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Post-Brexit UK won’t be like Mad Max, says David Davis

Image copyright AFP/Getty Britain will not be “plunged into a Mad Max-style world borrowed from dystopian fiction” after it leaves the EU, the Brexit secretary will say in a speech. David Davis will say fears about a “race to the bottom” in workers’ rights and environmental standards are “based on nothing”. He will argue for […]

Brexit: David Davis rejects ‘Mad Max-style dystopia’ claims

Image copyright AFP/Getty Britain will not be “plunged into a Mad Max-style world borrowed from dystopian fiction” after it leaves the EU, the Brexit secretary will say in a speech. David Davis will say fears about a “race to the bottom” in workers’ rights and environmental standards are “based on nothing”. He will argue for […]

International Development Committee to quiz Oxfam bosses

Image copyright EPA Image caption Oxfam’s chief executive Mark Goldring and chair of trustees Caroline Thomson will be questioned by MPs Senior Oxfam executives are to appear before MPs amid criticism over the way it handled claims of sexual misconduct by its staff in Haiti. The International Development Committee will question the charity’s chief Mark […]

Jeremy Corbyn vows to curb City of London’s power

Image copyright PA Jeremy Corbyn is vowing to take on the City of London if he becomes prime minister, saying finance should be “the servant of industry, not the masters of us all”. The Labour leader will call for a “fundamental rethink” of the finance sector and how it is regulated. He will also promise […]

Theresa May’s university review will not scrap fees

Media captionThe prime minister told ITV’s This Morning there were ‘issues’ with university tuition fees The prime minister has called for better value for students in England, but has ruled out completely scrapping tuition fees. Theresa May has launched her review of tuition fees and university funding, to be chaired by the author and financier, […]

Stormont deadlock: Foster pushes NI Secretary on budget

Image caption Arlene Foster said she would be raising the issue of a budget at Westminster on Tuesday DUP leader Arlene Foster has urged the Northern Ireland Secretary to set a budget and take key decisions about the region’s schools, hospitals and infrastructure. Mrs Foster made her comments in a telephone call with Karen Bradley […]

Theresa May’s university review will not scrap fees

Media captionThe prime minister told ITV’s This Morning there were ‘issues’ with university tuition fees The prime minister has called for better value for students in England, but has ruled out completely scrapping tuition fees. Theresa May has launched her review of tuition fees and university funding, to be chaired by the author and financier, […]

Carillion investors were ‘fleeing for the hills’

Image caption The collapse of Carillion has delayed the opening of the new £335m Royal Liverpool Hospital Carillion’s investors fled the failing company as it headed for disaster, according to MPs. The construction firm’s annual reports were a worthless guide to its financial health and raise major questions about corporate governance, the MPs say. The […]

Damian Green dismisses Brexit ‘conspiracy theories’

Image copyright Reuters Theresa May’s former right-hand man has criticised colleagues “who won’t accept evidence” on Brexit, and suggested more of Whitehall’s economic forecasts should be published. Damian Green rejected “conspiracy theories” that there was a plot to thwart the Leave vote. And he acknowledged differences of opinion between ministers on Brexit. Meanwhile ex-Brexit Minister […]

Army recruitment system ‘unacceptable’, says defence secretary

Image copyright Getty Images Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has labelled the Army’s recruitment process “unacceptable” after it was revealed applications take an average of 300 days to be completed. More than 100,000 people applied last year but only 7,441 were successful. Army recruitment is overseen by private contractor Capita, and Mr Williamson said the firm […]

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