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Brexit: Sinn Féin criticise PM after no-deal dossier leak

has pledged to lead the UK out of the EU by 31 October with or without a deal Boris Johnson’s approach to Brexit is “reckless” Sinn Féin has said, after a leaked dossier warned of a hard border and food shortages if there is no deal. The party’s deputy leader Michelle O’Neill accused the prime minister of treating the Northern ...

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Brexit: Corbyn plans to call no-confidence vote to defeat no-deal

Jeremy Corbyn has urged the leaders of the other opposition parties and Tory rebels to install him as caretaker PM in order to stop a no-deal Brexit. If he wins a no-confidence vote in the government, the Labour leader plans to delay Brexit, call a snap election and campaign for another referendum. But Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson said she ...

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A-levels: Record numbers in Wales get top A* and A grades

The proportion of students in Wales getting A* at A-level is at its highest since the top grade was introduced in 2010. Grades at A* and A were also up slightly to 27%, with 9.1% at the very highest grade. Wales outperformed all regions of England and Northern Ireland at A*. Education Minister Kirsty Williams said it showed the top ...

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UK planning post-Brexit freight service for vital medicines

Photo: Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson talks with prison staff during a visit to Leeds prison, Northern England, Tuesday Aug. 13, 2019. London, Aug 15 : The British government wants to create an “express freight service” to ensure essential medicines are still available if the U.K. leaves the European Union without a divorce deal. The Department of Health said Thursday ...

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Brexit: Hammond says PM’s demands ‘wreck’ chance of new deal

Former Chancellor Philip Hammond has accused the PM of trying to wreck the chance of a new Brexit deal, by making demands the EU could never accept. In a Times article, Mr Hammond said a no-deal Brexit would be “a betrayal” of the 2016 referendum result. He told the BBC he was “confident” that Parliament “has the means” to express ...

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UK inflation edges back above 2% target in July

London, Aug 14 : Official figures show that inflation in Britain has unexpectedly risen back above the Bank of England’s target, but with the Brexit date approaching there is little pressure on policymakers at the central bank to raise interest rates. The Office for National Statistics said Wednesday that consumer prices rose by 2.1% in the year to end-July, up ...

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Brexit: Legal bid to stop Westminster shutdown goes to court

A legal challenge to try to prevent Boris Johnson shutting down parliament to force through a no-deal Brexit has begun in a Scottish court. A group of MPs and peers wants the Court of Session in Edinburgh to rule that suspending parliament to make the UK leave the EU without a deal is “unlawful and unconstitutional”. The prime minister has ...

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Crime: What has Boris Johnson promised on law and order ?

Since becoming prime minister just over a month ago, Boris Johnson has made a number of law-and-order announcements affecting England and Wales. But what exactly is being proposed? What it means: There are currently 123,171 police officers in England and Wales, down from 143,000 in 2010, when the Conservatives came to power and Theresa May became home secretary. So if ...

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Worshippers gather on Mount Arafat on the second day of Hajj

  Various government sectors have also offered hair, catering and medical services to worshippers Hajj pilgrims arrived at Mina on Friday where they remained in the city until sunrise ARAFAT: Over two million pilgrims arrived at Mount Arafat on Saturday as Hajj approached its peak. Some of the pilgrims had tears streaming down their faces as the men and women ...

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Brexit: Corbyn seeks clarity on ‘unconstitutional’ election-time no-deal

Jeremy Corbyn has urged the UK’s most senior civil servant to intervene to prevent a no-deal Brexit happening during a general election campaign. The Labour leader is concerned that the UK could leave the EU on 31 October, while a campaign is ongoing and before a new government is elected. He has written to Cabinet Secretary Sir Mark Sedwill saying ...

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