Don’t ignore MPs’ universal credit vote, Sir Edward Leigh warns

Don’t ignore MPs’ universal credit vote, Sir Edward Leigh warns

Image copyright PA A senior Conservative MP has criticised the government’s response to a Commons vote against its welfare plans. The Tories did not contest Wednesday night’s non-binding vote, which called for universal credit to be paused, handing Labour a symbolic victory. The tactics – and the lack of ministerial response after the result – […]

Tougher measures for 999 staff attacks debated

Tougher measures for 999 staff attacks debated

Media captionChris Bryant: “It’s amazing those staff still go the extra mile for the British public” Tougher punishments for attacks on emergency workers are being debated in the House of Commons. Rhondda MP Chris Bryant’s bill would double the maximum sentence for common assault against an emergency worker from six months to a year. “We’ve […]

Brexit: Theresa May urges new dynamic in Brexit talks

Brexit: Theresa May urges new dynamic in Brexit talks

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mrs May addressed her fellow EU leaders at a working dinner on Thursday Theresa May has urged EU leaders to create a “dynamic” in Brexit talks that “enables us to move forward together”, at a working dinner in Brussels. The UK PM wants to move onto trade talks but her […]

Brexit: EU leaders seek Brexit talks progress

Brexit: EU leaders seek Brexit talks progress

Media captionTheresa May: I want ‘urgency’ on citizens’ deal EU leaders have urged Theresa May to do more to break the deadlock in the Brexit negotiations as they gather at a crunch Brussels summit. Dutch PM Mark Rutte said “a lot more clarity” on the UK’s financial offer was needed before talks could progress. German […]

Brexit: Theresa May demands urgency on citizens’ rights

Brexit: Theresa May demands urgency on citizens’ rights

Media captionTheresa May: I want ‘urgency’ on citizens’ deal Theresa May has called for “urgency” from EU leaders on the issue of citizens’ rights after Brexit – and said “concrete progress” was being made in negotiations so far. Arriving at a key summit in Brussels, the PM also promised “continued cooperation” on defence and security. […]

Pro-Brexit MPs urge Theresa May to quit talks

Pro-Brexit MPs urge Theresa May to quit talks

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Former Tory chancellor Lord Lawson is among those calling for the UK to take decisive action Theresa May is being urged to walk away from Brexit negotiations this week if EU leaders refuse to start trade talks. The call comes from a group of pro-Brexit Tory and Labour politicians, […]

Don’t ignore MPs’ universal credit vote, Sir Edward Leigh warns

Don’t ignore MPs’ universal credit vote, Sir Edward Leigh warns

Image copyright PA A senior Conservative MP has criticised the government’s response to a Commons vote against its welfare plans. The Tories did not contest Wednesday night’s non-binding vote, which called for universal credit to be paused, handing Labour a symbolic victory. The tactics – and the lack of ministerial response after the result – […]

UK banks ‘exposed to money laundering in South Africa’

UK banks ‘exposed to money laundering in South Africa’

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Many protesters are highly critical of the Gupta family UK financial regulators and the Serious Fraud Office are to review if banks HSBC and Standard Chartered are linked to a South Africa corruption scandal. It comes after Lord Peter Hain said the banks may “inadvertently have been conduits” for […]

Clinton and May discuss Stormont crisis

Clinton and May discuss Stormont crisis

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Bill Clinton arriving at Number 10 for talks with Theresa May The prime minister has discussed the current political impasse in Northern Ireland with former US president Bill Clinton. Speaking after their Downing Street talks, Mr Clinton said he and Theresa May had a good meeting. The former president […]

Brexit: May offers more assurances to EU nationals

Brexit: May offers more assurances to EU nationals

Image copyright AFP Image caption Theresa May says the future of British and EU nationals has always been her “first priority” Theresa May has vowed to make it as easy as possible for EU citizens to remain in the UK after Brexit ahead of a key summit of European leaders. In a Facebook post, the […]