Brexit: Bill approved after May sees off rebellion

Media captionLiam Fox tells Laura Kuenssberg rebels have not changed Brexit stance The government’s Brexit bill has passed through Parliament after Theresa May saw off a revolt by Tory MPs. Peers accepted the amendment to the EU (Withdrawal) Bill sent to them from the House of Commons, meaning the bill now goes for Royal Assent, […]

Brexit: Theresa May wins ‘meaningful vote’ battle

Media captionLiam Fox tells Laura Kuenssberg rebels have not changed Brexit stance The government has seen off a rebellion by Conservative MPs over Parliament’s role in the Brexit process, winning the crunch vote by 319 to 303. The would-be rebels wanted to ensure MPs had the power to stop the UK leaving the EU without […]

Liam Fox tells Laura Kuenssberg rebels have not changed Brexit stance

Brexiteer cabinet minister Liam Fox has dismissed a concession to Brexit rebels in a knife-edge Commons vote as a “procedural” change that did not significantly change anything. In an interview with BBC Political Editor Laura Kuenssberg, he said the government had “to be able to hold out in our negotiations the prospect of no deal” […]

US child detention pictures disturbing – Theresa May

Media captionTheresa May: US child detention ‘disturbing’ and ‘wrong’ Theresa May has condemned the forced separation of migrant children from their parents in the US, but dismissed calls to call off President Donald Trump’s visit to the UK. The PM said the images of children being kept in what look like cages was “deeply disturbing” […]

Guy Verhofstadt warns MPs of ‘two decade’ Brexit ratification

Image copyright HOC Brexit could take as long as two decades to get EU approval unless the two sides agree a “precise” blueprint in October, Guy Verhofstadt has said. The European Parliament’s chief Brexit negotiator wants the UK to have an “association agreement” with the EU. He told the UK MPs’ Brexit committee he wanted […]

Commons set for Brexit vote showdown

Image copyright PA The row over how much of a say MPs should get in the Brexit process returns to the House of Commons later. On Monday, the House of Lords again defeated the government over giving MPs a “meaningful vote” on the outcome of negotiations between the UK and the EU. MPs now have […]

UK ‘can’t keep European Arrest Warrant after Brexit’

Image copyright EPA Image caption Use of the European Arrest Warrant has increased steadily in the past decade The UK will be kicked out of the European Arrest Warrant deal after Brexit, EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier has said. The warrant allows EU members to request the arrest and detention of criminals in other countries […]

UK ‘can’t stay in European Arrest Warrant after Brexit’

Image copyright EPA Image caption Use of the European Arrest Warrant has increased steadily in the past decade The UK will be kicked out of the European Arrest Warrant deal after Brexit, EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier has said. The warrant allows EU members to request the arrest and detention of criminals in other countries […]

Medicinal cannabis use to be reviewed by government

Media caption‘Common sense has bust the system wide open’ The use of medicinal cannabis is to be reviewed, which could lead to more prescriptions of drugs made from the plant, the home secretary has said. The decision was prompted by recent high-profile cases of children with severe epilepsy being denied access to cannabis oil to […]

Labour Brexit donor John Mills broke TV influence rules

Image copyright Getty Images Home shopping magnate John Mills has been rebuked by regulators Ofcom for breaking laws designed to prevent political influence over television. Mr Mills donated £1.65m to Labour under Ed Miliband’s leadership and also set up a number of pro-Brexit campaign groups including Labour Leave, The JML Direct founder was threatened with […]

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