EU citizens lose priority under post-Brexit immigration plans | UK news

EU citizens will no longer be given priority to live and work in Britain, in a radical overhaul of immigration policy after Brexit which Theresa May said “ends freedom of movement once and for all”. The prime minister said high-skilled staff who want to live and work in Britain will be given priority while low-skilled …

EU steps up plans for no-deal Brexit as Labour stance alarms capitals | World news

The EU is intensifying its preparations for a no-deal Brexit amid heightened fears in European capitals that Jeremy Corbyn will order his MPs to vote down any deal struck in Brussels, a leaked document reveals. Labour’s stated goal to reject Theresa May’s deal in order to spark a general election has provoked a rush of …

Starmer opens Labour’s Brexit debate and says ‘nobody is ruling out remain’ – Politics live | Politics

When Keir Starmer says Labour must campaign for a public vote with remain as an option and he gets standing ovation from our party, you know just how far we’ve come in the past few weeks. Labour is united around a policy that can not only help us the next election but will ensue we …

Ministers warn harder Brexit risks breaking up Britain | Politics

Theresa May is being warned by cabinet colleagues that a shift towards a harder Brexit will hasten the break-up of the UK, amid a renewed attempt by Brexiters to secure a clean split from the European Union. With senior Tories warning that the prime minister now risks a diplomatic calamity on the scale of the …

Chequers unacceptable because it would undermine single market, say EU leaders as summit ends – Politics live | Politics

I’ve come to the conclusion that this “put up, shut up” attitude of the prime minister’s – it’s Chequers or nothing – you do as you’re told or else, is a massive insult, not only to my colleagues but also to the voters. She is playing a game of Russian Roulette with the country which …

May to reject Barnier’s Irish border proposals as ‘unacceptable’ | Politics

Theresa May will reject Michel Barnier’s revised Irish backstop border proposals at the Salzburg summit because the European Union is still insisting on customs checks down the Irish Sea if the two sides cannot strike a free trade agreement after Brexit. The prime minister foreshadowed the argument she will make to the other EU leaders …

IMF chief highlights recession risk of no-deal Brexit | Business

The UK economy would rapidly start to contract in the event of a disruptive exit from the EU next spring, according to a stark International Monetary Fund report that highlights the recession risks of no deal. Christine Lagarde, the IMF’s managing director, said there would be “dire consequences” from a disorderly exit but added that …

Government publishes latest round of no-deal Brexit planning documents – Politics live | Politics

This government and its predecessors have been deporting the Windrush generation. They have also been illegally detaining them, wrongly preventing them from re-entering this country after a trip overseas. And the government can’t or won’t say how many were bullied and threatened into becoming a so-called ‘voluntary removal’. How can this happen? The most important …

Theresa May: novichok attackers were Russian military intelligence officers – Politics live | Politics

8.15am EDT08:15 Boris Johnson, the former foreign secretary, says MPs will have noticed the “somewhat weaselly” language used by Jeremy Corbyn in relation to Russia. May says if the two individuals leave Russia, the UK will do everything possible to ensure they are brought to justice. 8.12am EDT08:12 May is replying to Corbyn. She says …

Brexit: Mervyn King blasts ‘incompetence’ of preparations | Politics

The former Bank of England governor Mervyn King has blasted the government over Brexit, saying it has been left without a credible bargaining position. In damning comments to the BBC, Lord King said it “beggars belief” that Britain, one of the world’s leading economies, had found itself in a situation where the country was being …