Friday, September 21, 2018

Politics News

BAE’s huge Typhoon jet deal with Qatar secures jobs but at what price?

A massive vote of confidence in Britain’s economy? That’s how Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson described BAE Systems’ £5bn deal to flog 24 Typhoon fighter jets to Qatar. There...

Brexit: Treasury Select Committee urges UK to accept EU laws during transition period

An influential committee of MPs has thrown its support behind a Brexit transition agreement that sees EU laws continue to reign supreme, stressing that it would...

Trump administration is putting Americans abroad at risk, says US diplomat on quitting State...

Donald Trump's administration is putting the lives of American citizens abroad at risk, a diplomat who resigned last week has said.  The State Department has been sidelined...

By 2030, our relationship with Europe will be repaired – it will be as...

Sometimes it is easier to see what might happen in the future if you look 10 or 20 years ahead, rather than 10 or 20 months....

UK manufacturing orders close to three decade high helped by weak pound sterling

Manufacturing orders remained close to a three-decade high in the final quarter of 2017, helped by the weakness of the pound, according to the latest CBI...

Rebecca Dykes: Man arrested over murder of British embassy worker found dead in Lebanon

A man has been arrested over the murder of a British woman who worked at the UK Embassy in Beirut, a Lebanese police official has said. The...

Brexit – live updates: Theresa May to meet Cabinet ministers to discuss EU trade...

Welcome to The Independent’s politics live blog. Today Theresa May is due to meet her most senior ministers to discuss what kind of trade deal the UK should...

Commons deputy speaker Lindsay Hoyle ‘devastated’ by daughter’s death

House of Commons Deputy Speaker Lindsay Hoyle has spoken of his devastation following the sudden death of his daughter Natalie.  His 28-year-old daughter died suddenly in Essex on...

Darts is the sport that time forgot – a member of its audience thinks...

If you are too desperate for a seasonal fix of TV time travel to wait for Doctor Who on Christmas Day, why not try the darts?...

Brexit: Chief EU negotiator says ‘no way’ to a bespoke trade deal for the...

The European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator has said “no way” to Theresa May securing a bespoke trade deal with Brussels.  Michel Barnier said the EU is not prepared...