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UK eyes middle of next week deadline for Brexit talks with Labour – reports

LONDON (Reuters) – The British government wants talks with the opposition Labour Party on a Brexit compromise to reach a conclusion by the middle of next week, several British journalists reported on Tuesday citing unnamed sources. Prime Minister Theresa May’s government are seeking to forge a consensus with Labour to help get a Brexit deal…

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State of the Nation report: Social mobility in UK ‘virtually stagnant’

Image copyright Getty Images Inequality will remain entrenched in the UK “from birth to work” unless the government takes urgent action, the Social Mobility Commission has warned.Its State of the Nation report said the situation had remained “virtually stagnant” since 2014.It is calling on ministers to provide additional funding for older teenagers in education and…

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Hunt warning over customs union plan

Image copyright AFP Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has warned Theresa May against agreeing a Brexit deal with Labour that involves a customs union with the EU.Mr Hunt suggested that such an agreement would result in even fewer Tory MPs backing a deal in Parliament.But Jeremy Corbyn insists his support is contingent on ministers accepting the…

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Local elections 2019: Councillors and candidates ‘fear for safety’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionLocal elections: What are they all about? Before this week’s local elections, councillors have told how campaigns of abuse and intimidation have led them to fear for their safety.In the past few months, councillors have been forced off the road, spat at and received death threats via…

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Britain’s Labour hails progress in cross-party Brexit talks – The Times

FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May arrives at church, as Brexit turmoil continues, near High Wycombe, Britain April 28, 2019. REUTERS/Simon DawsonLONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May’s government has made substantive moves in Brexit talks with the opposition Labour Party, The Times newspaper reported, citing unidentified Labour sources. Labour sources were quoted as…

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European elections: What pay can UK MEPs expect?

Image copyright Getty Images With the Brexit deadline extended until 31 October 2019, it is likely that the UK will have to participate in European parliamentary elections at the end of May.If this happens, the UK will be returning 73 Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) to Brussels and Strasbourg. They will officially take up…