Jeremy Corbyn ‘not ruling out’ indyref2 consent

Media captionCorbyn: “We would decide at the time” about indyref2 Jeremy Corbyn has said he is not ruling out allowing a second Scottish independence referendum to be held if he becomes prime minister. The Labour leader said he would “decide at the time” what to do if Nicola Sturgeon asked for his consent. But he […]

Ian Paisley: DUP MP ‘stunned’ and ‘humbled’ at keeping seat

Media captionRecall petition: North Antrim’s unshakable Paisley legacy Ian Paisley has said he is “stunned” and “greatly humbled” after retaining his seat as an MP. The North Antrim MP will not face a by-election after fewer than 10% of his constituents signed a recall petition. The petition was triggered after the DUP MP was suspended […]

Tom Watson mocks Corbyn aide Andrew Murray over ‘deep state’ claims

Image copyright PA Image caption Tom Watson said Andew Murray’s claimed sounded “a bit John le Carre” Labour’s deputy leader has dismissed a suggestion by one of Jeremy Corbyn’s advisers that the “deep state” is working to undermine him. Andrew Murray has claimed someone “being paid by the taxpayer” could be behind newspaper reports of […]

Nicola Sturgeon calls for Brexit to be delayed

Media captionNicola Sturgeon says she is worried about a ‘blind brexit’ Nicola Sturgeon has called for Brexit to be delayed beyond next March if the UK has not secured a detailed agreement with the EU by then. Scotland’s first minister told the BBC it would be “absolutely reckless” to leave without knowing what will replace […]

Labour calls for ban on gambling ads during live events

Image copyright Bet365 Image caption Actor Ray Winstone is the floating face of Bet365’s advertising campaign Labour is calling for a ban on gambling advertising during live sporting events in a bid to tackle problem gambling. It also said it would stop people using credit cards to pay for bets and introduce a levy on […]

Brexit: EU leaders warn time is running out for a deal

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mrs May spoke to EU leaders for 10 minutes over dinner in Salzburg Leaders of European countries have warned time is running out for a Brexit deal ahead of more talks in Salzburg. There is still no agreement on issues including how to avoid new checks on the Northern […]

Ian Paisley: DUP MP keeps seat after recall petition

Image copyright Pacemaker Image caption Ian Paisley failed to declare two luxury holidays paid for by the Sri Lankan government Ian Paisley has retained his seat as an MP after fewer than 10% of his constituents signed a petition that would have forced a by-election. It was triggered after the DUP MP was suspended from […]

Labour calls for ban on gambling advertising

Image copyright NurPhoto / Getty Images Image caption Labour wants to overhaul gambling legislation Labour is calling for a ban on gambling advertising during live sporting events in a bid to tackle problem gambling. It also said it would stop people using credit cards to pay for bets and introduce a levy on gambling operators […]

MSPs defeat government to call for ‘halt’ to P1 assessments

Image caption Primary school education has become a hot topic at Holyrood MSPs have defeated the Scottish government in a vote calling on ministers to “halt” national assessments for five-year-old pupils. The assessments were introduced across Scotland last year, but some teachers and parents have criticised them. Ministers insist they are not high-stakes tests, but […]

UK inflation hits six-month high of 2.7%

Image copyright Getty Images The UK inflation rate unexpectedly rose in August to 2.7%, the highest level in six months. Economists had expected a Consumer Prices Index rate of 2.4%. The pound rose after the data was released by the Office for National Statistics. Wages are still rising more than inflation, with data last week […]