Angus Robertson named as SNP deputy leader

Angus Robertson named as SNP deputy leader

Image caption Angus Robertson has been MP for Moray since 2001 and is the SNP leader at Westminster Angus Robertson has been named as the new deputy leader of the SNP. The Moray MP replaces Stewart Hosie, who stood down in the autumn following newspaper revelations about his private life. Mr Robertson defeated Edinburgh East […]

MPs to debate ‘silent killer’ of baby deaths

MPs to debate ‘silent killer’ of baby deaths

Image caption Antoinette Sandbach lost her five-day old son to sudden infant death syndrome in 2009 MPs will take part in a landmark Commons debate later on stillbirths and other forms of baby loss. The occasion, the first substantive debate on the issue in the Commons chamber, will be opened by Conservative MP for Eddisbury […]

Brexit: High Court to hear challenge to Article 50 strategy

Brexit: High Court to hear challenge to Article 50 strategy

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Gina Miller says the government is exceeding its powers A legal challenge to the government’s right to begin the official process of Brexit without parliamentary approval is due to get under way. The High Court will consider whether ministers can invoke Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, the trigger for […]

Sturgeon to open SNP conference with ‘hard Brexit’ pledge

Sturgeon to open SNP conference with ‘hard Brexit’ pledge

Image copyright PA Image caption Nicola Sturgeon is to pledge to lead the fight against a “hard” Brexit Nicola Sturgeon is to open the SNP conference by pledging to lead the fight against a “hard Brexit”. The first minister is to issue a warning that the right wing of the Tory party is seeking to […]

Theresa May dismisses Jeremy Corbyn’s Brexit ‘shambles’ claim

Media captionThe Labour leader asks the prime minister about the UK’s future relations with the EU. Theresa May has rejected a claim by Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn that she is overseeing a “shambolic Tory Brexit”. During Prime Minister’s Questions she said she wanted “maximum possible access” for the UK to the single market after leaving […]

MPs to debate ‘silent killer’ of baby deaths

MPs to debate ‘silent killer’ of baby deaths

Image caption Antoinette Sandbach lost her five-day old son to sudden infant death syndrome in 2009 MPs will take part in a landmark Commons debate later on stillbirths and other forms of baby loss. The occasion, the first substantive debate on the issue in the Commons chamber, will be opened by Conservative MP for Eddisbury […]

Russia says Boris Johnson embassy protest call ‘shameful’

Russia says Boris Johnson embassy protest call ‘shameful’

Image copyright PA Image caption Boris Johnson said those behind the attacks should face trial for war crimes Russia has condemned Boris Johnson’s call for demonstrations outside its London embassy as “shameful”. The foreign secretary said on Tuesday that he would “like to see” a protest against bombings of the Syrian city of Aleppo, which […]

Theresa May dismisses Jeremy Corbyn’s Brexit ‘shambles’ claim

Media captionThe Labour leader asks the prime minister about the UK’s future relations with the EU. Theresa May has rejected a claim by Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn that she is overseeing a “shambolic Tory Brexit”. During Prime Minister’s Questions she said she wanted “maximum possible access” for the UK to the single market after leaving […]

Russia says Boris Johnson embassy protest call ‘shameful’

Russia says Boris Johnson embassy protest call ‘shameful’

Image copyright PA Image caption Boris Johnson said those behind the attacks should face trial for war crimes Russia has condemned Boris Johnson’s call for demonstrations outside its London embassy as “shameful”. The foreign secretary said on Tuesday that he would “like to see” a protest against bombings of the Syrian city of Aleppo, which […]

Modern slavery: England and Wales police investigating ‘too few’ cases

Modern slavery: England and Wales police investigating ‘too few’ cases

Image copyright AFP Image caption Many of the women trafficked work in prostitution Police are failing to investigate alleged cases of modern slavery due to “chronic weaknesses” in crime recording, the UK’s anti-slavery commissioner says. In his first annual report, Kevin Hyland said police in England and Wales had received 3,146 allegations, but recorded just […]