Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson did not know a lunch with him was auctioned at Presidents Club charity gala - spokeswoman for @theresa may.
Governor of the Bank of England Mark Carney says he is "deeply dismayed" at claims of sexual harassment at a Presidents Club charity fundraiser
Boris Johnson:UK condemns the horrific bombings in Benghazi. More vital than ever to break the political deadlock and bring stability to Libya
PM May: It's important - particularly about gender. Everyone - background, gender, ethnicity should have the opportunity to be an engineer
Brexit Secretary David Davis: any new EU rules that will come into force during the transition period will have been agreed while the UK was still a member state
UK Brexit Secretary Davis: After December, it is highly likely that we will achieve the outcome we're seeking in a free-trade deal.. that's what we're aiming for
David Davis: (citizens' rights) the right of British nationals to continue to move freely in the EU post- Brexit is still up for negotiation – "it may well be that they are holding that back as a bargaining chip" in the negotiations
David Davis: continued ECJ jurisdiction is against what the UK voted for in the referendum – (future payments) the UK will contribute financially to maintain access to some EU programmes, but "I don't see us paying for access" to the single market post- Brexit
Davis: during the transition period we will not be a member of the EU – we will not be subject to duty of sincere cooperation – we will be able to negotiate trade deals – EU nationals will have to register when they arrive - but the government's Brexit red lines will not apply
UK Brexit Secretary David Davis: (transition period) we expect to agree the transition period by the end of March – it will last about two years – the EU wants to wrap up the transition period by the end of 2020 because that's the end of their budget period
David Davis: (UK internal market) there will not be any disruption to the ability to sell unfettered across the United Kingdom
Brexit Secretary David Davis: (Irish border) we have always said there will not be a border in the Irish Sea, we're not going to break up the UK
Brexit Secretary David Davis has told the Brexit Select Committee he expects to reach an agreement with the EU on the transition period "before the end of March"
UK Brexit Secretary David Davis: "well crafted" trade agreements can secure 25 to 40 percent increases in trade level over time
UK Brexit Secretary Davis: The value of CETA and South Korea arrangements and the Swiss arrangement is they give you a template of what can be achieved already. They are the floor, not the ceiling. E.g. there will be pressure from EU to avoid Anglo-Saxon race to the bottom on standards
UK Brexit Secretary David Davis: there is undoubtedly an impetus among some of the EU27 and in the Commission to try to trade off regulatory freedom with market access – we will seek outcome equivalence in many areas but not harmonisation – if we have harmonisation we might as well stay in Brexit
UK Brexit Secretary Davis: (divergence from EU rules) the aim is to keep the maximum possible access to the single market while exercising our own freedom over what we're going to do in the future, how far we diverge will be a matter for future governments, but the freedom to diverge should be there
UK Brexit Secretary Davis: If you look at the effectiveness of Swiss trade agreements, they are greater for the Swiss than they are for us as a member of the 28
UK Brexit Secretary David Davis: (financial services paper) – we don't have a specific plan to publish a financial services position paper, but "we'll publish something I suspect"
UK Liam Fox: Brexit is an opportunity for UK to be a leader in trade liberalisation
UK Brexit Secretary Davis: You have to have substantive negotiations agreed before the start [of the transition period] it would be unwise to be sucked into doing a negotiation during the transition period. Because of the balance of power in the negotiation
UK Brexit Secretary Davis: We're not allowed to start [trade agreements] until our departure. So that's March 2019
British Brexit minister Davis says how far Britain diverges from EU regulation will be a matter for future government
Brexit Secretary @DavidDavisMP: my team started last week on the conversion of the joint report into the legal text that will appear in the treaty – I see no real argument why the details shouldn't surface earlier than the final document
UK: "the Assad government deliberately ignored its obligation to stop using chemical weapons. Russia has chosen to abuse its power of veto to protect the Assad government"
"We do have a special relationship" with UK not only in words as interests overlap in almost every area, says McMaster.
At Davos, @POTUS will hold separate meetings with leaders of UK, Israel, Rwanda and Switzerland, announces McMaster.
UK Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Jeremy Hunt: I am totally confident that the Home Office will be sympathetic to any proposals made by the Department of Health and Social Care about what we will need in terms of immigration
UK Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Jeremy Hunt: (government's net immigration target of tens of thousands) that is a government objective, we think that was one of the messages behind the Brexit vote, that people are concerned that the government hadn't taken their concerns about immigration seriously
UK government will establish new unit to tackle fake news, deter adversaries: spokeswoman for @theresa may
UK Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Jeremy Hunt: (Brexit bill) we have agreed the parameters of the financial settlement, but if there are programmes that we would benefit from then we would reserve the right to be part of those programmes – it wouldn't be money that we're not currently paying
UK Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Jeremy Hunt: I think we can get close regulatory alignment but still be outside the single market, "I think it is entirely possible to achieve that"
UK Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Jeremy Hunt: I would have difficulty with a situation in which we were obliged to change our regulations in response to a unilateral change made by the EU going forward (being a rule taker)
UK Health and Social Care Secretary Jeremy Hunt says he is confident the Government will be able to agree what needs to be done for the NHS in the Brexit transition deal
: We anticipate new home construction will rise to between 20,000 and 25,000 this year. Figures from last year show some improvement in the area of housing
Philip Hammond has dismissed an expected demand from Boris Johnson for a post-Brexit cash boost for the NHS
Brexit implementation period has not been agreed with EU: PM May's spokesman
A spokesman for Theresa May says she told her Cabinet money saved by leaving the EU will be spent on the Government's priorities which include the health service after Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said an extra £5bn a year should be spent on the NHS after Brexit
Northern Ireland militant splinter group says it will end violent campaign
UKIP leader Henry Bolton has told Sky News the party could not embark on another leadership contest after he refused to resign from his role
President of US Chamber of Commerce: Ireland to play a prominent role in EU post-Brexit
Boris Johnson to demand additional NHS funding at cabinet meeting
Britain's competition regulator finds 21st Century Fox takeover of Sky not in public interest.
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