• £35m UK aid to help tackle deforestation and wildlife extinction

    £35m UK aid to help tackle deforestation and wildlife extinction

    • October 15, 2018

    The UK has pledged £35 million aid to help tackle the illegal wildlife trade, deforestation and the extinction of endangered species, the Government said. Around £33.5 million of the funding will support new, sustainable industry which protects the environment and provides jobs to local communities. It will help protect critical forest habitats and species threatened

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  • Raab in Brexit crunch talks as May faces potential mutiny

    Raab in Brexit crunch talks as May faces potential mutiny

    • October 14, 2018

    Theresa May faces a potential Tory mutiny over Brexit as talks continued in Brussels to reach a deal ahead of a crunch summit. Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab and the European Union’s Michel Barnier were holding talks on Sunday ahead of the meeting of EU leaders on Wednesday. The talks come as former Brexit secretary David Davis urged a Cabinet

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  • PM will not agree Brexit deal which traps UK permanently in customs union: No 10

    PM will not agree Brexit deal which traps UK permanently in customs union: No 10

    • October 12, 2018

    By Andrew Woodcock, Press Association Political Editor Theresa May would never agree a Brexit deal with the EU which “traps” the UK permanently in a customs union, Downing Street has said. The pledge came amid speculation over possible ministerial resignations if the Prime Minister gives too much ground ahead of a crunch Brussels summit next

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  • Trade lawyer criticises ‘shocking’ post-Brexit planning

    Trade lawyer criticises ‘shocking’ post-Brexit planning

    • October 12, 2018

    By Rod Minchin, Press Association Page 1: 12:19 A former trade lawyer dubbed the “Brexiteers’ brain” has criticised the Government over the lack of planning ahead of a possible no-deal Brexit – warning it risks the future of the country. Shanker Singham branded it “shocking and verging on malpractice” that so little preparation had been

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  • May briefs ministers ahead of crunch Brexit talks

    May briefs ministers ahead of crunch Brexit talks

    • October 12, 2018

    By Gavin Cordon, Press Association Whitehall Editor Theresa May has briefed key ministers on the Brexit negotiations amid speculation the Government is moving closer to a deal with Brussels. Following the meeting of the “inner Cabinet” in Downing Street on Thursday, Government Chief Whip Julian Smith insisted ministers were united behind the PM’s strategy. However,

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  • Good Brexit deal with Brussels would create ‘dividend’ for UK, says Hammond

    Good Brexit deal with Brussels would create ‘dividend’ for UK, says Hammond

    • October 12, 2018

    By David Wilcock, Press Association Political Correspondent Britain will get a Brexit “deal dividend” if it is able to agree good terms with Brussels to leave the European Union, Philip Hammond has said. The Chancellor made the claim as he told the BBC that the last 10 days had seen “a measurable change in pace”

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