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A brief guide to where we are with Brexit

Image copyright Getty Images We are now entering the Brexit “endgame”, Prime Minister Theresa May tells us. What does she mean?The basics: A reminderThe UK is due to leave the European Union at 11pm on Friday 29 March, 2019. The reason the UK is leaving is because people voted by 51.9% to 48.1% for Leave…

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Wages show fastest rise in almost a decade

Image copyright Getty Images Wages rose at the fastest pace in nearly a decade in the three months to September, Office for National Statistics (ONS) figures show.Compared with a year earlier, wages excluding bonuses, rose by 3.2% – the biggest rise since the end of 2008 and up slightly on the previous quarter.However, the ONS…

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Reality Check: When is Brexit crunch time?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Irish foreign minister spoke to chief EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier ahead of an EU meeting “Clearly this is a very important week for Brexit negotiations,” Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney said on Monday after a meeting of EU ministers. “But the issues aren’t new.”It was a sentence…

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Brexit talks in endgame, says Theresa May

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Theresa May and husband Philip attend the Lord Mayor’s Banquet Negotiations over the UK’s departure from the EU are “now in the endgame”, Theresa May says.Addressing the Lord Mayor’s Banquet in the City of London, the prime minister said the talks were “immensely difficult”, but the sides were working “through…

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MPs can stop no-deal Brexit, says Labour’s Starmer

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption”All options are on the table” if there is a no deal Brexit, Starmer tells Today Parliament will not allow the UK to leave the European Union without a negotiated agreement, shadow Brexit secretary Sir Keir Starmer has claimed.Asked during a BBC interview whether MPs could prevent…