Brexit deal: ‘Meaningful vote’ battle resumes in Lords

Brexit deal: ‘Meaningful vote’ battle resumes in Lords

Image copyright Getty Images The battle over Parliament’s say in the Brexit process between MPs, peers and ministers has resumed in the Lords. Peers will vote later on whether the government should have to seek MPs’ approval if there is no Brexit deal. Theresa May avoided defeat on the issue last week but rebels say […]

Upskirting row: MP’s office targeted in ‘pants protest’

Upskirting row: MP’s office targeted in ‘pants protest’

Image copyright PA Anger over a Conservative MP’s decision to block a bill to make “upskirting” a criminal offence has manifested itself in an unusual way in Parliament. The entrance to Sir Christopher Chope’s Commons office has been decorated with women’s pants in an apparent protest by Commons staff against his actions. No 10 has […]

Lord Sewel: Brexit powers row ‘not constitutional crisis’

Lord Sewel: Brexit powers row ‘not constitutional crisis’

Image caption Lord Sewel suggested that parties were using the row to “seek political advantage” Lord Sewel, one of the authors of the devolution settlement, has backed the UK government in the row over Scottish Parliament consent for the Brexit bill. Under the Sewel convention, Westminster does not normally legislate on devolved matters without Holyrood’s […]

NHS funding: Brexit ‘won’t save enough’ to fund £20bn boost

NHS funding: Brexit ‘won’t save enough’ to fund £20bn boost

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The funding boost means an extra £20bn a year for the NHS by 2023 The government will not reveal how a £20bn boost to the NHS is funded until the autumn budget – but any savings from Brexit will not be “anything like enough”, the health secretary says. Jeremy […]

David Dimbleby to leave Question Time

David Dimbleby to leave Question Time

Media captionSome memorable moments from David Dimbleby’s tenure as Question Time host David Dimbleby is to leave Question Time after 25 years on the BBC’s flagship political programme. The presenter, who will leave the show at the end of the year, said it was “the right moment to leave”. The 79-year-old, who has chaired the […]

Defence spend rise urged over Russian threat

Defence spend rise urged over Russian threat

Image copyright PA The UK’s armed forces need increased funding in order to meet threats from states including Russia, MPs have said. The Commons Defence Committee report said the level of defence spending should rise from 2% to 3% of total GDP. Chairman Julian Lewis said this would also help the UK fill existing financial […]

NHS funding: PM calls for 10-year plan to spend cash

NHS funding: PM calls for 10-year plan to spend cash

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The funding boost means an extra £20bn a year for the NHS by 2023 The NHS must come up with a 10-year plan to best use its £20bn funding boost in England, Theresa May will say. In a speech in London, the prime minister will stress the NHS must […]

Brexit deal: Tory rebel warns government could collapse

Brexit deal: Tory rebel warns government could collapse

Image copyright PA Image caption Dominic Grieve: ‘Something was inexplicably changed’ Tory rebels could collapse the government if they vote against a Brexit deal negotiated with the EU, a leading rebel has admitted. Dominic Grieve said he wakes up “in a cold sweat” thinking about what could happen if a final deal is rejected. But […]

NHS gets £20bn ‘birthday present’

NHS gets £20bn ‘birthday present’

Media captionMrs May said the extra funding amounted to billions of pounds a year extra for the NHS The NHS in England is to receive an extra £20bn a year as a 70th “birthday present”, the prime minister has said. The budget will rise by an average of 3.4% a year – less than the […]

Home Secretary Sajid Javid reveals moped mugging

Home Secretary Sajid Javid reveals moped mugging

Image copyright Reuters Home Secretary Sajid Javid has revealed he was a victim of a moped mugging in north London, shortly before he was given his latest Cabinet role. In a Sun on Sunday interview, Mr Javid said he reached for his phone to call a taxi outside Euston station when the thieves rode on […]