8th September 2019

Brexit: Five things that happened this weekend

It was a week that began with Parliament defeating the prime minister as part of MPs’ attempt to block a no-deal Brexit. Then came a proposal – so far rejected – for an early election,…



China exports fall in August as US trade war bites

Image copyright Getty Images China’s exports unexpectedly fell in August as shipments to the US slowed sharply, adding to worries about the effects of the two nations’ trade war. China is expected to announce more…


British Airways strike due to start at midnight

Image copyright PA Media British Airways pilots will begin a two-day strike at midnight in their ongoing dispute over pay and conditions. Passengers are being told not to go to airports and BA says most…


Amber Rudd quits government over Johnson’s Brexit stance

Image copyright Daniel Leal-Olivas/Getty Images Amber Rudd has quit the cabinet and surrendered the Conservative whip saying she cannot “stand by” while “moderate Conservatives are expelled”. The work and pensions secretary said she no longer…