Beer in memory of first woman MP in Yorkshire

Yorkshire’s first female MP, elected in 1945, is being remembered with a Wakefield-brewed beer named after her, that is reported to have a rhubarb flavour. Leeds MP Rachel Reeves, who has got the House of Commons’ Strangers Bar to stock the beer, offered a glass of it to Daily Politics presenter Jo Coburn and her […]

Greg Hands quits as minister over Heathrow expansion

Image copyright UK Parliament Junior trade minister Greg Hands has resigned from the government to oppose expansion of Heathrow Airport. The vote on whether to build a third runway at the airport west of London is due to be held on Monday. Mr Hands, who represents the Chelsea and Fulham constituency in London, said he […]

Home Secretary Sajid Javid accuses EU on plans for UK expats

Image copyright Getty Images The home secretary has accused the EU of failing to match the UK’s progress on plans for expats after Brexit. Sajid Javid, who is to reveal more details on the UK scheme for EU citizens, said it was “not good enough” that other countries had not produced similar plans for Britons […]

Upskirting bill to be introduced by the government

Image copyright Getty Creative Legislation making upskirting a criminal offence is to be introduced by the government later after an earlier bid was stopped by one of its own MPs. A bill in the Commons aims to tackle a gap in the law in England and Wales concerning incidents where a photo is secretly taken […]

Brexit and young people: 'No-one's told me how my future is affected'

As the UK prepares to leave the EU, what about those who were too young to vote on Brexit? Source link

Brexit: Will a dividend help pay for increasing the NHS budget?

The claim: Extra funding for the NHS, up to 2023, will be part-funded by a Brexit dividend. Reality Check verdict: Once the UK stops paying into the EU budget, the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) says there will be savings. But this doesn’t take into account the extra spending associated with leaving the EU and […]

Northern rail: ‘Emails warned of timetable chaos’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionLisa Nandy says ministers were warned of “impending chaos” The government knew Northern rail passengers would face major disruption two years ago, an MP has claimed. Wigan MP Lisa Nandy said she obtained Department for Transport (DfT) emails which discussed “propagating myths” to divert attention from route […]

US child detention pictures disturbing – Theresa May

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTheresa May: US child detention ‘disturbing’ and ‘wrong’ Theresa May has condemned the forced separation of migrant children from their parents at the US-Mexico border, but dismissed calls to cancel President Donald Trump’s visit to the UK. The PM said the images of children being kept in […]

Labour giving MPs free vote on Heathrow runway plan

Image copyright PA Labour will not ask its MPs to vote against Heathrow expansion even though its leadership is opposed to a new runway, a senior figure has confirmed. The party is giving its MPs a free vote when the issue is decided on Monday, meaning shadow ministers will not be disciplined for supporting the […]

UK ‘can’t keep European Arrest Warrant after Brexit’

Image copyright EPA Image caption Use of the European Arrest Warrant has increased steadily in the past decade The UK will be kicked out of the European Arrest Warrant deal after Brexit, EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier has said. The warrant allows EU members to request the arrest and detention of criminals in other countries […]

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