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MPs to discuss petition calling for mandatory TV election debates

Image caption TV history was made in 2010, but there were fewer at subsequent elections A petition calling for leaders’ TV debates to become a “regular fixture” during general elections is to be discussed in Parliament.MPs will debate the petition on Monday, after it secured the 100,000 signatures required for it to be considered.It calls…

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DUP’s Dodds says party’s objections to PM May’s Brexit deal remain, talks continue

Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) Deputy Leader Nigel Dodds speaks at the DUP annual party conference in Belfast, Northern Ireland November 24, 2018. REUTERS/Clodagh KilcoyneLONDON (Reuters) – The Democractic Unionist Party’s objections to Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal remain, its deputy leader Nigel Dodds said on Thursday after talks with the British leader. Northern Ireland’s…

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No-deal Brexit would hit Britain’s farmers, food firms hard – Gove

FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Michael Gove leaves his office in London, Britain, November 19, 2018. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls/File PhotoOXFORD, England (Reuters) – Britain’s farmers face rising costs if the country leaves the EU without a deal as export tariffs kick in and border inspections slow traffic through ports,…

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Brexit ferry firm Seaborne in terms and conditions gaffe

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has defended the Seaborne contract A firm awarded a government contract to provide extra ferry services has used website terms and conditions apparently intended for a takeaway food firm.Seaborne Freight was given the £13.8m contract to run a freight service between Ramsgate and Ostend in…