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Hammond on Brexit: 'Can't have cake and eat it'

The Chancellor Philip Hammond has said there has to be “give and take” on both sides in any negotiation. He made the comments as Theresa May signed the letter that will formally begin the UK’s departure from the European Union. The Chancellor told the Today programme the UK will not be full members of the […]

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Article 50: May signs letter that will trigger Brexit

Image copyright PA Image caption Theresa May signs the letter to the EU confirming the UK’s departure Theresa May has signed the letter that will formally begin the UK’s departure from the European Union. Giving official notice under Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, it will be delivered to European Council president Donald Tusk on […]

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All in the timing

Image copyright Getty Images The Scottish Parliament has voted to back a second independence referendum. No surprise there, as the SNP and pro-independence Greens have a majority at Holyrood. But the power to call a poll lies with Westminster – so the Holyrood parliament can press only for the start of negotiations about a date. […]

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Scottish Parliament backs referendum call

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Ms Sturgeon will outline next month how she will respond if the UK government continues to block a referendum Nicola Sturgeon’s call for a second referendum on independence for Scotland has been formally backed by the Scottish Parliament. MSPs voted by 69 to 59 in favour of seeking permission […]

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Unions criticise 1% pay rise for public sector workers

Image copyright Science Photo Library Unions say millions of public sector workers are being “taken for granted” after being given a 1% pay rise. NHS staff, doctors, dentists and armed forces personnel will receive an average 1% increase in basic pay in 2017-8 after ministers accepted the recommendations of pay review bodies. Ministers urged a […]

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What do school children think about Brexit?

What do school children think about Brexit? Tim Muffett reports for BBC Breakfast on a BBC School Report survey. Pollsters ComRes interviewed 1,033 young people aged 11-16 online to gather their views. Meanwhile, School Reporters from St Joseph’s High School, Crossmaglen, raise concerns about the possibility of a border between Northern Ireland and the Republic […]