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Mr Johnson relaunched support of his own Global Britain slogan, encouraging the UK be “more engaged with the world than ever before” outside the bitter bloc. He said “people around the world believe passionately in Britain” so “it’s time we shared their confidence”. The former foreign secretary insisted: “The elites of the world pay this country...

The former prime minister described the compromise deal reached by the Cabinet at the crunch Chequers summit as “mush” and accused Theresa May of drafting the agreement with “exquisite disingenuousness”. In an article published by his Institute for Global Change, he said: “I fully accept the Prime Minister is putting forward the Government White Paper...

The Labour peer and arch-Remainer fumed at the Prime Minister’s proposals, saying they would deliver “the polar opposite of taking back control”. Under the plans, agreed by the Cabinet earlier this month, the UK will keep close ties with Brussels on trade and remain subject to EU rules. Lord Mandelson said this would leave the UK “half-in,...

The Prime Minister’s remaining Brexit bulldogs have demanded no deal plans are published as a condition for supporting her controversial white paper. The plan would only be implemented should the EU reject her soft Bexit offer. A Whitehall official said: “Michael Gove was one of several ministers who accepted that the UK should try and reach a deal with Brussels...

MPs will today vote on a series of Commons amendments hoping to wreck her plan for a “common rule book” covering a new “UK-EU free trade area”. Even if the measures do not pass, the rebels hope the show of strength will be enough to pressure the Prime Minister into retreat. The Tory divide over Brexit deepened last night after ex-minister...

The former UKIP leader first announced his intention on his LBC radio programme following the Chequers meeting last week. A BBC reporter quizzed him on his comments, saying: “You told me a week ago that you were quite enjoying your retirement. “You were brown, you were looking fitter, you said this political game was behind me. “Then on your programme LBC...

Mr Davis could back an amendment that would force a commitment that there will be no customs border down the Irish Sea. It is one of the four amendments that have been tabled by Eurosceptics on the Government’s main trade bill.  The amendments were tabled in a bid to block the Prime Minister’s Chequer’s compromise. The four amendments tabled by Jacob Rees-Mogg...

At a top secret Downing Street meeting, Mrs May’s Chief of Staff Gavin Barwell floored Brexiteers by saying the Prime Minister is so convinced by her soft Brexit document that even if the Northern Ireland border was not an issue she would proceed and deliver it anyway. Mr Barwell said Mrs May did not view the Northern Irish border as a decisive factor in her negotiating...

The Labour leader also criticised the Prime Minister for failing to clarify her approach to Brexit, before adding that he would vote against any deal that damages living standards, industry, trade or jobs. When asked whether he and Mrs May could co-operate on a soft Brexit in the wake of the Chequers agreement, Mr Corbyn said: “She hasn’t closed off...

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Behaviour before the June 2017 general election will not be covered by the code of conduct. Under the new regime, the names of those under investigation for any offence would also be kept secret, a move dubbed “unacceptable” by MPs. The new code, drawn up by a crossparty steering group in the wake of last Westmintster sexual abuse scandal, is due to be publsihed...

Brexiteers fear the Government’s proposals, outlined in a White Paper last week, will destroy Britain’s ability to make trade deals with other countries because they would force us to abide by a EU common rule book. Alexander Downer, who left the diplomatic post in April after four years, said that provided Australia was able to negotiate a special deal with...

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Following the Prime Minister’s meeting with President Donald Trump at Chequers, Dr Fox said “very positive” discussions had been taking place with US officials on a future deal. In his joint press conference with Mrs May on Friday, President Trump appeared to row back on an earlier newspaper interview in which he said the Government plan for Brexit would kill...

France’s finance minister, Bruno Le Maire, said he was “confident that we will have more relocation announcements in the coming months” in comments that follow months of near-silence on London’s financial services sector that ended with the announcement of the Prime Minister’s white paper. The document revealed this week reads that the government has given...

According to The Sun, a Brexit committee will approve the decision to inform businesses to ready plans as early as next week, despite fears they could be spooked into moving work from Britain. Business Secretary Greg Clarke has warned that this could spread “panic” among firms but given the drawn-out process, ministers believe there is no other choice, as an...

The President visited the UK on a three-day working trip but managed to meet the Queen and even spent twice as long with her than he thought he would. Speaking after the 45minute meeting the President claimed he got on “famously” with Her Majesty and said she was a “fantastic, beautiful woman”. When asked if they talked about Brexit, he said: “I did. She...

A row has erupted after the Prime Minister is alleged to have flew to Berlin to share her exit plan with Angela Merkel before she revealed it to her Cabinet at her Chequers retreat in Buckinghamshire. When quizzed over possible alterations to the Brexit blueprint, Mrs May is said to have made an extraordinary excuse saying: “No that’s not possible. “Because...

The politician, who booted Nick Clegg out of his seat last year, threw in the towel following a suspension from the Labour Party over historic comments on social media which fell below the party’s standards. Among the allegations were claims he called a woman he dated an “ugly b****” and used transphobic slurs. Mr O’Mara recently said he was a different...

The 98-page Brexit white paper sets out a blueprint for the county’s future relationship with the European Union. Britain says it is now time for Brussels to start making offers after the publication of the document, which a senior UK official believes can create a new dynamic in negotiations. Hoping to avoid negotiations rumbling on through the August holiday...

Despite his controversial comments, the Bundestag President declared Mr Trump was “not entirely wrong” about forcing member states to up their defence, saying that he can “understand that critical position”. Mr Schäuble said: “The US president has a different way of communicating, which is strange to me, and I do not like it. But on...

The US President praised the former Foreign Secretary and admitted he had a lot of respect for him. Trump said: “I have a lot of respect for Boris. “I think he’s got what it takes. “I think he would make a great Prime Minister.” Speaking to the Sun, he called the Uxbridge MP a “very talented guy,” and suggested the pair have a close and respectful...

After “frank and open” talks in Brussels, Mr Trump said other members had agreed to increase defence spending to a minimum of two per cent of GDP. It is understood he demanded that they all reach the threshold by 2021 but has yet to make headway on a further demand that the target should then be doubled to four per cent of GDP. Following an emergency session...

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Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab was attempting to deliver his first statement to the House, while MPs protested they had yet to see the divisive Brexit blueprint they were set to question him about. The White Paper fleshes out the agreement among cabinet members at Chequers that sparked the resignations of Boris Johnson and David Davis. Mr Raab was heckled and moments...

The Home Secretary said data sharing between departments about anyone over 30 of any nationality will be halted for a total of three months. The new rules will stop information being shared between HMRC, the Department of Work and Pensions, the DVLA, and the Home Office, among others. The policy is designed to stop members of the Windrush generation being wrongly...

Mr Corbyn said it was “wrong” for Theresa May to be “rewarding” outspoken White House chief Mr Trump by inviting him to Britain. In a furious attack, the hard-left Labour leader also lashed out at the president’s “cruel and inhumane” immigration policy. Mr Trump is today meeting Mrs May at Chequers, the Prime Minister’s...

The Chancellor said the proposals set out in the White Paper will allow the sector “to flourish”. Mr Hammond also defended the White Paper as “a realistic framework”. However, Catherine Guinness, policy chair of the City of London Corporation, said the proposal was “a real blow for the UK’s financial and related professional services sector”. Carolyn...