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Brexit: Delaying Brexit worse than no deal, says Liam Fox

Image copyright Getty Images Delaying or cancelling Brexit would be a “calamitous” breach of trust with the electorate and worse than leaving the EU with no deal, Liam Fox has said. The Brexiteer minister told BBC’s Radio 4’s Today programme MPs pushing for a delay actually wanted to stop Brexit. But he said this was […]

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Brexit: Delay is 'most likely' option, says former chancellor

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionFormer UK chancellor George OsborneFormer Chancellor George Osborne has said delaying the UK’s exit from the EU is now the “most likely” option. The UK has to choose between no deal – which he compared to Russian roulette – or no Brexit for now, he told the […]

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Far-right groups could exploit Brexit tensions – police

Image copyright Getty Images The “febrile” atmosphere around Brexit could be exploited by far-right extremists, the UK’s most senior counter-terrorism officer has warned. Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu said 18 terror plots were foiled in Britain since 2017, four of them far-right. He said a “far-right drift into extreme right-wing terrorism” was a concern but officers […]

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Operation Brock: Kent gets £29m to make roads Brexit-ready

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A traffic control system in place on the A256 as part of an Operation Brock trial in January Almost £29m has been granted to Kent County Council for infrastructure improvements ahead of Brexit day on 29 March. Council transport boss Mike Whiting said the grant would make Kent’s roads […]

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Mark Drakeford to back EU vote if Brexit not resolved in seven days

Image caption Mark Drakeford said he would back a further public vote if there is no agreement among MPs Welsh First Minister Mark Drakeford says he will back a further referendum if MPs cannot resolve the Brexit deadlock in the next week. Mr Drakeford said leaving the EU without a deal would have effects that […]

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Women's Equality Party: Sophie Walker quits as leader

Image copyrightGetty Images Image caption Sophie Walker said she hoped the party would not be led by “white middle class, non-disabled women.”The first leader of the Women’s Equality Party has resigned from her role. In a Twitter post, Sophie Walker said she was “frustrated” with the WEP’s lack of diversity, the feminism movement and party […]

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Dyson to move head office to Singapore

Image copyright Getty Images Dyson has announced that it is moving its headquarters to Singapore, from Malmesbury in Wiltshire. The move by the appliance maker means two executives will relocate – chief financial officer Jorn Jensen and chief technical officer Martin Bowen. Other work at Malmesbury will not be affected and no jobs will be […]

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No-deal Brexit 'means hard border' – European Commission

Image copyrightGetty Images Image caption Both the UK and the EU have said they do not want to see a hard Irish borderIt is “obvious” there will be a hard border in Ireland in the event of a no-deal Brexit, the European Commission’s chief spokesman has said. Margaritis Schinas made the comments at the commission’s […]

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Proxy voting: MPs to trial scheme for pregnant women and new parents

Image copyright PA Image caption Labour MP Tulip Siddiq delayed the birth of her son Raphael so she could vote in last week’s crunch Brexit debate MPs on parental leave will be able to nominate another MP to vote on their behalf if new plans announced by the government are agreed. Proxy voting in Parliament […]

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Martin Lewis and Chris Skidmore on Brexit and Article 50

Martin Lewis lost his patience with Chris Skidmore during a TV debate on Brexit, telling the MP: “You are not being clear… Yes or no?” The financial journalist threw his papers in the air as he pushed the universities minister about his stance on extending Article 50 – and the date the UK is set […]

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Rising debts affected woman's mental health issues

People with mental health problems are three times as likely to be in problem debt, according to charity Money and Mental Health. Politics Live spoke to Rayna Davies, from Solihull, about how her debts contributed to poor mental health. If you have been affected by the issues raised in the report help is available from […]

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Facebook deletes comments on ad calling anti-Brexit MPs 'scumbags'

Image copyright Reuters Facebook has removed threatening messages posted in reaction to a paid-for advert by a pro-Brexit group. It said the advert itself, which attacked “Remoaner globalist scumbags” and accused pro-EU MPs of “treason”, did not break its community guidelines. But the social media giant took down posts threatening violence against anti-Brexit politicians, after […]