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No-deal Brexit plans discussed at British Irish Council

Image copyright VFKA Image caption Guernsey is hosting the summit Ireland is to step up preparations for a no-deal Brexit, the country’s prime minister (taoiseach) has said. Leo Varadkar was speaking at a meeting of the British Irish Council in Guernsey on Friday. Northern Ireland Secretary Karen Bradley and the first ministers of Scotland and […]

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MPs to investigate 'fast fashion' impact

Image copyright PA The rise of cheap, disposable clothes and their impact on the environment will be investigated by MPs. ‘Fast fashion’, worn a few times before being dumped, can add to landfill, release toxic chemicals in production and plastic fibres in the wash. The Commons environmental audit committee will look at how the industry […]

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Probation system 'a mess' despite reforms, say MPs

Image caption The government accepts there have been “challenges” and will publish a review in July The system for supervising criminals in England and Wales is in a “mess” after reforms failed to meet their aims, MPs have said. The Commons justice committee said it was “unconvinced” reforms could ever deliver an effective probation service. […]

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Beer in memory of first woman MP in Yorkshire

Yorkshire’s first female MP, elected in 1945, is being remembered with a Wakefield-brewed beer named after her, that is reported to have a rhubarb flavour. Leeds MP Rachel Reeves, who has got the House of Commons’ Strangers Bar to stock the beer, offered a glass of it to Daily Politics presenter Jo Coburn and her […]

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Jacob Rees-Mogg: MPs can't delay Brexit

Jacob Rees-Mogg, the chair of European Research Group, an organisation of pro-Brexit MPs, says there is no legal basis for Parliament to delay Brexit in the event of no deal. The government’s Brexit bill passed through Parliament after assurances were accepted by Tory rebels that MPs would have a meaningful say. Source link