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Chancellor moves to reassure businesses on EU alignment
Chancellor Sajid Javid has told business leaders in Davos that the UK will only seek to diverge from EU rules after Brexit where it is "in the interests of British business" to do so.
Withdrawal Agreement signed off by EU leaders
European Commission and European Council presidents Ursula von der Leyen and Charles Michel have signed the Withdrawal Agreement formally confirming Brexit, which will now be delivered to prime minister Boris Johnson to receive his signature.
Luigi Di Maio steps down as MS5 leader
Luigi Di Maio has stepped down as leader of Italy’s anti-establishment MS5 [Five Star Movement] party ahead of a key regional election in the north of the country this weekend.
Lord Lisvane issues complaint against former speaker
Lord Lisvane has issued a complaint against former House of Commons speaker John Bercow this week.
UN human rights experts call for investigation of Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman
Independent human rights experts at the United Nations have called for Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman to be investigated over claims that he hacked Jeff Bezos’ phone.
Labour Leadership Contest: Lisa Nandy advances to final ballot
Lisa Nandy has joined Sir Keir Starmer on the final ballot to be the next Labour leader, after winning the support of Chinese for Labour.
Sainsbury's chief executive to step down in May
Sainsbury's chief executive of six years, Mike Coupe, is set to step down and retire in May this year.
GMB Union endorses Lisa Nandy for Labour leadership as Jess Phillips withdraws
Labour leadership candidate Lisa Nandy’s bid to succeed Jeremy Corbyn received a major boost on Tuesday after winning the endorsement of GMB Union, while Birmingham Yardley MP Jess Phillips has announced that she will withdraw from the running.
Former Interpol boss sent down for 13 years in China for bribery
Former Interpol boss Meng Hongwei has been sentenced to 13-and-a-half years in prison by a court in Tianjin on bribery charges.
Sir Keir Starmer qualifies for final Labour leadership ballot
Sir Keir Starmer has garnered the required support to advance to the final stage of the Labour leadership contest.
Murray opposes independent Scottish Labour Party
Labour deputy leadership candidate Ian Murray, the party’s only remaining MP in Scotland, has spoken out in opposition of Scottish Labour becoming independent.
Liberal Democrats to name new leader in July
The Liberal Democrats have announced that they will name their new party leader by mid-July this year, after Jo Swinson stepped down in December.
Labour must restore trust as “force for good and a force for change” to become electable, Starmer says
Labour leadership candidate Sir Keir Starmer has warned that the blame for the party’s 2019 general election defeat cannot be pinned squarely on the campaign alone, and that the party must win back the trust of voters “as a force for good and a force for change” to win a general election.
Flybe claims HMRC payment plan covers “less than £10 million”
Troubled airline Flybe says it has agreed a payment plan with HMRC for “less than £10 million”, denying speculation that it has been given a tax deferral of up to £100 million.