General Election

General Election

Christmas Turkey Dash TV fundraiser for Leeds hospice charity

A TURKEY Dash is set to raise cash for the charity that runs Wheatfields Hospice in Leeds.

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Everything you wanted to know about Brexit... but were afraid to ask

Theresa May's Brexit strategy is facing one of its toughest challenges as the EU (Withdrawal) Bill goes through the committee stage in the House of Commons.

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BusinessEurope president Emma Marcegagia (front) and CBI director general Carolyn Fairbairn (right) leaving 10 Downing Street, London, after a meeting between business leaders from Europe and Prime Minister Theresa May to discuss the future of UK-EU trade post-Brexit. Picture: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Urgent progress required in Brexit talks 'or UK jobs will be lost'

European business leaders have told Theresa May that progress is urgently needed in Brexit talks or UK jobs and investment could be lost.
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Sammy’s getting closer to goal of justice for abuse victims

A single mother from Rotherham, she became the face of Yorkshire’s battle against child sexual exploitation.

Britain's Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson (AP Photo/Armando Franca)

Jayne Dowle: Don’t let politicians wreck your faith in democracy

WHO would be a politician today? Every news bulletin seems to bring a fresh scandal or accusation, dragging yet more elected representatives into the swirling mire.

Has Parliament betrayed voters over Universal Credit?

YP Letters: MPs have shown a total lack of compassion for the poorest

From: David Howram, Mirfield.

Can the Government deliver Brexit?

YP Letters: Tories need to find a winning team who can pull together

From: John Redfearn, Whitby Road, Pickering.

There is no reason to fear the 'no deal' option, provided the country is well prepared.

'Brexit no deal is nothing to fear if we invest and prepare'

BRUSSELS warns that the talks on a Brexit deal are taking longer than they should. The IMF issues cautions about risks to the global economy. The Times reports that one of the European Union’s many presidents, Donald Tusk, has warned of the risk that the talks will collapse. Planning for no deal is not simply a negotiation point; increasingly, it is the responsible thing to do in the national interest.

What now for Brexit?

YP Letters: Why Brussels is dragging its feet on Brexit

From: Neville Balmer, Sicklinghall.

Theresa May faced EU leaders at a summit in Brussels at the end of last week.

YP Letters: Willingness to walk away is key to getting good Brexit deal

From: J Barraclough, Morley.

Boris Johnson says it is time for talks to get underway on the Brexit trade deal.

Time to get on with discussing Brexit trade deal, says Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson has urged European leaders to press ahead with Brexit negotiations as British businesses stressed the need for a transition deal to be agreed as quickly as possible.
There are increasing calls for a second vote on leaving the European Union.

'Why we should not rule out another vote over Brexit'

THE immediate aftermath of a so-called “crunch summit” on Brexit might seem a funny time to talk about a second EU referendum.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has criticised Theresa May's approach to the Brexit negotiations.

Labour claim government plans for Brexit in paralysis but May insists 'all scenarios' will be prepared for

The Government's plans for Brexit are "in paralysis", Labour claimed, amid speculation crucial legislation will be delayed again.
A report has found that young people are unhappy with the Brexit decision.

Young people 'bemused and angry' by Brexit vote, claims report

Young people are bemused, angry and resentful at the decision to leave the European Union which they largely blame on older generations, according to a new report.
What does Britain want out of the Brexit deal?

'We need to know what the UK wants to do' - Europe's leaders urge Brexit clarity

Europe's leaders have revealed frustrations about Theresa May's Government's approach to Brexit, claiming there is a lack of clarity as a result of divisions within her administration.
Would a failure to agree on Brexit result in another election in 2018?

PM struggle to win commons backing for Brexit deal 'could force 2018 election'

Theresa May could struggle to negotiate a Brexit deal that will win the backing of the House Commons - which could see the country forced into a general election at the end of next year, the author of Article 50 has warned.

Are there increased tensions between Theresa May and Boris Johnson?

Nobody is unsackable, says Hammond amid Johnson 'disloyalty' accusations

Chancellor Philip Hammond has sent a thinly-veiled warning to Boris Johnson amid speculation that the Foreign Secretary is trying to destabilise Theresa May, declaring "nobody is unsackable".
Prime Minister Theresa May greets President of the European Council Donald Tusk at 10 Downing Street.

Blow for May after EU rebuffs call for start of Brexit trade talks

THERESA MAY suffered a blow in her efforts to kickstart the Brexit talks after she was told Brussels will continue to resist moves to discuss the future of trade between the UK and Europe.

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Theresa May will make her Brexit speech today.

Theresa May aiming to placate party factions ahead of Brexit speech

The Prime Minister will seek to allay concerns that Britain is heading for a ‘cliff-edge’ as she sets out a plan for a transition period to give business more time to adapt to life outside the EU.

Loose cannon: Boris Johnson with Theresa May. The Prime Minister must demand her Cabinet back the position on Brexit - or any dissenters should resign forthwith.

Tom Richmond: As Boris goes rogue, May must ‘take back control’

IF Theresa May had won June’s election by the margin she envisaged, the larger than life Boris Johnson would not be Foreign Secretary by now.

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