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Brexit: Leo Varadkar hints at UK say in future trade deals

[ad_1] Image copyright EPA Image caption Leo Varadkar arrives for a special EU summit on Brexit in Brussels The Taoiseach (Irish prime minister), Leo Varadkar, has suggested that the UK would be able to have a say in trade deals if it forms a customs union with the EU.A customs union is a major focus of Brexit talks between Labour and the Conservatives.It is Labour policy to form a permanent
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Ex-Brexit minister unclear if he will vote Tory in Euro elections

[ad_1] Image caption David Jones was unclear on whether he would vote Conservative A former Conservative Brexit minister has refused to rule out voting for a party other than his own if a European election is held."My vote is a matter between me and the ballot box," David Jones, MP for Clwyd West, told BBC Wales.EU leaders are deciding later whether the UK's Brexit date should be extended.A long extension
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Academic Sir Roger Scruton sacked from housing role

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Conservative academic Sir Roger Scruton has been sacked as head of a government housing body following critical comments about Islam and China.The philosopher's appointment to head the Building Beautiful Commission in November was criticised at the time.He has now been dismissed after claiming Islamophobia was "a propaganda word" and "each Chinese person is a kind of replica of the next one". The Ministry of Housing
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SNP asks PM: Yes or no to new referendum

[ad_1] The prime minister was asked if the Conservative-Labour talks to reach a Brexit solution have involved the offer of a new referendum.Theresa May said her position "has not changed" but SNP Westminster leader Ian Blackford said she did not give him a yes-no answer as he requested.Political updates in text, video and images [ad_2] Source link
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PM asked to meet climate change protesters

[ad_1] Green MP Caroline Lucas said the prime minister was the only party leader not to meet a group of climate change protesters, and asked her to meet 16-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg who will be in the UK next month.Theresa May said she heard "young people often", and her government had a "fine record" on climate change.Political updates in text, video and images [ad_2] Source link
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MPs question May over police funding

[ad_1] Two MPs used their questions at PMQs to address funding for the police in their areas.Conservative Theresa Villiers criticised London Mayor Sadiq Khan for closing down Barnet police station, while Labour's Wayne David accused the PM of failing to give accurate figures on police funding in Gwent.Political updates in text, video and images [ad_2] Source link