Cabinet secretary and Head of the civil service Sir Mark Sedwill believes that the UK government and public services are in "pretty good shape" to cope with the prospect of a no-deal Brexit on October 31.
Ofsted have called for routine checks on “outstanding” schools to be resumed after 80 per cent of those it re-inspected were downgraded. These schools were re-inspected because concerns were raised about falling standards.
Former Labour MP Chuka Umunna has joined the Liberal Democrats after his departure from the newly formed Change UK. Umunna, the MP for Streatham, said that he was “wrong to think that millions of politically homeless people wanted a new party” and had “massively underestimated” the difficulties of setting up a “fully pledged new party without an existing infrastructure”.