UK terror threat ‘at highest since 1970s IRA plots’

UK terror threat ‘at highest since 1970s IRA plots’

Image copyright Getty Images Britain faces a level of terror threat not seen since the IRA bombings of the 1970s, according to a new watchdog. Max Hill, the independent reviewer of terrorism laws, told the Sunday Telegraph Islamists were targeting UK cities. He credited the effectiveness of the intelligence services in limiting the level of […]

Labour leadership: Watson says not the time for a contest

Media captionTom Watson: “We have to do better, we cannot sustain this level of distance from our electorate.” Labour’s deputy leader Tom Watson has said now is “not the time” for a leadership contest, but the party must “do better” at winning over voters. Speaking at the Scottish Labour conference in Perth, he said the […]

London Mayor Sadiq Khan ‘not accusing SNP of being racists’

Media captionSadiq Khan: “Of course I am not saying that the SNP are racists or bigots.” London Mayor Sadiq Khan said he was not accusing the SNP of being racists or bigots. He was under pressure to clarify tweeted extracts of his Scottish Labour conference speech in which he attacked “narrow nationalist parties”. Mr Khan […]

Car buyers should have ‘long, hard think’ about diesel

Car buyers should have ‘long, hard think’ about diesel

Image copyright PA Image caption Duties on diesel were slashed in 2001 as it was thought that low-sulphur fuels were less polluting than petrol The transport secretary has said drivers considering buying diesel cars should take a “long, hard think”. Chris Grayling made the remarks to the Daily Mail, which said the government was considering […]

David Miliband ‘deeply concerned’ for Labour’s future

David Miliband ‘deeply concerned’ for Labour’s future

Image copyright Reuters Image caption David Miliband declined to rule out a return to UK politics David Miliband says he believes the Labour Party is at its weakest point in half a century. The ex-foreign secretary spoke after a Conservatives’ win in the Copeland by-election – the first such gain by a sitting government in […]

Six Nations 2017: Dylan Hartley first on England teamsheet – Eddie Jones

Six Nations 2017: Dylan Hartley first on England teamsheet – Eddie Jones

England captain Dylan Hartley was replaced after 46 minutes of the victory over Wales England captain Dylan Hartley was the “first name on the teamsheet” for Sunday’s Six Nations match against Italy, says head coach Eddie Jones. Replacement hooker Jamie George has impressed after coming on for Hartley, 30, early in the second half of […]

Scottish Labour’s Dugdale pledges to work ‘tirelessly’ for union

Scottish Labour’s Dugdale pledges to work ‘tirelessly’ for union

Image copyright PA Image caption Kezia Dugdale will deliver her keynote speech to conference on Saturday afternoon Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale will pledge to work tirelessly in support of the union if there were to be a second independence referendum. She will make the promise during a speech later to her party conference. Ms […]

Boris Johnson to visit Egypt for talks with president

Boris Johnson to visit Egypt for talks with president

Image copyright EPA Boris Johnson is due to hold talks with Egypt’s president on his first visit to the country as foreign secretary. Mr Johnson says he will discuss a “wide range of issues and deepen the strength of our bilateral relationship” when he meets President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi and Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry. “We […]

Theresa May celebrates ‘astounding’ Copeland poll win

Media captionTheresa May greets new Copeland MP Theresa May has said the Conservatives’ “astounding” victory in the Copeland by-election shows her government “is working for everyone”. The Tories swept aside Labour, which had held the Cumbria seat for 80 years, to record the first by-election gain by a sitting government in 35 years. Mrs May […]

Jeremy Corbyn: ‘I will not step down’ over poll loss

Media captionJeremy Corbyn: “It’s a day of disappointment in Copeland” Jeremy Corbyn says he will not step down following Labour’s Copeland by-election loss to the Conservatives. The Labour leader said the result was disappointing but he had been elected twice and was “proud” to continue. Shadow chancellor John McDonnell claimed there were “mixed views” about […]