outlook, writes Sean O'Grady Read full article: What Keir Starmer can learn from Jacinda...→

Boris Johnson 'won't return to national lockdown' despite soaring Covid-19 rate

Boris Johnson 'won't return to national lockdown' despite soaring Covid-19 rate

The Prime Minister is under mounting pressure to announce a short, sharp national lockdown as experts warn that Tier 3 measures are not enough to tackle soarin [...] Read full article: Boris Johnson 'won't return to national ...→

Pensioners vote to boycott TV licence fee in bitter revolt against charges

Pensioners vote to boycott TV licence fee in bitter revolt against charges

The Silver Voices campaign group balloted members over whether they would refuse to cough up £157.50 a year Read full article: Pensioners vote to boycott TV licence fe...→

Bailout of struggling Cardiff Bus to cost council £13.6 million

Bailout of struggling Cardiff Bus to cost council £13.6 million

The problems include falling passenger numbers, a heavy pension deficit, and the impact of Covid-19 Read full article: Bailout of struggling Cardiff Bus to cos...→

Boris Johnson slammed by former Archbishop of Canterbury over child refugee plea

Boris Johnson slammed by former Archbishop of Canterbury over child refugee plea

EXCLUSIVE: Rowan Williams said it was “deeply disappointing” the Prime Minister did not respond to a plea for child refugees - just as MPs prepare to vote down [...] Read full article: Boris Johnson slammed by former Archbish...→

SNP smackdown: Gove hits out at independence demands in fiery Commons clash

SNP smackdown: Gove hits out at independence demands in fiery Commons clash

SNP MP Pete Wishart was torn apart by Michael Gove in a fiery House of Commons clash over the latest Brexit negotiations. Read full article: SNP smackdown: Gove hits out at independ...→

Brexit trade talks pulled back from the brink but UK demands further compromises

Brexit trade talks pulled back from the brink but UK demands further compromises

The UK welcomed an olive branch from the EU's chief Brexit negotiator after talks ran aground last week - but continued to demand a 'fundamental change of appr [...] Read full article: Brexit trade talks pulled back from the ...→

Donald Trump brands top Covid-19 expert a disaster as he insists he can win

Donald Trump brands top Covid-19 expert a "disaster" as he insists he can win

The President assured campaign workers he still has a pathway to win on election day, despite Joe Biden's soaring poll lead Read full article: Donald Trump brands top Covid-19 expert ...→

EU panic: Fishermen fear 'next nail in the coffin' as UK threatens to walk away from talks

EU panic: Fishermen fear 'next nail in the coffin' as UK threatens to walk away from talks

EU FISHERMEN fear the "next nail in the coffin" as British negotiators threaten to walk away from post-Brexit trade talks. Read full article: EU panic: Fishermen fear 'next nail in t...→

Inside the Westminster power couples running British politics

Inside the Westminster power couples running British politics

A new top 10 of the most powerful partnerships in politics shows that behind every successful person is... another successful person Read full article: Inside the Westminster power couples run...→

Police Scotland can access Test and Protect data if 'legitimate' reason is given

Police Scotland can access Test and Protect data if 'legitimate' reason is given

Mobile phone numbers are stored by the NHS testing regime but they are not routinely shared with the police, the Scottish Government said. Read full article: Police Scotland can access Test and Prot...→

Locations in England at risk of Tier 3 lockdown confirmed

Locations in England at risk of Tier 3 lockdown confirmed

It came as talks between Downing Street and Manchester heated up over a row about the amount of support for the city Read full article: Locations in England at risk of Tier 3 l...→

Analysis: Will a Brexit deal save the PM’s approval ratings, and does he want one?

The Prime Minister has vowed to walk away without a deal if the EU refuses to compromise, and insisted the UK does not need an agreement to flourish on the int [...] Read full article: Analysis: Will a Brexit deal save the PM...→

Gove claims EU has 'refused' to intensify talks on trade deal

Gove claims EU has 'refused' to intensify talks on trade deal

Michael Gove claimed the EU is refusing to intensify talks in order to reach a trade deal agreement — just minutes after Michel Barnier insisted the EU was wil [...] Read full article: Gove claims EU has 'refused' to intensif...→

Lockdown rules explained - your questions answered on what you can and can't do

Lockdown rules explained - your questions answered on what you can and can't do

England is under a new three-tier system of lockdown rules - and despite them supposedly being simpler, our readers still had plenty of questions. We've answer [...] Read full article: Lockdown rules explained - your question...→

‘Shame and disgrace’ - DUP MLA Paul Frew doesn’t hold back on criticism of new coronavirus restrictions his party helped design

Paul Frew asked who was going to “protect the people” from the decisions being made by an administration his party jointly leads.... The North Antrim member to [...] Read full article: ‘Shame and disgrace’ - DUP MLA Paul Frew...→

Wales firebreak lockdown to start on Friday

Wales "firebreak" lockdown to start on Friday

Welsh First Minister Mark Drakeford has announced the lockdown as Downing Street continues to negotiate with Manchester on tier-three covid restrictions. Read full article: Wales "firebreak" lockdown to start on F...→

Brexit breakthrough: Leaver highlights crucial reasons businesses will come to UK over EU

Brexit breakthrough: Leaver highlights crucial reasons businesses will come to UK over EU

BREXITEER Syed Kamall highlighted the many reasons foreign investors will choose the UK over EU countries post-Brexit, as negotiators in Brussels continue to l [...] Read full article: Brexit breakthrough: Leaver highlights c...→

Ian Blackford: Scottish communities 'chucked under the bus' under no-deal Brexit

Communities will be "e;chucked under the bus"e; if the UK leaves the EU without a deal, the SNP's Westminster leader has claimed. Read full article: Ian Blackford: Scottish communities 'chu...→

Andy Burnham a bit worried about this red wedding invitation he's been sent

Andy Burnham a bit worried about this red wedding invitation he's been sent

MANCHESTER mayor Andy Burnham has admitted being suspicious about a wedding invitation he has received which is unusually red. Read full article: Andy Burnham a bit worried about this re...→

Labour MP Yasmin Qureshi in hospital with coronavirus

Labour MP Yasmin Qureshi in hospital with coronavirus

Labour MP Yasmin Qureshi has been hospitalised with coronavirus, it has been confirmed. The MP, whose constituency is in Greater Manchester, revealed she was a [...] Read full article: Labour MP Yasmin Qureshi in hospital wit...→

Greater Manchester MP Yasmin Qureshi hospitalised with coronavirus

Greater Manchester MP Yasmin Qureshi hospitalised with coronavirus

Labour's Yasmin Qureshi - the MP for Bolton South East - praised staff at the Royal Bolton Hospital after she was admitted on Saturday suffering from pneumonia Read full article: Greater Manchester MP Yasmin Qureshi hos...→

No-deal Brexit panic: End of Belgian fishing industry and tens of thousands losing jobs

No-deal Brexit panic: End of Belgian fishing industry and tens of thousands losing jobs

THE threat of a no-deal Brexit looms over Europe more than ever, with Belgium set to be dealt a cruel blow if the UK and EU cannot reach an agreement. Read full article: No-deal Brexit panic: End of Belgian fis...→

These are the MPs earning the most from their second jobs - and how much they make

Many MPs earn significant sums working as consultants, or even have second jobs as well as their parliamentary responsibilities Read full article: These are the MPs earning the most from ...→

Starmer's lockdown plea backfires as Labour leader faces fury for 'punishing' UK areas

Starmer's lockdown plea backfires as Labour leader faces fury for 'punishing' UK areas

SIR KEIR STARMER has been accused of encouraging further "pain" for the whole of the UK with his call for a second national lockdown, leading many critics to c [...] Read full article: Starmer's lockdown plea backfires as Lab...→

Covid outbreaks at universities were accident waiting to happen

Covid outbreaks at universities were "accident waiting to happen"

A BBC investigation examined claims that the decision to make full use of student halls was financial Read full article: Covid outbreaks at universities were "ac...→

Manchester Tier 3 lockdown deal 'today or tomorrow' - or Tories could impose it

Manchester Tier 3 lockdown deal 'today or tomorrow' - or Tories could impose it

Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick said talks with Greater Manchester have now gone on long enough - and they need to reach a conclusion within hours Read full article: Manchester Tier 3 lockdown deal 'today o...→

Gordon Brown blasts Boris Johnson DEMANDING 1.5 million new jobs amid coronavirus pandemic

Gordon Brown blasts Boris Johnson DEMANDING 1.5 million new jobs amid coronavirus pandemic

GORDON BROWN has urged the Government to be more alert about the extent of the economic fallout caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Read full article: Gordon Brown blasts Boris Johnson DEMAND...→

Boris Johnson looks to move FCDO to Manchester to create hundreds of jobs

Boris Johnson looks to move FCDO to Manchester to create hundreds of jobs

The government could move part of its new FCDO super-department to Manchester creating hundreds of new jobs. Ministers are considering the move following the m [...] Read full article: Boris Johnson looks to move FCDO to Manc...→

US Election - 7 things we know as Trump claims Biden wants to cancel Christmas

US Election - 7 things we know as Trump claims Biden wants to cancel Christmas

Donald Trump and Joe Biden have ramped up their election drives across America's West ahead of their final TV debate on Thursday, with both campaigns showing c [...] Read full article: US Election - 7 things we know as Trump ...→

Warning youth unemployment may rise to 100,000 in Scotland

Warning youth unemployment may rise to 100,000 in Scotland

The Alliance for Full Employment has called for more co-ordinated action by the Scottish and UK Governments. Read full article: Warning youth unemployment may rise to 1...→

MPs demand extra financial support during 5 week wait for Universal Credit

MPs demand extra financial support during 5 week wait for Universal Credit

First-time claimants should receive a starter payment to ensure they can afford basics during the five-week wait for an initial payment, according to the cross [...] Read full article: MPs demand extra financial support durin...→

Civil servant suspected of US cables leak may face court

Civil servant suspected of US cables leak may face court

Intelligence agencies believe there is sufficient evidence to charge man over alleged secrets breach Read full article: Civil servant suspected of US cables lea...→

Michael Gove says the door remains 'ajar' for post-Brexit trade deal with EU

Michael Gove says the door remains 'ajar' for post-Brexit trade deal with EU

EU diplomatic sources raised hopes of a deal saying PM had created “political space” for Brexit trade agreement to be struck Read full article: Michael Gove says the door remains 'ajar...→

Politicians unite behind call for two-minute doorstep Remembrance Sunday silence

Politicians unite behind call for two-minute doorstep Remembrance Sunday silence

EXCLUSIVE: Prime Minister Boris Johnson led the support with Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer also getting behind the Daily Mirror's campaign to ensure our falle [...] Read full article: Politicians unite behind call for two-mi...→

Brexit FURY: 'Delusional' Macron blamed for triggering huge UK-EU trade deal deadlock

Brexit FURY: 'Delusional' Macron blamed for triggering huge UK-EU trade deal deadlock

EMMANUEL MACRON has been blamed by Express.co.uk readers for triggering the dramatic new deadlock in post-Brexit trade talks between the UK and European Union, [...] Read full article: Brexit FURY: 'Delusional' Macron blamed ...→

Hope for Manchester as Andy Burnham holds talks over proposed restrictions

Hope for Manchester as Andy Burnham holds talks over proposed restrictions

Andy Burnham will hold more talks with No 10 on Monday after discussions on Sunday with senior officials were described as “constructive” by his team Read full article: Hope for Manchester as Andy Burnham hold...→

Brexit fishing row: Macron blasted over 'highly discourteous and disrespectful' comments

Brexit fishing row: Macron blasted over 'highly discourteous and disrespectful' comments

EMMANUEL MACRON has been savagely attacked by a Tory Brexiteer over "highly discourteous and disrespectful" comments he made on the UK's strong stance on fishi [...] Read full article: Brexit fishing row: Macron blasted over ...→

Sexism row: Councillor hoping to stand for Holyrood election asked 'who will look after your kids?' | Press and Journal

Sexism row: Councillor hoping to stand for Holyrood election asked 'who will look after your kids?' | Press and Journal

An Oban councillor in the running to stand at next year's Holyrood election has received online support after revealing she was asked who would look after her [...] Read full article: Sexism row: Councillor hoping to stand f...→

Liverpool mayor vows to stand 'shoulder to shoulder' with Andy Burnham amid lockdown rows

Liverpool mayor vows to stand 'shoulder to shoulder' with Andy Burnham amid lockdown rows

LIVERPOOL City Region Mayor Steve Rotheram has vowed to stand "shoulder to shoulder" with the Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham amid lockdown rows. Read full article: Liverpool mayor vows to stand 'shoulder ...→

Brexit poll: Who is causing trade deal deadlock between UK and EU? VOTE HERE

Brexit poll: Who is causing trade deal deadlock between UK and EU? VOTE HERE

BREXIT talks are on the verge of collapse after the EU refused to back down on key sticking points but amid the finger-pointing from both sides who do YOU thin [...] Read full article: Brexit poll: Who is causing trade deal d...→

Macron's last-ditch punishment plot: France threatens UK with devastating energy blockade

Macron's last-ditch punishment plot: France threatens UK with devastating energy blockade

EMMANUEL MACRON confirmed that the EU would launch a devastating energy embargo against the UK if Boris Johnson refuses to give in on fisheries. Read full article: Macron's last-ditch punishment plot: Fra...→

Michael Gove defends £7000-a-day consultants fees for failing NHS test and trace

Michael Gove defends £7000-a-day consultants fees for failing NHS test and trace

It came as Test and Trace tsar Dido Harding claimed that the system was never supposed to be a 'silver bullet' for tackling coronavirus Read full article: Michael Gove defends £7000-a-day consult...→

Andy Burnham warns second national lockdown coming and 'all of England will be in tier 3 this winter'

Andy Burnham warns second national lockdown coming and 'all of England will be in tier 3 this winter'

ANDY Burnham has warned a second national lockdown is coming and “all of England will be in Tier 3” this winter. The Manchester Mayor has vowed his standoff ov [...] Read full article: Andy Burnham warns second national lockd...→

'It’s a waste of time going to the police': what 500 rape survivors told me about our broken justice system

'It’s a waste of time going to the police': what 500 rape survivors told me about our broken justice system

An online survey by the Victims' Commissioner, asking rape survivors to report on the criminal justice system, had an overwhelming response Read full article: 'It’s a waste of time going to the polic...→

Brexit fury: Barnier accused of 'paying lip service' to UK sovereignty in EU trade talks

Brexit fury: Barnier accused of 'paying lip service' to UK sovereignty in EU trade talks

MICHEL BARNIER's claim that the EU is ready to "intensify" Brexit talks once more has been dismissed by Business Minister Nadhim Zahawi, who slammed the EU for [...] Read full article: Brexit fury: Barnier accused of 'paying ...→

'We wouldn't break the law!' Burnham admits Manchester will back down if Boris orders shut

'We wouldn't break the law!' Burnham admits Manchester will back down if Boris orders shut

GREATER MANCHESTER Mayor Andy Burnham has assured that the North will not revolt against any Tier 3 measures the Government deem to place them under after fear [...] Read full article: 'We wouldn't break the law!' Burnham adm...→

Sinn Fein using border to get 'greedy hands' on £2m donation: UUP's Doug Beattie

Sinn Fein using border to get 'greedy hands' on £2m donation: UUP's Doug Beattie

Sinn Fein has been accused of taking advantage of the Irish border to get their “greedy hands” on a £2.1m donation the party received from the will of a reclus [...] Read full article: Sinn Fein using border to get 'greedy ha...→

Sam McBride: What is happening at Stormont over coronavirus restrictions is inept, but also baffling

There is distrust and incompetence within the Executive which is undermining its attempt to tackle coronavirus, but there is also something happening within th [...] Read full article: Sam McBride: What is happening at Stormo...→

Scotland should build new relationship with US 'no matter who wins election'

Scotland needs to build a new relationship with America no matter the outcome of the coming US presidential election or any future constitutional change in the [...] Read full article: Scotland should build new relationship w...→

Women have a right to know what their male colleagues are earning

Women have a right to know what their male colleagues are earning

A new Bill aims to break the culture of secrecy that enables pay discrimination to thrive in Britain Read full article: Women have a right to know what their ma...→

PM warns businesses to prepare for major change as Brexit talks stall

PM warns businesses to prepare for major change as Brexit talks stall

Boris Johnson is to tell business leaders to step up preparations for the end of the Brexit transition period after Downing Street refused to resume talks with [...] Read full article: PM warns businesses to prepare for major...→

'No question!' Staggering majority say BBC 'sided with EU' in Brexit coverage - poll

'No question!' Staggering majority say BBC 'sided with EU' in Brexit coverage - poll

THE BBC has been accused of siding with the European Union during its Brexit coverage, according to an exclusive Express.co.uk poll. Read full article: 'No question!' Staggering majority say B...→

Wales lockdown: Residents erupt at new restrictions - 'Forcing people onto the street!'

Wales lockdown: Residents erupt at new restrictions - 'Forcing people onto the street!'

WELSH residents and business owners have erupted in anger after the First Minister announced plans for a fresh lockdown. Read full article: Wales lockdown: Residents erupt at new r...→

Let friends and family send Christmas cards to care homes for free, say Lib Dems

Let friends and family send Christmas cards to care homes for free, say Lib Dems

EXCLUSIVE: The party called for the Royal Mail to follow Ireland's lead and axe postage charges on cards and small parcels being sent during the coronavirus pa [...] Read full article: Let friends and family send Christmas ca...→

Trump accuses 'dumb b*****d' TV news of pushing Covid-19 to stop people voting

Trump accuses 'dumb b*****d' TV news of pushing Covid-19 to stop people voting

The President, fuming at the focus on his handling of the coronavirus pandemic, complained the news was "trying to talk everybody out of voting" Read full article: Trump accuses 'dumb b*****d' TV news of ...→

Theresa May appears to mouth 'utter rubbish' as Michael Gove speaks

Theresa May appears to mouth 'utter rubbish' as Michael Gove speaks

Theresa May appeared to mouth "utter rubbish" as Michael Gove spoke about the UK's ability to "co-operate more effectively" with border security outside the EU [...] Read full article: Theresa May appears to mouth 'utter rubb...→

The Welsh “firebreak” is a lockdown made in Westminster

The Welsh “firebreak” is a lockdown made in Westminster

Wales will return to a nationwide lockdown for two weeks from Friday 23 October, the First Minister Mark Drakeford has announced. The measure is, in part, a wh [...] Read full article: The Welsh “firebreak” is a lockdown made...→

May brands Gove response to no-deal Brexit security warning 'utter rubbish'

May brands Gove response to no-deal Brexit security warning 'utter rubbish'

The Conservative former prime minister repeatedly said “what?” in disbelief and appeared to mouth “utter rubbish” as Michael Gove outlined how the UK will be e [...] Read full article: May brands Gove response to no-deal Brex...→

Covid-19 vaccine 'unlikely' before spring warns Chief Scientific Advisor

Covid-19 vaccine 'unlikely' before spring warns Chief Scientific Advisor

He also warned that that in future, treating Covid-19 may become more like seasonal flu - so the virus will be with us for some time Read full article: Covid-19 vaccine 'unlikely' before sprin...→

DWP minister apologises for stopping fraud victim mum's benefits for 2 months

DWP minister apologises for stopping fraud victim mum's benefits for 2 months

Minister Will Quince apologised after the woman lost out for having a fraudulent claim made in her name - and admitted fraud team staff had been diverted to de [...] Read full article: DWP minister apologises for stopping fra...→

Peter Wishart tells Michael Gove “awa an bile yer heid” over a no-deal Brexit

Peter Wishart tells Michael Gove “awa an bile yer heid” over a no-deal Brexit

As the EU signalled it will "intensify" talks this week the Cabinet Office Minister responsible faced a tough time in the Commons from sceptical MPs. Read full article: Peter Wishart tells Michael Gove “awa an...→

Universal Credit change in November to hit self-employed - unless DWP delays it

Universal Credit change in November to hit self-employed - unless DWP delays it

Self-employed people could lose hundreds of pounds per month if a little-known 'Minimum Income Floor' resumes as planned on November 13 Read full article: Universal Credit change in November to h...→

Sheffield in talks with No10 about Tier 3 lockdown as cases rise in Leeds, Bradford and York

Sheffield in talks with No10 about Tier 3 lockdown as cases rise in Leeds, Bradford and York

SHEFFIELD is today in talks with No10 about moving into a Tier 3 lockdown as cases rise across other parts of Yorkshire. The city’s Mayor, Dan Jarvis, confirme [...] Read full article: Sheffield in talks with No10 about Tier ...→

Analysis: Will Scotland follow Wales into 'firebreaker' lockdown?

As Wales goes back into the kind of comprehensive lockdown imposed across the UK earlier in the year, the prospect of Scotland following suit has now been thro [...] Read full article: Analysis: Will Scotland follow Wales int...→

Wales circuit breaker lockdown: What is it? And which restrictions will be in place?

Wales circuit breaker lockdown: What is it? And which restrictions will be in place?

Wales is set to enter a circuit breaker lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus. But what is a circuit breaker? And which restrictions will be in place? Read full article: Wales circuit breaker lockdown: What is ...→

No10 issues warning after Matt Hancock fails to wear a mask in his limo

No10 issues warning after Matt Hancock fails to wear a mask in his limo

The Prime Minister's spokesman said ministers were told to set an example by donning face coverings - despite a loophole for chauffeur-driven cars Read full article: No10 issues warning after Matt Hancock f...→

Brexit on brink: 'Indecisive' Boris savaged by Ann Widdecombe 'we'd have a deal by now!'

Brexit on brink: 'Indecisive' Boris savaged by Ann Widdecombe 'we'd have a deal by now!'

BORIS JOHNSON must "get a grip" of the Brexit situation and walk away from trade talks or risk the UK being saddled with a "lousy" trade deal, former Brexit Pa [...] Read full article: Brexit on brink: 'Indecisive' Boris sava...→

Alistair Darling urges Rishi Sunak to fight Covid recession 'like a war'

Former Chancellor Alistair Darling has warned the economic effects of coronavirus could last a decade and urged the UK Government to support businesses and job [...] Read full article: Alistair Darling urges Rishi Sunak to fi...→

IN FULL: Outspoken anti-lockdown doctor on why she’s quitting council seat

A qualified doctor whose outspoken criticism of lockdown has led to a rift with her party has issued a statement of resignation. Read full article: IN FULL: Outspoken anti-lockdown doctor ...→

Nicola Sturgeon squirms as SNP leader told to 'be straight' with Scots on COVID chaos

Nicola Sturgeon squirms as SNP leader told to 'be straight' with Scots on COVID chaos

NICOLA STURGEON has been urged to "be straight" with Scots amid a war of words with the UK Government over delays in the delivery of COVID-19 test results. Read full article: Nicola Sturgeon squirms as SNP leader to...→

Aparthotels and serviced apartments in Scottish plea for short-term let licence exemption

Serviced apartments and ‘aparthotels’ are calling on the Scottish Government to exempt them from planned proposals to regulate the short-term let sector. Read full article: Aparthotels and serviced apartments in S...→

'Not free trade - it's subordination!' David Davis savages EU's Brexit trade deal offer

'Not free trade - it's subordination!' David Davis savages EU's Brexit trade deal offer

DAVID DAVIS raged at the EU for their Brexit trade deal offer which he dubbed as "subordination" instead of free trade. Read full article: 'Not free trade - it's subordination!' D...→

BBC's Katya Adler exposes Barnier-Macron Brexit fisheries row  - 'They have to give in'

BBC's Katya Adler exposes Barnier-Macron Brexit fisheries row - 'They have to give in'

BBC News Europe Editor Katya Adler claimed Michel Barnier has been trying to "push" French President Emmanuel Macron and other heads of coastal states in the E [...] Read full article: BBC's Katya Adler exposes Barnier-Macron...→

EU served final warning as Barnier must give UK one key 'signal' to avoid no deal Brexit

EU served final warning as Barnier must give UK one key 'signal' to avoid no deal Brexit

THE EU has been told to "change its attitude" towards the Brexit negotiations as the transition period deadline hurtles nearer with UK officials demanding fina [...] Read full article: EU served final warning as Barnier must ...→

Greater Manchester MP Yasmin Qureshi in hospital with coronavirus - as region still holds out against Tier 3 lockdown

Greater Manchester MP Yasmin Qureshi in hospital with coronavirus - as region still holds out against Tier 3 lockdown

A GREATER Manchester MP is in hospital after catching coronavirus and developing pneumonia, she confirmed today. Labour’s Yasmin Qureshi caught the bug two wee [...] Read full article: Greater Manchester MP Yasmin Qureshi in ...→

Schools in Scotland could close again to stop virus spread, warns teaching union

Schools in Scotland could close again to stop virus spread, warns teaching union

The Scottish Government has repeatedly said it has no plans to shut classrooms again as it could harm youngsters' education. Read full article: Schools in Scotland could close again to...→

Scots schools may close again in future Covid lockdowns

Schools may need to close again as part of any future tiered approach to coronavirus lockdown in Scotland, the country's biggest teaching union has said. Read full article: Scots schools may close again in future ...→

Tory infighting over Manchester lockdown – named 'absolute pillocks' on MP Whatsapp group

Tory infighting over Manchester lockdown – named 'absolute pillocks' on MP Whatsapp group

CONSERVATIVE MPs have clashed online as the row over plans for tightened coronavirus restrictions for Manchester threatens to boil over. Read full article: Tory infighting over Manchester lockdown...→

Archbishops condemn Boris Johnson's plan to break international law over Brexit

Archbishops condemn Boris Johnson's plan to break international law over Brexit

Five church leaders signed a rare intervention warning the Internal Market Bill could 'profoundly affect' the Union of the four nations of the UK Read full article: Archbishops condemn Boris Johnson's plan...→

Brexiteer savages immature EU as UK prepares for no deal due to Brussels' 'inflexibility'

Brexiteer savages immature EU as UK prepares for no deal due to Brussels' 'inflexibility'

BREXITEER Robert Jenrick savaged the EU as he accused the bloc's negotiators of behaving immaturely during, in a stern warning talks may not resume unless red [...] Read full article: Brexiteer savages immature EU as UK prep...→

Manchester row: Jenrick threatens to steamroll Burnham - warns delay could be catastrophic

Manchester row: Jenrick threatens to steamroll Burnham - warns delay could be catastrophic

GREATER MANCHESTER Mayor Andy Burnham's standoff with the UK Government over Tier 3 restrictions could only "make things worse", according to Communities Secre [...] Read full article: Manchester row: Jenrick threatens to ste...→


 Greater Manchester's Mayor Andy Burnham is in a showdown with Prime Minister B [...]

Greater Manchester's Mayor Andy Burnham is in a showdown with Prime Minister B [...]

Greater Manchester's Mayor Andy Burnham is in a showdown with Prime Minister Boris Johnson over coronavirus measures as a million under-25s are predicted to be [...] Read full article: Greater Manchester's Mayor Andy Burnha...→

Blanket Covid-19 restrictions across Scotland would be easier to communicate, argues public health expert | Press and Journal

Blanket Covid-19 restrictions across Scotland would be easier to communicate, argues public health expert | Press and Journal

One of Scotland’s leading public health experts has said a blanket system of restrictions would be a simpler way of suppressing Covid-19 than local measures. Read full article: Blanket Covid-19 restrictions across Sco...→

MPs calls for Universal Credit loans to be turned into grants

MPs calls for Universal Credit loans to be turned into grants

Glasgow South West MP Chris Stephens said a cross-party report on the failures of Universal Credit vindicated the case for turning advance loans into simpler g [...] Read full article: MPs calls for Universal Credit loans to ...→

UK firms told to prepare for 'imminent' no-deal Brexit as trade talks 'collapse'

UK firms told to prepare for 'imminent' no-deal Brexit as trade talks 'collapse'

Boris Johnson has said there is no point continuing talks with the EU with 200,000 traders to receive a letter detailing new customs and tax rules as exit draw [...] Read full article: UK firms told to prepare for 'imminent' ...→

Brown calls for Johnson to act after one million youth unemployment warning

Brown calls for Johnson to act after one million youth unemployment warning

Research for the alliance suggests that 1.5 million young people will need help over the coming year to deal with the increase in unemployment. Read full article: Brown calls for Johnson to act after one...→

Brexit fudge: Boris' bill could be 'watered down' to strike EU deal in dramatic climbdown

Brexit fudge: Boris' bill could be 'watered down' to strike EU deal in dramatic climbdown

A HUGE late Brexit breakthrough could be in sight with UK officials reportedly prepared to water down Boris Johnson's controversial Internal Market Bill in a d [...] Read full article: Brexit fudge: Boris' bill could be 'wate...→

Boris unveils Brexit campaign as Britain prepares for NO DEAL – 75 days from FULL EU split

Boris unveils Brexit campaign as Britain prepares for NO DEAL – 75 days from FULL EU split

BUSINESS leaders are being urged to ramp up preparations for a no-deal Brexit in a new Government campaign dubbed "Time is running out". Read full article: Boris unveils Brexit campaign as Britain...→

Gordon Brown urges Gov to wake up to Covid-19 fallout and create 1.5m jobs

Gordon Brown urges Gov to wake up to Covid-19 fallout and create 1.5m jobs

The former Prime Minister warned as many as one million young people could be unemployed within weeks in a jobs crisis that would be worse than anything seen i [...] Read full article: Gordon Brown urges Gov to wake up to Cov...→

Tory MPs locked in furious 'blue on blue' row over tougher covid-19 restrictions for Manchester

Tory MPs locked in furious 'blue on blue' row over tougher covid-19 restrictions for Manchester

Northern Tory MPs have accused their southern colleagues of throwing them 'under a bus' in a bid to further their careers Read full article: Tory MPs locked in furious 'blue on blue...→

SNP attacked after hitting out at Boris's no deal Brexit plans - 'Stupid and arrogant'

SNP attacked after hitting out at Boris's no deal Brexit plans - 'Stupid and arrogant'

THE SNP's demands have been branded "ridiculous" after Scotland's Brexit Secretary called UK negotiators "stupid and arrogant" and urged Boris Johnson to "U-tu [...] Read full article: SNP attacked after hitting out at Boris'...→

Scottish Conservative leader Douglas Ross brands flu vaccine roll-out a 'national scandal | Press and Journal

Scottish Conservative leader Douglas Ross brands flu vaccine roll-out a 'national scandal | Press and Journal

Scottish Conservative leader Douglas Ross has claimed the administering of the flu vaccine across Scotland is becoming a "national scandal". Read full article: Scottish Conservative leader Douglas Ros...→

Less chance of reaching Brexit deal now but door still ajar, Gove says

Less chance of reaching Brexit deal now but door still ajar, Gove says

Cabinet Office minister Michael Gove today said there is now "less" chance of reaching a deal with the EU in post-Brexit trade talks but insisted the door is " [...] Read full article: Less chance of reaching Brexit deal now ...→

Sadiq Khan mocked for 'copying' Burnham as London Mayor tries to set up Boris showdown

Sadiq Khan mocked for 'copying' Burnham as London Mayor tries to set up Boris showdown

SADIQ KHAN has been accused of imitating Andy Burnham, after the London Mayor sparked a stand-off with Prime Minister Boris Johnson after rejecting the Governm [...] Read full article: Sadiq Khan mocked for 'copying' Burnham ...→

Manchester gets high noon deadline by Boris Johnson to accept covid lockdown

Manchester gets "high noon" deadline by Boris Johnson to accept covid lockdown

Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham has accused the PM of a "provocative" move as council leaders meet in a last ditch plea for a "fair settlement" Read full article: Manchester gets "high noon" deadline by ...→

Brexit bombshell: EU waiting for key vote to push 'weakened' UK into convenient trade deal

Brexit bombshell: EU waiting for key vote to push 'weakened' UK into convenient trade deal

BREXIT negotiations could ultimately progress following the US election in November, former British MEP Lance Forman forecast. Read full article: Brexit bombshell: EU waiting for key vot...→

ANDY Burnham has finally admitted he would accept Tier 3 for Manchester ahead of [...]

ANDY Burnham has finally admitted he would accept Tier 3 for Manchester ahead of [...]

ANDY Burnham has finally admitted he would accept Tier 3 for Manchester ahead of today’s midday deadline – and warned national lockdown measures are coming for [...] Read full article: ANDY Burnham has finally admitted he wou...→

Andy Burnham will FINALLY accept Tier 3 for Manchester ahead of 12pm deadline but warns national lockdown coming

Andy Burnham will FINALLY accept Tier 3 for Manchester ahead of 12pm deadline but warns national lockdown coming

ANDY Burnham today finally admitted he would accept Tier 3 for Manchester ahead of today’s midday deadline – and warned national lockdown measures are coming f [...] Read full article: Andy Burnham will FINALLY accept Tier 3 ...→

Brexit Britain's fishing plot: UK will use technology to track vessels in fishing waters

Brexit Britain's fishing plot: UK will use technology to track vessels in fishing waters

THE UK is looking at using technology to ensure it has a "sustainable and thriving" fishing industry after Brexit as it takes advantage of being an independent [...] Read full article: Brexit Britain's fishing plot: UK will u...→

Brexit LIVE: EU caves with major U-turn over Northern Ireland – 'turning point' in talks

Brexit LIVE: EU caves with major U-turn over Northern Ireland – 'turning point' in talks

THE EU has made a major U-turn over its demands for Northern Ireland while the UK warns the bloc further concessions must be made to break the post-Brexit trad [...] Read full article: Brexit LIVE: EU caves with major U-turn ...→

Manchester lockdown warning: Army ready to enforce new measures after Andy Burnham refuses

Manchester lockdown warning: Army ready to enforce new measures after Andy Burnham refuses

GREATER MANCHESTER Mayor Andy Burham has been hit with yet another serious warning from the Government as Tier 3 restrictions loom over the northern region, pr [...] Read full article: Manchester lockdown warning: Army ready ...→

New report claims Census policy was "captured" by trans rights groups

A new academic report claims that both the Office for National Statistics and the National Records of Scotland were “ideologically captured” by trans rights ca [...] Read full article: New report claims Census policy was "cap...→

Scottish farming leaders urge Lords to protect post-Brexit food standards | Press and Journal

Scottish farming leaders urge Lords to protect post-Brexit food standards | Press and Journal

Scottish farming leaders have urged peers to defend their "red line" on post-Brexit food standards when they reconsider contentious legislation today. Read full article: Scottish farming leaders urge Lords to p...→

Donald Trump to be 'silenced' at debate as organisers put foot down over rules

Donald Trump to be 'silenced' at debate as organisers put foot down over rules

The Commission on Presidential Debates say they will enforce rules guaranteeing each candidate two minutes of uninterrupted time - with a mute button Read full article: Donald Trump to be 'silenced' at debate ...→

Tory MPs urged to defy Government over Marcus Rashford's free school meals plan

Tory MPs urged to defy Government over Marcus Rashford's free school meals plan

Ministers are on a collision course with the top footballer once again - who forced a u-turn on free school meals in the summer holidays Read full article: Tory MPs urged to defy Government over M...→

Manchester Mayor given until midday on Tuesday to agree on Tier 3 lockdown

Manchester Mayor given until midday on Tuesday to agree on Tier 3 lockdown

Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick has written to local leaders in Greater Manchester giving them until midday on Tuesday to reach an agreement on the introd [...] Read full article: Manchester Mayor given until midday on T...→

Wales lockdown: Drakeford promises 17-day circuit breaker will NOT be extended

Wales lockdown: Drakeford promises 17-day circuit breaker will NOT be extended

THE WELSH First Minister has promised not to extend the country's 17-day "fire break" lockdown which comes into force at the end of this week. Read full article: Wales lockdown: Drakeford promises 17-da...→

Nicola Sturgeon refuses to rule out shutting schools or further restrictions ahead of new 'tiered' coronavirus strategy | Press and Journal

Nicola Sturgeon refuses to rule out shutting schools or further restrictions ahead of new 'tiered' coronavirus strategy | Press and Journal

Nicola Sturgeon has refused to rule out shutting schools or following Wales into a “firebreak” lockdown as she prepares to unveil her tiered coronavirus strate [...] Read full article: Nicola Sturgeon refuses to rule out shut...→

EU warning: Brussels in 'catch 22 position' as states to question point of membership

EU warning: Brussels in 'catch 22 position' as states to question point of membership

THE European Union has been warned it faces a catch 22 position as former Conservative MEP Lance Forman spoke about divisions in the Brussels bloc. Read full article: EU warning: Brussels in 'catch 22 positi...→

Donald Trump mocks Joe Biden for 'listening to the scientists' on Covid-19

Donald Trump mocks Joe Biden for 'listening to the scientists' on Covid-19

The President says that if he listened "totally to the scientists" the US would have been plunged into a depression Read full article: Donald Trump mocks Joe Biden for 'listen...→

Government fails to agree Manchester Tier 3 lockdown after issuing ultimatum

Government fails to agree Manchester Tier 3 lockdown after issuing ultimatum

Local leaders are resisting Government pressure to move into the highest level of restrictions without financial support for workers and businesses Read full article: Government fails to agree Manchester Tie...→

Can the Red Wall coalition survive the strain of regional lockdown?

Can the Red Wall coalition survive the strain of regional lockdown?

The breaking point between Boris and his new supporters won’t come as a result of closing pubs or denying the kids a visit to their gran’s Read full article: Can the Red Wall coalition survive the s...→

The details of the new fire-break rules in Wales

The details of the new fire-break rules in Wales

First Minister Mark Drakeford has announced a two-week fire-break lockdown for Wales — this is the detailed information on what is and is not allowed Read full article: The details of the new fire-break rules ...→

Why 'blue on blue' Tory row is more about old against new than South versus North

Division between 'Red Wall' MPs and southern Conservatives reflects party management problem that has plagued Boris Johnson Read full article: Why 'blue on blue' Tory row is more abou...→

Downing Street forced to issue urgent warning as Matt Hancock spotted without facemask

Downing Street forced to issue urgent warning as Matt Hancock spotted without facemask

DOWNING STREET has been forced to issue an urgent warning to ministers after Matt Hancock was spotted not wearing a face mask. Read full article: Downing Street forced to issue urgent wa...→

No10 says Covid patients set to fill Manchester's intensive care by November 12

No10 says Covid patients set to fill Manchester's intensive care by November 12

No10 issued the alarming projection as it piled pressure on Greater Manchester to enter a Tier 3 lockdown - but admitted it was not a formal prediction from SA [...] Read full article: No10 says Covid patients set to fill Man...→

Travel quarantine could be HALVED with tests after a week by December

Travel quarantine could be HALVED with tests after a week by December

Quarantine for travellers coming to the UK will be slashed in half by December, handing hopes for holidays over the Christmas break. Transport Secretary Grant [...] Read full article: Travel quarantine could be HALVED with t...→

British brands hit out at end to tax-free shopping

British brands hit out at end to tax-free shopping

The bosses of 16 major British brands have written to the Chancellor warning that the end of tax-free shopping for foreign tourists “will make the UK the least [...] Read full article: British brands hit out at end to tax-fre...→

Wales lockdown: Labour councillor squirms as BBC host points out major flaw with shutdown

Wales lockdown: Labour councillor squirms as BBC host points out major flaw with shutdown

THE WELSH Government's decision to lock down its nation in a 'fire break' shut has been criticised over concerns of the "sustainability" of the strategy with o [...] Read full article: Wales lockdown: Labour councillor squirm...→

Brexit bombshell: Barnier handed last chance to rescue trade deal with Frost talks TODAY

Brexit bombshell: Barnier handed last chance to rescue trade deal with Frost talks TODAY

MICHEL Barnier faces one final opportunity later today to salvage the post-Brexit trade talks when he speaks with UK counterpart Lord Frost. Read full article: Brexit bombshell: Barnier handed last ch...→

SNP's Joanna Cherry claims bid for Edinburgh seat 'hobbled' by rule change

Joanna Cherry has said a rule change by the SNP’s national executive was designed to “hobble” her prospective candidacy for Edinburgh Central. Read full article: SNP's Joanna Cherry claims bid for Edinb...→

Alok Sharma caught out in interview over Boris Johnson's no-deal Brexit plan

Alok Sharma caught out in interview over Boris Johnson's no-deal Brexit plan

The Business Secretary admitted that the PM's 'Australia-style' trade plan was code for no deal - as a Labour MP accused the Government of treating the public [...] Read full article: Alok Sharma caught out in interview over...→

BBC POLL: Did the BBC 'side with the EU' in Brexit coverage? VOTE HERE

BBC POLL: Did the BBC 'side with the EU' in Brexit coverage? VOTE HERE

THE BBC has been accused by Labour peer Kate Hoey of "siding" with the European Union over Brexit - but do you agree with the claim? Read full article: BBC POLL: Did the BBC 'side with the EU'...→

Joanna Cherry claims bid to become SNP MSP for Edinburgh Central was 'hobbled'

Joanna Cherry claims bid to become SNP MSP for Edinburgh Central was 'hobbled'

The MP was caught up in a bitter tussle for selection in Edinburgh before abandoning a plan to swap Westminster for Holyrood. Read full article: Joanna Cherry claims bid to become SNP M...→

Andy Burnham slaps down PM's '£100m Tier 3 lockdown offer' - as Manchester 'runs out of hospital beds'

Andy Burnham slaps down PM's '£100m Tier 3 lockdown offer' - as Manchester 'runs out of hospital beds'

MANCHESTER Mayor Andy Burnham today slapped down Boris Johnson’s offer of tens of millions of pounds of extra cash for the region – saying it wasn’t about “the [...] Read full article: Andy Burnham slaps down PM's '£100m Tier...→

It's not about north versus south, says Jenrick amid Manchester row

It's not about north versus south, says Jenrick amid Manchester row

A Cabinet minister today warned politicians against pitting the north against the south as he urged Manchester’s leaders to accept the Government’s deal . Comm [...] Read full article: It's not about north versus south, says ...→

Brexit latest news: EU must show 'maturity' and 'respect' to strike last-minute deal, says minister

Brexit latest news: EU must show 'maturity' and 'respect' to strike last-minute deal, says minister

The EU must show Britain more "respect" and "maturity" if an 11th-hour Brexit trade deal is to be secured in the remaining time, a Cabinet minister has said. Read full article: Brexit latest news: EU must show 'maturi...→

Brexit LIVE: Church leaders 'swallowing Remain propaganda' after move to block Brexit bill

Brexit LIVE: Church leaders 'swallowing Remain propaganda' after move to block Brexit bill

THE UK's archbishops have sparked a furious reaction from Conservative Brexiteers after launching an intervention ahead of the House of Lords debating Boris Jo [...] Read full article: Brexit LIVE: Church leaders 'swallowing ...→

Nicola Sturgeon humiliation as advisor says full Scottish independence could take 25 YEARS

Nicola Sturgeon humiliation as advisor says full Scottish independence could take 25 YEARS

A TOP SNP advisor has warned it could take another 25 years until Scotland achieves complete independence with its own currency. Read full article: Nicola Sturgeon humiliation as advisor s...→

This government has a serious credibility problem 

This government has a serious credibility problem 

Even the Tory party’s own MPs no longer trust Boris Johnson to lead Britain out of the coronavirus crisis Read full article: This government has a serious credibilit...→

Decade defined by Tory cruelty

Decade defined by Tory cruelty

Record View slams the Tories and their 'miserable legacy', Universal Credit. Read full article: Decade defined by Tory cruelty ...→

'Act now to stop youth unemployment hitting 80s levels and tearing lives apart'

'Act now to stop youth unemployment hitting 80s levels and tearing lives apart'

Writing exclusively for the Mirror, former Prime Minister Gordon Brown sets out a plan to stop the class of 2020 becoming Covid's lost generation Read full article: 'Act now to stop youth unemployment hitt...→

Keir Starmer slapped down in fierce exchange over COVID rules ‘but what would you do?!'

Keir Starmer slapped down in fierce exchange over COVID rules ‘but what would you do?!'

KEIR Starmer has been slapped down in a fierce exchange over coronavirus restrictions to fight the invisible killer disease. Read full article: Keir Starmer slapped down in fierce exch...→

Testing row: UK Government brands 'testing capacity issue' claim 'categorically untrue' | Press and Journal

Testing row: UK Government brands 'testing capacity issue' claim 'categorically untrue' | Press and Journal

A row is brewing between the UK and Scottish governments over claims a "testing capacity issue" had led to a delay in the processing of tests. Read full article: Testing row: UK Government brands 'testi...→

Brexit warning: EU attempt to 'extract MORE concessions' from Boris Johnson in trade deal

Brexit warning: EU attempt to 'extract MORE concessions' from Boris Johnson in trade deal

THE European Union's determination to extract more concessions from the UK has caused Boris Johnson's frustration in negotiations between Britain and the tradi [...] Read full article: Brexit warning: EU attempt to 'extract M...→

Iain Duncan Smith says Boris isn’t bluffing - ’No trade deal like Canada’s then sod EU'

Iain Duncan Smith says Boris isn’t bluffing - ’No trade deal like Canada’s then sod EU'

IAIN DUNCAN SMITH has claimed Boris Johnson is not bluffing about walking away from Brexit negotiations and said if Britain does not get a trade deal like Cana [...] Read full article: Iain Duncan Smith says Boris isn’t bluff...→

Scottish Government 'urgently' seeking answers from UK Government on coronavirus testing delay | Press and Journal

Scottish Government 'urgently' seeking answers from UK Government on coronavirus testing delay | Press and Journal

Coronavirus cases across Scotland are expected to increase on Monday and Tuesday following a "testing capacity issue" with the UK Government Lighthouse Facilit [...] Read full article: Scottish Government 'urgently' seeking a...→

Plans for new sports pitches at Stranmillis College approved after knife-edge Belfast council vote

Plans for new sports pitches at Stranmillis College approved after knife-edge Belfast council vote

An application for new sports pitches at Stranmillis College has been approved on a knife-edge vote by Belfast City Council, despite a flood of objections from [...] Read full article: Plans for new sports pitches at Stranmil...→

Matt Hancock 'refuses 30 times' to say if he was among MPs who broke 10pm curfew

Matt Hancock 'refuses 30 times' to say if he was among MPs who broke 10pm curfew

A House of Commons investigation confirmed MPs broke Covid rules in Commons bars according to reports, but failed to confirm if Health Secretary Matt Hancock w [...] Read full article: Matt Hancock 'refuses 30 times' to say i...→

Andy Burnham warns against 'levelling down' North as talks resume with No 10

Andy Burnham warns against 'levelling down' North as talks resume with No 10

He criticised the 'I'm alright Jack' letter from Southern Tory MPs urging him to back down - which has angered Tory MPs in the Greater Manchester region Read full article: Andy Burnham warns against 'levelling do...→

Labour ready to field candidate against Covid shame MP Margaret Ferrier

Scottish Labour is to select a candidate to take on MP Margaret Ferrier if she quits or is forced out of office. Read full article: Labour ready to field candidate against ...→

SNP to be scrutinised as inquiry to be held into COVID-19 approach - ‘It’s vital!’

SNP to be scrutinised as inquiry to be held into COVID-19 approach - ‘It’s vital!’

SCOTTISH ministers will soon hold Nicola Sturgeon and the Scottish Government to account after Holyrood announced it would hold an inquiry into the country's r [...] Read full article: SNP to be scrutinised as inquiry to be h...→

Brexit no deal 'breakdown' to spark suffering as UK faces 'cliff edge', Gordon Brown rages

Brexit no deal 'breakdown' to spark suffering as UK faces 'cliff edge', Gordon Brown rages

GORDON BROWN has issued a stark warning to Boris Johnson over the stalling of Brexit negotiations with the former Prime Minister branding a no deal exit "compl [...] Read full article: Brexit no deal 'breakdown' to spark suff...→

Manchester gets high noon deadline by Boris Johnson to accept covid lockdown

Manchester gets "high noon" deadline by Boris Johnson to accept covid lockdown

Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham has accused the PM of a "provocative" move as council leaders meet in a last ditch plea for a "fair settlement" Read full article: Manchester gets "high noon" deadline by ...→

'It’s a waste of time going to the police': what 500 rape survivors told me about our broken justice system

'It’s a waste of time going to the police': what 500 rape survivors told me about our broken justice system

An online survey by the Victims' Commissioner, asking rape survivors to report on the criminal justice system, had an overwhelming response Read full article: 'It’s a waste of time going to the polic...→

The Brexiter's guide to pretending whatever deal Johnson gets is the exact deal you wanted

The Brexiter's guide to pretending whatever deal Johnson gets is the exact deal you wanted

BORIS Johnson’s eventual deal with the EU is likely to be a huge disappointment to Leave voters who never knew what they wanted anyway. Tell yourself these lie [...] Read full article: The Brexiter's guide to pretending whate...→

ANDY Burnham has finally admitted he would accept Tier 3 for Manchester ahead of [...]

ANDY Burnham has finally admitted he would accept Tier 3 for Manchester ahead of [...]

ANDY Burnham has finally admitted he would accept Tier 3 for Manchester ahead of today’s midday deadline – and warned national lockdown measures are coming for [...] Read full article: ANDY Burnham has finally admitted he wou...→

Brexit fury: Barnier accused of 'paying lip service' to UK sovereignty in EU trade talks

Brexit fury: Barnier accused of 'paying lip service' to UK sovereignty in EU trade talks

MICHEL BARNIER's claim that the EU is ready to "intensify" Brexit talks once more has been dismissed by Business Minister Nadhim Zahawi, who slammed the EU for [...] Read full article: Brexit fury: Barnier accused of 'paying ...→

Politics latest news: Rishi Sunak 'responding to pandemic on the cheap', claims Andy Burnham as Manchester deadline looms

Politics latest news: Rishi Sunak 'responding to pandemic on the cheap', claims Andy Burnham as Manchester deadline looms

Andy Burnham has accused the Chancellor of "trying to penny pinch" and "responding to the pandemic on the cheap" as the Mayor of Greater Manchester gears up fo [...] Read full article: Politics latest news: Rishi Sunak 'respo...→

Brexit Britain's fishing plot: UK will use technology to track vessels in fishing waters

Brexit Britain's fishing plot: UK will use technology to track vessels in fishing waters

THE UK is looking at using technology to ensure it has a "sustainable and thriving" fishing industry after Brexit as it takes advantage of being an independent [...] Read full article: Brexit Britain's fishing plot: UK will u...→

Sinn Fein using border to get 'greedy hands' on £2m donation: UUP's Doug Beattie

Sinn Fein using border to get 'greedy hands' on £2m donation: UUP's Doug Beattie

Sinn Fein has been accused of taking advantage of the Irish border to get their “greedy hands” on a £2.1m donation the party received from the will of a reclus [...] Read full article: Sinn Fein using border to get 'greedy ha...→

Former MP Nigel Dodds enters Lords, consolidating DUP as fourth biggest party in Upper House

The DUP today consolidated its status as the fourth-biggest party in the House of Lords with the formal arrival of Nigel Dodds. Read full article: Former MP Nigel Dodds enters Lords, cons...→

Manchester lockdown warning: Army ready to enforce new measures after Andy Burnham refuses

Manchester lockdown warning: Army ready to enforce new measures after Andy Burnham refuses

GREATER MANCHESTER Mayor Andy Burham has been hit with yet another serious warning from the Government as Tier 3 restrictions loom over the northern region, pr [...] Read full article: Manchester lockdown warning: Army ready ...→

Scotland should build new relationship with US 'no matter who wins election'

Scotland needs to build a new relationship with America no matter the outcome of the coming US presidential election or any future constitutional change in the [...] Read full article: Scotland should build new relationship w...→

Aontu councillor Anne McCloskey: I’ve quit but NI party members back me 100% over my anti-lockdown stance

A councillor who has quit her seat due to her outspoken opposition to lockdown has said that many fellow party members back her stance. Read full article: Aontu councillor Anne McCloskey: I’ve qu...→

Globetrotting water quango chief to cash in on air miles taking £96k of flights

Globetrotting water quango chief to cash in on air miles taking £96k of flights

Water Industry Commission for Scotland chief executive Alan ­Sutherland won’t have to donate any of the perks to charity. Read full article: Globetrotting water quango chief to cash...→

Donald Trump to be 'silenced' at debate as organisers put foot down over rules

Donald Trump to be 'silenced' at debate as organisers put foot down over rules

The Commission on Presidential Debates say they will enforce rules guaranteeing each candidate two minutes of uninterrupted time - with a mute button Read full article: Donald Trump to be 'silenced' at debate ...→

'No question!' Staggering majority say BBC 'sided with EU' in Brexit coverage - poll

'No question!' Staggering majority say BBC 'sided with EU' in Brexit coverage - poll

THE BBC has been accused of siding with the European Union during its Brexit coverage, according to an exclusive Express.co.uk poll. Read full article: 'No question!' Staggering majority say B...→

Boris Johnson 'won't return to national lockdown' despite soaring Covid-19 rate

Boris Johnson 'won't return to national lockdown' despite soaring Covid-19 rate

The Prime Minister is under mounting pressure to announce a short, sharp national lockdown as experts warn that Tier 3 measures are not enough to tackle soarin [...] Read full article: Boris Johnson 'won't return to national ...→

Manchester Mayor given until midday on Tuesday to agree on Tier 3 lockdown

Manchester Mayor given until midday on Tuesday to agree on Tier 3 lockdown

Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick has written to local leaders in Greater Manchester giving them until midday on Tuesday to reach an agreement on the introd [...] Read full article: Manchester Mayor given until midday on T...→

Let friends and family send Christmas cards to care homes for free, say Lib Dems

Let friends and family send Christmas cards to care homes for free, say Lib Dems

EXCLUSIVE: The party called for the Royal Mail to follow Ireland's lead and axe postage charges on cards and small parcels being sent during the coronavirus pa [...] Read full article: Let friends and family send Christmas ca...→

Pensioners vote to boycott TV licence fee in bitter revolt against charges

Pensioners vote to boycott TV licence fee in bitter revolt against charges

The Silver Voices campaign group balloted members over whether they would refuse to cough up £157.50 a year Read full article: Pensioners vote to boycott TV licence fe...→

Bailout of struggling Cardiff Bus to cost council £13.6 million

Bailout of struggling Cardiff Bus to cost council £13.6 million

The problems include falling passenger numbers, a heavy pension deficit, and the impact of Covid-19 Read full article: Bailout of struggling Cardiff Bus to cos...→

Theresa May appears to mouth 'utter rubbish' as Michael Gove speaks

Theresa May appears to mouth 'utter rubbish' as Michael Gove speaks

Theresa May appeared to mouth "utter rubbish" as Michael Gove spoke about the UK's ability to "co-operate more effectively" with border security outside the EU [...] Read full article: Theresa May appears to mouth 'utter rubb...→

SNP smackdown: Gove hits out at independence demands in fiery Commons clash

SNP smackdown: Gove hits out at independence demands in fiery Commons clash

SNP MP Pete Wishart was torn apart by Michael Gove in a fiery House of Commons clash over the latest Brexit negotiations. Read full article: SNP smackdown: Gove hits out at independ...→

Donald Trump brands top Covid-19 expert a disaster as he insists he can win

Donald Trump brands top Covid-19 expert a "disaster" as he insists he can win

The President assured campaign workers he still has a pathway to win on election day, despite Joe Biden's soaring poll lead Read full article: Donald Trump brands top Covid-19 expert ...→

Donald Trump mocks Joe Biden for 'listening to the scientists' on Covid-19

Donald Trump mocks Joe Biden for 'listening to the scientists' on Covid-19

The President says that if he listened "totally to the scientists" the US would have been plunged into a depression Read full article: Donald Trump mocks Joe Biden for 'listen...→

Covid-19 vaccine 'unlikely' before spring warns Chief Scientific Advisor

Covid-19 vaccine 'unlikely' before spring warns Chief Scientific Advisor

He also warned that that in future, treating Covid-19 may become more like seasonal flu - so the virus will be with us for some time Read full article: Covid-19 vaccine 'unlikely' before sprin...→

Inside the Westminster power couples running British politics

Inside the Westminster power couples running British politics

A new top 10 of the most powerful partnerships in politics shows that behind every successful person is... another successful person Read full article: Inside the Westminster power couples run...→

Peter Wishart tells Michael Gove “awa an bile yer heid” over a no-deal Brexit

Peter Wishart tells Michael Gove “awa an bile yer heid” over a no-deal Brexit

As the EU signalled it will "intensify" talks this week the Cabinet Office Minister responsible faced a tough time in the Commons from sceptical MPs. Read full article: Peter Wishart tells Michael Gove “awa an...→

Locations in England at risk of Tier 3 lockdown confirmed

Locations in England at risk of Tier 3 lockdown confirmed

It came as talks between Downing Street and Manchester heated up over a row about the amount of support for the city Read full article: Locations in England at risk of Tier 3 l...→

Can the Red Wall coalition survive the strain of regional lockdown?

Can the Red Wall coalition survive the strain of regional lockdown?

The breaking point between Boris and his new supporters won’t come as a result of closing pubs or denying the kids a visit to their gran’s Read full article: Can the Red Wall coalition survive the s...→