Jeremy Corbyn pledges £30bn investment for South East

Jeremy Corbyn pledges £30bn investment for South East

Image copyright PA Image caption Jeremy Corbyn addressed a crowd estimated at about 3,000-strong in Ramsgate The South East will get a bumper investment package of £30bn if Labour wins power, Jeremy Corbyn has pledged. The announcement came as a large crowd turned out to hear Mr Corbyn speak at a party leadership re-election rally […]

Brexit has weakened Europe, says Russia’s deputy PM

Brexit has weakened Europe, says Russia’s deputy PM

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Arkady Dvorkovich says it was not true that Vladimir Putin wanted Britain to leave the EU Brexit has weakened Europe and created uncertainties about its future, Russia’s deputy prime minister has said. Arkady Dvorkovich explained to BBC Newsnight: “For Russia it’s important that Europe is strong. We need strong partners […]

Brexit protest: March for Europe rallies held across UK

Brexit protest: March for Europe rallies held across UK

Image copyright Getty Images Thousands of pro-Europe protesters have been marching in London, calling for the UK to strengthen its ties to the continent following the Brexit vote. The March for Europe aimed to put pressure on the government to delay activating the formal process of leaving the EU. Pro-Brexit demonstrators staged a counter-protest at […]

Theresa May: UK will be ‘global leader in free trade’

Media captionTheresa May: “The message for the G20 is that Britain is open for business” The UK will be a “global leader” in free trade following the Brexit vote, Theresa May has said, as she heads to China for the G20 summit. Speaking at Heathrow ahead of her first international conference since becoming prime minister, […]

Brexit has weakened Europe, says Russia’s deputy PM

Brexit has weakened Europe, says Russia’s deputy PM

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Arkady Dvorkovich says it was not true that Vladimir Putin wanted Britain to leave the EU Brexit has weakened Europe and created uncertainties about its future, Russia’s deputy prime minister has said. Arkady Dvorkovich explained to BBC Newsnight: “For Russia it’s important that Europe is strong. We need strong partners […]

Theresa May flies to China for first G20 summit as PM

Theresa May flies to China for first G20 summit as PM

Image copyright Getty Images Theresa May will travel to the G20 summit in China later for her first international conference since she became prime minister. In her talks with other world leaders she is expected to tell them the UK is “open for business” following the referendum vote to leave the EU. Mrs May will […]

Brexit has weakened Europe, says Russia’s deputy PM

Brexit has weakened Europe, says Russia’s deputy PM

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Arkady Dvorkovich says it was not true that Vladimir Putin wanted Britain to leave the EU Brexit has weakened Europe and created uncertainties about its future, Russia’s deputy prime minister has said. Arkady Dvorkovich explained to BBC Newsnight: “For Russia it’s important that Europe is strong. We need strong partners […]

Green Party: Caroline Lucas and Jonathan Bartley elected as co-leaders

Green Party: Caroline Lucas and Jonathan Bartley elected as co-leaders

Image caption Jonathan Bartley and Caroline Lucas say they want to hand back control to people Caroline Lucas and Jonathan Bartley have been elected co-leaders of the Green Party of England and Wales in a job-sharing arrangement. They saw off competition from five others to succeed Natalie Bennett, who is stepping down after four years. […]

Scottish independence: Sturgeon launches ‘new conversation’

Media captionThe first minister said it was right to keep the option of independence on the table Nicola Sturgeon has launched a “new conversation” on independence as she urged Scotland to “control its own destiny”. In a speech in Stirling, Ms Sturgeon acknowledged that choosing independence would be a “big decision” in the wake of […]

Shadow cabinet elections bid ‘not anti-Corbyn’

Shadow cabinet elections bid ‘not anti-Corbyn’

Image caption Many members of Mr Corbyn’s original shadow cabinet resigned in the wake of the EU referendum vote A Labour MP has told the BBC his bid to bring back elections to the shadow cabinet is part of efforts to unite the party – not to undermine its leader. Clive Betts said it was […]