Jeremy Corbyn ‘not ruling out’ indyref2 consent

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionCorbyn: “We would decide at the time” about indyref2 Jeremy Corbyn has said he is not ruling out allowing a second Scottish independence referendum to be held if he becomes prime minister. The Labour leader said he would “decide at the time” what to do if Nicola […]

Internet regulator considered for UK

Image copyright Getty Images The UK government is considering “all options”, including a regulator, as part of new legislation governing the internet. It has previously said it will publish a White Paper in the coming months, laying out its proposals. According to Buzzfeed News, the White Paper will propose a regulatory body similar to Ofcom, […]

Donald Tusk: Theresa May’s Brexit trade plan won’t work

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionDonald Tusk: UK’s Chequers Brexit plan ‘won’t work’ Theresa May’s proposed new economic partnership with the EU “will not work”, the head of the European Council has said. Donald Tusk said the plans risked undermining the EU’s single market. He was speaking at the end of an […]

Nicola Sturgeon calls for Brexit to be delayed

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionNicola Sturgeon says she is worried about a ‘blind brexit’ Nicola Sturgeon has called for Brexit to be delayed beyond next March if the UK has not secured a detailed agreement with the EU by then. Scotland’s first minister told the BBC it would be “absolutely reckless” […]

‘£1bn in unpalatable county council cuts’ ahead in England

Image copyright Getty Images Council bosses in England say the “worst is yet to come” in cuts to services, as the government further reduces local authority funding. The County Council Network predicts “unpalatable cutbacks” next year as the councils identify at least £1bn savings to plug a £1.5bn shortfall by 2020. It also warns the […]

Ian Paisley: DUP MP keeps seat after recall petition

Image copyright Pacemaker Image caption Ian Paisley failed to declare two luxury holidays paid for by the Sri Lankan government and later lobbied on its behalf Ian Paisley has retained his seat as an MP after fewer than 10% of his constituents signed a petition that would have forced a by-election. It was triggered after […]

Brexit: May urges EU leaders to consider ‘serious’ UK plans

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mrs May spoke to EU leaders for 10 minutes over dinner in Salzburg Theresa May has urged EU leaders to focus their minds on getting a Brexit deal in the next two months, saying negotiations will not be extended. At a dinner in Salzburg, she told her 27 counterparts […]

Green Party co-leader Sian Berry on Brexit and election results

The new Green Party co-leader said a further UK/EU referendum, known to campaigners as a People’s Vote, and becoming the third party across England were top of her agenda. Sian Berry told Politics Live presenter Jo Coburn about party priorities, and whether Jeremy Corbyn had moved in on their policies. Source link

Bristol mayor challenges Green opponents in city votes

Bristol’s elected Labour mayor has challenged the Green Party’s role in the running of the city, and accused it of opportunism. Marvin Rees clashed with Sian Berry, the new leader co-leader of the Green Party in England and Wales, but she said its councillors had been a “constructive opposition” in the city and on other […]

UK inflation hits six-month high of 2.7%

Image copyright Getty Images The UK inflation rate unexpectedly rose in August to 2.7%, the highest level in six months. Economists had expected a Consumer Prices Index rate of 2.4%. The pound rose after the data was released by the Office for National Statistics. Wages are still rising more than inflation, with data last week […]

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