Hunt replaces Johnson amid Brexit turmoil

There have been differences within the Conservative Party over what shape Brexit should take – although on Friday, at the prime minister’s country retreat at Chequers, the cabinet reached a “collective” agreement on proposals for the future relationship between the EU and UK. In his first comments as foreign secretary,…

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Should phones be allowed in schools?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Phones in schools – a useful tool, or a waste of everyone’s time? (Stock image) Schools should ban mobile phones from the classroom, the culture secretary has said. Matt Hancock, writing in the Telegraph, said he admired schools who did not allow them, adding…

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May ‘disappointed’ at upskirting law block

Image copyright Getty Images Theresa May says she is “disappointed” an attempt to make upskirting a criminal offence in England and Wales did not progress through Parliament after one of her own MPs blocked it. Conservatives have criticised Sir Christopher Chope for objecting to the private member’s bill. If passed,…

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