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Parliament will have a meaningful vote on Brexit deal- PM’s spokesman

Parliament will have a meaningful vote on Brexit deal- PM’s spokesman

LONDON (Reuters) – The British government has been clear that it will give parliament a meaningful vote on the final Brexit deal it negotiates with Brussels, Prime Minister Theresa May’s spokesman said on Monday. The opposition Labour Party has called for parliament to be given a wider range of options beyond either accepting the Brexit…

Ken Clarke dismisses UK passport row as ‘nationalist nonsense’

Ken Clarke dismisses UK passport row as ‘nationalist nonsense’

The former Conservative chancellor Ken Clarke has dismissed the row about Britain’s passports being printed abroad as “nationalist nonsense”. The government faced a backlash last week when it emerged that the Franco-Dutch firm Gemalto had won the contract to print Britain’s post-Brexit blue passports, beating British-based De La Rue, which had also bid for the…

Vote Leave members ‘may have committed criminal offences’

Vote Leave members ‘may have committed criminal offences’

A number of possible criminal offences may have been committed by members of the official Brexit campaign during the EU referendum, according to the expert view of some of Britain’s leading barristers. Intensifying the pressure on senior figures within Theresa May’s cabinet and No 10 Downing Street, Helen Mountfield QC and Clare Montgomery QC of…

‘Fiery, self-important’: the No 10 adviser at centre of outing claim

‘Fiery, self-important’: the No 10 adviser at centre of outing claim

Stephen Parkinson, one of Theresa May’s closest advisers, has benefited more than most from the prime minister’s noted insistence on loyalty, having ascended with her from the Home Office to No 10. Now a key figure in Downing Street, Parkinson has come to public attention after reporting in the Observer about the official Brexit campaign,…

Brexit: MPs must ‘agree’ outcome, Labour says

Brexit: MPs must ‘agree’ outcome, Labour says

Image caption Labour’s Brexit secretary said the idea of leaving the EU with a deal not approved by MPs was “unthinkable” Labour says the offer of a “take it or leave it” Commons vote on the final Brexit deal is “unacceptable” and MPs, not ministers, must agree the outcome.Shadow Brexit secretary Sir Keir Starmer said…

UK opposes Brexit threat to role in EU’s Galileo scheme

UK opposes Brexit threat to role in EU’s Galileo scheme

Image copyright PA British companies may be frozen out of the European space industry after Brexit, the European Commission says, citing security concerns.The UK’s involvement in the Galileo project, which aims to build a European rival to the American GPS system, will have to be “readjusted”, it added.British firms have already contributed to Galileo and…