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Brexit: PM’s compromises a ‘concern’ for cabinet ministers

Image copyright EPA Image caption Theresa May’s Brexit proposals have divided her cabinet Cabinet ministers raised concerns about potential compromises with the EU over Brexit at a No 10 meeting on Thursday. The BBC understands…

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Post-Brexit immigration plans will hurt Wales, UK ministers told

Image caption Mark Drakeford says Welsh businesses, Welsh public services and Welsh universities would be harmed UK ministers have been “unambiguously” told their plans to limit immigration after Brexit will harm Wales, the Welsh finance…


Scottish and UK ministers have ‘heated’ Brexit talks

Image caption Mike Russell and David Mundell had “full and frank” exchanges at a meeting in London There have been “heated exchanges” between Scottish and UK ministers over Brexit at a summit in London. The…


Theresa May to brief ministers amid Brexit tensions

Image copyright Getty Images Theresa May will brief key ministers on negotiations with the EU as the government comes under increasing pressure over Brexit. Ahead of next week’s crunch Brussels summit, the Democratic Unionist Party…


Backing failed steel firm Kancoat cost ministers £5m

Image caption The former Alcoa plant was sub-leased to Kancoat by Welsh ministers More than £5m of public money has been lost in supporting a Swansea steel firm which went bust, it has emerged. Kancoat…


Campaigners urge ministers to “up their game” on climate change

Image copyright PA Environmental groups say a meeting of the world’s leading climate scientists should prompt the Scottish government to up its ambitions. Experts gathering in South Korea are set to urge governments to go…


Ministers pressure watchdog over ‘buxom barmaids’ video

Image copyright Youtube/Gareth Bennett Image caption Gareth Bennett has refused to apologise for the YouTube clip Pressure has grown on an assembly watchdog to explain why he thought a video featuring a barmaid wearing a…


Conservative Party conference: Ministers brace for a bumpy week

Image copyright Getty Images One of the things I never tire of saying here is that two things can be true at the same time. The latest seemingly contradictory duet? Well, it is true that…


Agriculture bill ‘a missed opportunity’, Scots ministers say

Image copyright Getty Images The newly published UK Agriculture Bill is a “missed opportunity” which “rides roughshod over the devolved settlement” the Scottish government has said. The latest piece of Brexit legislation was introduced at…


Police funding: Ministers ‘unaware of cuts effect’

Image copyright Getty Images Ministers do not know what effect funding cuts have had on police forces, the UK’s public spending watchdog says. According to the National Audit Office, the Home Office does not know…


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