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Leave.EU led people up the garden path – Arron Banks

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionArron Banks laughs off the idea he is an “evil genius with a white cat controlling the whole of western democracy” Arron Banks has told MPs investigating “fake news” his Brexit campaign “led people up the garden path”. But he said politicians were also guilty of spin […]

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Minister Phillip Lee quits over Brexit strategy

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionPhillip Lee announces he is resigning The government has suffered its first resignation over Brexit, with Justice Minister Phillip Lee calling for a change in strategy. Mr Lee warned the current approach would damage businesses in his Bracknell constituency. He accused the government of trying to “limit” […]

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Theresa May says G7 summit was ‘difficult’ occasion

Image copyright Reuters The G7 summit was a “difficult” occasion, Theresa May has told MPs, with “strong disagreements” between the US president and other world leaders. While there was “common ground” in some areas, she said she was “deeply disappointed” by US trade policies. Pledging to uphold the rules-based order, she said disputes could not […]

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Help space sector, Welsh ministers told

Image copyright Getty Images The Welsh Government “just hasn’t done anything” in Wales’ space sector, according to a UK space expert. Dr Bleddyn Bowen, from the University of Leicester, called space a serious sector “we ignore at our peril”. He wants Welsh ministers to set up grants to stimulate research for innovation in the Welsh […]

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May says G7 will act over Russia’s ‘malign activity’

Image copyright Reuters The G7 will take further action against Russia if it continues to interfere in other countries’ internal affairs, Prime Minister Theresa May has said. Leaders were sending “a clear message that such malign activity will never be tolerated” after the poisoning of the Russia ex-spy Sergei Skripal, she said. Mrs May also […]

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Welsh Labour’s Corbyn-style vote review

Image caption First Minister Carwyn Jones will step down in December – there is a row over if the rules to elect his successor should be changed Whether the next Welsh Labour leader is elected under the same system as Jeremy Corbyn is set to be decided at a special party conference. First Minister Carwyn […]

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In full: Theresa May on G7, Russia, Boris and Brexit

Theresa May says there are “strong views” about Brexit in the cabinet, after her foreign secretary Boris Johnson was recorded suggesting the UK needed “guts” in negotiations. The UK prime minister told the BBC’s Vicki Young: “People like Boris have strong views on Brexit but so do I. “I want to deliver Brexit for the […]