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Praise for Hammond PM Johnson prediction

[ad_1] Boris Johnson said he wants to “put some lead into the collective pencil” as he talks about his party’s self-belief. Addressing a ConHome fringe event, he joked that Philip Hammond’s prediction about a Boris Johnson premiership was the “first Treasury forecast in a long to have a distinct ring of truth”. He went on […]

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DUP 'won't accept' Brexit Irish Sea checks

[ad_1] Image caption Arlene Foster opposes customs checks in the Irish sea The DUP will not support a Brexit deal which could lead to any new checks on goods coming into NI from elsewhere in the UK, its leader has emphasised. “We cannot have either a customs border or a regulatory border down the Irish […]

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Northamptonshire County Council plan to cut £65m unveiled

[ad_1] Image caption Northamptonshire County Council will be scrapped and replaced in 2020 A council plans to cut spending on agency staff and highways services, while boosting tax receipts, to tackle a £65m funding shortfall. The “stabilisation plan” published by Northamptonshire County Council aims to save an additional £20m in 2018-19, on top of £45m […]

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Brexit: Government considers NI-GB regulatory checks

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption Dominic Raab was speaking at a fringe event at the Conservative conference in Birmingham The government is looking at how regulatory checks are carried out in an attempt to break the deadlock over the backstop in the EU negotiations, Dominic Raab has said. The Brexit secretary was speaking at […]