Theresa May defends trade deals with Gulf leaders

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has defended making trade deals with Saudia Arabia and Bahrain, despite them being under fire from human rights groups. Speaking on 6 December on HMS Ocean in Bahrain, she said that if Britain was going to influence Gulf leaders and improve human rights in the area, they needed to be engaging with them. Theresa May is in the Gulf to strengthen trade talks post-Brexit, and to also oversee measures to improve security to help tackle terrorism in the area. 4 days ago

Keep calm and negotiate: EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier unveils timetable

The EUs chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier has said that his team are ready to start negotiations with the UK when Article 50 is triggered. The French politician wants a orderly withdrawal and has so far visited 18 of the 28 EU nations ahead of the talks. He said he expected formal negotiations to last less than 18 months. 4 days ago

Keep calm and negotiate: EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier unveils timetable

The EUs chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier has said that his team are ready to start negotiations with the UK when Article 50 is triggered. The French politician wants a orderly withdrawal and has so far visited 18 of the 28 EU nations ahead of the talks. He said he expected formal negotiations to last less than 18 months. 4 days ago

Southern rail boss apologises for Christmas travel chaos amid RMT and Aslef strikes

One of the bosses of GTR, who run under-fire rail company Southern, has apologised for the travel chaos commuters will face throughout December. The RMT and Aslef unions have called for a number of strikes across the month over a long-running dispute about the changing role of conductors on trains. Alex Foulds, the deputy chief operating officer for GTR, also called the Southern service very poor and said it was not good enough. 4 days ago