Theresa May rejects calls to raise Indian visa quota

Theresa May rejects calls to raise Indian visa quota

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption International trade secretary Liam Fox is accompanying Theresa May on the three-day trip Theresa May has rejected calls to relax Indian visa rules saying the UK already has a “good system” for applications. The prime minister, who is in Delhi to pave the way for the UK’s first post-Brexit trade […]

Lower benefits cap comes into force

Lower benefits cap comes into force

Image copyright PA A cut in the benefits cap – a limit on the income working age households can receive in certain benefits – has now come into force. The cap has been reduced from £26,000 a year to £20,000 a year in the UK – except in Greater London where the limit is £23,000 […]

Theresa May backs judges’ independence after Brexit ruling

Media captionNigel Farage and Gina Miller clash over Brexit Theresa May has defended judges’ “independence” after the High Court was attacked for its ruling on Brexit. The court decided last week that Parliament should get a vote on when the process of leaving the EU starts. The Daily Mail branded the judges “enemies of the […]

Nigel Farage warns of Brexit ‘anger’ protests

Media captionNigel Farage and Gina Miller clash over Brexit UKIP leader Nigel Farage has warned of disturbances on the streets if Parliament tries to block Brexit. He told BBC One’s Andrew Marr Show there would be “political anger the likes of which none of us in our lifetimes have ever witnessed”. The comments follow the […]

Brexit: Theresa May insists government ‘getting on with it’

Media captionNigel Farage and Gina Miller clash over Brexit Theresa May has insisted the government is “getting on” with Brexit, following a High Court ruling that Parliament must vote on when the formal process of leaving the EU can get under way. The prime minister urged MPs and peers to “remember” the referendum result. UKIP […]

Nigel Farage warns of Brexit ‘anger’ protests

Media captionNigel Farage and Gina Miller clash over Brexit UKIP leader Nigel Farage has warned of disturbances on the streets if Parliament tries to block Brexit. He told BBC One’s Andrew Marr Show there would be “political anger the likes of which none of us in our lifetimes have ever witnessed”. The comments follow the […]

We must remember Brexit vote, warns Theresa May

We must remember Brexit vote, warns Theresa May

Image copyright PA Image caption The prime minister said MPs needed to accept the result of the Brexit referendum Theresa May has urged MPs and peers to “remember” the result of the referendum on leaving the EU. The prime minister said the government was “getting on” with the task, after it was told by the […]

State pension triple-lock should be scrapped, say MPs

State pension triple-lock should be scrapped, say MPs

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Pensioners demonstrated in London last week, in defence of the triple-lock The “triple-lock” on state pensions – which has protected the incomes of the older generation since 2010 – should be scrapped, a committee of MPs has said. The triple-lock guarantees that pensions rise by the same as average […]

Colombia president welcomes Brexit trade prospect

Colombia president welcomes Brexit trade prospect

Image copyright Getty Images Trade between Colombia and the UK has the potential to grow after Brexit, the country’s president has suggested. Juan Manuel Santos said a new agreement could be better than Colombia’s current free trade deal with the EU. Interviewed for Sunday’s edition of the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show, Mr Santos said there […]

Brexit ruling: Lord Chancellor backs judiciary amid row

Brexit ruling: Lord Chancellor backs judiciary amid row

The Lord Chancellor has backed the independence of the UK’s judiciary but stopped short of condemning attacks on senior judges over the Brexit ruling. The Bar Council had demanded Liz Truss respond to criticism from some MPs and newspapers over the decision that MPs should vote on triggering Article 50. The Daily Mail branded judges […]