Poland overtakes India as country of origin, UK migration statistics show

Poland overtakes India as country of origin, UK migration statistics show

Image copyright PA Poland has overtaken India as the most common non-UK country of birth for people living in the UK, Office for National Statistics figures show. It comes as net migration estimates show it remains near record levels, at 327,000 for the year to March. The figures – for the period before Britain voted […]

Donald Trump can beat polls, UKIP’s Nigel Farage tells rally

Media captionNigel Farage addressed a rally of Donald Trump supporters Outgoing UKIP leader Nigel Farage has urged Republicans to “get your walking boots on” and drum up support for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. He appeared before 15,000 activists in Jackson, Mississippi, being introduced by and sharing the stage with Mr Trump. And he said […]

Labour leadership hustings: Corbyn against coalition with SNP

Labour leadership hustings: Corbyn against coalition with SNP

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale is backing Mr Smith (right) while her deputy Alex Rowley has spoken in support of Mr Corbyn The current leader of Labour, Jeremy Corbyn, has ruled out his party entering into a coalition with the SNP. He made his view clear ahead of taking […]

UKIP’s Diane James: Why I’m not offering new policies

UKIP’s Diane James: Why I’m not offering new policies

Image copyright PA One of the candidates bidding to become UKIP’s next leader says she is not putting forward any policies as part of her campaign. Diane James said she refused to develop policy “on the hoof” and would focus on “refreshing” UKIP’s last manifesto. She also said she was boycotting hustings with the other […]

Immigration: Brexit an opportunity to fix ‘broken’ system

Immigration: Brexit an opportunity to fix ‘broken’ system

Image caption Net migration has remained above 300,000 for more than a year The vote to leave the EU is a chance to fix the UK’s “broken” immigration system and restore trust in controlled migration, a report says. Think tank British Future said the Brexit referendum outcome was a “vote of no confidence” in existing […]

Brexit: Owen Smith opposes Article 50 move without vote

Media captionThe Labour leadership challenger says the country will be ill-served by leaving the EU. Owen Smith says he will try to stop Theresa May formally triggering Brexit unless she promises a referendum on the final deal or calls a general election to approve it. The Labour leadership challenger said his party should not give […]

Jeremy Corbyn angered by train seat row questions

Media captionJeremy Corbyn angered by questions about train seat row Jeremy Corbyn has reacted angrily to questions about his spat with Virgin Trains tycoon Sir Richard Branson. He said he hoped the businessman was “well aware” of his plans to nationalise rail operators. Sir Richard has challenged the Labour leader’s claim in a video that […]

UKIP’s Nigel Farage to speak at Donald Trump rally

UKIP’s Nigel Farage to speak at Donald Trump rally

Image copyright Getty Images Outgoing UKIP leader Nigel Farage is to address supporters of Donald Trump at a campaign rally in Mississippi later. He will appear before 15,000 activists in Jackson, although it is unclear whether he will share the stage with the Republican presidential nominee. Mr Farage told local radio in the state that […]

Margaret Thatcher held secret Saudi arms talks, archives show

Margaret Thatcher held secret Saudi arms talks, archives show

Image copyright PA Image caption Margaret Thatcher used a private lunch with King Fahd to discuss the prospects of an arms deal, the papers show Margaret Thatcher held secret talks with Saudi rulers in 1985, leading up to the UK’s largest arms deal, newly released official documents show. The then prime minister met King Fahd […]

Jeremy Corbyn pledges to ‘renationalise’ the NHS

Jeremy Corbyn pledges to ‘renationalise’ the NHS

Jeremy Corbyn has promised to “remove” private provision within the NHS as part of plans to “renationalise” the health service. The Labour leader vowed to make the NHS fully publicly funded and bring services provided privately “back into public hands”. A future Labour government would end PFI contracts in the NHS and restore publicly-funded bursaries […]