THE State Opening of the British Parliament has taken place with doubts continuing over whether Prime Minister Theresa May will be able to get her legislative programme through Parliament following her failure to reach agreement with the DUP on a deal to shore up her minority administration.
Chancellor Philip Hammond has been praised by business leaders and supporters of a "soft Brexit" for emphasising the need to put jobs and prosperity first when negotiating Britain's exit from the European Union.
CLAIMS that the British government attempted to delay a declaration that the north should be able to rejoin the EU in the event of a united Ireland show they "cannot be trusted", SDLP leader Colum Eastwood has said.
A BELFAST biotechnology firm currently working on a breakthrough test for an aggressive form of breast cancer has established a subsidiary in the Republic to ensure it will have a continued presence in the EU after Brexit.
LABOUR will seek to implement its programme as a minority government if it comes out of the June 8 general election as the largest party in a hung Parliament, shadow foreign secretary Emily Thornberry has said.