The photo that shows how much change there has been in 2016: Angela Merkel is ‘last leader standing’

6 Dec

This photograph from the April 2016 meeting of G5 leaders emphasises how much change 2016 has brought, with the rise of anti-establishment politics and rejection of the status quo. In it, Angela Merkel is seen, in Hanover, in conversation with Matteo Renzi, Francois Hollande, Barack Obama and David Cameron: the leaders of Europe’s four largest […]

The photo that shows how much change there has been in 2016: Angela Merkel is ‘last leader standing’

6 Dec

This photograph from the April 2016 meeting of G5 leaders emphasises how much change 2016 has brought, with the rise of anti-establishment politics and rejection of the status quo. In it, Angela Merkel is seen, in Hanover, in conversation with Matteo Renzi, Francois Hollande, Barack Obama and David Cameron: the leaders of Europe’s four largest […]

NO SOFT BREXIT: UK ‘will scoop extra £20billion a year’ when it quits EU single market

6 Dec

He said: “If we leave the Single Market we can recover those lost taxes, eventually replacing the £60 billion and so reduce the country’s deficit, returning us to surplus quicker than expected.” According to the study of figures in last month’s Autumn Statement by leading City banking expert Bob Lyddon, the UK would be able […]

Network Rail to lose complete control of tracks

6 Dec

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling wants the publicly owned company to share its responsibility for running the tracks with private train operators. Mr Grayling thinks the major change will lead to more reliable services and help “transform the passenger experience”. Network Rail said it welcomed the changes as they will strengthen its existing alliances with operators. […]

Supreme Court Brexit case: ‘No need’ for MPs to get final say

6 Dec

Media captionWhat is Supreme Court Brexit case all about? The government has urged the Supreme Court to make a decision the “ordinary man and woman” would understand in the landmark legal challenge over Brexit. Government lawyer James Eadie QC said ministers could trigger Brexit and that there was no basis for Parliament to get the […]

‘Missing’ two-year-old was asleep in his brother’s bed all along, police say 

6 Dec

The missing child was two-year-old Logan Markland, who then appeared bleary-eyed at the top of the stairs, according to the Manchester Evening News. He had been “fast asleep in his sibling’s top bunk bed”, police said. His mother Samantha Cadman, 28, told the paper: “He was reported as missing straight away and they sent every available […]

‘Missing’ two-year-old was asleep in his brother’s bed all along, police say 

6 Dec

The missing child was two-year-old Logan Markland, who then appeared bleary-eyed at the top of the stairs, according to the Manchester Evening News. He had been “fast asleep in his sibling’s top bunk bed”, police said. His mother Samantha Cadman, 28, told the paper: “He was reported as missing straight away and they sent every available […]

Len McCluskey expected to resign as Unite head – in order to stay longer

6 Dec

Len McCluskey is expected to resign this week as head of Britain’s biggest union in an effort to seek a third term in office. The Unite general secretary told members of the union on Monday that he plans to stand down on Wednesday, union sources have claimed, sparking an election with rivals. A resignation could […]

NO SOFT BREXIT: UK ‘will scoop extra £20billion a year’ when it quits EU single market

6 Dec

He said: “If we leave the Single Market we can recover those lost taxes, eventually replacing the £60 billion and so reduce the country’s deficit, returning us to surplus quicker than expected.” According to the study of figures in last month’s Autumn Statement by leading City banking expert Bob Lyddon, the UK would be able […]

Supreme Court Brexit case: ‘No need’ for MPs to get final say

5 Dec

Media captionWhat is Supreme Court Brexit case all about? The government has urged the Supreme Court to make a decision the “ordinary man and woman” would understand in the landmark legal challenge over Brexit. Government lawyer James Eadie QC said ministers could trigger Brexit and that there was no basis for Parliament to get the […]