As we face new rail fares rise, are the Conservatives betraying their voters?

PEOPLE everywhere are being hammered with the rising cost of living. Commuters already hit with a 13 pence rise in petrol (15p for diesel) over the past year now face a likely rise in fuel duty and a 3.2 per cent rail fare increase. Taxes have increased under the current government, says former Tory MP …

German Chancellor says she hopes a ‘negotiated’ Brexit deal can be agreed

THERESA MAY was handed a Brexit boost last night as Angela Merkel said she hoped a “negotiated” deal could be agreed. Addressing voters, the German Chancellor said an “unregulated” or ‘No Deal’ Brexit was in no one’s interests. Getty – Contributor Anglea Merkel’s statement could signal a softening of the EU’s attitude to Britain’s exit …

Liam Fox warns Theresa May extending EU negotiations is a ‘complete betrayal’ of Brexit and we should leave with no deal rather than stay in longer

LIAM Fox has warned Theresa May that extending the EU negotiations would be a “complete betrayal” of Brexit voters. The International Trade Secretary said the Prime Minister should be willing to leave the talks without a deal rather than stay in the bloc for longer PA Liam Fox has warned Theresa May extending EU negotiations …

Minimum age limit and fines for drone misuse planned

CHILDREN could be banned from flying some drones in a safety clampdown.They could be allowed to use only those weighing 250 grams or less as well as facing age restrictions. Alamy Children could be banned from flying some drones in a safety clampdown being weighed up by the Department for Transport Other measures being considered …

Theresa May to green light pay hikes of up to 3.5 per cent for public sector workers

A MILLION public sector workers are to get wage hikes of up to 3.5 per cent as Theresa May bins the pay cap for good, The Sun can reveal. The PM will today announce the biggest increases for squaddies, teachers, doctors, police and prison officers for nearly a decade as Government breaks for the summer. …

David Davis says it is not too late to save Brexit as he hits out at Chequers deal and blasts Treasury’s ‘Project Fear’

DAVID Davis says Brexit can be saved and hit out at Project Fear, in his first interview since quitting. The outgoing Brexit secretary told the Express that his wife convinced him to resign and he mulled over his decision for two days before taking the leap after Theresa May revealed her Chequers plan to him. PA:Press …

Serious firearm offences soar in the past twelve months

SERIOUS firearm offences have soared in the past twelve months, we can reveal. Shotgun incidents rose by a shocking ten per cent to 650, according to the latest national figures. PA:Press Association Serious firearm offences have soared in the past year Cops also recorded 2,847 handgun incidents – a rise of six per cent – …

Top Eurocrat Jean-Claude Juncker ‘swigs gin instead of water and lets his aide run the EU’

TOP Eurocrat Jean-Claude Juncker is regularly seen drinking GIN at work, a bombshell report claims. The European Commission president drinks glasses of spirits disguised as water, according to Brussels insiders. AP:Associated Press Jean-Claude Juncker is known for his love of wine And he allegedly leaves all the actual work to his deputy – a hardline …

Philip Hammond was caught in a sexism storm last night after being seen mouthing slur at Tory MP Andrea Jenkyns

PHILIP Hammond was at the centre of a fresh sexism storm last night after being seen mouthing “stupid woman” at a female Tory MP in the Commons. The Chancellor aimed the derogatory barb at Andrea Jenkyns after she criticised Theresa May’s Brexit plans during Prime Minister’s Questions on Wednesday. Steve Back Photographer Mr Hammond’s aides …

Councils set to be given power to QUADRUPLE tax on homes left empty in bid to tackle housing crisis

COUNCILS are set to be given new powers to charge QUADRUPLE the tax on homes which have been left empty for years – in a bid to tackle the housing crisis. Under new tweaks, ministers will go even further than their plans to double council tax bills on vacant homes. Alamy Council tax could be …