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Boris Johnson wants the country to become “Great again”, heal its past divisions and “look ahead with confidence” to life as an independent nation after Brexit. It came as the US treasury secretary confirmed that America will “dedicate a lot of resources” to securing a trade deal between the two countries, vowing that, after Brexit, Britain would be...

First of all, EU students’ right to study and live in the UK will not change until December 31, 2020. Although the UK will exit the EU on January 31, a transition period will be in place until December 31. If you want to stay in the UK after this date, you must apply for the EU Settlement Scheme. Check how to continue living in the UK after it leaves the EU HERE –...

David Leakey hit out just days after Lord Lisvane, the former clerk of the House of Commons, submitted complaints of bullying against Mr Bercow to the Parliamentary Standards Authority. Speaking yesterday, Mr Leakey said: “I’m aware that two other people are considering putting forward complaints. “I appeal to anybody who has been subject to bullying to bring...

Mr Johnson’s Brexit Bill received Royal Assent on Thursday, formally cementing the Prime Minister’s deal into law. Ms Black claimed the “easy part” was getting the Withdrawal Agreement passed. She claimed it securing a post-Brexit trade deal was the real test. She wrote in The National: “It’s the bit that deals with budgetary commitments that go on...

Nicola Sturgeon is continuing to demand Boris Johnson transfer power to the Scottish Parliament, Holyrood, to hold another referendum on Scottish independence. But the Prime Minister has stood firm and is refusing to bow to pressure, insisting the result from the first referendum in 2014 must stand. Ms Sturgeon and the SNP will attempt to pile the pressure on the...

It was reported by The Sunday Times, a constitutional review in the spring may decide to move the upper chamber and could even replace it with an at least partially elected house. The Lords is not democratically elected, instead possessing 26 high ranking Church of England bishops and Lords selected for peerages by political leaders. Speaking to express.co.uk,...

An Express.co.uk poll has found that readers overwhelmingly support prioritising a post-Brexit trade deal with the US. The poll, carried out from 3-8pm on January 24, asked: “Which trade deal should Boris Johnson prioritise?” 7,078 people responded, with 66 percent (4,604 people) backing an agreement with President Donald Trump. Related articles Next came...

The Brexit transition period rules mean Britain can negotiate and sign new trade deals over the next 11 months but not implement them.  The Government’s Brexit legislation has cleared all stages inParliament and the UK will now leave the EU on January 31. After Brexit Day, the UK will be able to negotiate and sign new trade deals with countries that do not have...

The Prime Minister made the announcement on his Twitter page, posting a picture of him signing the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement after the European Union had signed it earlier in the day. Boris Johnson wrote: “Today I have signed the Withdrawal Agreement for the UK to leave the EU on January 31st, honouring the democratic mandate of the British people. This...

Unite the Union general secretary Len McCluskey announced it was endorsing Ms Long-Bailey this afternoon. Mr McCluskey said: “Unite’s executive council has voted overwhelmingly to back Rebecca Long-Bailey to become the next leader of the Labour party, and Richard Burgon to become the deputy leader. “This has been a day of vibrant discussion by...

Until 2021, EU citizens are not required to provide proof of settled status because of the transition period. A survey by the3million with the help of Northumbria University, found that 11 percent of EU citizens have been asked to provide settled status. They were asked by landlords, banks, and councils even though proof of the new immigration status is not required...

The Prime Minister has insisted he will not push back the December 2020 deadline for a post-Brexit trade deal between the UK and the EU. But the bloc has warned the red lines feel like “2017 all over again” amid fears they are unachievable. An EU source told The Sun: “They’re making a textbook repeat of the same mistakes. “If a managed no deal is the...

Deputy Commons Speaker Nigel Evans interrupted a debate at 2.30pm to announce the historic moment which clears the path to leaving the European Union at 11pm next Friday, January 31. The predictions by US treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin and commerce secretary Wilbur Ross follow Downing Street indications that Mr Johnson wants the transatlantic talks to run alongside...

General Soleimani was killed in a US air strike in Baghdad on January 3, 2020 and the move alost pushed the world to the brink of World War 3 as Iran vowed revenge. In a further move to enshrine its slain general Iran has announced a new award in his honour. The World Sacrifice Prize was announced by Iran’s Supreme Council of Cultural Revolution, and will be awarded...

Sir Christopher Meyer, who served as the Ambassador to the United States from 1997-2003, highlighted the UK has the upper hand over the EU in trade discussions going forward. Tweeting about the issue, he said: “Missing from so much analysis by Brussels ‘insiders’ is awareness that the EU’s £94billion trade surplus with the UK gives us a massive lever. “Brussels’...

Downing Street said allegations about Mr Bercow’s behaviour were “very concerning” and should be “investigated thoroughly”. It comes after former Commons clerk Lord Lisvane became the latest to complain and handed a dossier of allegations to the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards. But Mr Bercow denied the claims and accused the...

Yesterday Britain’s exit from the EU appeared more certain than ever following significant developments in Parliament. Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the nation would “move forwards as one United Kingdom”, proudly declaring Britain had crossed the “Brexit finish line”. On Wednesday evening, the prime minister said: “At times it felt like we would...

The European Parliament will then meet on January 29 to debate the agreement, but the ratification of the deal is now expected to prove a formality. The UK will then officially leave the EU at 11pm GMT on Friday, January 31. From February 1, the UK will enter into an 11-month transition period in which current rules and regulation will remain in place, but no UK...

Lord Lisvane, who was Clerk of the House, has handed a dossier of allegations to the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards. It comes as the ex-Commons speaker, who sparked controversy over his Brexit interventions, is reportedly being lined up for a peerage by outgoing Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn after being snubbed by Boris Johnson. The document, reported...

Prime Minister Boris Johnson (Image: Getty) In a live online question-and-answer session, the Prime Minister acknowledged that taxes needed to be reduced to help lower-income households “at breaking point”. He insisted the Treasury should cut levies on the low paid whenever possible. “Where you have the ability to cut taxes, I want to do it to help working...

EU set to rubber-stamp deal as Queen signs it into UK law (Image: Getty) After years of Westminster wrangling, the Prime Minister’s EU Withdrawal Agreement Bill is expected to be enshrined in law by gaining the Royal Assent on Thursday. MPs on Wednesday rejected five last-ditch amendments to the legislation made by the House of Lords. And peers shied away from...

Furious US threatens UK unless Boris scraps tax plans (Image: Getty) Washington immediately hit back by warning that it will impose tariffs on UK car manufacturers unless the plan is ditched. In an escalation of tensions US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Donald Trump will personally heap pressure on Boris Johnson to drop the proposed levy. But Chancellor...

Mr Lowe slammed the bloc after a report suggested Eurocrats were plotting to take a tough line in post-Brexit negotiations with Britain and offer Boris Johnson a trade deal which falls short of the bloc’s agreement with Canada. In a series of angry tweets, Mr Lowe accused the bloc of acting in a “bitter, twisted” way when dealing wit British negotiators. He...

A new report has shown how Scotland fell five places between 2006 and 2018 in the list of 32 countries which are members of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). The ranking relates to tests on a string of measures including income, life expectancy and education. The nation, which now sits in the bottom half of the list, has “underperformed”...

No 10 said it was “disappointed” with the amendments and committed to protecting vulnerable children. The Prime Minister’s spokesman said: “We are disappointed the Lords have chosen to amend the withdrawal agreement bill, which the Commons passed unamended with a majority of 99. “Protecting vulnerable children will remain our priority after Brexit, and...