Theresa May: Donald Trump told me to sue the EU | Politics

Theresa May has revealed that Donald Trump advised her to “sue the European Union” rather than negotiate with the 27-country bloc, in a private conversation that the US president referred to during his visit to the UK on Friday. The prime minister was asked on the BBC’s The Andrew Marr Show what the “brutal” Brexit …

Trump: soft Brexit will ‘kill’ UK’s chances of US trade deal | Politics

Theresa May will come under intense pressure to secure a future trade deal with the United States as she sits down with Donald Trump just hours after he warned that her soft Brexit blueprint would “kill” Britain’s chances. Against a backdrop of furious protests across the country, the prime minister will on Friday try to …

Theresa May to meet new cabinet after Boris Johnson’s Brexit resignation – live | Politics

Good morning, I’m Jessica Elgot taking over from Graham Russell while Andrew Sparrow is away. Theresa May is preparing to meet her new-look cabinet this morning, including foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt, health secretary Matt Hancock, culture secretary Jeremy Wright and new attorney general Geoffrey Cox, who will be attending cabinet. Also newly attending is Dominic …

May’s plan ‘sticks in the throat’, says Boris Johnson as he resigns over Brexit | Politics

Boris Johnson has quit as foreign secretary claiming in his resignation letter that the UK was headed “for the status of a colony” if Theresa May’s soft Brexit plans were adopted. The leading Brexiter said that he tried to support the line agreed at Chequers on Friday but said that while the “government now has …

Brexit secretary David Davis steps down in blow to PM – live updates | Politics

7.37pm EDT19:37 Theresa May has a big day ahead of her. She is set to meet the conservative parliamentary party on Monday evening. Christopher Hope (@christopherhope) Theresa May is still meant to meet with her entire Parliamentary party tonight at 6.45pm. Today will be HUGE. July 8, 2018 Christopher Hope (@christopherhope) Sources say Eurosceptic Tory …

Theresa May to face down Eurosceptic MPs over Brexit plan | Politics

Theresa May will face down angry eurosceptic Conservative MPs on Monday as she urges both them and the country to unite behind her soft Brexit ahead of the publication of the government’s long-awaited white paper. The prime minister has encountered a backlash from the pro-Brexit wing of her party, with MPs warning they are prepared …

William proves prince of diplomacy in Israel and Palestine | UK news

The visit was carefully designed to be “non-political”, and the Duke of Cambridge appeared to successfully negotiate the diplomatic minefield that is Israel and Palestine during his four-day tour. He was welcomed as a “prince and a pilgrim” by the Israeli president, Reuven Rivlin, and given the red-carpet treatment in Ramallah by the Palestinian president, …

EU summit: European leaders claim migration deal breakthrough – live updates

Agreement would bolster the bloc’s external borders and improve solidarity to ease pressure on nations like Greece and Italy. Follow the latest here 7.12am BST The BBC have tweeted photographs of the new European Commission conclusion on migration. The conclusion includes a section on rescue boats, believed to be included as a concession to Italy …

SNP MPs walk out of Commons in protest over Brexit debate | Politics

Prime minister’s questions descended into pandemonium in the Commons after Scottish National party MPs walked out en masse as part of a protest over the lack of time given to debate devolution issues connected to Brexit. The party’s Westminster leader, Ian Blackford, was ejected on Wednesday for repeatedly refusing to sit down after the Speaker, …

‘Winning an election isn’t about facts’: Arron Banks and Andy Wigmore face MPs’ questions – live | UK news

8.46am EDT08:46 Matheson asks how much money Banks gave to the Leave side of the referendum. Banks “doesn’t have the information”, Matheson quotes £9.6m at him, and Banks doesn’t confirm or deny. Matheson asks about an extra £12m that the Guardian said was lent in kind. Banks says a correction in the online version of …