Politics

Brexit: Theresa May suffers fresh Commons defeat

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWhy did May lose another Brexit vote? Prime Minister Theresa May has suffered another Commons defeat after MPs voted down her approach to Brexit talks. MPs voted…


Lord Ahmed ‘took advantage’ of vulnerable women

Image copyright UK Parliament Image caption Lord Nazir Ahmed denies all the allegations against him A member of the House of Lords has been accused of exploiting his position to pursue sex with vulnerable women…


John McDonnell calls Winston Churchill a ‘villain’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionSpeaking at a Politico event, shadow chancellor John McDonnell called Churchill a “villain” John McDonnell has called Sir Winston Churchill a “villain” over his role in dealing…


Brexit: MPs to debate next steps

Image copyright PA MPs are to debate and vote on the next steps in the Brexit process later, as Theresa May continues to try to get a deal through Parliament. A series of amendments –…



No ministers could become NI ‘new normal’

Image caption David Sterling, the head of the NI Civil Service, made the warning in a BBC documentary The head of the Northern Ireland Civil Service has said he is concerned the absence of elected…


Brexit: PM could delay final vote on Brexit

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTheresa May says she would need “some time” to hold further talks with the EU Theresa May has set out plans to bypass Commons rules in order…


Shadow cabinet clash over anti-Semitism

Image copyright PA and Shutterstock Image caption Tom Watson, left, was criticised by Ian Lavery, right, for wanting a Labour branch to be suspended Two of Labour’s most senior figures had a row over anti-Semitism…


Brexit: Theresa May to update MPs on talks

Image copyright EPA Theresa May will update Parliament later on her latest round of Brexit talks, as she continues to try to gather backing for her deal. The PM is due to make a statement…