Brexit sovereignty plan set out in Great Repeal Bill

Brexit sovereignty plan set out in Great Repeal Bill

Image copyright Getty Images The government is due to set out how it plans to remove EU law from the statute book when it publishes details of its Great Repeal Bill later. Having formally triggered Brexit, ministers are promising a “smooth and stable transition” with legislation ending the supremacy of EU judges. It will also […]

‘No turning back’ on Brexit as Article 50 triggered

Media captionTheresa May: “This is an historic moment” Britain’s departure from the EU is “an historic moment from which there can be no turning back”, Theresa May has said. She was speaking after Britain’s EU ambassador formally triggered the two year exit process by handing a letter to EU Council President Donald Tusk. A sombre-looking […]

Key points from the Article 50 letter

What can be read into Theresa May’s letter to European Council President Donald Tusk giving formal notice of Brexit? BBC political correspondent Alex Forsyth examines it for clues on how events may unfold over the next two years. Read the full text of the letter (PDF) Timing of talks What’s the significance? This is all […]

Article 50 a leap in the dark – Sturgeon

Media captionNicola Sturgeon says unanswered questions on Brexit mean the triggering of Article 50 is a “leap in the dark” The prime minister has taken a “leap in the dark” by triggering Article 50, Scotland’s first minister has claimed. The letter signed by Theresa May that formally begins the UK’s departure from the EU has […]

Theresa May: UK will get same benefits after Brexit

Prime Minister Theresa May tells the BBC’s Andrew Neil the UK will have a “different relationship” with the EU after Brexit, but that it will “have the same benefits” on trade. She was speaking after invoking Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, triggering formal Brexit talks. For the full interview, watch Brexit: What Next? on […]

In quotes: Reaction to Article 50 being triggered

Image copyright PA Prime Minister Theresa May said: “This is an historic moment from which there can be no turning back – Britain is leaving the European Union – we’re going to make our own decisions and our own laws, we’re going to take control of the things that matter most to us. “And we’re […]

Brexit: Theresa May triggers Article 50 process of leaving EU

Brexit: Theresa May triggers Article 50 process of leaving EU

Image copyright European Photopress The UK is officially on its way out of the European Union after 44 years. Prime Minister Theresa May has triggered Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty starting a two year countdown to the UK’s exit. Britain’s ambassador to the EU, Sir Tim Barrow, hand-delivered a six page letter from Mrs […]

Brexit: Carwyn Jones ‘angry man making outrageous claims’

Brexit: Carwyn Jones ‘angry man making outrageous claims’

Image caption Andrew RT Davies said voters rather than “unelected bureaucrats” should decide priorities for aid The first minister has been branded an “angry man in the grandstand shouting at the team on the field” by the Welsh Tory leader for making “outrageous” claims about the cost of Brexit. Andrew RT Davies said Carwyn Jones […]

Civil servant David Sterling takes over Stormont budget

Civil servant David Sterling takes over Stormont budget

Image caption David Sterling will use emergency powers to release cash and resources to departments until a new budget is in place A senior civil servant has taken control of Stormont’s finances. David Sterling has done so because of the failure to pass a budget for the new financial year. Mr Sterling will use emergency […]

Cash cuts ‘threaten school standards’, say MPs

Cash cuts ‘threaten school standards’, say MPs

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Schools have warned about funding shortages The biggest school funding shortages in England since the 1990s are threatening to damage standards, says a report from MPs overseeing public spending. The cross-party Public Accounts Committee criticises “delusions” in government over the budget situation. Head teachers said the Department for Education […]

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