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Man whose claims sparked VIP abuse investigation named

Man whose claims sparked VIP abuse investigation named

The 50-year-old, known previously only as “Nick”, will now stand trial at Newcastle Crown Court in May next year over 12 counts of perverting the course of justice and one allegation of fraud. In 2014 his allegations led the Metropolitan Police to launch Operation Midland, which saw several high-profile individuals interviewed about the claims of murder and the sexual abuse […]

Brexit legal advice summary: What you need to know

A 52-page summary of guidance given by Attorney General Geoffrey Cox has been unveiled, but Labour is pushing for the legal advice to be published in full and won a Commons vote on the matter last month. It could threaten a “contempt of parliament” motion that would see the government punished for only releasing a summary. There are four key […]

Carney warns no-deal could see 10% shopping bill hike

Carney warns no-deal could see 10% shopping bill hike

The Bank of England governor set out his view of the expected impact of crashing out of the EU without a withdrawal agreement as he appeared before MPs on the Treasury select committee. Food prices would be expected to see a sharp one-off rise as the impact of new tariff barriers and a plunge in the pound takes effect, he […]

Even May‘s backers are half-hearted in their support

The prime minister was back in parliament again on Monday – her fourth appearance in six days – to update MPs on her 28,000 mile round trip to the G20 summit in Argentina. She talked up the prospects of post-Brexit trade deals with Japan, Canada, Argentina and Australia, as she banged the drum for global Britain. But the real Brexit […]

May‘s seven days to save Brexit deal

May‘s seven days to save Brexit deal

Facing down Labour, Conservative and DUP critics, the prime minister will insist the House of Commons must vote for her agreement to “respect the decision of the British people”. Mrs May is due to open a marathon five-day debate on the terms of Brexit, culminating in a series of dramatic votes next Tuesday. The fate of those will determine if […]

UK can halt Brexit by revoking Article 50, says EU law officer

Campos Sanchez-Bordona, European Court of Justice (ECJ) advocate general, told the EU‘s top court it should allow the UK to withdraw its notice of intent to leave the bloc. Although his opinion is not binding, the ECJ tends to follow the advocate general‘s stance in its final rulings. The news has been seized on by those opposed to Brexit and […]

Date set for MPs‘ discussion on Make Debates Happen

Date set for MPs‘ discussion on Make Debates Happen

A Westminster Hall debate will take place on Monday 7 January, after calling for the issue to be officially considered in parliament. Steve Double, Conservative MP for St Austell and Newquay, will open the debate, the petitions committee announced. 0:18 Video: Brexit secretary ‘hears‘ calls for TV debates Many senior politicians have backed the campaign – including Labour leader , […]