Brexit: Theresa May pushes on with her deal after latest defeat

Brexit: Theresa May pushes on with her deal after latest defeat

Image copyright EPA Theresa May will press on with efforts to secure a revised Brexit deal, despite another Commons defeat, and will return to Brussels “within days”. MPs voted against a motion endorsing the government’s strategy by 303 to 258, with 66 Tory MPs abstaining. Steve Baker, of the Conservative backbench European Research Group, which […]

Schoolchildren go on strike over climate change

Schoolchildren go on strike over climate change

Schoolchildren across the UK have gone on strike as part of a global campaign calling for action over climate change. Students around the country walked out of school to call on the government to declare a climate emergency and take active steps to tackle the problem. “Save our planet” was the message chanted by thousands […]

Shamima Begum: IS teen’s return to UK ‘could be prevented’

Shamima Begum: IS teen’s return to UK ‘could be prevented’

Image copyright PA Image caption Ms Begum was 15 and living in Bethnal Green, London, when she left the UK in 2015 A British woman who fled to Syria as a schoolgirl to join the Islamic State group could be prevented from returning to the UK, the home secretary has said. “My message is clear,” […]

BBC’s This Week to end as host Andrew Neil steps down

BBC’s This Week to end as host Andrew Neil steps down

Image caption This Week – hosted by former Sunday Times editor and broadcaster Andrew Neil – began in 2003 The BBC’s late-night political show This Week is to end, after presenter Andrew Neil decided to step down. This Week – which airs on BBC One on Thursdays – will not be recommissioned after its current […]

RBS warns of Brexit harm as profits double

RBS warns of Brexit harm as profits double

Media captionRoss McEwan, boss of RBS Royal Bank of Scotland has reported profits of £1.62bn for 2018, more than double the £752m it made a year earlier. RBS chief Ross McEwan called the results “a good performance in the face of economic and political uncertainty”. Mr McEwan said the UK economy faced “a heightened level […]

Brexit: Theresa May suffers fresh Commons defeat

Brexit: Theresa May suffers fresh Commons defeat

Media captionWhy did May lose another Brexit vote? Prime Minister Theresa May has suffered another Commons defeat after MPs voted down her approach to Brexit talks. MPs voted by 303 to 258 – a majority of 45 – against a motion endorsing the government’s negotiating strategy. The defeat has no legal force and Downing Street […]

Brexit: Ministers under fire over ‘no deal’ position

Brexit: Ministers under fire over ‘no deal’ position

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay insists “no-deal’s is still a possibility Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay has come under fire for refusing to rule out a no-deal Brexit. MPs will vote later on whether they still support the government’s approach that they backed in a vote last month. Brexiteers are unhappy […]

Tom Watson urges unity behind Corbyn amid Labour split rumours

Tom Watson urges unity behind Corbyn amid Labour split rumours

Media captionChris Leslie: “I certainly feel like we are being played like fools by the leadership of the Labour party.” Labour’s deputy leader Tom Watson has urged his party’s MPs to stay united amid speculation some might leave over dissatisfaction with Jeremy Corbyn. Asked if a breakaway was “unstoppable”, Mr Watson said: “I hope it […]

Winston Churchill ‘villain’ over Tonypandy riots, says John McDonnell

Winston Churchill ‘villain’ over Tonypandy riots, says John McDonnell

Media captionSpeaking at a Politico event, shadow chancellor John McDonnell called Churchill a “villain” Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell has called Sir Winston Churchill a “villain” over his role in dealing with striking miners in 1910. Asked at a Politico website event, for a one-word answer on whether Churchill was a hero or villain, he paused […]

Brexit: Sturgeon steps up no-deal planning

Brexit: Sturgeon steps up no-deal planning

Media captionBrexit: Sturgeon steps up no-deal planning The Scottish government has stepped up its preparations for a no-deal Brexit as it again called on Theresa May to rule out the possibility. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said she still believes no deal can be avoided. But she said her government had a duty to plan for […]