Kevin Maguire: May's down the pan — we deserve Labour - Olivia Waring

Kevin Maguire: May’s down the pan — we deserve Labour – Olivia Waring

Time’s up for Theresa May but let’s not blunder blindly into a Brexit disaster with an unelected Tory caretaker. Flushing away a powerless Prime Minister — along with the Article 50 Europe exit clock — would give crucial space for a rethink and a general election. We are a humiliated nation, the laughing stock of […]

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David Cameron's youth project 'set to spend up to £10million on marketing campaign'

David Cameron’s youth project ‘set to spend up to £10million on marketing campaign’

David Cameron’s pet youth project is set to blow up to £10million on a marketing campaign. The former Prime Minister set-up the under-fire National Citizen Service in No10 and has championed it since quitting Downing Street. It is looking for a “brand and creative agency partner” in a contract worth between £4million and £10million. The ex-PM says […]

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Philip Rycroft: Brexit Department chief set to retire aged 57 - on Brexit Day

Philip Rycroft: Brexit Department chief set to retire aged 57 – on Brexit Day

The Brexit department’s most senior civil servant has announced he is to take early retirement, with just 22 days to go until Britain leaves the EU. Philip Rycroft is expected to leave the Department for Exiting the European Union (DExEU) at the end of this month aged 57. The final working day of the month […]

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Government pays £33m to Eurotunnel over 'secretive' handling of no-deal Brexit ferry contracts

Government pays £33m to Eurotunnel over ‘secretive’ handling of no-deal Brexit ferry contracts

The UK government has had to pay £33m to Eurotunnel after accusation of “secretive” process over no-deal Brexit ferry contracts. Eurotunnel has withdrawn its legal claim against the Department for Transport over post-Brexit ferry contracts after reaching the financial agreement, the Government said today. The company says the contracts were handed out in a “secretive” way. […]

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Council tax: England's first £2,000 bill REVEALED as families hit by Tory cuts

Council tax: England’s first £2,000 bill REVEALED as families hit by Tory cuts

England will see its first standard £2,000 council tax bill this April as families shoulder the burden of years of Tory cuts. Hard-pressed residents of Rutland, East Midlands, are poised to see the annual bill for a Band D home tip over the eye-watering threshold for the first time. The Tory-run county hall is hiking […]

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Brexit: Families already have £1,500 LESS to spend since 2016 referendum

Brexit: Families already have £1,500 LESS to spend since 2016 referendum

Household incomes have taken a £1,500 hammering since the Brexit referendum, experts reveal today. The UK has experienced the sharpest slowdown in income growth of any comparable economy, reveals the Resolution Foundation think tank study. Higher than forecast inflation has also fuelled a plunge in families’ spending power compared with predictions from before the 2016 […]

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NHS announces evening and weekend GP visits will now be available across England

NHS announces evening and weekend GP visits will now be available across England

Patients across England will now have access GP appointments in the evening and on weekends, NHS England has announced. Health bosses have predicted that as many as nine million extra appointments per year will now become available to patients, as a result of the new plans. The extended service will mean people will now be […]

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Voice of the Mirror: Prime Minister's desperate act of dishonour - Voice of the Mirror

Voice of the Mirror: Prime Minister’s desperate act of dishonour – Voice of the Mirror

In a grubby act of desperation Theresa May has handed out a knighthood to Tory MP John Hayes. It is unlikely to be a coincidence that Hayes is a eurosceptic who needs persuading to back her in next month’s crucial Brexit vote. When the Prime Minister came to office she pledged to restore “integrity” to […]

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Senior Tories urge Theresa May to end benefits freeze to stave off electoral meltdown

Senior Tories urge Theresa May to end benefits freeze to stave off electoral meltdown

Senior Tories have urged Theresa May to end the benefits freeze in order to avoid electoral defeat. Five former cabinet ministers are calling for benefits to be raised in line with inflation which would cost the Treasury £1.4 billion. They were frozen in 2015 by George Osborne as part of a set of his austerity […]

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Watching porn on the bus could become a crime after MPs' landmark report

Watching porn on the bus could become a crime after MPs’ landmark report

Watching pornography on public transport could become a crime, following a new parliamentary report on sexual harassment. The proposal comes after the wide-ranging report found the government is failing to address “deeply ingrained” sexual harassment in public – that affects the lives of almost all women. MPs warn “viewing pornography on public transport has developed […]

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