Northern Ireland: Tory MPs urge Theresa May to ditch unsolved killings probe

Image copyright PA Image caption Former soldiers staged a protest outside the Ministry of Defence Theresa May is facing demands from 150 Tory MPs and peers to drop plans to investigate past crimes in Northern Ireland and other military conflicts. In a letter to the PM, they say a new Historical Investigations Unit would put […]

Liam Fox says Trump ‘very keen’ on trade deal

International Trade Secretary Liam Fox has told the BBC he believes US President Donald Trump is “very keen” to do a trade deal. Mr Fox was speaking in New York, where he was in town to promote the ties between the two countries. His comments come just days after the Trump administration told Congress it […]

MPs accuse government of complacency over ‘fake news’ on Facebook

Image copyright Getty Images/Facebook The government is not taking the urgent action needed to protect democracy from “fake news” on Facebook and other social media, MPs have warned. The culture committee wants a crackdown on the manipulation of personal data, the spread of disinformation and Russian interference in elections. Tory MP Damian Collins, who chairs […]

Street harassment ‘relentless’ for women and girls

Image copyright Getty Images The government is failing to address street harassment of women and young girls in the UK, a new report has said. The Women and Equalities Committee is calling for urgent action to tackle public sexual harassment after it carried out a nine-month inquiry. It said the “relentless” nature of the behaviour […]

Theresa May says 95% of Brexit deal is done

Image copyright PA Theresa May has said she is prepared to “explore every possible option” to break the deadlock in Brexit talks. She told MPs 95% of the terms of exit were agreed but the Irish border was still a “considerable sticking point”. While willing to consider extending the UK’s transition period beyond 2020, she […]

Staff call for action on House of Commons bullying

A letter calling for action to tackle bullying and sexual harassment in the House of Commons has been signed by 80 current and former senior staff. The signatories all claim to have experienced such behaviour by MPs or seen it first-hand “left unchallenged”. Addressed to the House of Commons Commission, the letter demands recommendations from […]

Brexit: Theresa May says getting deal is about UK’s future, not her

Image copyright PA Theresa May has insisted it is the UK’s national interest at stake over Brexit, not her own “personal fortunes”. The prime minister told the Sun that ending the deadlock in the negotiations was “not about her” but about ensuring the best possible deal for the country. She will update the Commons later […]

MPs condemn ‘vile’ abuse of Theresa May

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The PM was told to “bring her own noose” to a meeting with her own backbenchers later this week Politicians have condemned “vile” and “violent” language used against Theresa May over her Brexit negotiations. In an article in the Sunday Times, a Tory backbencher was quoted as saying: “The moment […]

Cardiff dog owners march across city in ban protest

Image caption Campaigners believe they are being punished for the action of a minority Hundreds of dog owners have walked through Cardiff in protest at plans to ban dogs from sports pitches. More than 15,000 people also signed a petition, saying it would stop them using much of the city’s green spaces. The council is […]

UK urged to take back Islamic State ‘foreign fighters’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Alexanda Kotey (left) and El Shafee Elsheikh were captured by Syrian Kurdish forces A senior US military commander has called on the UK to take back Islamic State fighters who have been “caught on the battlefield” in Syria. Maj Gen Patrick Roberson, commander of US special ops, also called on […]

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