Corbyn and Johnson deliver final messages as election polls narrow | Politics

Jeremy Corbyn urged Britain to “shock the establishment” and “vote for hope”, while Boris Johnson pleaded with voters to back him and settle the issue of Brexit before Christmas, at the conclusion of a bruising election campaign. Both leaders stressed that the result could be very close as they toured marginal seats across the country […]

Northern Ireland customs protocol could thwart Brexit plans | UK news

Northern Ireland customs arrangements may thwart Boris Johnson’s plan to leave the EU by December 2020, according to a document said to be leaked from civil servants in the Department for Exiting the EU. In the document, seen by the Financial Times, staff raised concerns about the readiness of the new customs arrangement, calling the […]

General election: Former Tory PM John Major urges people to vote tactically to deny Johnson majority – live news | Politics

Opinion pollsters I’ve spoken to this morning are united in saying this row is a less serious problem for Mr Johnson than his opponents think. They offer three broad reasons. First, people will view this row through the prism of their pre-existing support. Voters who dislike Mr Johnson think he is being cowardly. People who […]

Trump says China-US trade deal could wait until after 2020 election | Business

Donald Trump has warned that a trade deal with China could be more than a year away in comments that sent shares in Britain’s top 100 companies and US stock markets tumbling. Speaking at the Nato summit in London, the US president said the US was doing “very well” from the trade war and he […]

How Princess Alice saved an entire family from the Nazis | UK news

At the foot of the Mount of Olives, opposite the eastern wall of the old city of Jerusalem, lies the grave of one of the most eccentric – if sometimes overlooked – British royals. Princess Alice, Prince Philip’s mother, and also a great-granddaughter of Queen Victoria, is remembered for many things. Born deaf at Windsor […]