Downing Street criticises US comments on Israel

Downing Street criticises US comments on Israel

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images/Reuters Image caption Theresa May’s spokesman has criticised US Secretary of State John Kerry over his comments on the Israeli government Downing Street has criticised US Secretary of State John Kerry for calling the Netanyahu government the “most right-wing in Israel’s history”. It was “not appropriate” to attack the composition of the […]

Cabinet files reveal plan to shoot nuclear intruders

Media captionProtester tells what he found when he got on board HMS Repulse Sentries at Faslane naval base were ordered to shoot suspected intruders after three people broke into a nuclear submarine, cabinet papers show. PM Margaret Thatcher, who was told of the order, said she was “horrified” that the intrusion had succeeded. The papers […]

Help to Buy loan guarantee scheme comes to an end

Help to Buy loan guarantee scheme comes to an end

Image copyright Thinkstock One of the government’s flagship home ownership programmes ends on Saturday, amidst both praise and criticism. The Help-to-Buy Mortgage Guarantee scheme is likely to have helped more than 100,000 individuals or couples buy a home. The Council of Mortgage Lenders said it had worked “exceptionally well”, making mortgages more available when it […]

Child asylum seekers from Jungle camp launch legal bid

Child asylum seekers from Jungle camp launch legal bid

Image copyright AFP Image caption The Jungle camp was dismantled at the end of October Dozens of child asylum seekers formerly from the Jungle camp in Calais have launched a legal challenge to Home Secretary Amber Rudd. Lawyers say 28 of them want written reasons for the determination that it was not in their “best […]

Brexit and population increase ‘to change UK radically’ by 2030

Brexit and population increase ‘to change UK radically’ by 2030

Image copyright Getty Images Life in the UK will undergo “radical” change in the 2020s due to Brexit, population changes and jobs being taken by robots, a think tank has predicted. The Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) said there would be a Brexit “aftershock” and that the UK’s exit from the EU would be […]

Brexit: Civil service faces ‘bumpy ride’ says union leader

Brexit: Civil service faces ‘bumpy ride’ says union leader

The civil service faces a “bumpy ride” making Brexit happen while dealing with other priorities, the union leader who represents Whitehall staff has warned. Dave Penman, from the FDA union, said more resources were needed or ministers would have to rethink other goals. “Something is going to have to give, and it is not going […]

Brexit: Civil service faces ‘bumpy ride’ says union leader

Brexit: Civil service faces ‘bumpy ride’ says union leader

The civil service faces a “bumpy ride” making Brexit happen while dealing with other priorities, the union leader who represents Whitehall staff has warned. Dave Penman, from the FDA union, said more resources were needed or ministers would have to rethink other goals. “Something is going to have to give, and it is not going […]

Social mobility promise ‘broken’ for ethnic minority children

Social mobility promise ‘broken’ for ethnic minority children

Image copyright PA Image caption The report from the Social Mobility Commission uncovered “stark differences” Black and Asian Muslim children are less likely to get professional jobs, despite doing better at school, according to an official report. The Social Mobility Commission said it uncovered “stark differences” between how groups progress into work. Some minorities have […]

Brexit: Civil service faces ‘bumpy ride’ says union leader

Brexit: Civil service faces ‘bumpy ride’ says union leader

The civil service faces a “bumpy ride” making Brexit happen while dealing with other priorities, the union leader who represents Whitehall staff has warned. Dave Penman, from the FDA union, said more resources were needed or ministers would have to rethink other goals. “Something is going to have to give, and it is not going […]