MPs launch Jo Cox Commission to tackle loneliness

Media captionKim Leadbeater, Jo Cox’s sister, tells Radio 4’s Today about how she wants to ‘eradicate’ loneliness Colleagues and family members of the murdered Labour MP Jo Cox have launched a campaign to tackle loneliness. Mrs Cox had started work on the cross-party campaign before she was killed in her constituency last year. The commission, […]

Tory MP Soames sorry for ‘woofing’ at Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh

Media captionSir Nicholas Soames MP “woofs” at Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh MP A Tory MP has apologised to an SNP colleague for making a “woof” noise at her in the House of Commons. Sir Nicholas Soames made the outburst at Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh during a statement by the Foreign Secretary on US immigration policy. Sir Nicholas said he […]

Brexit: MPs to begin formal process with two-day debate

Brexit: MPs to begin formal process with two-day debate

Image copyright Reuters MPs are to begin two days of debate over the government’s parliamentary bill to get the formal process of Brexit under way. Discussions on the European Union Bill have been extended to midnight on Tuesday to accommodate more speakers, with a vote to take place on Wednesday. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has […]

Boris Johnson says Trump ban won’t affect UK nationals

Media captionBoris Johnson: “Let me remind the House of the vital importance of this country’s alliance with the United States” Donald Trump’s controversial immigration crackdown will make “no difference” to anyone with a British passport, Boris Johnson has told MPs. The foreign secretary said he had been assured Britons born overseas or with dual passports […]

May to ‘intensify’ UK-wide Brexit work

May to ‘intensify’ UK-wide Brexit work

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The JMC meeting was held at Cardiff City Hall The prime minister has told the leaders of the devolved governments in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland that she will “intensify” work on their proposals for Brexit. Theresa May was speaking during a meeting of the leaders in Cardiff. The Scottish […]

Campaigners lose Heathrow third runway High Court challenge

Campaigners lose Heathrow third runway High Court challenge

Image copyright Getty Images A High Court challenge against the government’s approval of a third runway at Heathrow Airport has failed. Campaigners against the plans had hoped to have the decision declared unlawful. The judicial review was brought by Hillingdon, Richmond, Wandsworth and Windsor and Maidenhead councils and Greenpeace UK. They argued the government failed […]

Brexit: Theresa May meets Irish PM Enda Kenny in Dublin

Brexit: Theresa May meets Irish PM Enda Kenny in Dublin

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Theresa May visited Dublin to meet Enda Kenny after a summit on Brexit in Cardiff Prime Minister Theresa May is meeting Taoiseach (Irish prime minister) Enda Kenny in Dublin to discuss Brexit. The border between the UK and the Irish Republic is one of the most critical issues for Mrs […]

Trump executive order: Million sign petition to stop UK visit

Trump executive order: Million sign petition to stop UK visit

Image copyright PA Image caption Mrs May announced the state visit during her Washington trip A petition to stop US President Donald Trump’s UK state visit has gathered more than a million signatures. Numbers of signatories have been rising rapidly since a US clampdown on immigration came into effect over the weekend, causing anger worldwide. […]

Dan Jarvis: Labour ‘needs collective view’ on Brexit

Dan Jarvis: Labour ‘needs collective view’ on Brexit

Image copyright PA Image caption Dan Jarvis represents a constituency where most backed a Leave vote Labour has to form a “collective view” in favour of triggering Brexit, according to one of its MPs. Dan Jarvis said Jeremy Corbyn was “absolutely right” to suggest shadow cabinet members should quit if they will not back the […]

Devolved leaders to call for Brexit role at Cardiff talks

Devolved leaders to call for Brexit role at Cardiff talks

Image copyright PA Image caption Theresa May has arrived at Cardiff City Hall, where she is due to attend the Joint Ministerial Committee meeting Leaders of the devolved governments in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are to press for a greater role in Brexit negotiations when they hold talks with Theresa May in Cardiff. The […]