Cameron heads global research into fragile states

Cameron heads global research into fragile states

Image copyright PA David Cameron has defended his decision to spend 0.7% of national income on overseas aid as prime minister, calling it “an investment in our own security”. The former Tory prime minister said the debate should not be on whether money is spent on aid – but how it is spent. Mr Cameron […]

Ministers will seek to overturn Brexit bill defeat

Media captionLaura Kuenssberg reports on Wednesday’s vote The government will “resist” any changes to its Brexit bill and seek to overturn the defeat inflicted by the House of Lords, ministers have vowed. Peers defied ministers by 358 to 256 to guarantee the rights of EU nationals living in the UK after Brexit. The government said […]

Ministers ‘will seek to overturn Brexit bill defeat’

Ministers ‘will seek to overturn Brexit bill defeat’

Image copyright Getty Images The government will seek to overturn the defeat inflicted on its Brexit bill by the House of Lords, sources say. Peers defied ministers when they voted by 358 to 256 to guarantee the rights of EU nationals living in the UK after Brexit. The government said it was “disappointed” at the […]

Football World Cup call over UK relations with Russia

Football World Cup call over UK relations with Russia

Image copyright AFP Image caption The football World Cup will be held in Russia in 2018 Ministers should use next year’s World Cup in Russia to repair the UK’s poor relations with Moscow, MPs have said. The Foreign Affairs Committee warned against using the football tournament to protest against the policies of Russian President Vladimir […]

NI voters go to the polls

NI voters go to the polls

Image copyright Press Eye Image caption Polling stations open at 07:00 BST and will close at 22:00 GMT Voters in Northern Ireland go to the polls on Thursday for the second time in 10 months. The 2017 Assembly Election was called after the resignation of former Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness. Polling stations open at […]

Government defeated on Brexit bill

Government defeated on Brexit bill

Image copyright House of Lords The government has been defeated after the House of Lords said ministers should guarantee EU nationals’ right to stay in the UK after Brexit. The vote, by 358 to 256, is the first Parliamentary defeat for the government’s Brexit bill. However, MPs will be able to remove their changes when […]

After Brexit: Jean-Claude Juncker sets five paths for EU’s future

After Brexit: Jean-Claude Juncker sets five paths for EU’s future

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker presenting his paper in Brussels European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has revealed his five future “pathways” for the European Union after Brexit. His white paper looks at various options, from becoming no more than a single market to forging even closer political, social and […]

Jeremy Corbyn urges rethink over ‘nasty’ disability benefit review

Media captionCorbyn and May clash over disability payments Jeremy Corbyn has urged Theresa May to rethink a “shameful” review of who is eligible for disability benefits. The Labour leader said the government was planning to over-ride legal rulings and restrict Personal Independence Payments paid to dementia sufferers and those with mental health conditions. But Mrs […]

Len McCluskey backed by most Unite branches in leadership contest

Len McCluskey backed by most Unite branches in leadership contest

Image copyright PA Image caption Len McCluskey is one of the most powerful figures in the Labour movement Most Unite branches have backed Len McCluskey in his bid to be re-elected as general secretary, the union says. The incumbent has been nominated by 1,185 branches – representing 559,000 members, more than five times the total […]

Government facing Brexit defeat in Lords over EU nationals

Government facing Brexit defeat in Lords over EU nationals

Image copyright EPA Image caption An estimated three million EU nationals are resident in the UK The government is facing a first defeat for its Brexit bill in the House of Lords later. Peers are expected to agree to amend the draft legislation to protect the rights of EU citizens living in the UK. Home […]