Labour facing showdown over anti-Semitism policy

Image copyright PA Jewish Labour MPs will urge the rest of the Parliamentary Labour Party to accept a more thorough definition of anti-Semitism at a meeting later. The move follows criticism that its new code of conduct does not go far enough. The new guidelines, rubber-stamped last week, do not adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance […]

Brexit deal: Let’s get on with it, says Theresa May

Image copyright PA The prime minister has said it is time to “get on with” reaching a Brexit deal as she and other cabinet ministers try to sell their plan for it in Europe. Theresa May will meet the Austrian chancellor and Czech and Estonian prime ministers this week. She said both sides know “the […]

Anti-Semitism row: Labour will ‘get it right’ says Rebecca Long-Bailey

Image caption Rebecca Long-Bailey said the Labour code had not “won the faith of the Jewish community” Labour will get its new code of conduct on anti-Semitism “right” and restore faith among the Jewish community, a shadow cabinet minister has said. Rebecca Long-Bailey said the party had been in a “very dark place” because of […]

Dominic Raab: We can get Brexit deal done by October

Image copyright PA Image caption Dominic Raab replaced David Davis, who quit in protest at Theresa May’s trade policy A deal with the EU can be reached by October but the UK is preparing for the possibility of no deal, the new Brexit secretary Dominic Raab has said. He said he would return to Brussels […]

John Major: ‘I think Theresa May will survive’

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NI abortion reform: More than 170 politicians sign letter

Image copyright PA Image caption Attention has turned to Northern Ireland after the Republic of Ireland voted to overturn the country’s abortion ban More than 170 politicians from the UK and Ireland have signed a letter urging the UK government to reform Northern Ireland’s abortion laws. It is the only part of the UK where […]

Cabinet still being persuaded over Brexit – Dominic Raab

Image copyright PA Image caption Dominic Raab replaced David Davis, who quit in protest at Theresa May’s trade policy The UK’s new Brexit secretary says he is still persuading other cabinet ministers that the government strategy for leaving the EU is the “best plan.” Dominic Raab told the Sunday Telegraph the prime minister’s blueprint for […]

Politicians call for Northern Ireland abortion reform

Image copyright PA Image caption Attention has turned to Northern Ireland after the Republic of Ireland voted to overturn the country’s abortion ban More than 170 politicians from the UK and Ireland have signed a letter urging the UK government to reform Northern Ireland’s abortion laws. It is the only part of the UK where […]

Fur sales: MPs call for consultation to ban real fur

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption This model is wearing a fake fur jacket – now sales of real fur could be banned A ban on sales of real fur should be considered, a committee of MPs has recommended. The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Efra) Committee investigation into the issue came after some real […]

Government admits rabies poster gaffe

Image copyright Craig Heap/Twitter Image caption The spoof poster appeared in a feature about public information campaigns The government has admitted “mistakenly” using a spoof poster that suggested parents should shoot children if they had rabies. The image appeared in a magazine for civil servants in a feature on the history of government communications. The […]

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