Join the Remain alliance, urges Change UK at Euro election launch

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Chuka Umunna, Anna Soubry, Heidi Allen and Chris Leslie left their parties to form Change UK Change UK has launched its campaign for the European Parliamentary elections, with 70 candidates including journalist Rachel Johnson – sister of Tory MP and leading Brexiteer Boris Johnson. The party – formerly known […]

Brexit: Cross-party talks resume after Easter recess

Image copyright AFP Talks between the government and Labour on Brexit have resumed as MPs return to Westminster following the Easter break. Cabinet ministers are meeting senior opposition figures in an attempt to solve the impasse by finding a deal that could win the support of MPs. But some Tory MPs are angry the talks […]

Greta Thunberg: Teen tells UK politicians ‘listen to climate scientists’

Media captionEnvironmental activist Greta Thunberg says climate change is ‘an existential crisis’ A teenage environmental activist has urged British politicians to “listen to the scientists” on climate change. Greta Thunberg, 16, told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme that she did not expect to change their minds single-handedly, saying: “We need to do that together.” The […]

Donald Trump’s state visit to the UK set for 3 June

Image copyright Getty Images US President Donald Trump will make a three-day state visit to the UK from 3 to 5 June, Buckingham Palace has announced. The president and First Lady Melania Trump will be guests of the Queen and attend a ceremony in Portsmouth to mark 75 years since the D-Day landings. He will […]

Scottish independence: Nicola Sturgeon to give update on indyref2 plans

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Ms Sturgeon’s statement will begin at 13:30 on Wednesday Nicola Sturgeon is to make a statement to Holyrood about the prospect of a second independence referendum. The half-hour statement on Wednesday afternoon will see the first minister “set out a path forward for Scotland amid the ongoing Brexit confusion […]

Brexit: Cross-party talks to resume

Image copyright PA The government will resume Brexit talks with the Labour Party as MPs return to Westminster following the Easter break. Cabinet ministers, including the PM’s defacto deputy, David Lidington, will meet senior opposition figures in an attempt to solve the Brexit impasse. But the resumption of talks has provoked anger among a number […]

Theresa May to face grassroots no-confidence challenge

Image copyright Getty Images Prime Minister Theresa May is to face an unprecedented no-confidence challenge – from Conservative grassroots campaigners. More than 70 local association chiefs – angry at her handling of Brexit – have called for an extraordinary general meeting to discuss her leadership. A non-binding vote will be held at that National Conservative […]

Brexit: Labour must back another referendum – Tom Watson

Image copyright Getty Images Labour must promise another Brexit referendum to counter the electoral challenge posed by Nigel Farage, the party’s deputy leader has said. Writing in the Observer, Tom Watson said his party could not “sit on the fence” about the biggest issue to face the UK for a generation. But ex-UKIP leader Mr […]

Theresa May says UK will stand up for religious freedom

Image copyright PA Theresa May says the UK “must stand up for the right of everyone” to practise their faith in peace. In her Easter message, the prime minister said she will spend her time “giving thanks in church”, but for many Christians “such simple acts of faith can bring huge danger”. About 245 million […]

Huge increase in Public Spaces Protection Order fines

Image caption Councils can bring in PSPOs to ban activities such as begging, nuisance drinking and even unauthorised cycling Nearly 10,000 fines for breaches of “petty” council orders were issued in England and Wales in 2018, with a quarter of those in Peterborough alone. Campaign group the Manifesto Club has called for the Public Spaces […]

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