Having spent eight months merely to get to the starting line for talks with the European Union on the vital issue of post-Brexit trade arrangements, British ministers are not, perhaps, in a good position to speculate on the lack of productivity...
The British Chambers of Commerce has marginally revised down its economic growth forecast for the UK, citing sluggish household consumption and lacklustre business investment over the next couple of years, largely because of Brexit. The BCC on Monday said that it now...
The ex-cabinet minister behind the Conservative backbench push to reshape Theresa May’s Brexit plans has revealed he received a string of death threats since starting to question the Government’s approach to EU withdrawal. Dominic Grieve told The Independent he had been left...
A transition period after Brexit where the UK continues to accept EU rules would be a “price worth paying” for economic stability, an influential Commons committee has said. Cross-party MPs on the Treasury Committee said the Government should consent to a “standstill”...
House Speaker Paul Ryan has pushed back against reports saying he has plans to leave Congress after the 2018 elections. “I ain't goin' anywhere,” Mr Ryan told reporters when asked about the retirement rumours. The Wisconsin Republican has reportedly told some of...
Policymakers at the Bank of England believe the risk of a “no-deal” Brexit has been reduced by Theresa May’s Brussels agreement last week – and that this breakthrough may boost UK economic confidence in the coming months. The view was relayed in the...
Emergency shelters will open on every day of sub-zero temperatures in London, under a new drive by Sadiq Khan to tackle rough sleeping. The Mayor of London also announced a new alliance of charities in order to set up a single donation...
There are so many great podcasts out now that you're guaranteed to find some you'll get addicted to. And though there are plenty of entertaining options to check out, you can make the most of your next commute, workout, or laundry run...
Russia’s ex-economics minister Alexei Ulyukayev has been found guilty of accepting a bribe, a Moscow judge announced on Friday morning.  Judge Larisa Semenova began reading her verdict at 11.30am local time — aloud in mantra, as is customary in Russia. It may...
In the 13th instalment of his marathon end-of-year press-conference, President Vladimir Putin displayed all the swagger of a man at ease. He straddled the same roles as in previous shows – world leader, national defender and benevolent agony aunt. But something of...