UKIP ‘should fold’ if Brexit done right, says ex-Welsh leader

Media captionMr Gill was speaking with Vaughan Roderick on BBC Radio Wales’ Sunday Supplement UKIP has no future and should fold if the right Brexit deal is done, the party’s former leader in Wales has said. MEP Nathan Gill said the party “could have been amazing” in Wales but had achieved nothing – due to […]

McDonnell: Regulators not fit for purpose

Image copyright AFP The UK’s corporate regulatory system is “not fit for purpose” and would be overhauled under a Labour government, John McDonnell is to say. In a speech, the shadow chancellor will say there “will be no more Carillion scandals on Labour’s watch”. The firm, which employed about 20,000 people in the UK, collapsed […]

Boris Johnson: First visit by foreign secretary to Argentina for 25 years

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Tensions between the UK and Argentina over the Falkland Islands have eased since 2015 Boris Johnson is to make the first visit by a British foreign secretary to Argentina for 25 years. Mr Johnson will seek to take advantage of the improvement in relations with Buenos Aires since President Mauricio […]

Lewisham East by-election: Janet Daby chosen for Labour

Image copyright Labour Party Image caption Janet Daby was chosen from a shortlist made up of only black and ethnic minority women Members of the Labour Party have selected Janet Daby to stand in the Lewisham East by-election. Ms Daby was chosen after hustings in south-east London on Saturday from a shortlist made up of […]

Pickles and Lilley among former Tory ministers to get peerages

Image copyright PA Image caption Sir Eric Pickles is among those going to the House of Lords Downing Street has nominated nine new Conservative peers, including a number of former ministers, to sit in the House of Lords. Among those put forward for a peerage are former communities secretary Sir Eric Pickles and former trade […]

Nine Conservatives to get peerages

Image copyright PA Image caption Sir Eric Pickles is among those going to the House of Lords Downing Street has nominated nine new Conservative peers, including a number of former ministers, to sit in the House of Lords. Among those put forward for a peerage are former communities secretary Sir Eric Pickles and former trade […]

Speaker John Bercow facing new outburst claims

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption John Bercow has been Speaker since 2009 Commons Speaker John Bercow has acknowledged that “strong and differing views were expressed” in the House of Commons, after claims he called a cabinet minister “a stupid woman”. The Daily Telegraph reported he made the comments about Commons Leader Andrea Leadsom under […]

Afghanistan: UK considers sending more troops

Image copyright PA The government is considering sending hundreds more British troops to Afghanistan, the BBC understands. The defence secretary has written to Theresa May recommending the UK boosts its military presence in the country – but no decision has been made. The UK currently has more than 600 troops in capital Kabul helping train […]

Welsh UKIP leader ‘amicable’ with Hamilton

Media captionCaroline Jones says her takeover of the group in the assembly can help UKIP appeal to a “wider audience”. The new UKIP leader in the Welsh Assembly, Caroline Jones, says her takeover from Neil Hamilton has been “amicable”. The AM for South Wales West took over from the former Tatton MP on Thursday, amid […]

Grenfell: Abbott and Raab on cladding ban

Labour’s Diane Abbott asks the housing minister if he would live in a house with combustible cladding, after the Grenfell Tower disaster. Minister Dominic Raab told BBC Question Time the government “have made it very clear we will proceed to ban combustible cladding” but consultation was needed first because combustible cladding was “a technical issue”. […]