Labour faces possible equality probe over BAME discount

Labour faces possible equality probe over BAME discount

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Jeremy Corbyn visited the East Midlands during last year’s election Equality watchdogs are looking at whether Labour broke the law by offering discounted rally tickets to black and minority ethnic members. Members of the party’s BAME wing were offered tickets to the event in the East Midlands next month […]

Defiant UKIP leader Henry Bolton aims to ‘drain the swamp’

Defiant UKIP leader Henry Bolton aims to ‘drain the swamp’

Media captionHenry Bolton says he will not be quitting as UKIP leader, adding: “It is time to drain the swamp”. Henry Bolton has insisted he will not quit as UKIP leader, saying it is “time to drain the swamp” of malcontents within the party. He said UKIP’s national executive committee, which passed a vote of […]

Army chief calls for investment to keep up with Russia

Army chief calls for investment to keep up with Russia

Media captionGeneral Sir Nick Carter: Russia could initiate hostilities sooner than expected Britain’s armed forces risk falling behind Russia without more investment, the head of the Army has said. General Sir Nick Carter said the Army’s ability to respond to threats “will be eroded if we don’t keep up with our adversaries”. The speech – […]

Lord Lawson: Civil servants want to ‘frustrate Brexit’

Lord Lawson: Civil servants want to ‘frustrate Brexit’

Image caption Lord Lawson of Blaby served as chancellor between 1983-89 Civil servants will “do their best to frustrate” Brexit, Lord Lawson has said in an interview with BBC Newsnight. The former chancellor said Whitehall felt uneasy about Brexit because it represented radical change. His remarks highlight unease in the cabinet at the civil service’s […]

Whatever happened to the Brexit talks?

Whatever happened to the Brexit talks?

Image copyright Getty Images “Where are your cameras? joked Michel Barnier when I bumped into him the other day, “I’m a bit disappointed there aren’t any.” Me too, Michel. Me too. The last few weeks have been like “dry January” for Brexit-watchers. Last year the EU chief negotiator and Britain’s Brexit Secretary David Davis met […]

Pay attention to US-UK rapport, Rex Tillerson says

Pay attention to US-UK rapport, Rex Tillerson says

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Rex Tillerson held talks with Boris Johnson The US and the UK need to “pay attention” to their “treasured” relationship, the US secretary of state said as he visited London. “Sometimes we forget about the importance of our own relationship,” said Rex Tillerson, who held talks with UK Foreign […]

UKIP leader Henry Bolton insists he will not quit

UKIP leader Henry Bolton insists he will not quit

Image caption Henry Bolton is under pressure over offensive text messages sent by his former girlfriend Henry Bolton has insisted he will not quit as UKIP leader, saying it is “time to drain the swamp” of malcontents within the party. The local government, education, trade and immigration spokesmen have all resigned, along with the deputy […]

UKIP leader Henry Bolton hit by resignations

UKIP leader Henry Bolton hit by resignations

Image caption Henry Bolton is under pressure over offensive text messages sent by his former girlfriend The leader of UKIP has been hit by resignations from his front bench team as pressure mounts on him to step down. Trade and industry spokesman William Dartmouth is the latest to quit over Henry Bolton’s leadership, following deputy […]

Army chief to call for investment to keep up with Russia

Army chief to call for investment to keep up with Russia

Image copyright MOD / Crown Copyright Image caption General Sir Nick Carter Britain’s armed forces risk falling behind Russia without more investment, the head of the Army will say. General Sir Nick Carter will say the British Army’s ability to respond to threats “will be eroded if we don’t keep up with our adversaries”. The […]

UKIP deputy leader Margot Parker resigns in protest to Henry Bolton

UKIP deputy leader Margot Parker resigns in protest to Henry Bolton

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Margot Parker said Henry Bolton’s personal life “took over the job he was elected to do” UKIP’s deputy leader has resigned in protest to Henry Bolton’s refusal to step down as head of the party. Margot Parker told BBC Radio Northampton that Mr Bolton has left the party in […]