UKIP members vote to sack embattled leader Henry Bolton

Media captionOutgoing chairman Paul Oakden reads the result of the vote UKIP members have voted to sack leader Henry Bolton after controversy over racist messages sent by his partner. The former army officer’s fate was decided after 63% voted to back a no confidence motion at an extraordinary general meeting (EGM) in Birmingham. He had […]

May: New security deal should be effective by next year

Media captionTheresa May: “Those who threaten our security would like nothing more than to see us fractured” Theresa May has called for a new “deep and special partnership” to ensure the UK and EU can continue to work together on security after Brexit. She said new arrangements in foreign and defence policy cooperation should be […]

Labour receives 17,000 emails calling for say on Brexit

Image copyright PA Labour has received 17,000 emails over five days from people lobbying for a clearer party policy on Brexit. The emails, coordinated by Labour MPs and campaigners, call on Labour to give supporters “their say” by setting up a new policy commission on Brexit. They say there is a “pressing need” for the […]

UKIP: Henry Bolton faces make-or-break leadership vote

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Henry Bolton (centre) arrives for the meeting which will decide his future Around 2,000 UKIP members are in Birmingham to vote on whether to back or sack party leader Henry Bolton. The meeting will decide the fate of the former army officer, who has been in the job for […]

Attacks are out of proportion, says Oxfam’s Mark Goldring

Image copyright European Photopress Agency Image caption The Oxfam Charity”s CEO Mark Goldring (l) and Chair Caroline Thomson (r) leave the Department for International Development Oxfam’s chief executive, Mark Goldring, has said the scale and intensity of the criticism against his organisation in the wake of claims its workers used prostitutes in Haiti is out […]

Theresa May warns EU not to block post-Brexit security deal

Image copyright Getty Images Theresa May will warn EU leaders that public safety will suffer if they allow “political doctrine and ideology” to hamper post-Brexit security arrangements. The prime minister will say she wants a new partnership of unprecedented “depth and breadth” when the UK leaves the EU. In a speech to the Munich Security […]

Merkel ‘curious not frustrated’ after Theresa May meeting

Image copyright AFP Angela Merkel has said she is “not frustrated” by the Brexit process but is “curious” to know more about the UK’s aims after meeting Theresa May. The German chancellor said she hoped to establish “common ground” on future trade goals in the coming months and wanted a “close partnership” of equals. Mrs […]

Oxfam agrees to withdraw government funding bids

Image copyright Reuters Oxfam has agreed to stop bidding for UK government funding until it can show it meets the “high standards” required, ministers say. International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt said the charity had “a long way to go” before regaining the trust of the public, its staff and the people it aims to help. […]

Lecturers want ‘radical’ tuition fee review

University staff are calling for a “radical” overhaul of tuition fees and higher education funding in England in a review of student finance. Sally Hunt, leader of the UCU lecturers’ union, says the review must be more than “tinkering at the edges”. The review, to be formally announced in the next few days, follows a […]

Bradley mulls next step after talks failure

Image caption Karen Bradley was speaking during a walkabout in Belfast The Northern Ireland Secretary has said she will consider all options over the weekend following the collapse of power-sharing talks. Karen Bradley is due to update MPs at Westminster on Tuesday. Speaking during a walkabout in Belfast, she said it had been a difficult […]