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January 10, 2019 1:43 PM EU SHOWDOWN: Italy promises to unite with Poland to instigate ‘European SPRING’

ITALY’S firebrand deputy prime minister Matteo Salvini is trying to create a populist alliance to take on the Brussels establishment in a showdown over the future of the European Union. Mr Salvini, who leads the nationalist, anti-immigrant League party, pledged to create a “new European spring” ahead of the European Parliament elections in May and to work with Poland’s 149

January 6, 2019 4:27 AM Universal credit: Vote to extend benefit to 3 million delayed

The next stage of the universal credit rollout appears to have been delayed amid concerns about the controversial new benefits system. MPs were due to vote on whether to move three million benefit claimants onto universal credit in the next few weeks. But this vote has been pushed back and Parliament will instead be asked to vote on transferring just 10,000 people 91

December 31, 2018 12:39 AM Philip Hammond 'HOLDS BACK' vital Brexit funding in catastrophic blow for UK

SENIOR cabinet officials have accused the Chancellor, Philip Hammond, of stopping the necessary funding required to prepare the UK for Brexit. The Housing Secretary, James Brokenshire, has complained to the Treasury, saying his department has only received half of what was required to prepare local councils for Brexit. Mr Brokenshire's department only received 89

December 25, 2018 12:01 AM BREXIT FURY: Wetherspoons boss has KEY message for businesses wanting to SCUPPER Brexit

WETHERSPOONS founder Tim Martin has called on prominent Remainers, including the likes of Bank of England boss Mark Carney and Chancellor Philip Hammond, to “stop running the country down” with claims of “economic direness” under a no-deal Brexit. The Brexiteer businessman told Remainers against keeping the UK closely linked to Brussels after it leaves 186

December 14, 2018 2:35 PM By George! Busy Osborne takes on his ninth job

Since leaving Parliament in 2017, Mr Osborne has also been appointed editor of the Evening Standard and adviser to Blackrock. According to the Financial Times, Mr Osborne has been appointed as an adviser to San Francisco-based 9yards Capital. Since leaving parliament in April 2017, Mr Osborne has also been appointed editor of the Evening Standard newspaper 68

December 13, 2018 10:53 AM 'Don't take him seriously!' Rees-Mogg MOCKS 'overexcited' Hammond for 'extremists' comment

JACOB Rees-Mogg belittled Chancellor Philip Hammond's accusation Theresa May's confidence vote on Wednesday was a way of "flushing out the extremists" from the Conservative Party. Speaking on BBC Radio 4 Today Programme, the Chair of the European Research Group claimed the Chancellor's comment was dictated by an "unusual state of overexcitement". Asked 46

December 11, 2018 9:28 PM Brexiteer Peer insists UK STILL has time to trigger 'over demonised' no deal Brexit plans

FORMER Chancellor Lord Lamont has shut down claims that Britain will be unable to prepare for a no deal Brexit in time for Britain's exit from the European Union on March 29, 2019. Lord Lamont said a no deal Brexit has been “over demonised” and insisted an exit from the European Union without a deal would not be as “catastrophic” as is claimed. Speaking 40

December 11, 2018 8:50 AM Shocking moment John McDonnell suspended for snatching MACE in House of Commons – VIDEO

THIS is the shocking moment Labour’s shadow chancellor John McDonnell snatched the ceremonial mace following a heated debate in the House of Commons back in 2009. The mace in parliament is a symbol of royal authority, and without it neither House can meet or pass laws. It comes after Labour MP Lloyd Russell-Moyle was ordered to withdraw from the House 38

December 7, 2018 4:05 PM Merkel's choice elected ruling party leader

Germany's ruling Christian Democrat Union has chosen Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer as the new party leader, but Angela Merkel plans to serve out her term as chancellor. She narrowly defeated Friedrich Merz, a millionaire lawyer, who received 482 votes at the party conference. As the head of Germany's largest party, Ms Kramp-Karrenbauer could become the next German 43

December 6, 2018 9:43 AM SNP plot new tax raid on Scottish families

FINANCE Secretary Derek Mackay was accused of ignoring warnings after he claimed another middle-class tax raid would not backfire. Tories highlighted concerns over the economic damage of the widening tax gap with England but said the SNP “isn’t listening”. Mr Mackay will reveal his draft Budget next week but has ruled out following Philip Hammond’s lead in raising 42