2nd February 2019


Brexit: John McDonnell rejects any funds deal for votes

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption John McDonnell says MPs exchanging votes for investment in their areas would be “corrupt politics” The shadow chancellor says Labour MPs will not be “bribed” into supporting Theresa May’s…


Venezuela crisis: Why US sanctions will hurt

Image copyright Reuters The United States announced sanctions this week that are intended to produce the most damage possible to the government of President Nicol├ís Maduro: the oil sector and its state company, PDVSA. Up…


Ban phones in schools, says minister Nick Gibb

Image copyright Getty Images Pupils should be banned from taking smartphones into school, the minister for school standards in England has told the BBC. Nick Gibb spoke out ahead of the government publishing new guidance…