Lib Dem leader warns of post-EU-vote ‘forces of racism’

Lib Dem leader warns of post-EU-vote ‘forces of racism’

Image copyright Getty Images The EU referendum result could be hijacked by “forces of racism, intolerance and hate”, the Liberal Democrat leader is to warn. Tim Farron is expected to say outgoing UKIP leader Nigel Farage and French far-right leader Marine Le Pen should not be allowed to “dictate our policy”. He is also expected […]

Ban businesses from sacking new mums, say MPs

Ban businesses from sacking new mums, say MPs

Image copyright Thinkstock “Urgent action” is needed to give new and expectant mothers more protection at work after a “shocking” increase in discrimination, MPs have said. The Women and Equalities Committee is calling for a German-style system, where it is harder to make women redundant during and after pregnancy. The number of expectant and new […]

Replace MPs’ expenses with allowance, says MP Paul Flynn

Replace MPs’ expenses with allowance, says MP Paul Flynn

MPs should be given an allowance instead of having to claim for expenses, Labour’s shadow Commons leader has said. Paul Flynn said the watchdog set up after the expenses scandal had failed to restore public confidence. But the Newport West MP Mr Flynn said his views were being used as a “stunt” in the ongoing […]

Jeremy Corbyn proposing digital ‘bill of rights’

Jeremy Corbyn proposing digital ‘bill of rights’

Image caption Mr Corbyn said faster broadband was helping to “repopulate” parts of the UK Every home and business in the UK would have guaranteed access to high-speed broadband as part of a digital “bill of rights” proposed by Jeremy Corbyn. In his Digital Democracy Manifesto the Labour leader said slow broadband was a “barrier […]

Jeremy Corbyn proposing digital ‘bill of rights’

Jeremy Corbyn proposing digital ‘bill of rights’

Image caption Mr Corbyn said faster broadband was helping to “repopulate” parts of the UK Every home and business in the UK would have guaranteed access to high-speed broadband as part of a digital “bill of rights” proposed by Jeremy Corbyn. In his Digital Democracy Manifesto the Labour leader said slow broadband was a “barrier […]

Home Secretary Amber Rudd in France for security talks

Home Secretary Amber Rudd in France for security talks

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption More than 9,000 people live in the camp known as the Jungle in Calais, France Home Secretary Amber Rudd is due to meet her French counterpart in Paris later, amid calls for British border controls in Calais to be reviewed. Ms Rudd is due to discuss security with French […]

Tributes paid to Ken Purchase after ex-Wolverhampton MP dies

Tributes paid to Ken Purchase after ex-Wolverhampton MP dies

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Labour’s Ken Purchase represented the Wolverhampton North East constituency for 18 years from 1992 Tributes have been paid to Ken Purchase, the former Labour MP for Wolverhampton North East, who has died aged 77 after a short illness. He represented the Black Country constituency for 18 years after being […]

Illegal UK entry arrests surpass 27,000 in three years

Illegal UK entry arrests surpass 27,000 in three years

Image copyright Getty Images More than 27,000 people suspected of illegally entering the UK have been arrested over the past three years, figures obtained by the BBC show. The statistics from 39 police forces in England, Wales and Northern Ireland showed nearly a 25% rise in arrests from 2013 to 2015. Many of those arrested […]

Air pollution ‘neglected for road safety’, researchers claim

Air pollution ‘neglected for road safety’, researchers claim

Air pollution in UK cities has failed to improve because politicians prioritise road safety and economic growth instead, research suggests. The research, to be presented to the Royal Geographical Society, says the issue of traffic pollution falls between the transport and environment departments, but is neglected by both. It says ministers place cars at the […]

Ed Balls calls Corbyn leadership a ‘leftist fantasy’

Ed Balls calls Corbyn leadership a ‘leftist fantasy’

Image copyright PA Image caption Ed Balls will appear on Strictly Come Dancing Former shadow chancellor Ed Balls has said Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour leadership style is a “leftist utopian fantasy”. Mr Balls said Mr Corbyn’s approach was “devoid of connection to the reality of people’s lives”. The remarks are made in his autobiography, Speaking Out, […]