• No-deal Brexit would bring recession, unemployment and higher prices – Moody’s

    No-deal Brexit would bring recession, unemployment and higher prices – Moody’s

    • September 13, 2018

    By Ravender Sembhy, Press Association City Editor Britain would fall into recession, the pound would collapse and shop prices would rocket in the event of a no-deal Brexit, credit ratings agency Moody’s has warned. In a grim reminder of what is at stake as the Conservative Government scrambles to avert a chaotic EU exit, Moody’s

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  • Gordon Brown warns of new global economic crisis to rival 2008

    Gordon Brown warns of new global economic crisis to rival 2008

    • September 13, 2018

    By Shaun Connolly, Press Association Political Correspondent The world is in danger of sleepwalking into a repeat of the near financial meltdown of 2008, Gordon Brown has said. The former prime minister insisted dangers had increased because the world is now “leaderless”. Asked about the risks of a repeat of the economic collapse of a

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  • British criminal shot dead in Spain after firing at officers, police say

    British criminal shot dead in Spain after firing at officers, police say

    • September 12, 2018

    By Thomas Hornall and Gonzalo Canada, Press Association An armed British criminal has been shot dead by Spanish police on the Costa del Sol after firing at officers, authorities said. Sean Hercules, 39, was traced to a hotel near Malaga after Spanish police said he was spotted fleeing a car accident with a weapon. Witnesses

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  • Tory Brexiteers deny plotting to overthrow prime minister

    Tory Brexiteers deny plotting to overthrow prime minister

    • September 12, 2018

    By Gavin Cordon and Sam Lister, Press Association Political Staff Leading Tory Brexiteers have dismissed claims of a plot to oust Theresa May over her controversial Chequers blueprint for leaving the European Union (EU). Around 50 Conservative MPs are understood to have attended a meeting on Tuesday of the pro-Brexit European Research Group (ERG) where

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  • Secret cobra meetings held to prepare for no deal, MP claims

    Secret cobra meetings held to prepare for no deal, MP claims

    • September 12, 2018

    By Harriet Line, Press Association Political Staff Secret meetings of the Government’s emergency committee have been held to prepare for a no-deal Brexit, an MP has claimed. Labour’s Anna McMorrin said the Cabinet Office was preparing for the “very real threat” of no deal by undertaking civil contingency planning and holding Cobra meetings. De facto

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  • Food production not prioritised in Brexit plans, warn farmers

    Food production not prioritised in Brexit plans, warn farmers

    • September 12, 2018

    By Emily Beament, Press Association Environment Correspondent Farmers have criticised the Government’s plans for agriculture after Brexit, warning they do not prioritise producing food to feed the nation. Under the new Agriculture Bill, farmers will be paid for “public goods” such as curbing flooding, protecting and boosting wildlife and improving access to the countryside after

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