6 mins ago
Philip Hammond has responded to reports that he branded Michael Gove a ‘liar’ in a cabinet row over the NHS spending claim in the Vote Leave campaign.
36 mins ago
Yvette Cooper also accuses the three companies of “grooming people by your own algorithms.”
People click on links and are then recommended others that they may never have found. It is a powerful point.
37 mins ago
Yvette Cooper is continuing to interrogate execs from Facebook, Google and Twitter.
She is essentially asking these three people to explain the goings on of her own social media viewing habitats.
“Why when I clicked on this, did it then recommend that?”
To every question, each can only reply, “I will go away and look at that.”
The over-riding suspicion is that the three companies are simply not doing enough to take down extremist content. And the three executives are not doing very much to challenge that perception.
1 hour ago
In response to the Guardian’s interview with Michel Barnier, a Government spokesman said: “The EU has said they will offer their most ambitious free trade approach. We are confident of negotiating a deep and special economic partnership that includes a good deal for financial services – that will be in the EU’s best interests, as well as ours.”
More on that story here:
‘No place’ for the City of London’s financial services in any Brexit trade deal, Michel Barnier warn
The EU’s chief negotiator has warned there will be “no place” for the City of London’s financial services in any Brexit trade deal struck between the UK and the EU. Michel Barnier argued there is not a trade deal anywhere it the world including financial services, adding, “it doesn’t exist”.
1 hour ago
The Electoral Commission has announced that the Liberal Democrats have been fined £18,000 following an investigation that found the party failed to deliver a complete and accurate spending return, during the EU referendum.
Commenting on the fine, Bob Posner, Electoral Commission Director of Political Finance and Regulation & Legal Counsel, said: “The reporting requirements for parties and campaigners at referendums and elections are clear, that’s why it is disappointing that the Liberal Democrats didn’t follow them correctly.
“The major political parties must ensure their internal governance is sufficiently invested in and resourced so they can be sure of meeting their legal obligations. Where the rules are not followed, transparency is lost which is not in the public interest or as parliament intended.”
Open Britain, the pro-EU campaign group, has also been fined £1,250 for failing to deliver a complete and accurate spending return for the EU referendum.
“The organisation was fined £1,000 because some payments were reported in aggregate rather than as individual payments, and a further £250 in relation to three invoices that were not provided. Open Britain has now paid the total fine,” the Electoral Commission added.