TUC’s Frances O’Grady: I’ve only met Theresa May once

Image copyright PA Image caption Frances O’Grady has led the TUC since 2013 The leader of the Trades Union Congress says she has only ever met Theresa May once since she became prime minister. Frances O’Grady said she had seen more of other world leaders like Germany’s Angela Merkel than the UK prime minister. She […]

John Bercow: MP makes formal complaint about Speaker

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionSpeaker John Bercow admits muttering ‘stupid’ ‘as an aside’ A Conservative MP has made a formal complaint to the Commons standards watchdog Kathryn Stone about the behaviour of Speaker John Bercow. Last week MPs blocked Ms Stone from probing allegations that Mr Bercow bullied staff, which he […]

Air pollution plans to tackle wood burners

Image copyright Getty Images Plans to tackle sources of air pollution – such as wood-burning stoves – put too much responsibility on local councils, critics say. The government, as part of its clean air strategy, wants to clamp down on all sources of pollution, including coal-burning and ammonia from farms. Campaigners welcome the consultation, but […]

Ken Livingstone: It’s better for Labour if I resign

The former mayor of London Ken Livingstone is resigning from the Labour Party. He has been suspended since 2016 in a row over allegations of anti-Semitism following comments he made about Hitler and Zionism. Mr Livingstone said he did not accept he was guilty of anti-Semitism or bringing Labour into disrepute but his case had […]

MPs call for pet shop puppy sales ban

Image copyright PA The government says it is likely to launch a formal consultation on whether to ban pet shops and other third party dealers from selling puppies. More than 143,000 people have signed a petition calling for the measure, triggering a Westminster debate. The petition says puppies become “sick, traumatised, dysfunctional” dogs when they […]

Ken Livingstone to quit Labour amid anti-Semitism row

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionKen Livingstone: “It’s better for Labour if I resign” Ken Livingstone has said he is resigning from the Labour Party. The ex-London mayor has been suspended since 2016 in a row over allegations of anti-Semitism following comments he made about Hitler and Zionism. Mr Livingstone said he […]

Brexit voters are not identitarians, says Michael Gove

Michael Gove has warned of the rise of identity politics in Britain, but insisted the Brexit campaign which he helped lead did not fan its flames. The Tory minister said elements on the left and right wanted to pit groups against each other in a “conflict for recognition, rights and resources”. But he rejected claims […]

Boris Johnson plays down fears of Brexit betrayal over customs

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWhat is the EU customs union? Brexiteers do not need to worry about a “betrayal” over the UK’s customs ties with the EU, Boris Johnson says. Mr Johnson said Theresa May would be “true to her promises” and deliver a deal that meant there was no need […]

UK’s clean car goal ‘not ambitious enough’

Image copyright Getty Images The government’s ambition to clean up motor vehicles by 2040 is not ambitious enough, a leading energy expert says. Professor Jim Watson, head of the prestigious UK Energy Research Centre, said the target should be at least five years earlier, as in Scotland. The government is currently considering obliging new cars […]

UK turns blind eye to dirty Russian money, say MPs

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The City of London is being used to hide the “corrupt Russian assets,” the report says The UK has been accused of turning a “blind eye” to Russia’s “dirty money”, putting national security at risk. The Commons foreign affairs committee said London was being used to hide the “corrupt […]

Featured Links

    Search Archive

    Search by Date
    Search by Category
    Search with Google

    Photo Gallery

    Log in | Designed by Gabfire themes