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Members of the anti-EU European Research Group of Tory MPs were given an 80-minute briefing on details of the outline package by a senior Government advisor. And former minister Steve Baker, the ERG’s chairman, said: “It was a very constructive conversation, and I am optimistic that it is possible for us to reach a tolerable deal that I will be able to vote...

In a sensational speech that saw the First Minister launch repeated attacks on Boris Johnson, she insisted Scotland was “rich enough” to get by economically without the help of England, Northern Ireland and Wales. Repeating the same rhetoric she has since the first Scottish independence Referendum that saw Scots vote against becoming a separate nation to the...

The leaflets were made available to Tory agents and activists last week and take aim at the Government’s opposition parties. One of the slogans said: “Nigel Farage can’t deliver Brexit, but he could yet block it”, while another criticises the Lib Dems. It said: “Without a strong majority government, Brexit won’t get delivered.” Related articles The...

Ministers are currently discussing the Baltic Sea catch quotas amid a controversial ban imposed by the EU that risks bankrupting fisheries in the Baltic Sea due to restrictions on types of fish, some of which have been slashed by up to 71 percent. Examples are cod, which shall be fished only in very small quantities, with catches of the western cod is to be reduced...

France’s Europe minister insisted that only a general election or second referendum could justify a further extension to Article 50. Ms de Montchalin said: “Time alone is not a solution. “However, if a significant political change takes place in the UK then that could potentially justify a discussion on an extension if we were asked for it. “A significant...

A Labour source told The Daily Telegraph that there are now growing calls for former Guardian journalist Seamus Milne to be removed from Mr Corbyn’s office. Mr Milne currently serves as the Labour leader’s director of communications. The warning has emerged after more than 30 members of Mr Corbyn’s team have been asked to attend meetings as part of a review...

Mr Johnson had been due to meet with ministers today to brief them on the state of play – but BBC political editor Laura Kuenssberg reported a change of plan. At 9.10 last night Ms Kuenssberg tweeted: “DUP have been in No 10 tonight. “Not clear at this stage what they were discussing or with who.” Related articles More than an hour later she added:...

“But it could well be that he’s decided to break with convention and tradition which wouldn’t be a first for him.” The moment comes after the Queen reiterated the Government’s promises to leave the EU on October 31. She set out the legislative agenda with a package of 26 bills includes seven relating to crime and justice. These include legislation to keep...

Another analyst said PiS – which is tipped to scoop almost 45 percent of the vote, a result which would translate to an absolute majority in the Sejm, the country’s lower house of parliament – had capitalised on a badly fractured opposition to strengthen its power base. With 91 percent of the votes counted, PiS’ share currently stands at 44.6 percent,...

Her Majesty outlined the Government’s agenda for the next 12 months this morning, where almost a third of the 26 new laws announced were dedicated to cracking down on crime. The opening line of the speech mentioned the Government’s “priority” of securing the UK’s exit from the EU by the Halloween deadline. But the free trade deal mentioned, which is due...

Queen Elizabeth II will today give her 65th Queen’s Speech to Parliament and will reveal the government’s plans for the future. Within those plans are 22 bills – but what do they include? Here’s eveyrthing you need to know about the Queen’s Speech today. Today at 11.30am, the Queen will give a speech to open Parliament, outlining the government’s...

Parliament officially returned today at the request of the Prime Minister, where the Queen outlned the Government’s legislative agenda in her speech. The package of 26 bills includes seven relating to crime and justice. These include legislation to keep serious criminals in prison for longer, imposing tougher sentences on foreign offenders who return to the...

Mr Javid tweeted: “On November 6 I’ll deliver Britain’s first Budget after Brexit and set out our plan to shape the economy and deliver our infrastructure revolution.” But shadow chancellor John McDonnell responded: “We expect more of the same. An electioneering stunt rather than a budget to rebuild our stalling economy and reset the direction of our country.” Meanwhile,...

Researchers at the business organisation calculated the figure by totting up the cost of the Labour Party’s proposals for nationalising water and energy firms, train operators and the Royal Mail. The eye-watering figure is more than the £190billion the Treasury collected in Income Tax in the last financial year and is only slightly less than the £202billion...

The former First Lady of the US said she feels the Prime Minister is “taking advantage” of British voters. And when asked if she thought Mr Johnson was “the people’s hero” for his efforts to deliver Brexit, the 71-year-old responded he is simply a hero to “himself”. Mrs Clinton told the Sunday Times magazine during a joint interview with her daughter...

MPs led by former chancellor Philip Hammond will attempt to mandate the Prime Minister to formally request a Brexit postponement whatever the outcome of this week’s negotiations. They intend to use the Benn Act to try to block a no-deal Brexit, to try to force Mr Johnson to write to the EU to make the request. Critics accused them of plotting to use the legislation...

The healthcare revolution is at the heart of tomorrow’s Queen’s Speech and the Tory manifesto for the next election, which could appear as soon as late November. The 22-bill speech is meant to be a blueprint to make Brexit Britain “the greatest country in the world”. The healthcare overhaul locks in the extra NHS funding which leaving the...

A deal is achieved If a deal is agreed with the EU, the next hurdle is to get UK MPs to approve it in the House of Commons. If they do, it will trigger race against the clock to get the deal ratified before the October 31 deadline. There is a chance, if there isn’t enough time to ratify, the UK will ask for a short extension, with the EU will almost certainly grant...

Former cabinet ministers Philip Hammond, Dominic Grieve and David Lidington are understood to be leading the charge to demand the Prime Minister delays Brexit beyond October 31, regardless of the outcome of next week’s critical EU summit. The revelation comes as UK and EU officials continue to attempt to thrash out a solution to the controversial backstop. According...

Reports from Brussels claim the Prime Minister is bringing back a proposal first put forward by Theresa May for a customs partnership between the UK and the bloc. The make-or-break compromise would see Northern Ireland remain politically in a customs union with the EU but it would be administered by the UK. But the DUP’s deputy leader Nigel Dodds insisted the...

Mr Rees-Mogg wrote in The Sunday Telegraph that Mr Johnson can be trusted as he is a Brexiteer. The MP for North East Somerset did note that Mr Johnson might have to make concessions unpopular with Brexiteers. Mr Rees-Mogg wrote: “If he thinks the ship of state is worth an extra ha’porth of tar he deserves support.” Pro-Brexit MPs have expressed concern...

Mr Hannan admitted in a Daily Telegraph column that he held some Brexit regrets. He said he regretted the anger of political debate, broken friendships and the fact people were looking for traitors rather than compromise. But, he said: “Like most Leavers, I liked the idea of living in a full democracy, hiring and firing the people who passed our laws. “When...

The former Attorney General confirmed to Express.co.uk he will stand as an Independent candidate in Beaconsfield, which he has represented since 1997. He added his allegiance still lies with the Tory party. But the Beaconsfield Constituency Conservatives Association admitted it was unlikely Mr Grieve would be reselected as its candidate when also contacted by Express.co.uk. Related...

British and EU officials will begin to take a closer look at Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s proposal to solve the controversial Irish backstop, in what is seen as the last chance to reach an agreement ahead next week’s final EU summit before the October 31 deadline. Downing Street and Brussels have remained tight-lipped about the details of any potential agreement...

Meanwhile party colleague Chistina Jordan accused the bloc of adopting “bullying” tactics on the subject. And Dr Joseph Garcia, deputy Chief Minister of the Rock, said Spain’s ongoing use of the term was “offensive”. Gibraltar has been in British hands since 1713 in accordance with the Treaty of Utrecht – but its status has always...