Government insists UK will leave customs union

Government insists UK will leave customs union

Image copyright BBC/AFP/PA Image caption Remainer Chuka Umunna (l) and Brexiteer Liam Fox (r) have differing views on the customs union The government has restated its commitment to leaving the EU’s custom union – ahead of a symbolic vote on the issue this week. Last Wednesday, the government suffered defeat on the EU Withdrawal Bill […]

Windrush: Corbyn says PM ignored immigration policy warnings

Windrush: Corbyn says PM ignored immigration policy warnings

Media captionWindrush scandal: Facing the threat of deportation Jeremy Corbyn has called for an end to the government’s so-called “hostile environment” immigration policy, saying it has “ripped apart” people’s lives. The Labour leader said the Windrush generation and their families had been treated as “second-class citizens”. The opposition has repeated its call for Home Secretary […]

Brexit: Morgan calls for ‘rational debate’ on UK’s customs plans

Brexit: Morgan calls for ‘rational debate’ on UK’s customs plans

Image caption The former education secretary is behind a motion to be debated on Thursday Former education secretary Nicky Morgan has warned pro-Brexit Tories against “sabre-rattling” over the UK’s future customs arrangements with the EU. She said speculation that Theresa May could face a challenge if MPs ended up backing some form of post-Brexit customs […]

Carwyn Jones ‘not done yet’ says Jeremy Corbyn

Carwyn Jones ‘not done yet’ says Jeremy Corbyn

Media captionJeremy Corbyn: “Thank you Carwyn for all you have done, and will do” Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has paid tribute to Wales’ First Minister Carwyn Jones, following Mr Jones’ announcement yesterday that he would be standing down in the autumn. Mr Corbyn was speaking at the Welsh Labour Conference in Llandudno. He thanked Mr […]

Corbyn speaks to Welsh Labour as Carwyn Jones quits

Corbyn speaks to Welsh Labour as Carwyn Jones quits

Image caption Carwyn Jones and Jeremy Corbyn together at the Welsh Labour conference in 2017 Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn will address Welsh Labour delegates less than 24 hours after Carwyn Jones’s shock news he is to step down as first minister and Welsh Labour leader. Mr Jones made the announcement on Saturday saying he had […]

Jeremy Hunt threatens social media with new child-protection laws

Jeremy Hunt threatens social media with new child-protection laws

Image copyright Facebook/AFP/Google Image caption Jeremy Hunt has written to a number of internet companies, including Facebook and Google Jeremy Hunt has threatened social media firms with new laws if they don’t do more to protect children online. In a letter to companies including Facebook and Google, the health secretary accused them of “turning a […]

Security services ‘to get more power to stop attacks’

Security services ‘to get more power to stop attacks’

Image caption Eight people were killed when three attackers drove into pedestrians on London Bridge and then stabbed people in Borough Market Police and security services are to get more powers and resources to stop terror attacks at an earlier stage, according to the Sunday Times. It says the new government anti-terror strategy proposes sharing […]

Carwyn Jones to quit as first minister after the ‘darkest of times’

Carwyn Jones to quit as first minister after the ‘darkest of times’

Media captionCarwyn Jones stands down after ‘the darkest of times’ Carwyn Jones has announced he will stand down as Wales’ first minister in the autumn. The AM for Bridgend made the announcement at the Welsh Labour party conference in Llandudno, which he said would be his last as leader. Referring to the death of Carl […]

Carwyn Jones to quit as first minister after the ‘darkest of times’

Carwyn Jones to quit as first minister after the ‘darkest of times’

Media captionCarwyn Jones stands down after ‘the darkest of times’ Carwyn Jones has announced he will stand down as Wales’ first minister in the autumn. The AM for Bridgend made the announcement at the Welsh Labour party conference in Llandudno, which he said would be his last as leader. Referring to the death of Carl […]

Carwyn Jones to quit as first minister after the ‘darkest of times’

Carwyn Jones to quit as first minister after the ‘darkest of times’

Media captionCarwyn Jones stands down after ‘the darkest of times’ Carwyn Jones has announced he will stand down as Wales’ first minister in the autumn. The AM for Bridgend made the announcement at Welsh Labour party conference in Llandudno, which he said would be his last as leader. Referring to the death of Carl Sargeant […]