11 June 2021
Charges of £8 a day for drivers of highly polluting vehicles in Birmingham's Ultra Low Emission Zone are to be enforced from Monday 14 June. The zone includes some of Birmingham’s most deprived neighbourhoods.
28 May 2021
The report into events at Batley Grammar School in March has lifted supensions on the teachers involved. But it does not deal with the threat to free speech and educations posed by the fundamentalist demonstrations.
26 May 2021
To the delight of the country’s leading trade union federation, the Swiss government has abandoned talks with the EU over replacing its 120-odd treaties with Brussels with one overarching “framework” agreement.
22 May 2021
Free trade negotiations with Australia being rushed through by the government could have devastating implications for farmers across the UK.
21 May 2021
The Williams–Shapps Plan for Rail – a government White Paper – has finally been published. And like too many of Britain’s trains, it arrived very late and was truly underwhelming.
20 May 2021
A judicial review on the Northern Ireland protocol began in the High Court in Belfast on 14 May. The protocol is part of the Brexit deal that has created a trade border between Britain and Northern Ireland.