Brexit: UK will apply food tariffs in case of no deal

Image copyright Getty Images Environment Secretary Michael Gove has promised that the government will apply tariffs to food imports in the event of a no-deal Brexit, to provide “specific and robust protections” for farmers. His remarks come as the government is poised to release details of tariffs (taxes on imports) that would apply to thousands […]

Brexit: Theresa May to go back to Brussels on Wednesday

Image copyright PA Theresa May will return to Brussels on Wednesday to continue talks on her Brexit deal. She will meet the President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker. Earlier, Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay updated Cabinet on talks with the EU’s chief negotiator, Michel Barnier. The meeting, on the issue of the Irish backstop, was […]

Shamima Begum: IS teenager to lose UK citizenship

Media captionShamima Begum: ‘The poster girl thing was not my choice’ Shamima Begum, who joined the Islamic State group in Syria aged 15, is to lose her UK citizenship. Whitehall sources said it was possible to strip the 19-year-old of British nationality as she was eligible for citizenship of another country. Her family’s lawyer, Tasnime […]

Conservatives being ‘manipulated by Brexit zealots’, ex-PM Major to warn

The Conservative Party is being “manipulated” by Brexit “zealots” and the “mainstream majority” of MPs must reassert itself to stop a damaging EU exit, Sir John Major is to argue. In a lecture in Glasgow, the former prime minister will urge Parliament to “dig deep into its soul” and act before the scheduled departure, on […]

Labour resignations: John McDonnell promises ‘listening exercise’

Media captionJohn McDonnell: “We need a mammoth listening exercise” Labour needs to carry out a “mammoth listening exercise” to address criticisms from its own MPs, says the shadow chancellor. John McDonnell had called for the seven MPs who resigned from Labour on Monday to face by-elections for their seats. But speaking on Tuesday, he focused […]

Brexit: Prime minister to go back to Brussels on Wednesday

Image copyright PA Theresa May will return to Brussels on Wednesday to continue talks on her Brexit deal. She will meet the President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker. Earlier, Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay updated Cabinet on talks with the EU’s chief negotiator, Michel Barnier. The meeting, on the issue of the Irish backstop, was […]

Ruth George sorry for claiming ex-Labour MPs may have Israeli backing

A Labour MP has apologised for claiming a group of ex-colleagues who quit the party in protest over anti-Semitism may be backed by the Israeli government. Ruth George, the MP for High Peak, suggested it was “possible” the seven MPs who jumped ship on Monday were being supported by the state of Israel. She later […]

Protester charged with harassment

One of the protesters involved in an incident outside Parliament with Tory MP Anna Soubry has been charged with harassment. James Goddard, 29, has also been charged with two public order offences, the Crown Prosecution Service said. He will appear at Westminster Magistrates Court on 19 March. The CPS said it had received a file […]

More Labour MPs and some Tories could join new group – Chuka Umunna

Media captionMPs resign from Labour over Brexit and anti-Semitism More Labour MPs could quit the party unless it listens to their concerns, Jeremy Corbyn has been warned. Seven MPs have walked out in protest at the Labour leader’s handling of anti-Semitism and Brexit. One of the seven, Chuka Umunna, said “a lot of Labour MPs” […]

Fast fashion: ‘Penny on a garment’ to drive clothes recycling

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption MPs want to see more sustainable designs and repair services Clothing brands and retailers should pay a penny on every garment they sell to fund a £35m annual recycling scheme. That’s the view of MPs, who say “fast fashion” is a major contributor to greenhouse gases, water pollution, air […]