The worst of Brexit's damage is long since done – it is time for some political leadership

I have always found it helpful to view the Brexit negotiations through the prism of the hotel room drug deal scene at the end of Trainspotting, and never more so than now. It is not merely because Begbie, Renton, Spud and Sick Boy so accurately mimic the intellectual deficiency, generalised psychopathy and jaw-dropping untrustworthiness of our current political leaders, though ...

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Off-duty police officer shoots armed robbers dead while holding baby in other arm

An off-duty military police officer shot dead two armed robbers while holding his child in one arm when the pair tried to hold up a pharmacy, CCTV footage shows. Sergeant Rafael Souza had walked into the business 40km outside the city of São Paulo, Brazil, with his wife and child to buy medicine when the two men burst in wearing hoods and wielding guns. One of ...

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Pamela Powell: the wife who backed Enoch Powell through the 'Rivers of blood' speech and beyond

Pamela Powell, who has died aged 91, was for more than four decades the wife of the Conservative firebrand politician Enoch Powell. She steadfastly supported the controversial figure throughout his long career in politics. Charles Moore wrote of her in The Daily Telegraph: “She displays all the warm common sense without which her otherwise lonely husband would surely have gone ...

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Senate candidate Roy Moore's accuser: I was a 14-year-old child

A woman who says Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore abused her when she was a 14-year-old girl has described the alleged encounter. Leigh Corfman told NBC News that Mr Moore, then a 32-year-old prosecutor, “seduced” her at his house in 1979. Several Alabama newspapers have endorsed Mr Moore’s Democratic opponent, a remarkable step in such a staunchly Republican state. Mr ...

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UK's past sacrifices for Europe appear to count for NOTHING in Brexit talks, ex-MP rages

Sir Gerald, who stood down as the MP for Aldershot shortly before this year’s general election, believes Britain’s role in Europe in the twentieth century and the huge sacrifices of both lives and money should be considered as negotiators from the UK and the EU continue to try to break the Brexit talks deadlock. He references Britain’s role in both ...

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‘I'd be offended’ Italy's ex-PM says Brexit bill looks like EU is trying to PUNISH UK

Mr Monti said the Brexit bill should not be considered as a punishment for Britain’s decision to leave the Brussels bloc.  Speaking to Bloomberg, Mr Monti said: “What I think confuses the ideas of the British public opinion is probably that what is out there under all the attention is the amount to be paid.  “I understand that today the ...

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Brexiteer warns Hammond not to waste taxpayers' money on 'greedy' EU chiefs' Brexit bill

Mr Evans said the Chancellor needed to pay Britain’s “exact obligations” and not a pound more. The Brexiteer added every extra pound handed over to the European Union could be spent on UK public services instead. Speaking on BBC News, he said: “He cannot afford to play Santa Claus to Juncker and Tusk. He needs to ensure that we’re only ...

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Nicky Morgan: Why I’m proud to be a Brexit Mutineer

She is one of at least 15 Conservative MPs are thought to be planning to vote against the Government on a Brexit date amendment to the European Union Withdrawal bill.  Ms Morgan, chair of the Treasury Select Committee and MP for Loughborough, claimed that voting for the amendment could “tie” Britain’s negotiator’s hands.  But the rebels have faced verbal abuse ...

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University boss comes out as bisexual in email to staff to stop others feeling 'invisible'

Professor Colin Riordan, 58, the £288,000-a-year head of Cardiff University, said it was “important he spoke out” about his sexuality. Hoping his brave actions would help stop bisexual people feeling “invisible”, the father-of-two circulated the e-mail memo all round South Wales university staff. And his announcement – which makes him the UK’s first openly bisexual vice-chancellor – is said to ...

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‘It will be a nightmare!' EU lawyer reveals OBSCURE piece of law scuppering Brexit talks

Mr Piris, the former Director General of the EU’s Legal Service, said Britain should have read Article 218 of the Lisbon Treaty, which states the future relationship between the U.K. and the EU can only be negotiated once Britain returns to a third country status. Speaking at a conference on ‘The Future of the EU’, hosted by the Centre for ...

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