• Thousands sign petition calling for World Cup bank holiday if England win

    Thousands sign petition calling for World Cup bank holiday if England win

    • July 11, 2018

    A petition calling for a bank holiday if England wins the World Cup has gathered tens of thousands of signatures. The appeal on the Parliament website said a bank holiday is needed because if England are victorious then Monday will “not be pleasant” for fans. Parliament considers all petitions that get more than 100,000 signatures

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  • Prime Minister stems flow of Brexit resignations from her cabinet

    Prime Minister stems flow of Brexit resignations from her cabinet

    • July 11, 2018

    Theresa May appeared to have stemmed the tide of Brexit resignations from her Government, as senior ministers rallied around the Prime Minister at the first meeting of her new Cabinet. Leading Brexiteer Michael Gove left no doubt that he would not follow Boris Johnson and David Davis out of the Cabinet, declaring that he backed

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  • Corbyn: make way for Labour premiership if Government cannot get act together

    Corbyn: make way for Labour premiership if Government cannot get act together

    • July 10, 2018

    Jeremy Corbyn has suggested Theresa May make way for a Labour premiership if her Government cannot get its act together quickly. The Labour leader said the Chequers agreement “stands as a shattered truce, a sticking plaster over the Cabinet’s cracks in this Government” as he described the Government as in “crisis” after the resignations of

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  • Mediterranean centres no quick fix to EU migration challenge – UN agency

    Mediterranean centres no quick fix to EU migration challenge – UN agency

    • July 9, 2018

    By Gabriela Baczynska Planned new centres around the Mediterranean to handle migrants will be no silver bullet solution to the European Union’s immigration challenge, says a U.N. agency of the idea it will be asked to implement. Irregular migration across the sea has been dramatically reduced, and only about 45,000 people have made it to

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  • May responds to Davis resignation letter

    May responds to Davis resignation letter

    • July 9, 2018

    Here is the full text of Theresa May’s letter in response to David Davis’s resignation as Brexit Secretary: “Dear David “Thank you for your letter explaining your decision to resign as Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union. “I am sorry that you have chosen to leave the Government when we have already made

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  • David Davis resigns as Brexit Secretary, letter to PM says he does so “with great regret”

    David Davis resigns as Brexit Secretary, letter to PM says he does so “with great regret”

    • July 9, 2018

    Here is the full text of David Davis’s resignation letter to Theresa May: “Dear Prime Minister “As you know there have been a significant number of occasions in the last year or so on which I have disagreed with the Number 10 policy line, ranging from accepting the Commission’s sequencing of negotiations through to the

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