Davis stands firm on Irish border issue

Davis stands firm on Irish border issue

Image copyright PA Image caption The future operation of the Irish border is one of the most sensitive Brexit issues There were “frank discussions” about the Irish border in the latest round of Brexit talks, David Davis has said. The Brexit Secretary was speaking in Brussels after a meeting with chief EU negotiator Michel Barnier. […]

Nicola Sturgeon questions Alex Salmond’s choice of Russian TV channel

Nicola Sturgeon questions Alex Salmond’s choice of Russian TV channel

Image copyright PA Image caption The first episode of Mr Salmond’s show will be broadcast next week Nicola Sturgeon has said she would have advised Alex Salmond against hosting a TV show on Russian state-funded broadcaster RT if she had been asked. RT has been described as a propaganda tool for Vladimir Putin’s government, but […]

Carl Sargeant was ‘facing months of hell’ over claims

Carl Sargeant was ‘facing months of hell’ over claims

Image caption There are mounting calls for an inquiry into events surrounding Carl Sargeant’s death Wales’ first minister’s statement on Carl Sargeant’s death was “too little, too late”, a former colleague has said. Carwyn Jones said on Thursday he had no alternative but to sack Mr Sargeant, who was found dead on Tuesday. The Alyn […]

Theresa May warns rebels as Brexit talks set to resume

Theresa May warns rebels as Brexit talks set to resume

Image copyright PA Theresa May has outlined plans to set the UK’s departure date and time from the EU in law, warning she will not “tolerate” any attempt to block Brexit. She said the EU Withdrawal Bill will be amended to formally commit to Brexit at 23:00 GMT on Friday 29 March 2019. The bill […]

Brexit: ‘Abide by’ EU rules to avoid hard border

Brexit: ‘Abide by’ EU rules to avoid hard border

Image copyright PA Image caption The future operation of the Irish border is one of the most sensitive Brexit issues It will be “essential” for the UK to abide by EU rules on the single market and customs union to avoid a hard border in Ireland, the European Commission has suggested. The details are contained […]

MPs’ sex harassment scandal ‘not as big as expenses’ – Bercow

MPs’ sex harassment scandal ‘not as big as expenses’ – Bercow

Image copyright PA Image caption Mr Bercow has previously called for “zero tolerance” of sexual harassment in Parliament Fewer people will be caught up in the Westminster sex scandal than were exposed in the expenses row, Commons Speaker John Bercow has predicted. Mr Bercow said he did not expect numbers “anything like” those found to […]

Sturgeon ‘substantially in dark’ over Brexit talks

Sturgeon ‘substantially in dark’ over Brexit talks

Image copyright PA Nicola Sturgeon has accused the UK government of leaving devolved administrations “substantially in the dark” on key Brexit talks. The first minister’s comments come ahead of a meeting of the British Irish Council in Jersey. She called on the UK government to make good on its promise to give the devolved administrations […]

House of Commons staff credit card purchases revealed

House of Commons staff credit card purchases revealed

Football kit and a book on facial hair were among items bought by Commons staff using government credit cards, the BBC has learned. A Freedom of Information request showed £200 had been spent on the football kit and £140 had been claimed for cinema visits under “office supplies”. The charge cards are used to pay […]

Brexit date and time to be enshrined in law

Brexit date and time to be enshrined in law

Image copyright PA The date the UK will leave the EU is to be put into legislation, as Theresa May warns MPs not to try to “block” Brexit. “Exit day” – 2300 GMT on 29 March 2019 – will be included in the EU Withdrawal Bill, the government has confirmed. The PM urged parties to […]

Gordon Brown predicts Brexit ‘crisis point’

Gordon Brown predicts Brexit ‘crisis point’

Media captionGordon Brown warns of Brexit ‘crisis point’ Gordon Brown has told BBC News he believes the UK could remain in the EU if Leave voters could be offered a “game-changing” deal next summer. The former Labour prime minister told Laura Kuenssberg he was not arguing for a second EU referendum “at this stage”. But […]