Gerry Adams backs Jeremy Corbyn as next PM

Gerry Adams backs Jeremy Corbyn as next PM

Image caption Gerry Adams gave a wide-ranging interview to the Andrew Marr show The outgoing Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has praised Jeremy Corbyn and said he would like to see him become the next prime minister. He was speaking to the BBC’s Andrew Marr as he enters his final week as president of the […]

Claire Kober accuses Labour members of sexism and bullying

Haringey Council’s leader, Claire Kober, has accused sections of the Labour Party of “sexism” and “bullying” amid her decision to quit her role. Speaking on The Andrew Marr Show she said Labour Party members would shout at her and sing songs about stalking. Claire Kober accuses Labour members of sexism and bullying}

Vince Cable: Corbyn ‘crucial’ to second EU referendum hopes

Vince Cable: Corbyn ‘crucial’ to second EU referendum hopes

Media captionSir Vince Cable: Jeremy Corbyn “crucial” to second Brexit referendum The Liberal Democrats’ leader says Jeremy Corbyn is “crucial” to his hopes of forcing another Brexit referendum. Sir Vince Cable accused the Labour leader of “collusion” with the Conservative government to enable Brexit to happen. He admitted there was no clear evidence of people […]

Theresa May’s plan to end intimidation in politics

Theresa May’s plan to end intimidation in politics

Image copyright PA Prime Minister Theresa May is set to announce a crackdown on the intimidation of political candidates. Later this week, she will say “it cannot be acceptable” for anyone to face threats over their political view. A 2017 report by the Committee on Standards in Public Life found women, ethnic minority and gay […]

Northamptonshire County Council ‘warned it was unsustainable’

Northamptonshire County Council ‘warned it was unsustainable’

Image caption Heather Smith said the council received “significantly less” in government funds than other authorities and this had been made known to Whitehall The leader of a council forced to ban almost all spending said she warned the government the authority was about to “fall over the edge of the cliff”. Northamptonshire County Council […]

Angus Robertson steps down as SNP deputy leader

Angus Robertson steps down as SNP deputy leader

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Angus Robertson lost his Moray seat in the UK general election last June Angus Robertson has announced he is standing down as deputy leader of the SNP with immediate effect. He lost his Moray constituency to Conservative Douglas Ross in the UK general election last June. In a letter informing […]

Jacob Rees-Mogg says Treasury ‘fiddling figures’ on Brexit

Jacob Rees-Mogg says Treasury ‘fiddling figures’ on Brexit

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Jacob Rees-Mogg chairs the Conservative Party’s European Research Group Prominent Brexiteer Jacob Rees-Mogg has said he believes Treasury officials are “fiddling the figures” on Brexit. Earlier this week, the MP condemned an economic forecast on the impact of Brexit written by civil servants. The leaked report said growth would […]

Carillion collapse: UK puts up £100m to back Carillion contractor loans

Carillion collapse: UK puts up £100m to back Carillion contractor loans

Image copyright Getty Images Contractors affected by the collapse of outsourcing giant Carillion will be able to apply for government-backed loans from High Street lenders. Thousands of Carillion suppliers were left unpaid after the construction giant collapsed in January. Ministers say the state-owned British Business Bank will guarantee £100m of lending to those firms, which […]

Russian oligarchs in UK told to explain luxury lifestyles

Russian oligarchs in UK told to explain luxury lifestyles

Image caption James Norton plays the son of a former Russian “Godfather” in the BBC’s McMafia Russian oligarchs suspected of corruption will be forced to explain their luxury lifestyles in the UK, the security minister has said. As part of an organised crime crackdown, Ben Wallace told the Times officials could now seize suspicious assets […]

Theresa May under pressure over Brexit position

Theresa May under pressure over Brexit position

Image copyright PA Theresa May is coming under increasing pressure to set out where she stands on Britain’s future trade agreements. Speaking at the end of a trade visit to China, the PM said Britain would not face a choice between a free trade deal with the EU after Brexit and striking deals with the […]