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RAF100 RAFflypast today
Salisbury District Hospital official says the condition of Charlie Rowley who was exposed to the nerve agent Novichok in Amesbury in Wiltshire has made a "small but significant" improvement and he is conscious
Asked if @theresa_may agrees with Trump that UK is in turmoil, May's spokesman says hopes Trump will have positive view of UK after visit
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on Chequers: "I welcome that the UK is discussing the future relationship, taking positions, confirming its commitment to avoiding a hard border between Ireland and Northen Ireland. The EU's position (4 freedoms) is clear. Will assess the White Paper in light of these principles."
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has claimed that the European Union will be flexible in Brexit negotiations if the UK can relax from some of its red line issues in the wake of last Friday's Chequers statement
Ryanair says it is cancelling 30 of its 290 flights to Ireland on Thursday as a result of a planned pilots' strike
Britain's NATS disputes Ryanair complaints of air traffic control staff shortages
Trump says 'up to the people' whether to back Prime Minister May
"Delighted to see the successful rescue of those trapped in the caves in Thailand. The world was watching and will be saluting the bravery of all those involved." - PM @Theresa_May
Theresa May has arrived at Western Balkans summit - didn't speak to reporters before she went in
Chief Medical Officer Dame Sally Davies says people in the Amesbury and Salisbury area should not "pick up any foreign object which could contain liquid or gel in the interests of their own safety"
Alan Duncan on way into summit says it's 'business as usual' - erm - says the 'PM May is the only person who can hold things together'
Administrators to retailer Poundworld are to close 25 stores, resulting in 242 job losses
Cabinet ministers hail a "very good meeting" after leaving Downing Street this morning
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Tory MP Dominic Grieve believes there was a "great reality check" at Chequers last week and insists the PM isn't in a precarious position
Britain's environment minister Michael Gove says he will not resign: ITV
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov on Boris: "Unfortunately, Boris Johnson made a very modest contribution to the development of UK-Russia relations, to say the least."
Kremlin hopes for UK 'political epiphany' after Boris Johnson's exit
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PM @Theresa_May hosted Austrian Chancellor @sebastiankurz at Downing Street, where they discussed Austria's presidency of the EU, Brexit negotiations, migration and the NATO summit.
Brexit turmoil is a wake-up call that'll put off other countries from leaving the European Union, German minister says
Michael D Higgins has confirmed that he will seek a second term as president
Theresa May is turning to Labour for help after two Cabinet members quit over her Brexit policy
Two police officers injured during disturbances in Derry last night
Airbus CEO wants the EU to go easy on U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May
Prime Minister Theresa May said in her letter accepting Boris Johnson's resignation she was "a little surprised" to receive his resignation letter "after productive discussions at Chequers on Friday"
Prime Minister Theresa May has appointed Jeremy Hunt as Foreign Secretary following the resignation of Boris Johnson
: The Queen has been pleased to approve the appointment of Rt Hon @Jeremy_Hunt as Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs.
. @JLC_uk chairman Jonathan Goldstein calls the Labour Party "institutionally antisemitic".
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Russia's state TV: MP Vyacheslav Nikonov says: "Trump is not likely to accept Theresa May's arguments, he is not in the mood for a confrontation with Russia; he wants to represent the upcoming Trump-Putin summit as his success. DawnSturgess will have no major impact."
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Boris Johnson:I am proud to have served as Foreign Secretary. It is with sadness that I step down: here is my letter explaining why.
May: new facilitated customs arrangement proposal will not require any changes to be made to Trade and Customs Bills
Prime Minister Theresa May's spokesman says there is no question of revisiting the Brexit position agreed by the Cabinet at Chequers on Friday and the Government is not in meltdown
Prime Minister's spokesman says Theresa May hopes to appoint a new Foreign Secretary tonight following Boris Johnson's resignation
Sky Sources say Downing Street put statement out about Boris Johnson's resignation as Foreign Secretary after he informed officials he was going to resign this evening
PM May: People wanted end of free movement, stop sending £££ to EU, end of the jurisdiction of ECJ, out of Common Agricultural Policy, out of fisheries policy. We'll deliver all that.
May: UK Government will not extend Article 50. It has a plan for Brexit negotiations, and will go to it at pace.
PM May: There will be an end to free movement
Kit Malthouse has become Housing Minister, No 10 says. He was one of Boris' deputies when he was mayor of London and has been an MP since 2015. Chris Heaton-Harris goes to DexEU.
May: Govt believes it is important to maintain more flexibility when dealing with services It wants to maintain the UK's key position in global financial services after Brexit
May: Some EU27 leaders have indicated the UK's proposal will ensure negotiations will move at pace
UK government will publish Brexit white paper on Thursday, announces @theresa_may.
Russian attack led to death of woman from Novichok: UK defense minister
May: UK will commit to maintaining high regulatory standards for employment, environment and consumer protection after Brexit
@PhilipHammondUK: The PM making important statement in the House, and @theresa_may's plan has my full support. It's a proposal that puts jobs first and protects our nation's prosperity
PM May: This is the Brexit that is in our national interest it is the right Brexit deal for Britain and I commend this statement to the House Brexit
One EU source says resignations Davis and Johnson not significant in themselves, but what it means for stability of the gov. "But even if the government were to fall we have no other option to deal with this or the next government."
UK PM: In the two years since the referendum, we have had a spirited national debate this is the right Brexit, leaving the EU in March 2019, a complete end to free movement, taking back control of our borders
PM May: Our Brexit plan for Britain respects what we have heard from businesses and ensure we are best place to capitalise in the future
UK PM: 96% of businesses could pay the correct tariff or no tariff at the border We would also bring forward new technology to make trade as smooth
@theresa_may says cabinet agreed that preparations for a no deal Brexit will be stepped up
UK PM: The friction free movement of goods is the only way to avoid a hard border and to protect supply chains and just in time processes that protect jobs
PM May: A responsible govt must prepare for a range of possible outcomes including a possibility of no deal. Given the short period remaining, the cabinet agreed on Friday that preparations should be stepped up the UK deserves better Brexit
Theresa May has told MPs she pays tribute to Boris Johnson and David Davis but said they "do not agree about" the best way to proceed with Brexit
UK PM: No PM of our UK could accept [the EU's proposal], it would be a betrayal of our United Kingdom
UK pm May: What the govt is proposing is challenging for the EU and requires them to rethink Brexit positions so far But it is the only way to meet commitments to no hard border in Ireland and respecting results of Referendum.
UK PM: The two models on offer from the EU are simply not acceptable
UK PM: I am also pleased to welcome the Member for Esher and Walton as the new Secretary of State (Foreign)
UK PM May: Under this arrangement, UK will have independent trade policy with its own seat at the WTO At Chequers Cabinet agreed that UK will consider seeking accession to CPTPP
UK PM: I am sure the House will join me in sending our deepest condolences to Dawn Sturgess we are treating this as a murder
May: Cabinet therefore agreed on proposing a new Brexit model based on Mansion House speech at the heart of this proposal is a UK-EU free trade area which will avoid need for customs at the border
PM @theresa_may speaking at the @HouseofCommons: The Cabinet at Chequers agreed ambitious proposal for negotiations with the EUThe two Brexit models put forward by EU are not acceptable If the EU continues on this course, it's likely to lead to no-deal
British Prime Minister Theresa May is making a statement in the House of Commons Brexit
EU's Tusk says after foreign minister Boris Johnson's resignation that he regrets that the idea of Brexit has not left too
EU diplomat on today's resignations of David Davis and Boris Johnson 'This confrontation was always going to happen. Maybe it's best it comes and not after she has negotiated the deal.'
EU and WB6 delegations attending the Western Balkans summit have been told about Johnson's resignation by his deputy, Europe Minister Alan Duncan. "It's disgraceful. The summit doesn't make any sense anymore," an EU source says.
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Salisbury police activity seems to be precautionary.
Tusk: Politicians come and go but the problems they have created for people remain. I can only regret that the idea of Brexit has not left with Davis and Johnson. But who knows?
Source-'either she dumps Chequers or another UK Minister will go, then another, then another, then another'
The British defense minister accuses Russia of being responsible for the nerve gas attack that led to the death of a British woman
"Boris Johnson replacement will be announced shortly," @10DowningStreet spokesman says.
@eucopresident on Brexit resignations: "And unfortunately the idea of Brexit hasn't left together with David Davis.'
Sterling dips after Foreign Minister Boris Johnson quits.
Russia's UK embassy calls Amesbury poisoning 'anti-Russian provocation'
"Politicians come and go but the problems they have created for the people remain. And the mess caused by Brexitis still very far from being solved with or without Mr. Davis," says @eucopresident when asked about Davis going
'This clearly proves that at Chequers there was unity in the cabinet.' Juncker deadpans masterfully when hit with surprise question about Boris resignation at presser in Brussels
Boris Johnson has resigned as Foreign Secretary, Downing Street said
No 10 statement: "This afternoon, the Prime Minister accepted the resignation of Boris Johnson as Foreign Secretary. His replacement will be announced shortly. The Prime Minister thanks Boris for his work."
British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has resigned - BBC
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Huge cordon remains around bus in Salisbury and man in the bus stop, unclear exactly what incident is.
UK police hunt nerve agent container after woman dies
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Sense of a lockdown. All emergency services are currently keeping their distance from the bus and the man at the bus stop. He is moving slowly. Looks like drinking water occasionally. [email protected]
Jeremy Hunt has also left the Cabinet Office - no answers from him either as he made a phone call on his way out
has just left the cabinet office - no comment on anything - Brexit or the location of Boris Johnson
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Police and paramedics have isolated a bus and an individual near the Railway in Salisbury [email protected]
UK's anti terror chief says Dawn Sturgess - and Charlie Rowley, still critical in hospital - had a high dose of Novichok
Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has said he understands the importance of maintaining unity among the 27 EU member states during the Brexit negotiations. He was speaking on a visit to the border this morning.
"This will send a huge shock wave across communities in Wiltshire" say police following the death of Dawn Sturgess who was exposed to Novichok
UK voters losing confidence in PM May's handling of Brexit: ORB poll shows
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"The Chequers deal isn't Brexit," Jacob Rees-Mogg says following the resignation of Brexit Secretary David Davis
Head of Counter-Terrorism Policing Neil Basu says Dawn Sturgess and Charlie Rowley "must have handled a container" which detectives are seeking
Head of Counter-Terrorism Policing Neil Basu says 21 other people who have been screened for Novichok exposure have been given the all-clear
Counter-terrorism detectives are "unable to say" whether the nerve agent which Dawn Sturgess and Charlie Rowley were exposed to is linked to the attack on the Skripals
UK police say cannot offer safety guarantees after Novichok death
British police say they believe the latest victims of Novichok poisoning must have handled the material's container
Peskov: Poisoning in Britain is a danger for all Europeans
UK Brexit position unchanged, time for Brussels to get serious: PM May's spokesman
Britain's emergency committee to meet after woman dies from nerve agent poisoning
Asked if it actually matters who is Brexit minister, @MargSchinas replies 'It matters a lot for the UK side, because this is the person who will be the counterpart to our chief negotiator (Barnier) and it matters a lot.'
UK Brexit minister's resignation not a problem for EU: spokesman
The Kremlin says it is sorry to hear about the death of Dawn Sturgess following exposure to nerve agent Novichok but any suggestions that Russia was involved are "quite absurd"
Prime Minister's spokesman says Theresa May is looking forward to working with Dominic Raab following his appointment as Brexit Secretary
Theresa May has not spoken to Boris Johnson for the last 24 hours, Downing Street says
EU Commission: the EU Treaty in Article 50 is very clear - it's the member states who would decide unanimously to extend the negotiations. That doesn't arise because we don't have a request [from the UK]. "Not yet."
Kremlin says 'quite absurd' to link Russia to Novichok death
_Commission: phone call between May and Juncker took place at 5pm yesterday.
EU Commission spokes: reluctant to give an indication as to when to expect the White Paper, "this is up to HMG", but it is the next logical step that we should receive the White Paper
EU Commission: what matters for us is the negotiating framework which our 27 members have set for us, and we are complying fully
EU Commission: there is no disagreement or division between member states, which would mean we would have to review the negotiating guidelines that we have
Downing Street says Prime Minister Theresa May has appointed Dominic Raab as Brexit Secretary
European Commission says it has no comment on the resignation of David Davis as Brexit Secretary and it will continue Brexit negotiations with the UK Government
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Dom Raab MP has been appointment as the new Brexit Secretary, after David Davis resigned from the post last night.
New Brexit Secretary is Dominic Raab.
Bahrain's top Shiite cleric leaves for treatment in UK, aides say
A Government official says Junior Brexit Minister Suella Braverman has not resigned following the resignation of Brexit Secretary David Davis
Neil Hamilton tells listeners of LBC that Ukip "definitely hasn't disappeared from the scene" because "I'm still there"
Irish Deputy PM welcomes UK statement as "the base of a real negotiation"
Britain's financial-services industry is battling a drop in foreign investment over Brexit
UK's ex-Brexit minister Davis says not calling for other resignations
German Interior Minister told the @EU_Commission that it should aim for "unconditional security cooperation" in Brexit negotiations with Britain. Berlin reportedly didn't sign off on that request
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Resignation letter from Brexit Secretary David Davis
UK businesses perk up a little but caution reigns - BCC
Brexit department minister Steve Baker resigns - Telegraph
No 'reluctant conscript', Brexit minister Davis quits in blow to May