Nigel Farage attacks response to Trump ambassador tweet

Nigel Farage attacks response to Trump ambassador tweet

Image copyright @Nigel_Farage Image caption The president-elect welcomed the UKIP leader at Trump Tower Nigel Farage has accused Downing Street of putting its dislike of him ahead of the national interest after No 10 dismissed Donald Trump’s comment that he could be a “great” ambassador. The UKIP leader said No 10 needed to accept “the […]

David Davis says EU Brexit negotiator meeting ‘a good start’

Media captionDavid Davis says his meeting with the European Parliament negotiator had a “good start”. Brexit Secretary David Davis has described his meeting with the European Parliament’s chief negotiator Guy Verhofstadt as a “good start”. Although they could not negotiate yet, he said their discussions had been able to cover structures and how both sides […]

Jo Cox case: Jurors told to put emotions aside

Jo Cox case: Jurors told to put emotions aside

Image copyright PA Image caption Thomas Mair denies murdering MP Jo Cox The murder of Labour MP Jo Cox touched hundreds, if not thousands of people, but jurors needed to try the accused without emotion, a court has heard. Thomas Mair, 53, is accused of shooting and stabbing the mother-of-two in Birstall, West Yorkshire, on […]

Government borrowing falls on record October tax take

Government borrowing falls on record October tax take

Image copyright Getty Images Government borrowing fell by more than expected to £4.8bn in October, thanks to a record amount of tax income for that month, official figures show. The amount borrowed was £1.6bn lower than for the same month last year. From April to October, the financial year to date, borrowing, excluding state-owned banks, […]

Donald Trump: Nigel Farage would be great UK ambassador

Donald Trump: Nigel Farage would be great UK ambassador

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Nigel Farage spoke in support of Mr Trump at an election rally in the US during the campaign President-elect Donald Trump has said UKIP leader Nigel Farage would make a good British ambassador to the US. Mr Trump said “many people” would like to see Mr Farage as ambassador […]

Brexit Secretary David Davis to meet EU negotiator

Brexit Secretary David Davis to meet EU negotiator

Image copyright PA Image caption David Davis will meet members of the European Parliament in Strasbourg Brexit Secretary David Davies will meet the European Parliament’s chief negotiator in Strasbourg later. Guy Verhofstadt said he was looking forward to a “hell of a conversation” – referring to comments by Mr Davis. In September, Mr Davis answered […]

Proof of ID may be needed for NHS care, says health chief

Proof of ID may be needed for NHS care, says health chief

Image copyright Getty Images Patients could have to show proof of identity to get some NHS care, the senior civil servant at the Department of Health has said. Chris Wormald told a Commons committee it was a controversial move but already happened in some NHS trusts. The NHS has “a lot further to go” in […]

‘Pay to stay’ social housing plan dropped

‘Pay to stay’ social housing plan dropped

Image copyright PA Plans to force higher-earning social housing tenants to pay more in rent have been scrapped by the government. Ministers said they had “listened carefully” and decided not to proceed with the controversial “pay to stay” policy. It would have applied to social housing residents in England earning £31,000 or £40,000 in London. […]

Jeremy Corbyn offers ‘deal’ to businesses in CBI speech

Jeremy Corbyn offers ‘deal’ to businesses in CBI speech

Image copyright AFP Jeremy Corbyn has promised Labour will work with business leaders if they “live up to their side of the deal”. The Labour leader said his party would invest in infrastructure but expected action on low wages and workers’ rights in return, while there would also be an increase in corporation tax. He […]

Diane James, former UKIP leader, quits party

Diane James, former UKIP leader, quits party

Image copyright PA Former UKIP leader Diane James has resigned from the party, saying it is “time to move on”. The MEP said her relationship with UKIP had become “increasingly difficult” and that she had been offered no support by the executive during her leadership. Ms James stood down as leader last month after just […]