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  • July 31st: The government confirms that free movement between the UK and the EU shall end after Brexit, amid suggestions that there was disagreement. [1]
  • July 31st: A bid to prosecute Tony Blair over the Iraq war has been rejected by the high court. [2]
  • July 26th: The ONS announced that the economy expanded by 0.3% in the last quarter, slightly up from the previous one. However there is a "notable slowdown" from last year. [3]
  • July 21st: Public sector borrowing went up in June 2017, a government report reveals. [4]
  • July 20th: The UK and the EU are still at odds over citizens' rights and the price of Brexit at the end of the second week of talks. [5]
  • July 17th: An extra 1.3 billion pounds extra has been promised for English schools over the next 2 years in response to campaigns about fund shortages, but it will come from elsewhere in the education budget. [6]
  • July 14th: The government is fined £366,900 for breaking its own pay cap rules. [7]
  • July 13th: The government publishes the bill to transfer EU law into British law, however it faces scrutiny from both the opposition parties, the Scottish government and the welsh assembly. [8]
  • July 12th: Michel Barnier says that the proposed rights on living by the british after brexit "does not allow those persons concerned to continue to live their lives as they do today." [9]
  • July 8th: Donald Trump and Theresa May are due to discuss a post-Brexit trade deal at the G20 summit. [10]
  • July 5th: Jeremy Corbyn accuses the Tories of "floundering" over the public sector pay cap. [11]
  • July 4th: Sinn Féin blames the failure of the Stormont talks on power sharing on the DUP's support for the Conservative government. [12]
  • July 4th: The Conservatives drop plans to end free school meals for infants, after listening "very carefully" to the views of parents, in Nick Gibb's words. [13]