People’s Vote march: ‘Hundreds of thousands’ attending London protest

Media captionThousands arrived at the meeting point on London’s Park Lane for the march Protesters calling for a referendum on the final Brexit deal are marching in London for what organisers say will be the “biggest, loudest and most important” demonstration of its kind. They are heading to Parliament Square, where a rally will be […]

People’s Vote march: Thousands expected for London protest

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The March for the Many was held in Liverpool last month Protesters calling for a referendum on the final Brexit deal are gathering in London for what organisers say will be the “biggest, loudest and most important” demonstration of its kind. The event, organised by the People’s Vote campaign, […]

Facebook hires former deputy PM Sir Nick Clegg

Image copyright PA Facebook has hired former deputy prime minister Sir Nick Clegg as head of its global affairs and communications team. The 51-year-old politician was leader of the Liberal Democrats and formed a coalition government with David Cameron and the Conservatives in 2010. Facebook has faced intense scrutiny and the threat of government regulation […]

Brexit: Tories must be as united as EU, says Hunt

Image copyright Reuters Jeremy Hunt has urged Tory MPs to get behind Theresa May – amid a backlash against suggestions the Brexit transition period could be extended. The foreign secretary said the “great strength” of other EU nations was that they had stayed united in the talks – and he urged Tories to do the […]

Brexit: PM faces backlash over possible extension to transition period

Image copyright Reuters Theresa May is facing criticism from her own party after signalling she might be willing to extend the post-Brexit transition period. Scottish Secretary David Mundell is said to have written to her to condemn the move, whilst former leader Iain Duncan Smith said it would see the UK paying the EU “tens […]

Diesel and petrol ban should come much faster, say MPs

Image copyright Getty Images A ban on sales of new petrol and diesel cars should be brought forward by eight years to 2032, MPs have said. The government’s current plans to ensure all new cars are “effectively zero emission” by 2040 were “vague and unambitious”, a report by Parliament’s business select committee said. It also […]

How many foreign trips has your MP accepted?

Members of Parliament have benefitted from more than £2m worth of free overseas trips in the last two years. More than half of that was paid for by foreign governments, BBC analysis of Parliament’s expenses register reveals. A total of 810 visits were recorded by 340 MPs in the years either side of the 2017 […]

Brexit: EU ready to extend transition period

Media captionTheresa May is asked who will be “disappointed” by the outcome of Brexit talks The EU says it is ready to extend the proposed length of the post-Brexit transition period if the UK wants. The current plan is for a transition period of 21 months to smooth the path from Brexit to the UK […]

Jamal Khashoggi case: Fox and Mnuchin quit Saudi summit

Image copyright AFP Image caption Turkish forensic investigators have been searching for evidence at the Saudi consulate US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and UK International Trade Secretary Liam Fox have pulled out of an investment conference in Saudi Arabia. It comes amid allegations the country was behind the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Mr […]

Brexit: UK to consider longer transition period

Media captionPM: Extension would be ‘a matter of months’ The UK’s transition out of the EU could be extended by “a matter of months” to ensure there is no visible border in Northern Ireland, Theresa May has said. The prime minister said this was a new idea that had emerged in negotiations and was not […]