Boris Johnson: It is not too late to save Brexit

Boris Johnson: It is not too late to save Brexit

Media captionBoris Johnson said it was “not too late to save Brexit” Boris Johnson has said it is “not too late to save Brexit” as he accused Theresa May of “dithering” over the UK’s strategy for leaving the EU. In a resignation speech in the Commons, the ex-foreign secretary said a “needless fog of self-doubt” […]

Prime Minister’s Questions: The key bits and the verdict

Prime Minister’s Questions: The key bits and the verdict

Image copyright HoC Theresa May went head-to-head with Jeremy Corbyn in the House of Commons. Here’s what happened. A testy encounter in the final PMQs before summer recess, with Jeremy Corbyn attacking the PM’s Brexit troubles and Mrs May accusing him of reading from a script he had written on Tuesday and not listening to […]

Brexit deal must be workable, says Theresa May

Brexit deal must be workable, says Theresa May

Media captionConservative MP Andrea Jenkyns challenges the PM to name the time when Brexit became Remain. Theresa May has insisted any Brexit deal must be “workable” as she came under fire from both Labour and Conservative MPs in the Commons. During Prime Minister’s Questions, she said she disagreed with Tory MP Andrea Jenkyns, who asked […]

Margaret Hodge faces ‘action’ over Corbyn anti-Semitism row

Margaret Hodge faces ‘action’ over Corbyn anti-Semitism row

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Dame Margaret Hodge has been a fierce critic of Labour’s new anti-Semitism guidelines Labour MP Margaret Hodge faces “action” by the party after reportedly swearing at Jeremy Corbyn and calling him an “anti-Semite”. A spokesman for the Labour leader said what had happened was “clearly unacceptable between colleagues”. The […]

DUP MP Paisley faces suspension over Sri Lankan holidays

DUP MP Paisley faces suspension over Sri Lankan holidays

Image copyright Pacemaker Image caption Ian Paisley succeeded his late father as MP for North Antrim in 2010 The DUP’s Ian Paisley is in danger of being forced to stand down as an MP and face a by-election after being found to have breached parliamentary rules. The MP faces a 30-day suspension after he failed […]

Theresa May prepares for a grilling from MPs

Theresa May prepares for a grilling from MPs

Image copyright Getty Images Theresa May will address Conservative MPs later following a week which has shown up her party’s Brexit divisions. The meeting will be the prime minister’s last chance to rally backbenchers before the summer recess. It will cap off a day which includes Prime Minister’s Questions and an appearance by Mrs May […]

Jo Swinson says Tories broke Brexit vote agreement

Jo Swinson says Tories broke Brexit vote agreement

An MP who is on maternity leave has accused the government of a breach of trust over a key House of Commons vote on Brexit. Lib Dem Jo Swinson was “paired” with Tory chairman Brandon Lewis so she could be at home with her baby son during the Trade Bill vote. This should mean neither […]

Grenfell fire: Ban on combustible material ‘not enough’

Grenfell fire: Ban on combustible material ‘not enough’

Image copyright PA Image caption The cladding used on Grenfell Tower in west London meant the fire spread quickly The government’s proposed ban on using combustible materials for new high-rise buildings does not go far enough, the Commons housing committee have said. The MPs’ report says any ban should include existing buildings and those under […]

Brexit vote: Government defeats EU customs union bid

Brexit vote: Government defeats EU customs union bid

Image copyright House of Commons Image caption The government won the vote by 307 to 301 The government has survived an attempt by pro-EU Conservative MPs to change its post-Brexit trade strategy. The MPs wanted the UK to join a customs union if it does not agree a free-trade deal with the EU. But the […]

Brexit: Vote Leave broke electoral law, says Electoral Commission

Brexit: Vote Leave broke electoral law, says Electoral Commission

Image copyright Reuters Brexit campaign group Vote Leave has been fined £61,000 and referred to the police after an Electoral Commission probe said it broke electoral law. The watchdog said it exceeded its £7m spending limit by funnelling £675,315 through pro-Brexit youth group BeLeave. The founder of BeLeave, Darren Grimes, has been fined £20,000 and […]

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