Elections: Theresa May says there are no ‘no-go areas’ for Tories

Elections: Theresa May says there are no ‘no-go areas’ for Tories

Theresa May has launched the Conservatives’ local election campaign, saying there are no “no-go areas” for the party. “Don’t let anyone tell you that Conservatives don’t care about working people,” she told party activists in Nottinghamshire. Conservatives “must and will ensure that hard work is decently rewarded”, she added. The PM also accused rival parties […]

Corbyn promises free primary school meals for all

Corbyn promises free primary school meals for all

Image copyright PA Image caption Jeremy Corbyn is calling for school meals to be funded by VAT on private school fees Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn says he wants to extend free school meals to all primary school pupils in England. Mr Corbyn is proposing to cover the cost by introducing VAT on private school fees. […]

Plan to service UK F-35 jets in Turkey sparks security concerns

Plan to service UK F-35 jets in Turkey sparks security concerns

Image copyright PA Security concerns have been raised about plans to carry out major servicing work on the UK’s new F-35 fighter jets in Turkey. SNP MP George Kerevan is to call for an inquiry into the policy in the light of last year’s attempted coup in Turkey and tensions with its Nato partners. Major […]

Theresa May meeting Donald Tusk for Brexit start talks

Theresa May meeting Donald Tusk for Brexit start talks

Image copyright PA Image caption Mrs May held talks with Mr Tusk in Downing Street last September Prime Minister Theresa May is meeting European Council President Donald Tusk later to discuss the start of Brexit negotiations. It comes after Mrs May formally triggered two years of withdrawal talks when she invoked Article 50 of the […]

UKIP’s Nigel Farage tells Mark Reckless ‘dishonourable’ to quit

UKIP’s Nigel Farage tells Mark Reckless ‘dishonourable’ to quit

Nigel Farage has said it would be “dishonourable” for UKIP AM Mark Reckless to quit the party and vote with the Tories in the Welsh Assembly. Conservative sources say the South Wales East AM has held talks with their group leader Andrew RT Davies. It is understood Mr Reckless will sit as an independent AM […]

Ken Livingstone: Jeremy Corbyn announces new investigation

Ken Livingstone: Jeremy Corbyn announces new investigation

Image copyright Getty Images Ex-London mayor Ken Livingstone faces a new investigation into his comments about Hitler, Jeremy Corbyn says. The Labour leader said that since being suspended on Tuesday night, Mr Livingstone had “continued to make offensive remarks which could open him to further disciplinary action”. These will now be considered by the party’s […]

Labour’s deputy leader ‘ashamed’ Livingstone still in party

Labour’s deputy leader ‘ashamed’ Livingstone still in party

Image copyright PA Labour’s deputy leader Tom Watson says he finds it “incomprehensible” that Ken Livingstone was not expelled from the party over comments about Hitler. He said the ex-London mayor’s behaviour “discredits the party I love”. Mr Livingstone was suspended by Labour for two years on Tuesday for comments he made about Adolf Hitler […]

MEPs agree Brexit negotiation plan

MEPs agree Brexit negotiation plan

Image caption Jean-Claude Juncker addressed MEPs flanked by Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier The European Parliament has backed a motion setting out its position for the Brexit negotiations by 516 to 133. Although MEPs will not participate directly in the exit talks they will have to vote in favour of the final deal for it to […]

David Miliband ‘grieves for state of Labour Party’

David Miliband ‘grieves for state of Labour Party’

Media captionDavid Miliband says he “grieves” for the state of the Labour Party Former Labour leadership contender David Miliband says he “grieves” for the state of his party, which the public perceives is “going backwards”. He refused to say if Jeremy Corbyn should resign or who could replace him, but said he was encouraged “there […]

Brexit: Theresa May suggests free movement extension

Brexit: Theresa May suggests free movement extension

Image copyright PA Free movement of people from the EU to the UK could be extended after Brexit, Theresa May has suggested. The prime minister said there would be an “implementation” phase once an exit deal had been struck, with business and governments needing a “period of time” to adjust to any new restrictions. The […]