One Conservative MP said that circumstantial evidence that Russia was behind the Salisbury attack was strong and that, if its role were proved, it would be a "brazen act of war," while a Labour MP referred to the "terrorist Russian state"
If Russia role in nerve attack proved, Britain will respond: PM May
Britain's top domestic security official describes the nerve agent used in the attack on a former Russian spy and his daughter as "very rare."
UK 'will do all we can' to pursue those behind ex-spy poisoning: minister
Russian Embassy in UK says Sergei Skripal was actually a British spy, working for MI6
Prime Minister Theresa May's spokesman says the nerve agent attack in Salisbury was an "appalling and reckless crime"
UK police officer harmed by nerve agent talking - minister
The Telegraph is reporting that one of Christopher Steele's employees is a longtime associate of the poisoned Russian double-agent. The Telegraph suspects that Colonel Skripal may have been involved in the Trump dossier.
Russian Navy Perekop Smolnyy-class training ship passed Southbound through the English Channel
UK counter terrorism police chief says Salisbury incident being treated as attempted murder by nerve agent; says police officer who attended scene also in hospital
Russian ex-spy was victim of attempted murder with nerve agent, police say
: Any fragmentation of London's markets will involve significant costs for European businesses and citizens. The real beneficiaries will be NYC, Singapore, Honk Kong, making Europe less competitive
Chancellor @PhilipHammondUK: It makes sense for both the UK and EU to collaborate closely on cross-border financial services and to ensure that EU businesses and citizens can continue to access UK financial services. It is not a zero-sum game
3 month ago
Chatham: Ongoing incident on Chatham Hill bus involved, please credit: @Media999E
Senior EU official on EU-UK FTA: "If there are diverging external tariffs and internal rules, no shared institutions or legal system, then you will have friction. There will be economic consequences."
Senior EU official describes aspirations in Theresa May's speech as amounting to Single Market and Customs Union-lite: "This doesn't and can't exist"
3 month ago
Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince is received by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace
Theresa May's spokesman says the Government is looking forward to seeing the EU's final guidelines for a transition period after Brexit and hopes they provide the bloc with the flexibility to think creatively and imaginatively about the future UK-EU economic partnership
says the cabinet will consider the final wording of referendum bill on 8th amendment tomorrow
_Bettel: when I listened to Theresa May's speech last week I didn't learn that much more than I knew beforeI still need concrete pointsThe Irish Taoiseach still has no answers to border questions
UK government today convened a Cobra meeting, which is normally held in response to terror attacks or major crises
: the outcome of negotiations must pass 2 key tests: 1) the test of balance of rights and obligations for example the EU can't agree to grant UK rights of Norway with the obligations of Canada
: Because of Brexit we will be drifting apareour agreement will not make trade between UK and EU frictionless or smoother it will make it more complicated and costly for all of us this is the essence of Brexit
I hope it [UK-EU deal] will be ambitious and advanced and we will do our best as we did with other partners such as Canada but it will only be a trade agreement
European Council president Donald Tusk says his guidelines for a transition period after Brexit show "we don't want to build a wall between the EU and Britain"
Tusk: EU27 wants UK as close friend and partner and will enter talks on future with open, positive mind. But given UK red lines only an FTA is possible. It will be the first FTA in history to loosen, not strengthen economic ties. Drifting apart is essence of Brexit
: May has confirmed UK will leave single market, customs union and ECJ jurisdiction therefore it should come as no surprise that only possible remaining model for future relationship with the UK is a free trade agreement=
_Bettel: there will be no winners after Brexit, both sides will be losers minimising the losses is the challenge
_Bettel: unity and solidarity will be the key [in Brexit negotiations,]there shall be no cherry picking Brexit
UK PM Theresa May says the government is "rewriting the rules on planning" to help more people achieve the "dream" of home ownership
UK Home Secretary Amber Rudd says more is known about the substance which is suspected to have poisoned former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia and further information will be published by police later today
3 month ago
Draft EU guidelines have leaked, below are some extracts
on UK response to President Trump's proposal of imposing steel and aluminium tariffs: we have expressed disappointment, but currently, the EU is in charge of trade defence policy
Ex-spy's suspected UK poisoning used for 'anti-Russian campaign': Moscow
According to @FT Brexit trade guidelines read: "The European Council has to take into account the repeatedly stated positions of the UK, which limit the depth of such a future partnership. Being outside the customs union and the single market will inevitably lead to frictions"
: It's too early to say what a future UK-US free trade agreement will contain, but potential results include more opportunities for British businesses and "a boost to the UK economy worth tens of billions of pounds"
Russian ex-spy, daughter still critical after suspected poisoning in UK
: After the implementation period, the UK will take independent decisions when it comes to trade remedies. We need the TRA to be set up and operational by March 2019
Minister of State for Trade Policy @GregHands speaking at @CommonsIntTrade: The creation of the future Trade Remedies Authority will ensure the UK can provide a safety net for domestic industries after Brexit
Detectives investigating the circumstances around a man and a woman taken seriously ill in Salisbury are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward
Russian foreign ministry says claims the country was involved in the alleged poisoning of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal are designed to complicate UK-Russian relations
DUP leader: EU draft Withdrawal Agreement "was not a faithful or fair translation" of the UK-EU December joint report
EP MP Verhofstadt to UK Home Office: EU citizens registration cannot become a "bureaucratic nightmare"
International Trade Committee warns UK trade with 70 nations risks "falling off a cliff edge" post-Brexit
25 EU countries agree on first joint defence projects while casting doubt on UK's future role
Belgian finance minister: 'Thousands and thousands' of jobs depend on trade with Britain and the EU should strike a quick trade deal
Britain's top ministers to meet on mysterious illness of Russian double agent