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PM urges Brexit deal 'we can defend' to public

Sky News

Theresa May has warned EU leaders of her political difficulties in the UK and urged them to help deliver a deal she can defend domestically.

Thursday, Oct 19

22

PM's deputy condemns abuse - but aims at top Tories

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Damian Green has condemned abuse against politicians, in a speech in which he also cruelly mocked many of his senior colleagues.

Ex-MI6 chief suggests Brexit may not happen

Sky News / UK

The UK's former spy chief has suggested Britain might not actually quit the EU - and warned greater spending on diplomacy, defence and intelligence will be needed if Brexit does go ahead.

21

Fly-tipping tops one million incidents per year

Sky News / UK

Theresa May is facing new pressure to order town halls to empty household bins weekly after Government figures revealed fly-tipping incidents topped a million last year.

19

EU leaders play down Brexit talks progress

Sky News

EU leaders have welcomed Theresa May's latest offer to free up Brexit negotiations but talked down chances of them moving on to the crucial trade stage.

18

Tory anger at Govt 'tyranny' over benefits vote

Sky News / Politics

Angry backbench Tory MPs have accused the Government of "tyranny" after being forced to skip a parliamentary vote on flagship welfare reforms.

17

Stone smashes car after falling off Parliament

Sky News / US News

An urgent investigation is underway after a large chunk of stone fell off one of the Parliament buildings and smashed into a car below.

16

Goldman boss signals Brexit shift to Frankfurt

Sky News / Business

There is further evidence of growing frustration with the pace of Brexit talks in a tweet by one of the most powerful bankers in the United States.

15

Call to extend Scottish smacking ban to England

Sky News / US News

Campaigners say it is time to introduce a ban on smacking in the rest of the UK after the Scottish government said it is prohibiting physical punishment.

14

Corbyn could ditch May's Brexit deal

Sky News

Jeremy Corbyn has declined to say that he would honour the terms of a Brexit deal struck by Theresa May, if he succeeded her at Number 10.

13

Bill Clinton meets May for N Ireland crisis talks

Sky News / Politics

Former US president Bill Clinton has met Theresa May in Downing Street for talks on the political crisis in Northern Ireland.

12

Give EU citizens certainty by Christmas, PM told

Sky News / Politics

EU citizens would have their future in Britain secured by Christmas if Theresa May made good on her promises to them, Labour has said.

05

UK banks linked to South Africa money laundering

Sky News / Business

British banks HSBC and Standard Chartered may have been used as conduits for money-laundering in South Africa, a former Cabinet minister has suggested.

Wednesday, Oct 18

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PM's offer to EU citizens ahead of crunch summit

Sky News / US News

On the eve of a crucial Brussels summit, the Prime Minister has appealed directly to EU citizens living in the UK that she wants them and their families to stay after Brexit.

21

Race row: FA 'sorry' but face 'blackmail' claim

Sky News / UK

The Football Association apologised to two England women's players over remarks by their ex-manager - just minutes before top bosses faced accusations of blackmail-like behaviour over a race row.

20

'Multiple Tory rebellions' over EU exit bill

Sky News / Politics

The debate and votes over hundreds of amendments to the crucial EU Withdrawal Bill look to have been delayed until next month, perhaps as late as the middle of November.

PM's Brexit strategy 'in paralysis' amid delays

Sky News / Politics

Labour has claimed Theresa May’s Brexit strategy is "in paralysis" after it emerged that the legislation on leaving the EU is facing further delays in Parliament.

18

Xmas foodbank fears raised over universal credit

Sky News

A foodbank will need 15 more tonnes of donations in the lead up to Christmas and tenants are running £500 into rent arrears because of universal credit, angry MPs have said.

11

All benefits call charges to be scrapped

Sky News / US News

All call charges for people ringing the Universal Credit helpline will be scrapped from next month, the government has announced.

02

Labour woos Tory rebels on universal credit vote

Sky News / Politics

Labour is wooing potential rebel Conservative MPs in a bid to force a Government defeat in the Commons on a motion to pause the roll out of universal credit.

01

Tory MP under fire over Barcelona match job

Sky News

A Tory MP has come under fire for skipping Parliament in order to officiate at a Champions League match.

Tuesday, Oct 17

00

Rohingya crisis 'appears to be ethnic cleansing'

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Gruesome stories of genocide by Myanmar troops - including the murder of babies - have been told by MPs in a Commons debate on the plight of Rohingya refugees.

23

Plastics 'leave bears with two sets of testicles'

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Fears have been raised over the risks of plastic pollution as MPs heard claims discarded bottles are leading to polar bears developing two sets of testicles.

22

PM pressures developers on 'landbanking'

Sky News / Business

The Government is exerting pressure on developers to prevent so-called "landbanking" and boost housebuilding, the Communities Secretary has signalled.

21

Johnson accuses rivals of 'trivialising' Libya

Sky News / Politics

Boris Johnson has accused opponents of "trivialising" Libya's security situation as he came under fresh pressure over his controversial comments about the north African country.

20

Ministers to meet bosses amid Brexit fears

Sky News / Business

Ministers will hold talks with City and business leaders on Wednesday amid mounting concerns about the absence of a Brexit transition deal.

19

Clinton: Brexit impact only just dawning on some

Sky News / Politics

Bill Clinton has suggested that some people who voted for Brexit may only just be realising the consequences of their choice.

18

May meets Tory welfare rebels to avoid showdown

Sky News / Politics

Theresa May has met with Conservative MPs threatening to rebel over the Government's flagship welfare reforms in a bid to avert a public showdown in the House of Commons.

Rudd brands no-deal Brexit 'unthinkable'

Sky News / Politics

Huge splits are threatening to emerge at the top of Government over the possibility of a "no-deal" divorce with the EU.

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The boldest Brexit forecast since the EU vote

Sky News / US News

The sky did not fall in in the months after the EU referendum.