‘Everything depends on the UK red lines’

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Pro-Corbyn group accused of blocking NEC officer vote

Image copyright Getty Images A row has broken out at Labour’s National Policy Forum (NPF) gathering after a vote to elect a new chair was cancelled. The winner of the election, expected to have been Ann Black, would have joined the eight-strong group of “(core) officers” within Labour’s National Executive Committee (NEC), which is considered […]

UKIP members vote to sack embattled leader Henry Bolton

Media captionOutgoing chairman Paul Oakden reads the result of the vote UKIP members have voted to sack leader Henry Bolton after controversy over racist messages sent by his partner. The former army officer’s fate was decided after 63% voted to back a no confidence motion at an extraordinary general meeting (EGM) in Birmingham. He had […]

UKIP members voted to sack embattled leader Bolton

UKIP members have voted to sack leader Henry Bolton after controversy over racist messages sent by his partner. The former army officer’s fate was decided after 63% voted to back a no confidence motion at an extraordinary general meeting in Birmingham. He had faced calls to quit after it emerged his partner Jo Marney sent […]

May: New security deal should be effective by next year

Media captionTheresa May: “Those who threaten our security would like nothing more than to see us fractured” Theresa May has called for a new “deep and special partnership” to ensure the UK and EU can continue to work together on security after Brexit. She said new arrangements in foreign and defence policy cooperation should be […]

Labour receives 17,000 emails calling for say on Brexit

Image copyright PA Labour has received 17,000 emails over five days from people lobbying for a clearer party policy on Brexit. The emails, coordinated by Labour MPs and campaigners, call on Labour to give supporters “their say” by setting up a new policy commission on Brexit. They say there is a “pressing need” for the […]

UKIP: Henry Bolton faces make-or-break leadership vote

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Henry Bolton says he is the right man to lead UKIP out of its current troubles UKIP members will vote later on whether to back or sack leader Henry Bolton. An extraordinary general meeting in Birmingham will decide the fate of the former army officer, who has been in the […]

Attacks are out of proportion, says Oxfam’s Mark Goldring

Image copyright European Photopress Agency Image caption The Oxfam Charity”s CEO Mark Goldring (l) and Chair Caroline Thomson (r) leave the Department for International Development Oxfam’s chief executive, Mark Goldring, has said the scale and intensity of the criticism against his organisation in the wake of claims its workers used prostitutes in Haiti is out […]

Theresa May warns EU not to block post-Brexit security deal

Image copyright Getty Images Theresa May will warn EU leaders that public safety will suffer if they allow “political doctrine and ideology” to hamper post-Brexit security arrangements. The prime minister will say she wants a new partnership of unprecedented “depth and breadth” when the UK leaves the EU. In a speech to the Munich Security […]

Merkel ‘curious not frustrated’ after Theresa May meeting

Image copyright AFP Angela Merkel has said she is “not frustrated” by the Brexit process but is “curious” to know more about the UK’s aims after meeting Theresa May. The German chancellor said she hoped to establish “common ground” on future trade goals in the coming months and wanted a “close partnership” of equals. Mrs […]