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Autumn budget 2017: what you need to know

Philip Hammond has revealed this year’s Autumn budget, which outlines government spending for the year ahead, and provides an outlook on how Britain is performing economically. The budget is the first since the general election, and since Brexit negotiations began. “I report today on an


The week in quotes – 17th November 2017

Catch up with the news of the past week in quote form. “For your and Gavin’s eyes only” A letter sent to Theresa May in secret by Boris Johnson and Michael Gove on Monday has caused concern from ministers.The letter contains a set of demands

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The week in quotes – 10th November 2017

Catch up with the news of the past week in quote form. “Together with our allies, America’s warriors are prepared to defend our nation using the full range of our unmatched capabilities”. Donald Trump once again makes a veiled threat to North Korea, speaking during

Michael Fallon Resignation

Tracking Westminster sexual harassment: what we know so far

Updated – 11th November 2017 Westminster has been under the spotlight for the past week over sexual harassment claims, with members from several political parties now facing inquiries into allegations ranging from inappropriate behaviour to sexual assault, which have already led to the suspension of

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Politics Update: Speeding up Brexit, Hammond’s Tax Raid

Accelerating Brexit Negotiations Theresa May and President of the European Commission Jean Claude Juncker have both agreed to ‘speed up’ Brexit negotiations, after a dinner with Juncker and EU chief negotiator Michael Barnier held in Brussels on Monday. Theresa May and David Davis flew to

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How long does Theresa May have left?

With her party’s power significantly reduced in the commons, and a series of publicity disasters in her wake, can May really survive as Conservative leader until the next general election? The June 2017 general election left the Conservative party without a parliamentary majority, with a


Politics Update: Conference News, Tory Infighting, Brexit Delays

Nothing New from Mr Hammond Philip Hammond’s speech left little impression on Monday, where the chancellor revealed no new plans, and instead focused on attacking Jeremy Corbyn, and the Labour party’s economic record. Comparing the Labour leader’s policies to those seen in Cuba, Venezuela and