The Brexit transition period requested by Theresa May yesterday in Florence is pretty much exactly what the Treasury has been asking for. But it leaves the UK in a bizarre, protracted limbo which could antagonise Brexiteers.
Potentially deadly bomb ingredients are ‘frequently bought together’ on Amazon
A Channel 4 News investigation can reveal how Amazon’s algorithm can guide users to the chemical combinations for producing explosives.
A-ha interview: the pop duo on their new acoustic album of classic hits
Their catchy pop tunes ruled the charts, while their handsome faces ruled the hearts of their adoring teenage fans. Norwegian band A-ha were a fixture of the 1980s pop scene – their breakthrough song “Take on Me” and its cartoon video one of the most recognisable hits of the decade. Now thirty years on the…
Is the Prime Minister’s Brexit negotiations reset working?
It was supposed to reset relations with the continent but 24 hours after Mrs May gave her Florence speech, the fragile entente cordial with Europe is once again looking a little frayed. And we speak to the Conservative MP and Brexiteer Andrew Rosindell.
Half a million call for reversal of decision to strip Uber’s London licence
Anger is growing over the decision not to renew the London operating licence of taxi firm Uber. More than half a million people have now signed a petition calling for the ruling to be reversed. But the Mayor of London today stood by the move saying passengers’ safety and security were paramount and that the…
Fatberg: going underground in London’s sewers
In the bowels of subterranean London, something isn’t stirring. It’s sitting there… accumulating. It’s just one of a staggering ten fatbergs blocking London’s Victorian sewers. This one is a 50 metre long rancid blob of congealed, sanitary products, napkins, wet wipes and similar items that do not bio-degrade. But all is not lost – there are now plans to break…
Hurricane Maria devastates Dominica and Puerto Rico
At least 15 people were killed, and 20 have been reported missing, on Dominica in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria’s pass across that Caribbean island. In Puerto Rico, struck by Maria on Wednesday, 13 people died and the island faces months without mains electricity.
Elizabeth Campbell on Grenfell: ‘Every cent of reserves will be put towards rehousing people’
The leader of Kensington and Chelsea Council, Elizabeth Campbell, discusses the re-housing of Grenfell residents
Only five Grenfell families in permanent homes 100 days after fire
A 16-year-old has become the latest victim of the Grenfell Tower fire to be named. Nur Huda el-Wahabi died alongside her parents and two brothers, who all lived on the west London block’s 21st floor.Meanwhile, the leader of Kensington and Chelsea Council has pledged that Grenfell residents will be consulted before any re-housing decisions are made. Only five families…
Ulrike Ester Franke: May speech ‘a lot of nice words, not a lot of content’
Ulrike Ester Franke, from the European Council on Foreign Affairs, discusses Theresa May’s speech.
May’s Florence speech: reaction in Germany as voters prepare to go to polls
Not everyone in Germany was following today’s Brexit speech, and they can be excused for not doing so, with their own distraction in the form of Sunday’s election. However policymakers, businessmen and anyone involved with Britain were listening. While many may have been reassured by Theresa May’s emollient words about paying divorce bills and a smooth transition forging a special partnership…
May’s Florence speech: Westminster reaction
Michael Crick discusses the reaction at Westminster to Theresa May’s EU speech in Florence.
Theresa Villiers: May has shown ‘pragmatism and willingness to compromise’
Theresa Villiers, Conservative MP and former Northern Ireland Secretary, who campaigned for Leave, and Labour MP Ben Bradshaw, who campaigned for Remain, discuss Theresa May’s speech in Florence.
Uber loses London operating licence
The ride-hailing app Uber has lost its London operating licence because the capital’s regulator said the company isn’t “fit and proper” to operate in the city. That’s because Transport for London has concerns about public safety and “security implications”. Uber said it wouild appeal and hit back instantly, saying the decision showed the world that…
Kim Jong-un calls Trump ‘mentally deranged’
Kim Jong-un has deployed his considerable rhetorical firepower, with another swipe at Donald Trump. After he called the North Korean dictator a “rocket man on a suicide mission”, Kim Jong-un hit back, labelling the American President a “mentally deranged US dotard”. And it didn’t end there. But China has urged both sides to exercise restraint…
Uber’s Fred Jones: ‘Drivers value flexibility to be own boss’
Uber’s Fred Jones discusses Transport for London’s decision to strip the company of its operating licence.