The number of people in work in the UK has fallen unexpectedly by 56,000 - the most in over four years, against expected growth of 23,000. The automotive industry is especially vulnerable to a hard Brexit.
The European Commission is launching infringement proceedings against the UK for its failure to nominate a candidate for EU Commissioner. London wais "in breach of its EU Treaty obligations," the Commission said.
Opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn has accused Prime Minister Boris Johnson of using Brexit to privatize the UK's free health care service. His comments come as the political parties kick off their election campaigns.
Lindsay Hoyle has beaten Labour Party colleague Chris Bryant to become the new speaker of the House of Commons. Former Speaker John Bercow stepped down last month after 10 years on the job.
The Brexit Party will not run for parliamentary seats currently held by Tory lawmakers, Nigel Farage said, reversing his previous position. The move is a major boost for conservative Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
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