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The Government is drawing up plans to stop food shortages from affecting hospital patients in the event of a no-deal Brexit, according to official documents.Doctors and nurses should also be ordered to provide "messages of continuity and reassurance" to patients in the event the UK crashes out of Europe without…
Nicola Sturgeon has branded the UK Government's immigration proposals "an act of vandalism" as she called for a visa allowing Europeans to work in Scotland even if they earn less than £30,000.Home Secretary Sajid Javid has announced that low-skilled workers and those earning under the £30,000 threshold will no longer…
Tens of thousands of migrants could come to the UK to work for up to a year under the Government's proposed post-Brexit immigration system.The new measure, which would be in place until at least 2025, is designed to act as a "safety valve" for the economy and protect sectors reliant…
Health officials lack a clear post Brexit recruitment plan which could exacerbate current medical staff shortages, MPs have said in a report that also warns that the NHS faces regional funding pressures.The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) said it had not been reassured by a Department of Health and Social Care…
The Brexit deal Theresa May is seeking to "impose" on Scotland could end up costing the equivalent of £1,600 a year, Nicola Sturgeon has warned.The First Minister (pictured) branded the draft deal drawn up by the UK Government as "unacceptable" and insisted: "In short it will make us poorer."She spoke…
MPs should vote for the Brexit deal to ensure medical stockpiles do not run out, Health Secretary Matt Hancock has told the Commons.Mr Hancock said "voting for the deal is the best way to ensure unhindered supply of medicines", in response to health questions.He reportedly told the Prime Minister and…
Low pay and poor working conditions have led to a "crisis" in the care sector, with employers struggling to recruit and retain the staff needed to meet rapidly rising demand, a new report has warned.On current trends, there will be a shortage of 350,000 workers in social care by 2028,…
Amber Rudd made a dramatic return to Theresa May's Cabinet as the Prime Minister sought to bolster her position following the backlash to her Brexit deal.Meanwhile, Leave-supporting Stephen Barclay has been promoted to Brexit Secretary from a ministerial role in the Department for Health.In a further reduction to the Brexit…
David Mundell has insisted he will not quit as Scottish Secretary over the Brexit deal, despite First Minister Nicola Sturgeon saying he could not stay on in the post with a "shred of credibility".The First Minister accused the Tory Cabinet Secretary of lacking the "backbone" to quit, as she accused…
The Northern Ireland Secretary has urged Conservative party colleagues to back the Prime Minister, insisting "there is no better person" for the job.Karen Bradley, a long-time ally of Theresa May, offered a stout defence of the under-pressure Tory leader after briefing business leaders in Belfast on the details of the…
Theresa May struck a defiant tone after being hit by a wave of ministerial resignations and calls for her to be ousted as Prime Minister in a backlash over her Brexit plan.The Prime Minister defended the blueprint thrashed out with negotiators in Brussels as she faced major challenges to her…
Nicola Sturgeon condemned Theresa May for "sidelining" Scotland in her proposed Brexit deal, as she claimed the "shambles" it has created could force the Prime Minister out of Number 10.With senior Tories including Brexit secretary Dominic Raab and work and pensions secretary Esther McVey having quit the UK Government over…
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