Brexit deal: EU may threaten ‘to block’ City’s access to its markets

Croatias prime minister, Andrej Plenkovi, hinted at move to ensure level playing field The EU will be unashamedly political and block the City of Londons access to European markets if Boris Johnson tries to exempt the UK from its laws. Croatias prime minister, Andrej Plenkovi, whose country is taking over the presidency of the EU, […]

Brussels greets Boris Johnson victory by rejecting Brexit plans

EU restates opposition as Ursula von der Leyen warns of challenging times ahead Boris Johnsons Conservative leader has been greeted in Brussels with a rejection of the incoming British prime ministers Brexit demands and an ominous warning by the newly appointed European commission president about the challenging times ahead. Ursula von der Leyen, who will […]

Conservatives on course for landslide victory in election, poll suggests

Observer/Opinium survey indicates Tory party has doubled its lead over Labour to 19 points since Theresa Mays announcement The Tories have more than doubled their lead over Labour to 19 points since Theresa May called a snap general election last Tuesday, according to a new poll that suggests the Conservatives are heading for a landslide […]

Tories overturn Labour majority to win Copeland byelection

Pressure on Jeremy Corbyns leadership increases after Trudy Harrison secures Cumbria constituency that Labour had dominated since 1924 Jeremy Corbyn is under further pressure after a humiliating byelection defeat at the hands of the Conservative party in Copeland, a heartland seat dominated by Labour since 1924. Gillian Troughton, the Labour candidate, was defeated by the […]

Thatcher’s resignation shocked politicians in US and USSR, files show

Emotional Henry Kissinger called to say it was worse than a death in the family and Soviet ambassador reported consternation Margaret Thatchers resignation as British prime minister provoked tears in Washington and consternation in Moscow, according to a secret Downing Street file released on Friday. Henry Kissinger rang Downing Street in a very emotional state […]

David Cameron’s spin doctor writing book about EU referendum

Craig Oliver will publish his book, Unleashing Demons, this autumn, starting from the fateful decision to call a vote on EU membership David Camerons chief spin doctor has signed a publishing deal to write the inside story of the EU referendum campaign, promising to reveal what went on inside No 10 Downing Street during the […]