Theresa May urges DUP and Sinn Féin leaders to reach a deal

Theresa May urges DUP and Sinn Féin leaders to reach a deal

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Theresa May spoke to the DUP’s Arlene Foster and Sinn Féin’s Michelle O’Neill in separate phone calls on Friday The Prime Minister has urged the leader of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) and Sinn Féin’s northern leader to reach a deal to restore power-sharing. Theresa May spoke to the DUP’s […]

Theresa May has ‘hamstrung’ David Davis in Brexit talks

Theresa May has ‘hamstrung’ David Davis in Brexit talks

Image copyright PA Theresa May has made David Davis’s job more difficult by setting “red lines” for him in Brexit talks, his ex-chief of staff has told the BBC. James Chapman said the Brexit secretary had been “hamstrung” by the prime minister’s stance on the European Court of Justice (ECJ), among other things. He said […]

Grenfell Tower fire: Sadiq Khan calls on PM to appoint commissioners

Grenfell Tower fire: Sadiq Khan calls on PM to appoint commissioners

Image copyright Getty Images London’s mayor has urged Theresa May to appoint commissioners to run Kensington and Chelsea council after its leader resigned over the Grenfell Tower fire. Sadiq Khan welcomed Nicholas Paget-Brown’s decision to stand down, but said public trust could not be restored by other members of the council. He said residents “quite […]

NI talks standoff cannot go on much longer, says James Brokenshire

NI talks standoff cannot go on much longer, says James Brokenshire

Image caption The BBC understands the talks ended at about 19:30 BST on Friday, breaking up fairly abruptly The absence of devolved government in Northern Ireland “cannot continue for much longer”, Secretary of State James Brokenshire has said. He spoke after another day of talks between the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) and Sinn Féin ended […]

Conservatives must ‘change hard’ to win over young voters, Damian Green to say

Conservatives must ‘change hard’ to win over young voters, Damian Green to say

Image copyright PA Image caption Damian Green will call on the Conservatives to create a “distinctive” message for “excluded” voters The Conservatives must “change hard” to win over young voters who backed Labour in June’s general election, Theresa May’s most senior minister is to warn. Damian Green will tell Tories they must modernise after losing […]

Brexit: Labour rebels vow to continue single market fight

Brexit: Labour rebels vow to continue single market fight

Image copyright PA Image caption The Labour leader supports leaving the single market Labour MPs who back staying in the EU single market have vowed to keep the pressure up on the government and their own leadership in the Brexit process. Fifty Labour MPs defied Jeremy Corbyn’s orders and backed single market membership in a […]

Grenfell fire: Council leader quits over fire response

Grenfell fire: Council leader quits over fire response

Media captionNick Paget-Brown: “I have to accept my share of responsibility” Kensington and Chelsea Council leader Nick Paget-Brown has resigned following continued criticism of the council’s handling of the Grenfell Tower tragedy. Mr Paget-Brown faced calls to resign from London Mayor Sadiq Khan and a number of other senior politicians. It comes after an aborted […]

Grenfell fire: Corbyn warns over ‘narrow’ inquiry

Grenfell fire: Corbyn warns over ‘narrow’ inquiry

Image copyright PA The public inquiry into the Grenfell Tower fire must be split in two stages to ensure all lessons are fully learned, Jeremy Corbyn has said. The Labour leader has warned the terms of reference, which have yet to be published, could be too “narrow” and residents not properly consulted. He wants an […]

Anti-Islam campaigner Anne Marie Waters launches UKIP bid

Anti-Islam campaigner Anne Marie Waters launches UKIP bid

Image copyright Shutterstock The founder of the Sharia Watch pressure group is launching a bid to be the next UKIP leader on Saturday. Anne Marie Waters was blocked from standing for UKIP at the election, with then leader Paul Nuttall saying her views made him “uncomfortable”. She campaigns against Sharia law in the UK and […]

How long will May’s majority last?

How long will May’s majority last?

The deal struck this week between the Conservatives and the DUP gives the government a majority in the House of Commons on certain votes, enabling it to win the vote on the Queen’s Speech. With the DUP, it has a majority of six across all 650 MPs – but with the seven Sinn Fein MPs […]