Jo Swinson: Clarke and Harman prepared to lead emergency government

Jo Swinson: Clarke and Harman prepared to lead emergency government

Image copyright UK Parliament Image caption Harriet Harman and Ken Clarke are respectively known as the Mother and Father of the House due to their long service in the Commons Senior Tory Ken Clarke and former deputy Labour leader Harriet Harman are both prepared to lead an emergency government to avoid a no-deal Brexit, Lib […]

Strength of British military falls for ninth year

Strength of British military falls for ninth year

Image copyright Getty Images The size of Britain’s armed forces has fallen for the ninth consecutive year, new Ministry of Defence figures show. The Army, the RAF and the Royal Navy have all seen a decline in the number of fully-trained personnel – with the Army experiencing the biggest fall. Labour said the government was […]

Brexit: Corbyn plan to stop no-deal meets resistance

Brexit: Corbyn plan to stop no-deal meets resistance

Media captionThe prime minister “is taking us away from Europe into the arms of Donald Trump”, says Jeremy Corbyn Jeremy Corbyn’s plan to prevent a no-deal Brexit by being installed as a caretaker PM has been met with opposition from key potential allies. If he wins a no-confidence vote in the government, the Labour leader […]

Brexit: Corbyn plan to stop no deal meets resistance

Brexit: Corbyn plan to stop no deal meets resistance

Media captionThe prime minister “is taking us away from Europe into the arms of Donald Trump”, says Jeremy Corbyn Jeremy Corbyn’s plan to prevent a no-deal Brexit by being installed as a caretaker PM has been met with opposition from key potential allies. If he wins a no-confidence vote in the government, the Labour leader […]

Brexit: Corbyn plans to call no-confidence vote to defeat no-deal

Brexit: Corbyn plans to call no-confidence vote to defeat no-deal

Image copyright Getty Images Jeremy Corbyn aims to stop a no-deal Brexit by becoming the head of a caretaker government after winning a no-confidence vote in the government. The Labour leader then plans to delay the UK’s exit from the European Union to make time for a general election. Mr Corbyn outlined his plan in […]

Sarah Wollaston: Ex-Tory MP joins Lib Dems

Sarah Wollaston: Ex-Tory MP joins Lib Dems

Image copyright PA Media Former Conservative MP Sarah Wollaston has joined the Liberal Democrats, the party has announced. Dr Wollaston was one of three Tory MPs to quit the party in February and join the Independent Group for Change, which she then left in June. She said she was delighted to now be joining a […]

Boris Johnson: Brexit opponents ‘collaborating’ with EU

Boris Johnson: Brexit opponents ‘collaborating’ with EU

Image copyright Reuters Boris Johnson has accused MPs “who think they can block Brexit” of a “terrible collaboration” with the EU. The prime minister said the EU had become less willing to compromise on a new deal with the UK because of the opposition to leaving in Parliament. He said this increased the likelihood of […]

Brexit: Hammond says PM’s demands ‘wreck’ chance of new deal

Brexit: Hammond says PM’s demands ‘wreck’ chance of new deal

Image copyright PA Media Former Chancellor Philip Hammond has accused the PM of trying to wreck the chance of a new Brexit deal, by making demands the EU could never accept. In a Times article, Mr Hammond said a no-deal Brexit would be “a betrayal” of the 2016 referendum result. He said Parliament would “make […]

MP Chris Williamson sues Labour for suspension over anti-Semitism

MP Chris Williamson sues Labour for suspension over anti-Semitism

Image copyright PA Media An MP is taking the Labour Party to court over its decision to reinstate his suspension for his remarks about the party’s handling of anti-Semitism. Chris Williamson had claimed the party was “too apologetic” on anti-Semitism. His original suspension was lifted in June following a formal warning, but it was reimposed […]