Anonymous Pro-Brexit ads on Facebook say ‘bin Chequers’

Anonymous Pro-Brexit ads on Facebook say ‘bin Chequers’

Image copyright Getty Images/Facebook Image caption Political groups have been spending increasing amounts of money on Facebook adverts An anonymous website has been using Facebook adverts to encourage British voters to email their MP and urge them “to bin Chequers” and back Brexit. Evidence given to the government’s fake news inquiry found that a site […]

Sturgeon boycotts event in far-right row

Sturgeon boycotts event in far-right row

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Steve Bannon left his White House job amid reports of a power struggle Nicola Sturgeon has pulled out of a conference in Edinburgh next month because Donald Trump’s ex-strategist Steve Bannon was also due to speak. The first minister had been scheduled to take part in the three-day News Xchange […]

Brexit: Bid to stop NI civil servants acting on backstop

Brexit: Bid to stop NI civil servants acting on backstop

Image copyright AFP Image caption Steve Baker urged the prime minister to change her Brexit plan earlier this month A former Brexit minister has tabled an amendment to the Northern Ireland bill to prevent senior civil servants acting on any backstop arrangements for the border in the absence of an assembly. The bill aims to […]

People’s Vote march: ‘Hundreds of thousands’ attending London protest

People’s Vote march: ‘Hundreds of thousands’ attending London protest

Media captionAerial footage shows crowds covering roads in the city centre Protesters calling for a referendum on the final Brexit deal are marching in London for what organisers say will be the “biggest, loudest and most important” demonstration of its kind. They have gathered in Parliament Square, where a rally is being held. Young voters […]

Anonymous Facebook ads urge voters ‘to bin Chequers’

Anonymous Facebook ads urge voters ‘to bin Chequers’

Image copyright Getty Images/Facebook Image caption Political groups have been spending increasing amounts of money on Facebook adverts An anonymous website has been using Facebook adverts to encourage British voters to email their MP and urge them “to bin Chequers” and back Brexit. Evidence given to the government’s fake news inquiry found that a site […]

People’s Vote march: Thousands expected for London protest

People’s Vote march: Thousands expected for London protest

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The March for the Many was held in Liverpool last month Protesters calling for a referendum on the final Brexit deal are gathering in London for what organisers say will be the “biggest, loudest and most important” demonstration of its kind. The event, organised by the People’s Vote campaign, […]

Facebook hires former deputy PM Sir Nick Clegg

Facebook hires former deputy PM Sir Nick Clegg

Image copyright PA Image caption Sir Nick Clegg is joining Facebook Facebook has hired former deputy prime minister Sir Nick Clegg as head of its global affairs and communications team. The 51-year-old politician was leader of the Liberal Democrats and formed a coalition government with David Cameron and the Conservatives in 2010. Facebook has faced […]

Brexit: Tories must be as united as EU, says Hunt

Brexit: Tories must be as united as EU, says Hunt

Image copyright Reuters Jeremy Hunt has urged Tory MPs to get behind Theresa May – amid a backlash against suggestions the Brexit transition period could be extended. The foreign secretary said the “great strength” of other EU nations was that they had stayed united in the talks – and he urged Tories to do the […]

Brexit: PM faces backlash over possible extension to transition period

Brexit: PM faces backlash over possible extension to transition period

Image copyright Reuters Theresa May is facing criticism from her own party after signalling she might be willing to extend the post-Brexit transition period. Scottish Secretary David Mundell is said to have written to her to condemn the move, whilst former leader Iain Duncan Smith said it would see the UK paying the EU “tens […]

Diesel and petrol ban should come much faster, say MPs

Diesel and petrol ban should come much faster, say MPs

Image copyright Getty Images A ban on sales of new petrol and diesel cars should be brought forward by eight years to 2032, MPs have said. The government’s current plans to ensure all new cars are “effectively zero emission” by 2040 were “vague and unambitious”, a report by Parliament’s business select committee said. It also […]