Brexit: Theresa May says she’ll be ‘bloody difficult’ to Juncker

Brexit: Theresa May says she’ll be ‘bloody difficult’ to Juncker

Media captionTheresa May speaks to the BBC’s Laura Kuenssberg Theresa May says she will be a “bloody difficult woman” towards European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker during Brexit talks. The PM revived a line used during her Tory leadership campaign to respond to claims the two clashed over dinner. She also declined to commit to settling […]

Diane Abbott says she ‘misspoke’ on Labour’s police policy

Diane Abbott says she ‘misspoke’ on Labour’s police policy

Media captionDiane Abbott listens back to her LBC interview Diane Abbott says she “misspoke” when she got confused over the cost of Labour’s pledge for 10,000 extra police officers for England and Wales. Ms Abbott – the shadow home secretary – said it would cost £300,000 over four years before correcting herself to “about £80m”, […]

General Election 2017: Nick Clegg sets out Lib Dem EU Remain bid

General Election 2017: Nick Clegg sets out Lib Dem EU Remain bid

The Liberal Democrat manifesto will include a commitment to another EU referendum where the party would campaign for Remain, Nick Clegg says. The former deputy prime minister said that once talks are complete, voters should get two choices – accept the Brexit deal or stay in the EU. Setting out his party’s Brexit position, he […]

Brexit leads first Evening Standard under George Osborne

Brexit leads first Evening Standard under George Osborne

Image copyright Reuters The first Evening Standard under George Osborne’s editorship has focused on reported strained relations between the PM and the EU. Under the front page headline “Brussels twists knife on Brexit, the paper’s political editor says the European Parliament’s chief Brexit negotiator has openly mocked Theresa May. Former Chancellor Mr Osborne backed Remain […]

General Election 2017: Greens pledge second Brexit poll

General Election 2017: Greens pledge second Brexit poll

Image copyright Getty Images A second referendum on the details of any Brexit deal should be offered to voters, Green Party of England and Wales MP Caroline Lucas has said. Voters should have the option to remain in the EU if they are unhappy with the result of Brexit talks, she said. The party is […]

Brexit: UK ‘will not enter into briefing war’ with EC

Brexit: UK ‘will not enter into briefing war’ with EC

Image copyright Reuters The UK will not enter into “a briefing war” with the European Commission over Brexit talks, Tory sources have said. It follows reports in a German paper of repeated clashes between Theresa May and Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker at a Downing Street dinner. EU sources claimed UK misunderstanding of the talks process, […]

General election 2017: Jeremy Corbyn defends Diane Abbott over gaffe

General election 2017: Jeremy Corbyn defends Diane Abbott over gaffe

Media captionThe shadow home secretary gets her figures muddled about the new recruits in a LBC interview Jeremy Corbyn has defended Diane Abbott after she appeared confused over Labour’s plan for 10,000 extra police officers for England and Wales. Ms Abbott – the shadow home secretary – said it would cost £300,000 over four years […]

Election 2017: Labour promises 10,000 extra police

Election 2017: Labour promises 10,000 extra police

Image copyright PA Labour is promising to put 10,000 more police on the streets of England and Wales if it wins the election. The party said it would fund additional “bobbies on the beat” by reversing Tory plans for cuts to capital gains tax. Labour said cutting the higher rate from 28% to 20% and […]

UK should not back US Middle-East policy, say peers

UK should not back US Middle-East policy, say peers

Image copyright Reuters The unpredictability of Donald Trump’s approach to the Middle East means the UK should no longer support US foreign policy in the region, peers have said. A House of Lords committee concluded the UK could no longer assume the US would “set the tone” for the West’s relationship with the Middle East. […]

British territories’ environment ‘at risk’

British territories’ environment ‘at risk’

Image copyright Dr Mike Pienkowski Image caption The Grand Cayman blue iguana is just one of the endangered species living on a British overseas territory Wildlife and the environment in far-flung British territories are under threat, says a report. Environment ministers from Britain’s overseas territories say the government has cut funds and been distracted by […]