New Lib Dem leader, PM on public wage cap and Brexit update – Politics roundup

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New Lib Dem leader, Vince Cable
New Lib Dem leader, Vince Cable

Here is Business Leader Magazine’s latest update from Westminster – your views and opinions are always welcome…

UK and Brussels at loggerheads

A concrete Brexit agreement has reached a stalemate, following David Davis’ meeting with chief EU negotiator, Michel Barnier earlier today.

Barnier accused the UK of not having a clear strategy over the rights of its citizens and the amount this government will have to pay to leave the EU.

Davis said that the supposed divorce bill was ‘robust’ and that both sides need to show more flexibility going forward.

New Lib Dem leader to be announced

The Liberal Democrats are set to announce 74-year-old Sir Vince Cable as their new party leader, later this afternoon.

He is expected to face no competition and will assume the role recently vacated by Tim Farron, following the election results.

The current Twickenham MP and former Business secretary has been acting leader of the party in the past.

PM praises public wage cap ‘sacrifice’

Theresa May has admitted in the commons that she recognises the ‘sacrifice’ made by public sector workers as Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn urged her to lift the 1% cap on their wages.

In the final PMQs before their summer holidays, accused the conservatives of a ‘lack of touch with reality’.

The PM recognised Corbyn’s point but accused Labour of not understanding how it would be funded.

Labour on the defensive over tuition fees

The Labour party have ‘no plans’ to write off university debt for graduates and claim they never promised to do so.

Shadow education secretary Angela Rayner accused the Tories of misrepresenting the party’s pledges after Corbyn said he would actively reduce the burden on graduates.

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