Boris Johnson backs Donald Trump on Nato spending

Boris Johnson backs Donald Trump on Nato spending

Image copyright PA Britain will support US President-elect Donald Trump’s campaign to get Nato countries to spend more on defence, Boris Johnson has said. In a speech, he said it could not be “justified” that the US accounted for about 70% of Nato defence spending. He also said the UK would not seek to prevent […]

MP Anna Soubry contacts police over ‘Jo Cox’ tweet

MP Anna Soubry contacts police over ‘Jo Cox’ tweet

Image copyright Twitter Image caption Broxtowe MP Anna Soubry, who campaigned for Britain to remain in the European Union, has often been criticised on social media for that stance A Remain-supporting Conservative MP has contacted police after a Twitter post asking someone to “Jo Cox” her emerged. The tweet, directed at Broxtowe MP Anna Soubry […]

Lib Dems oust Zac Goldsmith in Richmond Park by-election

Lib Dems oust Zac Goldsmith in Richmond Park by-election

Image caption Lib Dem Sarah Olney fought the campaign on the issue of Brexit The Liberal Democrats have caused a major upset in the Richmond Park by-election, overturning a 23,015 majority to oust ex-Tory MP Zac Goldsmith. Mr Goldsmith stood as an Independent after leaving the Conservative Party in protest at the government’s decision to […]

MPs warn of tax phone line ‘collapse’

MPs warn of tax phone line ‘collapse’

Image copyright Getty Images Plans to move HM Revenue and Customs services online could lead to another potentially “disastrous decline” in customer service, MPs have warned. Customer service staff are being cut by about a third as HMRC expects more people to access services digitally. But a report by MPs says it is “not convinced” […]

Boris Johnson to back Donald Trump on Nato spending

Boris Johnson to back Donald Trump on Nato spending

Image copyright PA Britain will support US President-elect Donald Trump’s campaign to get Nato countries to spend more on defence, Boris Johnson will say in a speech. He will say it cannot be justified that the US pays for 70% of Nato spending. But the foreign secretary will say that the UK’s resolve to fulfil […]

MPs to be surveyed about depression

MPs to be surveyed about depression

Image copyright Reuters MPs are to be surveyed about their mental health with questions about depression, their sense of self-worth and their drinking habits. Former health minister Dr Dan Poulter is conducting the study alongside King’s College London. The Tory MP said he had seen colleagues clearly struggling with very low mood and behaving erratically […]

David Davis: UK may pay for access to EU single market

David Davis: UK may pay for access to EU single market

The UK would consider making payments to the EU after it leaves the bloc to secure the best possible access to the EU single market, Brexit Secretary David Davis has said. Mr Davis told MPs the “major criterion” was getting the best access for goods and services to the European market. “And if that is […]

Net migration stays near record high

Net migration stays near record high

Image copyright PA Net migration has stayed near record levels, standing at 335,000 in the year to June, the Office for National Statistics has said. There was also a record number of EU citizens coming to live in Britain with the figure standing at 284,000. Net migration – immigration minus emigration – was the second-highest […]

Richmond Park by-election: Voters going to the polls

Richmond Park by-election: Voters going to the polls

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The constituency includes Richmond Park, London’s largest enclosed green space Voters are going to the polls to elect a new MP for the constituency of Richmond Park. A by-election was triggered in the south-west London seat by the decision of former Conservative MP Zac Goldsmith to resign and seek re-election […]

Richmond Park by-election: Voters set to go to the polls

Richmond Park by-election: Voters set to go to the polls

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The constituency includes Richmond Park, London’s largest enclosed green space Voters go to the polls later to elect a new MP for the constituency of Richmond Park. A by-election was triggered in the south-west London seat by the decision of former Conservative MP Zac Goldsmith to resign and seek re-election […]