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Brexit: Gove doubts whether No 10 customs plan is ‘deliverable’

[ad_1] Michael Gove has cast doubt on the viability of Theresa May's proposed customs partnership with the EU after Brexit, telling the BBC it has "flaws".The environment secretary said there were "significant question marks" about whether the model, described as crazy by Boris Johnson, was deliverable.The PM, whose ministers are considering two customs options, says "compromises" will be needed but she will "deliver".But Labour said the lack of a decision
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MPs back legal right to paid leave for bereaved parents

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionDealing with a parent's worst nightmare A bill to ensure bereaved parents have the legal right to paid time off has moved a step closer to becoming law.The Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Bill would mean parents who lose a child would be entitled to at least two weeks' paid leave. MP Kevin Hollinrake, who tabled the bill, said he hoped
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Brexit debate: Peter Bone and Yasmin Alibhai-Brown.

[ad_1] After columnist Matthew Parris claimed this "ridiculous Brexit thing" was spoiling his summer and his life, Daily Politics presenter Jo Coburn heard from MP Peter Bone, and columnist Yasmin Alibhai-Brown.They take opposing views on the UK leaving the EU and what the result and negotiations are doing for their health.More from the Daily and Sunday Politics: Watch full programmes from the last 30 days via BBC iPlayer; 'like' us
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Leave.EU has been fined for breaking electoral rules

[ad_1] The pro-Brexit campaign group Leave.EU has been fined £70,000 by the Electoral Commission for breaking spending rules in the 2016 EU referendum.The group's founder, Arron Banks, strongly disputes they did anything wrong and says they will go to court to challenge the fine. He told Justin Webb on Radio 4's Today Programme he believes the Commission is biased against them. [ad_2] Source link
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Scotland Brexit: ‘Door still open’ for powers deal

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption David Lidington is in Edinburgh to speak at a business lunch A UK government minister has told his Scottish counterparts the "door is still open" for a deal to end the long-running Brexit powers dispute.Despite months of talks between the two sides, the Scottish government has said it cannot yet sign up to the UK government's Brexit bill.It says the bill could see
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UKIP politicians argue over alleged ‘stripper’ insult

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionGreat Yarmouth Borough Council is now under Conservative control The UKIP home affairs spokesman has been recorded calling a party branch "a disgrace" in a row with its last remaining councillor in a town.David Moreland and Chris Walch swore at each other and pointed fingers in the ill-tempered exchange, recorded in Great Yarmouth during a BBC interview.The argument erupted after Mr
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Theresa May splits cabinet to consider customs options

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Getty Images Image caption Environment Secretary Michael Gove and Northern Ireland Secretary Karen Bradley will sit in different groups Theresa May has split her cabinet into two groups to consider options for customs arrangements post-Brexit.One group will consider a "customs partnership" whereby the UK would collect tariffs on behalf of the EU.The other group will look at "maximum facilitation" - a solution based on using technology
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MPs criticise ‘unrealistic’ MoD plans

[ad_1] Image copyright MOD Ministry of Defence spending plans are simply "not realistic" and could be more than £20bn over budget, the Commons spending watchdog says.It criticises the department for not being "open" about the shortfall and relying on "optimistic saving targets"."The Ministry of Defence simply does not have enough money to buy all the equipment it says it needs," MPs say.The MoD said MPs were highlighting an "unlikely worst-case