The European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator has said “no way” to Theresa May securing a bespoke trade deal with Brussels.  Michel Barnier said the EU is not prepared to come up with a makeshift trade deal for the UK that knits together all the...
A transition period after Brexit where the UK continues to accept EU rules would be a “price worth paying” for economic stability, an influential Commons committee has said. Cross-party MPs on the Treasury Committee said the Government should consent to a “standstill”...
Donald Trump has predicted the Republicans will "do well" in next year's midterms as he distanced himself from recent losses in Alabama and Virginia.  "Remember, Republicans are 5-0 in Congressional Races this year. The media refuses to mention this," the US President tweeted.  "I...
Ever since it was founded in 1985, Ryanair has had some unusual employment practices. Its first aircraft, a 15-seat Brazilian-made propeller plane, was so small that only cabin crew under 5ft 3in were considered eligible. Now that it has become Europe’s biggest low-cost airline,...
Sometimes it is easier to see what might happen in the future if you look 10 or 20 years ahead, rather than 10 or 20 months. That is because the noise of politics drowns out the long-term economic and social forces...
Ryanair has offered to conduct last-minute talks with an Irish pilots' union in a bid to stave off a threatened pre-Christmas strike.  The budget carrier, which is one of Europe's largest airlines, said it will recognise unions for the first time as...
House of Commons Deputy Speaker Lindsay Hoyle has spoken of his devastation following the sudden death of his daughter Natalie.  His 28-year-old daughter died suddenly in Essex on Thursday.  The Labour MP for Chorley, Lancashire said: “I am truly devastated by the death of our...
Hershey is near a $1.6bn (£1.1bn) deal to buy Amplify Snack Brands, according to CNBC, which cited unidentified sources familiar with the matter. The deal values Amplify, the owner of crisp brand Tyrrells, at $12 a share, CNBC said, which would represent a...
Liam Fox is under fire over £1m-plus plans to appoint new “trade commissioners” around the world, on gold-plated packages normally handed to the UK’s ambassadors. The roles offer £120,000 salaries – akin to the pay for the most glittering ambassador jobs in...
An influential committee of MPs has thrown its support behind a Brexit transition agreement that sees EU laws continue to reign supreme, stressing that it would be a "price worth paying" for stability after March 2019. The Treasury Select Committee is urging...