Welcome to The Independent’s politics live blog. Today Theresa May is due to meet her most senior ministers to discuss what kind of trade deal the UK should have with the EU after Brexit.  The Prime Minister will then tell the House of...
Saudi Arabia plans to raise the price of domestic petrol and jet fuel in January, part of a programme to gradually eliminate energy subsidies as the kingdom seeks to overhaul its economy and balance the budget, according to a person with knowledge...
Terrorist manuals showing jihadis how to build the same type of bomb used in last week's New York subway attack remain online amid warnings of further attacks. Google's algorithms could lead extremists to the material, which was still available through search results more than 48 hours after...
Uber’s food-delivery business will begin offering an insurance package to its couriers in Europe, a move to address the conditions of “gig economy” workers. Riders for food-delivery companies such as Uber Eats and Deliveroo are typically self-employed and the firms have come...
A man has been arrested over the murder of a British woman who worked at the UK Embassy in Beirut, a Lebanese police official has said. The official said the suspect confessed he had killed Rebecca Dykes, who had been due to...
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...
The MPs who are tweeting about having taken back control having defeated the Government on the need for a “meaningful vote” in Parliament may be congratulating themselves a bit prematurely. Britain’s biggest problem at this moment is not that we are leaving...
EasyJet has confirmed the acquisition of part of bankrupt German carrier Air Berlin in a deal worth €40m (£35.2m). The transaction will see the budget airline taking control of Air Berlin's operations at the capital's Tegel Airport, with easyJet leasing 25 of...
What has Mathew Elliott to fear from a second referendum? The decision to reverse Brexit now appears to be the wish of the majority. He presents no arguments and offers no alternatives that will mitigate the withdrawal of trade with our...
Manufacturing orders remained close to a three-decade high in the three months to December, helped by the weakness of the pound, according to the latest CBI survey of the sector. Around 28 per cent of firms reported orders above normal and 11...