Tories mull rule change to challenge Theresa May

Tories mull rule change to challenge Theresa May

Image copyright Reuters Senior Conservatives are set to hold further talks on whether to change party rules to enable an early leadership challenge to Theresa May. Under current party rules, MPs cannot mount a fresh challenge against Mrs May until December – 12 months after the last failed no confidence vote in her. On Tuesday, […]

Join the Remain alliance, urges Change UK at Euro election launch

Join the Remain alliance, urges Change UK at Euro election launch

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Chuka Umunna, Anna Soubry, Heidi Allen and Chris Leslie left their parties to form Change UK Change UK has launched its campaign for the European Parliamentary elections, with 70 candidates including journalist Rachel Johnson – sister of Tory MP and leading Brexiteer Boris Johnson. The party – formerly known […]

Brexit: Calls for progress on cross-party deal talks

Brexit: Calls for progress on cross-party deal talks

Media captionJeremy Corbyn: “Government changes needed in cross-party talks” The government says “progress needs to be made urgently” on Brexit talks with Labour – but that arranging time with the opposition has been “difficult”. Senior figures from both sides have been trying to break the deadlock by agreeing a Brexit deal MPs can support. No […]

Greta Thunberg: Teen activist says future has been stolen

Greta Thunberg: Teen activist says future has been stolen

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption MPs applauded climate change activist Greta Thunberg Climate change activist Greta Thunberg has said the future of her generation has been “stolen”. In a speech to MPs, she said: “That future has been sold so a small number of people can make unimaginable amounts of money.” The Swedish 16-year-old […]

Donald Trump’s state visit to the UK set for 3 June

Donald Trump’s state visit to the UK set for 3 June

Image copyright Getty Images US President Donald Trump will make a three-day state visit to the UK from 3 to 5 June, Buckingham Palace has announced. The president and First Lady Melania Trump will be guests of the Queen and attend a ceremony in Portsmouth to mark 75 years since the D-Day landings. He will […]

Scottish independence: Nicola Sturgeon to give update on indyref2 plans

Scottish independence: Nicola Sturgeon to give update on indyref2 plans

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Ms Sturgeon’s statement will begin at 13:30 on Wednesday Nicola Sturgeon is to make a statement to Holyrood about the prospect of a second independence referendum. The half-hour statement on Wednesday afternoon will see the first minister “set out a path forward for Scotland amid the ongoing Brexit confusion […]

Change UK launches European election campaign

Change UK launches European election campaign

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Journalist Rachel Johnson will stand for Change UK in the European Parliamentary elections Change UK is launching its campaign for the European Parliamentary elections, with 70 candidates including journalist Rachel Johnson – sister of Tory MP and leading Brexiteer Boris Johnson. The party – formerly known as The Independent […]

Brexit: Cross-party talks to resume

Brexit: Cross-party talks to resume

Image copyright PA Talks between the government and Labour on Brexit will resume later as MPs return to Westminster following the Easter break. Cabinet ministers will meet senior opposition figures in an attempt to solve the impasse by finding a deal that could win the support of MPs. But some Tory MPs are angry the […]

Greta Thunberg: Teen tells UK politicians ‘listen to climate scientists’

Greta Thunberg: Teen tells UK politicians ‘listen to climate scientists’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Greta Thunberg sparked an international movement fighting against climate change A teenage climate change activist has urged British politicians to “listen to the scientists” on climate change. Greta Thunberg, 16, told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme that she did not expect to change their minds single-handedly, saying: “We need […]

The Queen attends an Easter service on her 93rd birthday

The Queen attends an Easter service on her 93rd birthday

Image copyright PA The Queen has attended an Easter service at Windsor Castle on the day she celebrates her 93rd birthday. She was presented with flowers and a crowd sang “Happy Birthday” as she left St George’s Chapel. In an Easter message, Prime Minister Theresa May said the UK “must stand up for the right […]