Owen Smith ‘would not oppose’ Scottish independence vote

Media captionLabour leadership candidate Owen Smith: Views on Brexit, independence and renewing Trident Labour leadership candidate Owen Smith has said he would not oppose a second Scottish independence referendum. Mr Smith is challenging Jeremy Corbyn for the leadership and has the support of Scottish party leader Kezia Dugdale. He told the BBC that “of course” […]

Theresa May tells ministers UK must make success of Brexit

Media captionTheresa May addresses cabinet at the start of their Brexit brainstorm meeting Theresa May has said the UK must focus on the “opportunities” on offer outside the EU as she reiterated there would be no second referendum on Brexit. The prime minister is meeting cabinet colleagues at Chequers to discuss developments since June’s Leave […]

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

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

The EU referendum result could be hijacked by “forces of racism, intolerance and hate”, the Liberal Democrat leader has warned. Tim Farron said outgoing UKIP leader Nigel Farage and French far-right leader Marine Le Pen should not be allowed to “dictate our policy”. He also called for protection for EU workers in the UK. Ms […]

Owen Smith ‘would not oppose’ Scottish independence vote

Media captionLabour leadership candidate Owen Smith: Views on Brexit, independence and renewing Trident Labour leadership candidate Owen Smith has said he would not oppose a second Scottish independence referendum. Mr Smith is challenging Jeremy Corbyn for the leadership and has the support of Scottish party leader Kezia Dugdale. He told the BBC that “of course” […]

Theresa May chairs cabinet Brexit brainstorm at Chequers

Theresa May chairs cabinet Brexit brainstorm at Chequers

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Chequers talks are being billed as the most significant since the referendum result Theresa May is chairing a meeting of her cabinet at Chequers to discuss the UK’s approach to leaving the EU and its objectives in future negotiations. The prime minister and senior ministers are gathering to […]

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 […]