Customs union vote also included in ‘10-point offer’ in last attempt to break impasse
Theresa May has offered MPs votes on a second referendum and a temporary customs union in her last attempt to get a Brexit deal through parliament.
Amid widespread expectation that the withdrawal agreement bill (Wab) will be heavily defeated early next month, and reports of serious rows in cabinet, the prime minister used a hastily arranged speech to warn of serious political disruption if Brexit is not delivered.Continue reading...
Move follows revelations MEP failed to declare lavish funding from year of Brexit referendum
The European parliament is to investigate Nigel Farage for failing to declare lavish expenses funded by Arron Banks.
The European parliament president, Antonio Tajani, “today refers the Farage issue to an advisory committee”, a source told the Guardian.Continue reading...
Administrators called in as 1,000 employees set to lose their jobs
All but three of Jamie Oliver’s 25 UK restaurants are closing with the loss of 1,000 jobs after the business called in administrators.
The company, which includes 22 Jamie’s Italian outlets, plus the Fifteen and Barbecoa restaurants in London and Jamie’s Diner at Gatwick airport, appointed executives at advisory firm KPMG as administrators on Tuesday.Continue reading...
- White House had blocked former counsel from testifying
- House Democrats push leadership to impeach
Democrats faced another brazen attempt by Donald Trump to stonewall their investigations on Tuesday, this time with former White House counsel Donald McGahn defying a subpoena to appear before Congress on orders from the White House.
The House judiciary committee held a brief hearing on Tuesday morning in McGahn’s absence, with an empty chair where he was supposed to sit.Continue reading...
As the works around which the town has formed face dire peril, its staff speak of their fears
Workers at British Steel’s Scunthorpe site expressed anger and frustration over the plant’s uncertain future on Tuesday as the future of the company hung in the balance.
As people filed out of the sprawling works after a shift change, an employee, who has been at the steelworks for 18 years, said: “I’m worried sick and absolutely petrified really. I’ve got three kids at home. We don’t know anything, we only know what we’re finding out off the news.”Continue reading...
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