PMQs: Jeremy Corbyn claims Theresa May in denial on NHS

Media captionJeremy Corbyn asks who the prime minister will listen to over warnings about NHS services Theresa May has defended the government’s handling of the NHS as Jeremy Corbyn accused her of being in “denial” about the pressures facing the health service. The PM said the NHS was currently under “extra pressure” and that there […]

UK exports ‘show signs’ of pound boost

UK exports ‘show signs’ of pound boost

Image copyright Reuters Evidence is emerging that the sharp drop in the pound is boosting UK exports, economists say. In November, the volume of goods exported rose at a three-month rate of 1.1%, up from the previous report which showed a 2.7% decline, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS). Economists say that could […]

Brexit: UK contributions to EU ‘could continue’ after exit

Brexit: UK contributions to EU ‘could continue’ after exit

Image copyright AFP The UK may have to contribute to the EU’s budget after leaving unless a deal is done, peers have been told. European legal experts said the UK may still be liable after Brexit because of “concrete” obligations entered into. Professor Takis Tridimas, from Kings College London, said commitments the UK had made […]

Wales Bill support from AMs ‘not foregone conclusion’

Media captionMark Drakeford says the deal on funding does not guarantee support for the Wales Bill It is not a “foregone conclusion” that AMs will back the next stage of devolution in a vote next week, the Welsh finance minister has said. Mark Drakeford said a new agreement on funding had removed a barrier to […]

RHI scandal: Efforts to resolve Stormont crisis to intensify

Image copyright AP Image caption Efforts to try and save the institutions at Stormont and avoid an election are set to intensify in the coming days The prime minister and taoiseach (Irish prime minister) have pledged to do what they can to resolve the political crisis caused by the RHI scandal. Theresa May and Enda […]

NHS conditions worst ever, say leading nurses

NHS conditions worst ever, say leading nurses

Image copyright SPL Nurses say conditions in the NHS are the worst they have experienced, the Royal College of Nursing has said. In a separate move, 50 leading doctors have warned the prime minster in a letter that lives are being put at risk due to mounting pressures on the NHS. Charities working with elderly […]

Theresa May used ‘well-established’ blind trust mechanism

Theresa May used ‘well-established’ blind trust mechanism

Image copyright AP Theresa May used a “well-established mechanism” in setting up a blind trust to manage her financial interests on becoming PM, Downing Street has said. Under the arrangement, ministers avoid conflicts of interest with government work, but do not have to reveal their investments in full. Labour and the Lib Dems said the […]

Jeremy Corbyn: I’ve not changed mind on immigration

Media captionJeremy Corbyn was pressed to explain his stance on immigration after the UK leaves the EU Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has said he stands by his view that immigration to the UK from the EU is not too high. He told the BBC’s Laura Kuenssberg migrants played a valuable role and he was not […]

Jeremy Corbyn outlines plans to ‘cap’ boardroom pay

Media captionJeremy Corbyn on pay disparity within organisations Jeremy Corbyn has set out plans to curb boardroom pay while seeming to back away from the idea of a maximum wage. Options to be considered by Labour include increasing income tax for the top earners and giving remuneration committees a veto on pay packages. Companies which […]

Jeremy Corbyn: I’ve not changed mind on immigration

Media captionJeremy Corbyn was pressed to explain his stance on immigration after the UK leaves the EU Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has said he stands by his view that immigration to the UK from the EU is not too high. He told the BBC’s Laura Kuenssberg migrants played a valuable role and he was not […]