George Osborne to become editor of London Evening Standard

George Osborne to become editor of London Evening Standard

Image copyright Stefan Rousseau Former Chancellor George Osborne has been appointed editor of the London Evening Standard newspaper. The Tory MP said he was “thrilled” to succeed Sarah Sands, who is leaving to edit the BBC’s Today programme. The BBC’s media editor Amol Rajan said Mr Osborne, who is to edit the paper four days […]

SNP deputy leader Angus Robertson says Scotland ‘will have its referendum’

Media captionAngus Robertson told the SNP conference: “Scotland will have its referendum” A second Scottish independence vote “will take place” despite Theresa May’s view that “now is not the time”, the SNP conference has been told. The party’s deputy leader Angus Robertson said it would be “totally unacceptable” for Westminster to deny a referendum before […]

YouTube: UK government suspends ads amid extremism concerns

YouTube: UK government suspends ads amid extremism concerns

Image copyright MOD Image caption Army recruitment campaigns are believed to be among those affected The government has removed its adverts from YouTube amid concerns they are appearing next to “inappropriate” material on the video-sharing site. The Cabinet Office said it was seeking assurances from YouTube’s owner Google that its messages would be displayed in […]

Prime Minister Theresa May wants ‘more united Britain’

Prime Minister Theresa May wants ‘more united Britain’

Theresa May has set out her desire to create a “more united” Britain, in a speech in Cardiff. The prime minister told her party’s spring conference that Britons are “at heart one people” be they Welsh, English, Scottish or from Northern Ireland. It follows Nicola Sturgeon’s demands for a second independence referendum for Scotland. Mrs […]

All schools ‘to face funding gap by 2020’

All schools ‘to face funding gap by 2020’

Image copyright Getty Images Every school in England will see budget cuts before 2020, even after new funding plans are put into place, research suggests. The Education Policy Institute analysis looks at the impact of the new national funding formula against the backdrop of financial pressures in schools. It finds even schools benefiting from the […]

‘Now not the time’ for independence vote

Media captionTheresa May: “We should be working together, not pulling apart” The UK government is to reject calls for a Scottish independence referendum before Brexit after Theresa May said “now is not the time”. The prime minister said the focus should be on getting the best Brexit deal for the whole of the UK. Scottish […]

‘Now not the time’ for independence vote

Media captionTheresa May: “We should be working together, not pulling apart” The UK government is to reject calls for a Scottish independence referendum before Brexit after Theresa May said “now is not the time”. The prime minister said the focus should be on getting the best Brexit deal for the whole of the UK. Scottish […]

‘Now not the time’ for independence vote

Media captionTheresa May: “We should be working together, not pulling apart” The UK government is to reject calls for a Scottish independence referendum before Brexit after Theresa May said “now is not the time”. The prime minister said the focus should be on getting the best Brexit deal for the whole of the UK. Scottish […]

‘Now not the time’ for independence vote

Media captionTheresa May: “We should be working together, not pulling apart” The UK government is to reject calls for a Scottish independence referendum before Brexit after Theresa May said “now is not the time”. The prime minister said the focus should be on getting the best Brexit deal for the whole of the UK. Scottish […]

Conservative Party fined £70,000 over election expenses

Conservative Party fined £70,000 over election expenses

Image copyright Getty Images The Conservative Party has been fined a record £70,000 for breaking election expenses rules. The party insists its failure to report six figure sums it spent on trying to win three by-elections and the general election was an “administrative error”. The Electoral Commission said there was a “realistic prospect” the money […]