ANGELA Merkel has warned Britain will have a “price” to pay if it restricts EU immigration post-Brexit.

The German chancellor added that her suggestion “isn’t malicious” but an “obstacle” would be created to “compensate” the remaining 27 EU member states if such a policy emerged.

Prime Minister Theresa May has previously outlined Britain’s desire to regain full control of the number of people coming to the country from the EU, with free movement of people no longer expected to apply.

But Ms Merkel, speaking at an event with trade union officials in Berlin, said “if the British Government says that free movement of people is no longer valid, that will have its price in relations with Britain”.

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GENERAL practice is on the “brink of collapse”, a leading doctor has warned.

Dr Chaand Nagpaul, chairman of the British Medical Association’s (BMA) GP committee, accused politicians of turning a blind eye to “spiralling pressures” affecting the health and social care systems in England.

In a speech to the national conference of Local Medical Committees, which represents grassroots GPs, Dr Nagpaul will highlight mounting workloads and staff shortages.

GP practices have become “frighteningly vulnerable”, he said.

The only solution is to increase NHS funding to adequate levels, he will tell delegates of the conference, which is being held in Edinburgh.

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The US Justice Department on has appointed former FBI director Robert Mueller as a special counsel to oversee a federal investigation into potential coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign during the 2016 presidential election.

The appointment came amid a growing Democratic outcry for someone outside the Justice Department to handle the politically charged investigation.

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