Labour-Tory Brexit talks end without deal

Image copyright Reuters/Getty Images Talks between Labour and the government aimed at breaking the Brexit impasse have ended without an agreement. Jeremy Corbyn said the discussions had “gone as far as they can”, blaming what he called the government’s “increasing weakness and instability”. Theresa May said the lack of a “common position” over a further […]

Campus anti-Semitism must be stamped out, says universities minister

Image copyright STEVE BRADING Image caption In February, students at Essex university held a rally in support of a new Jewish Society Universities in the UK must do more to stamp out campus anti-Semitism, says a government minister. In a letter to vice-chancellors, universities minister Chris Skidmore said it was “unjust” that some Jewish groups […]

Brexit: Talks between Tories and Labour set to close with no deal

Image copyright EPA/Getty Images Brexit talks between the Conservatives and Labour are about to close after six weeks, without an agreement. Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn will now move to a second phase, aimed at agreeing a process of parliamentary votes designed to find a consensus. It comes after Mrs May promised to set a […]

Theresa May agrees to set timetable to choose successor

Image copyright Getty Images Theresa May has promised to set a timetable for the election of her successor after the next Brexit vote in the first week of June. The agreement follows a meeting between the prime minister and senior Tory MPs who are demanding a date for her departure from Downing Street. If she […]

Theresa May agrees to timetable to choose successor

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Theresa May has met senior Conservative MPs in Parliament Theresa May has promised to set a timetable for the election of her successor after the next Brexit vote in the first week of June. The agreement follows a meeting between the prime minister and senior Tory MPs who are […]

Boris Johnson confirms bid for Tory leadership

Media captionBoris Johnson on Tory leadership bid: “Of course I’m going to go for it” Boris Johnson has said he will run for the Conservative Party leadership after Theresa May stands down. Asked at a business event in Manchester if he would be a candidate, the former foreign secretary replied: “Of course I’m going to […]

Probation service: Offender supervision to be renationalised

Image copyright Getty Images Supervision of all offenders in England and Wales is to be taken over by the government after serious failings with the part-privatisation of the system. Contracts with community rehabilitation companies, which monitor low and medium risk offenders, will not be renewed. The National Probation Service – which manages those posing the […]

Theresa May due to meet Tory MPs over leadership

Image copyright EPA Theresa May is due to meet senior Conservative MPs who are demanding she sets a date for her departure from Downing Street. Under pressure from her MPs to stand aside, the prime minister is meeting the executive of the backbench 1922 Committee to discuss her future. But current leadership rules mean she […]

Brexit: Theresa May says MPs ‘have duty’ to support bill

Media captionTheresa May: MPs “have a duty” to deliver Brexit Theresa May says MPs have a “duty” to “ensure we deliver” Brexit by voting for the withdrawal bill in the Commons. The government says the bill – required to implement the PM’s deal – will be considered by MPs in the week beginning 3 June. […]

Brexit: Stephen Barclay says PM’s deal is ‘dead’ if bill fails

Media captionBrexit Secretary Stephen Barclay: PM’s deal is “dead” if bill fails The prime minister’s Brexit deal will be “dead” if the withdrawal bill does not pass in the Commons in June, Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay has said. Mr Barclay said the bill – which paves the way for Brexit – will be considered by […]