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UK must stay in customs union with the EU after Brexit,...

Carolyn Fairbairn, director general of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), will warn the Government that time is running out to make progress on Brexit and urge the Prime Minister to put replicating the customs union at the top of the trade agend

Lord Adonis hits out at Transport Secretary over East Coast rail...

Lord Adonis said he was "ready to share troubling evidence" about Mr Grayling's "totally unjustifiable" decision to change the East Coast rail franchise, as he launched a broadside against the Transport Secretary

Drop student numbers from immigration target, Scottish Tory MPs tell Theresa...

Sky News has learnt that the recently-elected group of Scottish MPs has held a private meeting with Amber Rudd, the home secretary, to impress on her the importance of dropping students from the immigration target

Government backs down on Universal Credit wait

A Government source familiar with the plans told Sky News there would be "some movement [on the wait time] in the early part of next week" after intensive behind-the-scenes discussions with a group of up to two dozen rebel MPs

Zaghari-Ratcliffe case: Boris Johnson given lifeline from unlikely ally

That the Foreign Secretary added to her despair by mistakenly telling MPs she was training journalists in Iran is - in the eyes of many - a sackable offence

Boris Johnson under renewed fire over Iran comments

Dave Penman, general secretary of the civil servants' union FDA, issued a stinging rebuke to the Foreign Secretary over reports suggesting it was Foreign Office officials who were responsible for Mr Johnson's mistakenly saying the jailed mother had been training journalists in Iran

Damian Green accuser Kate Maltby ‘yet to be contacted’ by inquiry...

Kate Maltby told Sky News she had still not be contacted by the inquiry, launched four days ago to investigate her claims against Theresa May's deputy

Theresa May’s ‘missed opportunity’ sparks fresh questions over her future

From the malcontents to uber loyalists, there was a collective outpouring of anger - and profanities - over the promotion of the chief whip Gavin Williamson to defence secretary

David Davis set for Paris talks after French demand more Brexit...

Government sources told Sky News the dinner between the Brexit secretary and French foreign minister Jean-Yves Le Drian had been in the diary for "several weeks"

Theresa May meets Tory Universal Credit rebels to avoid showdown

The Prime Minister met with Heidi Allen, Sarah Wollaston and Johnny Mercer on Tuesday afternoon to listen to their concerns over the roll-out of Universal Credit, which was meant to simplify and streamline the benefits system but has been beset with problems