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Raab warns EU over Brexit compromises
It's Dominic Raab's turn to address the Conservatives' annual conference, and the Brexit secretary will have a few words of warning for Brussels. The UK's willingness to compromise during negotiations is "not without limits", he'll say. There'll be no acceptance of a customs union or anything that divides Northern Ireland from the rest of the UK, Mr Raab will insist.This comes after EU leaders rejected the prime minister's Chequers plan, arguing it would allow the UK "cherry pick" EU law. Labour's said it will back the PM's proposals - but only if she agrees to a customs union with the EU.Away from Brexit, Chancellor Philip Hammond will outline his ideas for ensuring that employers raise salaries. And a leading Conservative donor has told the BBC that the party has lost its way.BBC political editor Laura Kuenssberg says Mrs May's ministers could be in for a tough week. Also, here's a reminder of what the Chequers plan is.
Waiters to keep all tips under law
It makes restaurant customers wonder, especially if they're paying by card rather than cash: where does the tip money go? To waiting staff or owners? Theresa May has now promised to end concerns by bringing in legislation to ensure High Street chains including Zizzi, Strada and Prezzo pass on all service charges received in England, Scotland and Wales to workers.
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Macedonia name-change vote fails
Macedonia has voted on whether to call itself Northern Macedonia instead. The plan was supported by 90% of those taking part. Unfortunately, though, only 36% of those eligible actually voted - the threshold for the referendum to count is 50%. So, really, nothing has changed.The country's prime minister's threatened to call an early election. The vote's very important because Greece, which has its own region called Macedonia, says its objections to the other Macedonia (the country) joining the EU and Nato will only be lifted if it becomes Northern Macedonia. Confused? Then read this.
Why the UK has such cheap food
By Ratula Chakraborty & Paul Dobson, University of East AngliaIt's partly a reflection of how people shop. Store loyalty has decreased over time, with consumers more likely to shop around for the best prices. Four out of 10 would not care if their usual supermarket closed, one survey of 1,500 British consumers found. Almost one in five had switched their main supermarket in the past year. Read the full article
What the papers say
Metro, the i and the Daily Mail chew over whether Boris Johnson can become PM, while the Guardian says Theresa May will use the Conservative conference to assert her authority and attempt to heal divisions over Europe. The Daily Telegraph leads on Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt warning the EU that, if the UK's punished for Brexit, other countries will push to leave. And the Financial Times reports that Business Secretary Greg Clark will launch a review of companies' practices, including the way personal information on customers is used.
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