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post 20 July 2016
Read more on Gary Gibbon's blog Will Angela Merkel really resist informal talks with the UK?

Does she really want to first hear about the UK's negotiating position at round a table with 26 other countries?

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UK gives up European Council presidency

Prime Minister Theresa May says the UK will not take on the European Council presidency next year after voting to leave the EU.

post 19 July 2016
Read more from Siobhan Kennedy A 'benign' Brexit forecast from the IMF?

Given the grim protestations of the IMF prior to Brexit some might be surprised to see the forecaster's view on the UK economy post the referendum.

post 18 July 2016
Read more on Gary Gibbon's blog Labour leadership challenge: Angela Eagle or Owen Smith?

It looks like we will be down to one challenger to Jeremy Corbyn very soon indeed. The two rival candidates have decided that the one with fewer nominations will stand aside.

post 14 July 2016
Read more on Gary Gibbon's blog Questions over Theresa May's new government

While some sit nervously awaiting the call up, for the losers in this change of administration, ministers and their teams, there have been tears shed, drink taken and no shortage of bad feeling.

post 12 July 2016
Read more on Gary Gibbon's blog David Cameron's last Cabinet - 'no emoting'

Theresa May congratulated David Cameron for his achievements in office at his last Cabinet meeting. She will be a very different type of leader.

post 11 July 2016
Read more on Simon Israel's blog Has Theresa May been a good Home Secretary?

One insider describes her as a formidable negotiator with great attention to detail - someone who, perhaps surprisingly, "cares more about the little people than the big ones".

post 11 July 2016
Read more on Gary Gibbon's blog May to succeed Cameron as PM on Wednesday

David Cameron whizzed round to Parliament when Theresa May got back from Birmingham and at 3.20pm met her there in the office that will very soon be hers.

post 11 July 2016
Read more on Gary Gibbon's blog Theresa May to be PM after Leadsom supporters lose faith

Andrea Leadsom has withdrawn from the Tory leadership contest. Theresa May is our new Prime Minister.