Tory leadership race: Rivals in BBC debate clash over Brexit deadline

Tory leadership race: Rivals in BBC debate clash over Brexit deadline

Media captionThe first question to the five standing for who could be the Tory leader and PM was about a Brexit date guarantee. Tory leadership rivals have clashed in a live BBC TV debate on whether the UK can leave the EU, no matter what, by the 31 October deadline. Asked for a guarantee he […]

Dominic Raab out of Tory leadership race as five proceed

Dominic Raab out of Tory leadership race as five proceed

Media captionDame Cheryl Gillan announces the result of Tuesday’s Tory leadership vote – with five going through the next round Dominic Raab has been knocked out of the Tory leadership race in the latest ballot of MPs, leaving five candidates in the battle to be the next PM. Boris Johnson once again came top of […]

Ruth Davidson: ‘Deliver Brexit, but not at expense of UK’

Ruth Davidson: ‘Deliver Brexit, but not at expense of UK’

Image caption Ruth Davidson said Brexit should be delivered “but not at the expense of breaking up the UK” Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson has told party members who would put Brexit ahead of preserving the UK union to “take a long, hard look at themselves”. A YouGov survey of Conservative members suggested 63% would […]

Tory leadership: Candidates await result of second vote of MPs

Tory leadership: Candidates await result of second vote of MPs

Image copyright AFP/ Getty Images The result of the second ballot for the Conservative leadership is set to be announced within the next hour. Tory MPs have finished voting in the latest stage of the process for deciding the UK’s next prime minister. Any of the six remaining candidates will be eliminated from the contest […]

Peterborough by-election fraud inquiry: No ‘offences’ in three cases

Peterborough by-election fraud inquiry: No ‘offences’ in three cases

Image copyright Geograph/Dylan Moore Image caption Labour won the seat after the party’s incumbent MP Fiona Onasanya was forced out after being jailed for lying to police No offences took place with three of the five allegations of malpractice at a by-election in Peterborough earlier this month, a police inquiry has found. Labour won the […]

Brexit: UK seeks agreement with EU on citizens’ rights

Brexit: UK seeks agreement with EU on citizens’ rights

Image copyright Getty Images Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay has asked the EU to consider a separate agreement on citizens’ rights in the event of no deal. About 1.3m UK citizens live in one of the other 27 EU member states, while the UK hosts about 3.2m EU nationals. Theresa May’s Brexit deal covers citizens’ rights […]

Nigel Farage milkshake attack: Newcastle man told to pay compensation

Nigel Farage milkshake attack: Newcastle man told to pay compensation

Image copyright PA Image caption The politician had just given a speech at the city’s Monument when he was covered in milkshake A man who hurled milkshake over Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage has been ordered to pay him compensation. Mr Farage had given a speech on 20 May in Newcastle before the European elections […]

Tory leadership hopefuls to face second vote

Tory leadership hopefuls to face second vote

Image copyright AFP/ Getty Images The Tory leadership contest will enter the next stage later when a second round of voting is held in Parliament. Conservative MPs will vote by secret ballot in the Commons, with a result expected some time after 18:00 BST. Any of the six remaining candidates will be eliminated from the […]

MPs’ maternity rights: Labour’s Stella Creasy speaks out

MPs’ maternity rights: Labour’s Stella Creasy speaks out

Women are forced to choose between “being an MP and being a mum” because of Parliament’s rules, a pregnant Labour MP has said. Walthamstow MP Stella Creasy said that Ipsa – the body which regulates MPs’ pay – told her it does not recognise when members go on maternity leave. Consequently, no paid cover is […]

Independent Wales: Carwyn Jones says curiosity driven by UK politics

Independent Wales: Carwyn Jones says curiosity driven by UK politics

Media caption“We would undoubtedly lose money” The “shambles” in Westminster is driving curiosity in Welsh independence, former first minister Carwyn Jones has said. Mr Jones will take part in a debate organised by a pro-independence group at the National Eisteddfod, in August. He will make the case against Wales going its own way, but said […]

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