Brexit: EU says no to May on renegotiating deal

Image copyright AFP European Union leaders have said the Brexit withdrawal agreement is “not open for renegotiation”, despite appeals from Theresa May. She wanted legal assurances on the Irish backstop to help her deal get through Parliament, after she delayed a Commons vote in anticipation of defeat. The PM said the deal was “at risk” […]

Our Brexit deal is at risk, May warns EU leaders

Image copyright AFPp Theresa May has told EU leaders the withdrawal deal they have negotiated with the UK is “at risk”, if MPs’ concerns cannot be addressed. The PM, who delayed a Commons vote on the deal in anticipation of a defeat, said the agreement “can be passed”. She urged EU leaders to work with […]

New referendum ‘undermines democracy’

Labour frontbencher Angela Rayner has said holding another referendum on Brexit risks making the UK “more divided”. Speaking on BBC One’s Question Time, the shadow education secretary said: “Saying that we’ll just have a second referendum and everything will be fine, I think, is a very serious position and it undermines democracy in itself.” She […]

Brexit: Theresa May won’t lead Conservatives into next election

Media captionTheresa May: “I think it is right that the party feels the party would prefer to go into that election with a new leader” Prime Minister Theresa May has said she will not lead the Conservative Party into the next general election. She said the party would prefer to “to go into that election […]

Why isn’t Labour trying to topple May now?

Image copyright EPA With Theresa May on the ropes, Jeremy Corbyn is coming under pressure from other opposition parties – and some of his own MPs – to finish her off with the knockout blow of a no-confidence vote in the House of Commons. Unlike the vote she has just survived this would give all […]

Wales first minister appoints his top team

Image copyright Welsh Government Image caption Mark Drakeford (front right) said his team had a “strong mix of experience, talent and passion” Wales’ new Labour first minister Mark Drakeford has announced his government team after taking up the top job. Rebecca Evans and Eluned Morgan are promoted to cabinet as finance minister and international relations […]

Tory leadership: Who could replace Theresa May?

Theresa May won a vote of confidence on Wednesday evening, which was called after the required 48 letters demanding a contest were submitted. But despite winning, her future looks far from certain. Here – based on the latest odds at the bookmakers – are the fancied runners tipped to be vying for the top job, […]

Anger as accused MPs get whip restored for May vote

Image copyright UK Parliament Image caption Both MPs were able to vote after having the whip restored A decision to let two suspended Conservative MPs take part in a vote of confidence in Theresa May has been criticised by Labour MPs. Burton MP Andrew Griffiths and Dover’s Charlie Elphicke had the whip restored but both […]

Brexit: Theresa May asking EU for backstop ‘assurances’

Media captionTheresa May: ‘We now need to get on with the job of delivering Brexit’ Theresa May has said she will be showing EU leaders the “legal assurances” she believes MPs want before they will back her deal. The prime minister is in Brussels for an EU summit after surviving a vote of confidence organised […]

David Dimbleby’s 25 years on Question Time

David Dimbleby’s 25 years on Question Time

Media captionSome memorable moments from David Dimbleby’s tenure as Question Time host After 25 years, David Dimbleby’s tenure on BBC One’s Question Time is coming to an end. The presenter is stepping down from the flagship political debate show, with Fiona Bruce poised to replace him. “It has been exhilarating following the twists and turns […]

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