Uber  is a good example of a great idea enriching a small number of people, including shareholders, but not employees

Andy Haldane, chief economist at the Bank of England, manages that almost impossible task: to enable us to put the words “economics” and “interesting”(...)

Britain’s Brexit secretary David Davison the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show on Sunday.

British government Brexit Secretary David Davis has suggested “tagging of containers” could be one method of monitoring trade across the Border after (...)

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II sits alongside her son Britain’s Prince Charles, Prince of Wales as she delivers the Queen’s Speech during the State Opening of Parliament in the Houses of Parliament in London on June 21st, 2017. Photograph: Arthur Edwards/AFP/Getty Images

Theresa May has apologised for the inadequacy of the official response to last week’s fire at Grenfell Tower in west London, admitting that support of(...)

David Davis (left) and Michel Barnier at the start of talks this morning. Photograph: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg

A year after the UK voted to leave the EU, the UK’s Brexit secretary David Davis arrived in Brussels formally to launch the negotiations on Monday. M(...)

New Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has reshuffled his Cabinet.

Contrary to much of the disappointed media commentary, Leo Varadkar managed to pull off a fairly dramatic Cabinet reshuffle. If anything, he may have (...)

The size of Britain’s exit bill, and which types of negotiations can begin before it has been agreed, has been a source of debate for weeks. Photograph: Victoria Jones/PA Wire

The UK will quit talks on leaving the European Union unless the bloc drops its demands for a divorce payment as high as €100 billion, British Brexit s(...)

The fact  the British government and various EU institutions have acknowledged their responsibility to protect the Belfast Agreement in the Brexit talks is welcome, but it is now time to focus on how that can best be done

We need to renegotiate some aspects of the Belfast Agreement, and we need to do it this summer. At an event for global public policy staff at Twitter’(...)

King Abdullah II of Jordan with British prime minster Theresa May during their visit to  a military base near Amman on Monday. Photograph:  Jordanian Royal Palace/AFP/Getty Images

A cross-party committee of MPs will on Tuesday urge Theresa May’s government to carry out a thorough assessment of the consequences of leaving the Eur(...)

The Scottish parliament  passed a motion that approves the plan of Scottish First Minister Sturgeon to negotiate on a second independence referendum.  Photograph: ROBERT PERRY

The Scottish Parliament has backed Nicola Sturgeon’s call for a second independence referendum, with 69 votes in favour and 59 against. But Theresa Ma(...)

British prime minister Theresa May: said she was confident a full Brexit deal. Photograph: Jane Barlow/PA Wire

As Theresa May’s government gets ready to trigger article 50 on Wednesday, some work is already under way to manage the expectations of those who say (...)

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