General election: Opposition leaders welcome announcement

General election: Opposition leaders welcome announcement

Image copyright PA Image caption Jeremy Corbyn said he welcomed the snap election announcement Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has welcomed the prime minister’s election announcement, calling it a “chance to vote for a government that will put the interests of the majority first”. Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron said the vote on 8 June was […]

Sturgeon: May election move ‘huge miscalculation’

Sturgeon: May election move ‘huge miscalculation’

Media captionThe moment PM called for general election on 8 June Nicola Sturgeon has described Theresa May’s plans for a snap general election as a “huge political miscalculation”. Ms Sturgeon said the move was an “extraordinary u-turn” by Mrs May, but that she relished the prospect of campaigning against the Tories. The prime minister wants […]

Carwyn Jones: Early election ‘not in national interest’

Carwyn Jones: Early election ‘not in national interest’

Image caption Theresa May met Carwyn Jones at the Senedd for the first time last year Wales’ First Minister Carwyn Jones has criticised the decision to call a general election in the middle of a council election campaign. Prime Minister Theresa May announced an early election for 8 June, saying it was the only way […]

Pound jumps and shares fall after election announcement

Pound jumps and shares fall after election announcement

Image copyright Getty Images The pound recovered strongly following the announcement by the Prime Minister Theresa May of a snap general election in June. Earlier, sterling had fallen after it was announced that Downing Street would make a statement. By about 12:30 BST, sterling was up nearly 1% at $1.267, while against the euro it […]

Fast-track asylum appeal system planned by government

Fast-track asylum appeal system planned by government

Image caption Colnbrook in Middlesex is one of the government’s immigration removal centres Plans to reintroduce time limits for the appeals of detained asylum seekers and foreign criminals against removal from the UK have been unveiled. A previous fast-track system was quashed in 2015 because judges said the rules were unlawful. New safeguards, including a […]

Blair prosecution opposed by attorney general, says paper

Blair prosecution opposed by attorney general, says paper

Image copyright PA Image caption A former senior figure in the Iraqi army wants to bring a case against Tony Blair, says the Guardian The attorney general hopes to block a private prosecution against Tony Blair over the Iraq war, a report says. The Guardian claims that Jeremy Wright QC will step in over the […]

PM observes ‘coming together’ after Brexit in Easter message

PM observes ‘coming together’ after Brexit in Easter message

Media captionMay: This country is one great union of people and nations Theresa May has spoken of a “sense of people coming together” following the UK’s vote to leave the EU. In her first Easter message as PM, she said “opportunities” would arise from Brexit and emphasised the UK’s “shared ambitions and above all shared […]

PM observes ‘coming together’ after Brexit in Easter message

PM observes ‘coming together’ after Brexit in Easter message

Media captionMay: This country is one great union of people and nations Theresa May has spoken of a “sense of people coming together” following the UK’s vote to leave the EU. In her first Easter message as PM, she said “opportunities” would arise from Brexit and emphasised the UK’s “shared ambitions and above all shared […]

PM observes ‘coming together’ after Brexit in Easter message

PM observes ‘coming together’ after Brexit in Easter message

Media captionMay: This country is one great union of people and nations Theresa May has spoken of a “sense of people coming together” following the UK’s vote to leave the EU. In her first Easter message as PM, she said “opportunities” would arise from Brexit and emphasised the UK’s “shared ambitions and above all shared […]

PM observes ‘coming together’ after Brexit in Easter message

PM observes ‘coming together’ after Brexit in Easter message

Media captionMay: This country is one great union of people and nations Theresa May has spoken of a “sense of people coming together” following the UK’s vote to leave the EU. In her first Easter message as PM, she said “opportunities” would arise from Brexit and emphasised the UK’s “shared ambitions and above all shared […]