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Brexit: Dominic Raab and Esther McVey among ministers to quit over EU agreement

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionDominic Raab, who quit as Brexit secretary, says a change of course is neededBrexit Secretary Dominic Raab says he quit the cabinet over "fatal flaws" in the draft Brexit agreement with the EU.And he told the BBC the UK should be ready to risk a no-deal Brexit in the face of EU "blackmail".Another cabinet minister, Esther McVey, also quit alongside junior
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UK significantly closer to delivering Brexit, says May

[ad_1] Image copyright PA Image caption Andrea Leadsom arrives in Downing Street for the cabinet meeting The UK is "significantly closer" to delivering on the result of the Brexit vote, Theresa May has told MPs.The prime minister was speaking before a crunch cabinet meeting where she is seeking her senior ministers' backing for the UK and EU's draft agreement.She told the Commons it would give the UK control of borders,
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A brief guide to where we are with Brexit

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images We are now entering the Brexit "endgame", Prime Minister Theresa May tells us. What does she mean?The basics: A reminderThe UK is due to leave the European Union at 11pm on Friday 29 March, 2019. The reason the UK is leaving is because people voted by 51.9% to 48.1% for Leave in the 2016 referendum. The UK and the EU have spent more than a
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Brexit: Ministers told ‘judgement day’ looms for decision

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption Theresa May returning to Downing Street on Monday Ministers have been told "judgement day is coming" over Brexit as the UK and EU strive for a deal within 48 hours.Officials are trying to hammer out an agreement on the terms of the UK's exit by Wednesday to enable EU leaders to agree it by the end of the month.Downing Street said talks had gone
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Brexit: UK must not be trapped in backstop, says Leadsom

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mrs Leadsom was a prominent Brexit campaigner Any Brexit deal negotiated with the EU must not "trap" the UK in a customs arrangement it cannot choose to leave, Andrea Leadsom has told the BBC.The Brexiteer minister urged Tories to back the PM and said she was "sticking in government" to work for a good deal.But the UK must not be "held against its
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Former MP killed in WW1 finally added to Parliament’s memorial

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWW1: The forgotten hero MPA forgotten hero has finally been remembered on Parliament's World War One memorial.The marble installation recognises the sacrifice of peers, MPs, MPs' sons, and senior officers of Parliament, who died in service during the Great War.But 96 years after its completion, a leading historian realised one MP had been left off.Now Lieutenant Gerald Arbuthnot, once the Conservative
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World War One: Theresa May pays respects in France and Belgium

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Theresa May laid wreaths at the graves of the first and last British soldiers killed in the conflict Theresa May has laid a wreath at the graves of the first and last UK soldiers killed in World War One, as part of a trip to France and Belgium to mark the Armistice centenary. Visiting the St Symphorien Military Cemetery in Mons, the PM
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Prince Charles won’t speak out when he becomes king

[ad_1] The Prince of Wales says he will stop speaking out on topics he feels strongly about when he becomes king, as he is "not that stupid".He has campaigned on issues such as the environment for decades but says he would not do the same as monarch.Speaking in a BBC documentary to mark his 70th birthday, Prince Charles said the idea that he would continue making interventions was "nonsense".He said
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Mid-term elections: Trump hails ‘big victory’ despite House losses

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe story of election night in two minutesPresident Donald Trump has hailed a "big victory" in US mid-term elections after Democrats seized the House of Representatives but Republicans consolidated their grip on the Senate.The Democratic majority in the lower chamber will be in a position to block Mr Trump's legislative programme.But controlling the Senate ensures Mr Trump can still make key
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Brexit: PM tells ministers she wants deal but ‘not at any cost’

[ad_1] Image copyright EPA Image caption Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab has dismissed claims he could potentially resign Theresa May has told her senior ministers she is still confident of reaching a Brexit deal but it must "not be done at any cost" to the UK.Following the PM's weekly cabinet meeting, No 10 said the main sticking point remained how to guarantee no new checks on goods at the Irish border.Downing