Elon Musk says Brexit made him decide against Tesla electric car Gigafactory in UK

Elon Musk says Brexit made him decide against Tesla electric car Gigafactory in UK

Electric car pioneer Elon Musk has picked Germany for his new factory because of Brexit, embarrassing Boris Johnson as he prepares to pledge a “clean-energy revolution”. The prime minister is due to make a televised speech at an electric-car plant in the West Midlands – but the visit risks being overshadowed by Mr Musk’s change […]

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No-deal Brexit: Majority of cross-border businesses unprepared for EU crash-out

No-deal Brexit: Majority of cross-border businesses unprepared for EU crash-out

As few as six per cent of cross-border traders are prepared for cashflow issues in the event of a no-deal Brexit, a report has found. New research has found that most are choosing to disregard the potential impact a no-deal Brexit could bring. While the UK is due to leave the EU on 31 October, […]

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Boris Johnson news - live: Brexit latest updates as prime minister visits Scotland today

Boris Johnson news – live: Brexit latest updates as prime minister visits Scotland today

In an interview with BBC Breakfast, Scottish Finance Secretary Derek Mackay was sceptical of Mr Johnson’s visit. The SNP frontbencher said: “We feel that Boris Johnson is just the bluff and bluster and his premiership will just represent that, but with substantial and significant damage to the economy of the whole of the UK and Scotland. “But if we’re […]

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Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson goes to war with Boris Johnson: 'I won't support no-deal Brexit'

Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson goes to war with Boris Johnson: ‘I won’t support no-deal Brexit’

Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson has publicly challenged Boris Johnson over his Brexit plans, saying she will not support a no-deal exit from the EU. Her frank warning came as Michael Gove, who is now in charge of no-deal preparations at the Cabinet Office, said the government is “operating on the assumption” of the UK […]

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Black cabinet members ‘selling souls and self-respect’ by serving in Boris Johnson team, Labour MP says

Black cabinet members ‘selling souls and self-respect’ by serving in Boris Johnson team, Labour MP says

A Labour frontbencher has sparked a row with a Tory MP after accusing him and fellow colleagues from ethnic minority backgrounds of selling their “souls and self-respect” by accepting jobs in Boris Johnson’s newly formed cabinet. His remarks came after the Conservatives’ newly appointed party chair, James Cleverly, mocked Jeremy Corbyn’s 2017 claim that only Labour can be trusted […]

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Carrie Symonds: Who is the girlfriend of prime minister Boris Johnson and what does she do?

Carrie Symonds: Who is the girlfriend of prime minister Boris Johnson and what does she do?

This week, Boris Johnson officially became the new prime minister of the UK after winning the Conservative Party leadership race.  In addition to prompting interest and scrutiny over the Tory leader’s political views, Johnson’s personal life has also become a subject of curiosity – especially his relationship with Carrie Symonds.  Symonds, 31, who has been dating […]

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Jeremy Corbyn's team repeatedly intervened in antisemitism cases, claim Labour whistleblowers in new documentary

Geoffrey Cox: Tory minister ordered to apologise for misleading MPs about income from rent

Attorney General Geoffrey Cox has been ordered to apologise to the Commons for giving “wrong information” about the rent he receives from his London home. The cabinet minister admitted, earlier this year, that he had failed to register income from tenants after he moved out of his plush central London accommodation when he entered the […]

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Jacob Rees-Mogg handed cabinet role by Boris Johnson

Jacob Rees-Mogg handed cabinet role by Boris Johnson

Jacob Rees-Mogg has been appointed Leader of the House of Commons by Boris Johnson. The arch-Brexiteer was also appointed Lord President of the Council and will attend cabinet, Downing Street said. Mr Rees-Mogg, chairman of the European Research Group, told Sky News: “The prime minister kindly offered me a very interesting job to do, one that […]

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Boris Johnson: What the new prime minister’s cabinet shake-up will look like

Boris Johnson: What the new prime minister’s cabinet shake-up will look like

Boris Johnson will make a bid to broaden his appeal by using his first day as prime minister to appoint women and ethnic minority MPs to what aides were terming a “cabinet for modern Britain”. The shake-up is expected to include a return to the cabinet for Priti Patel, 20 months after she was forced […]

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Jeremy Corbyn outlines plans to accelerate expulsion of antisemites from Labour’s ranks

Jeremy Corbyn outlines plans to accelerate expulsion of antisemites from Labour’s ranks

Jeremy Corbyn has outlined proposals to accelerate the expulsion of antisemites from Labour‘s ranks, as he vowed to “confront this poison” at an emergency meeting of the shadow cabinet. Following weeks of damaging internal rows over the party’s handling of antisemitism allegations, the Labour leader told his top team he would propose a “new way […]

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