Labour accuses PM of ‘blatantly untrue excuses’ in chief whip pairing row

Image copyright AFP Image caption Julian Smith has said Mr Lewis was asked to vote “in error” Labour’s deputy leader Tom Watson has accused Theresa May of making “blatantly untrue excuses” for the behaviour of her chief whip. Mr Watson said the PM’s defence of Julian Smith was “unbelievable” and public trust in politics was […]

Theresa May to say Brexit plan will deliver for NI

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Theresa May is on a two-day visit to Northern Ireland The UK’s new Brexit plan agreed at Chequers will deliver for Northern Ireland, the prime minister is expected to say in a speech on Friday. Theresa May will give the address at Belfast’s Waterfront Hall on Friday morning. It forms […]

MPs criticise head of public prosecution’s rape case failures

Image copyright Getty Creative MPs have criticised the director of public prosecutions over failings in the disclosure of evidence in rape and serious sexual assault cases. A number of rape trials collapsed last year after it emerged vital evidence had not been given to defence lawyers. A new report from the Justice Select Committee said […]

Brexit: Tell EU the Chequers plan is final offer, says Leadsom

Image copyright Reuters Brussels must be told that the prime minister’s blueprint for future UK-EU relations is “the final offer”, Commons leader Andrea Leadsom has said. Mrs Leadsom told The House magazine the Chequers plan must be taken seriously or the EU risked a “no deal” Brexit. Boris Johnson and David Davis quit the cabinet […]

Why Conservatives are fighting each other

The government is heading towards the summer break, wracked by infighting among Tory MPs. Source link

No-one charged in 9 out of 10 crimes – Home Office

Image copyright PA Only 9% of crimes end with suspects being charged or summonsed in England and Wales, Home Office figures suggest. In the 12 months to March, 443,000 crimes resulted in a charge or summons out of 4.6 million offences – the lowest detection rate since 2015. Data also shows police closed nearly half […]

Brexit: Watchdog warns of need to issue driving permits

Image copyright Getty Images Plans are being drawn up to issue millions of permits so Britons can drive on EU roads after Brexit. Up to seven million International Driving Permits could be needed inside a year if the UK and the EU do not agree to mutually recognise licences, the National Audit Office (NAO) says. […]

New Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab set for talks with EU

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Dominic Raab will be fronting the UK’s negotiations with the EU The UK’s new Brexit secretary will hold his first talks with the EU’s chief negotiator in Brussels later. Dominic Raab was appointed when David Davis resigned in protest at Theresa May’s plans for post-Brexit trade. It now falls to […]

Lord Patten: 'I've never seen so much animosity in Conservatives'

Former Conservative chairman Lord Patten on the party’s toxic atmosphere – and Boris Johnson. Source link

Margaret Hodge faces ‘action’ over Corbyn anti-Semitism row

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Dame Margaret Hodge has been a fierce critic of Labour’s new anti-Semitism guidelines Labour MP Margaret Hodge faces “action” by the party after reportedly swearing at Jeremy Corbyn and calling him an “anti-Semite”. A spokesman for the Labour leader said what had happened was “clearly unacceptable between colleagues”. The […]

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