Labour attacks Brexit date ‘gimmick’ as MPs begin scrutiny

Labour attacks Brexit date ‘gimmick’ as MPs begin scrutiny

Media captionWhat’s going on with the EU Withdrawal Bill? Several Tory MPs have joined Labour in demanding Theresa May withdraw a key Brexit legislation amendment to set the exact time of EU departure in law. Ministers say being “crystal clear” about when the UK will leave on 29 March 2019 will give maximum certainty. But […]

Nicola Sturgeon describes talks with Theresa May as ‘constructive’

Nicola Sturgeon describes talks with Theresa May as ‘constructive’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Nicola Sturgeon was greeted by Theresa May as she arrived in Downing Street for the talks Scotland’s first minister has described her face-to-face talks with the prime minister as “constructive and cordial”. But Nicola Sturgeon said she and Theresa May had “not yet” reached an agreement over the UK […]

Russian politicians dismiss PM’s ‘election meddling’ claims

Russian politicians dismiss PM’s ‘election meddling’ claims

Media captionRussia ‘tries to sow discord in the West’ Senior Russian politicians have dismissed accusations by Theresa May that Moscow has meddled in elections and carried out cyber-espionage. On Monday night, Mrs May accused Moscow of “planting fake stories” to “sow discord in the West”. She said Vladimir Putin’s government was trying to “undermine free […]

Homer Simpson hapless dad stereotype ‘bad for men’

Homer Simpson hapless dad stereotype ‘bad for men’

Media caption‘I’m often pilloried for saying men and women should be treated equally’ Male victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and unequal pay are often neglected, an MP has said. Speaking during an International Men’s Day debate, Philip Davies said he was “often pilloried for arguing that men and women should be treated equally”. He […]

Brexit: MPs set to do battle over EU (Withdrawal) Bill

Brexit: MPs set to do battle over EU (Withdrawal) Bill

Image copyright Getty Images MPs will later start going over the small print of a mammoth piece of legislation seen as crucial to Britain’s departure from the EU. Labour and rebel Tory MPs are gearing up to inflict defeats on the government as ministers battle to get the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill into law. Brexit […]

Russian politicians dismiss Theresa May ‘election meddling’ criticism

Russian politicians dismiss Theresa May ‘election meddling’ criticism

Media captionRussia ‘tries to sow discord in the West’ Senior Russian politicians have dismissed accusations by Theresa May that Moscow has meddled in elections and carried out cyber-espionage. On Monday night, Mrs May accused Moscow of “planting fake stories” to “sow discord in the West”. She said Vladimir Putin’s government was trying to “undermine free […]

Universal credit: Children’s Commissioner calls for pause

Universal credit: Children’s Commissioner calls for pause

Image copyright Office of the Children’s Commissioner Image caption The Children’s Commissioner said the impact of the new benefit was not tested on families The rollout of universal credit to families with children should be paused, the Children’s Commissioner for England has told MPs. Anne Longfield told the Education Select Committee there was evidence families […]

Inflation steady despite food price rises

Inflation steady despite food price rises

Image copyright Reuters The UK’s key inflation rate remained steady in October at a five-and-a-half-year high of 3%, official figures show. Higher food prices were offset by lower fuel costs, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said. The price of food and non-alcoholic drinks rose at an annual rate of 4.1%, the highest since September […]

Daisy Goodwin: ‘I was groped by 10 Downing Street official’

Daisy Goodwin: ‘I was groped by 10 Downing Street official’

Image copyright Shutterstock A TV producer has said she was groped by a government official during a visit to 10 Downing Street. Daisy Goodwin, who created the ITV series Victoria, told the Radio Times the man put his hand on her breast after a meeting to discuss a proposed TV show when David Cameron was […]

Brexit: MPs to scrutinise EU Withdrawal bill

Brexit: MPs to scrutinise EU Withdrawal bill

Image copyright EPA MPs are to begin their line by line scrutiny of the EU Withdrawal Bill, the central piece of Brexit legislation. Hundreds of amendments have been put forward by MPs who want changes to the bill before it becomes law. On Monday, Brexit Secretary David Davis said MPs would be given a take-it-or […]