Welsh Labour moves to ditch strike rules in NHS and schools

Media captionMark Drakeford said Welsh ministers prefer to solve problems by getting people around the table Rules making it harder to call strikes in public services will be scrapped in Wales under Welsh Government plans. Ministers have published a bill to repeal parts of the UK government’s Trade Union Act of 2016. Welsh Labour has […]

Donald Trump says UK ‘doing great’ after Brexit vote

Donald Trump says UK ‘doing great’ after Brexit vote

Image copyright The Times The UK is “doing great” following its vote to leave the EU, US President-elect Donald Trump has said. In his first UK interview, with former justice secretary Michael Gove for the Times, Mr Trump said he thought the UK was “so smart in getting out”. Mr Trump promised a quick trade […]

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn welcomes by-election ‘opportunity’

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn welcomes by-election ‘opportunity’

Labour’s Jeremy Corbyn has welcomed two upcoming by-elections as an opportunity to challenge the government. Asked if his Labour leadership was “toast” if the party did not hold on to seats in Copeland and Stoke-on-Trent Central, he said it was a chance to set out its policies on the NHS and Brexit. He told the […]

Theresa May to star in spread in US Vogue magazine

Theresa May to star in spread in US Vogue magazine

Theresa May is to appear in a spread in glossy fashion magazine US Vogue, Downing Street has confirmed. The prime minister – who is known for her love of fashion, especially eye-catching shoes – posed for the renowned portrait photographer Annie Leibovitz. “The long-planned shoot for US Vogue will come out in April,” a No […]

Brexit: UK ‘could change economic model’ if single market access denied

Brexit: UK ‘could change economic model’ if single market access denied

Image copyright EPA The UK may be forced to change its “economic model” if it is locked out of the single market after Brexit, Chancellor Philip Hammond has said. Mr Hammond said the government would not “lie down” and would “do whatever we have to do” to remain competitive. He had been asked by a […]

Brexit: UK ‘could change economic model’ if single market access denied

Brexit: UK ‘could change economic model’ if single market access denied

Image copyright EPA The UK may be forced to change its “economic model” if it is locked out of the single market after Brexit, Chancellor Philip Hammond has said. Mr Hammond said the government would not “lie down” and would “do whatever we have to do” to remain competitive. He had been asked by a […]

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn welcomes by-election ‘opportunity’

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn welcomes by-election ‘opportunity’

Labour’s Jeremy Corbyn has welcomed two upcoming by-elections as an opportunity to challenge the government. Asked if his Labour leadership was “toast” if the party did not hold on to seats in Copeland and Stoke-on-Trent Central, he said it was a chance to set out its policies on the NHS and Brexit. He told the […]

GPs being made scapegoats for A&E pressures, says BMA

Media captionDr Chaand Nagpaul, BMA: “It’s an insult” The doctors’ union, the BMA, has accused the government of making GPs in England scapegoats for the pressure on A&E departments. The government says GPs must try harder to stay open from 08:00 to 20:00, seven days a week, so fewer patients are forced to seek care […]

Brexit: UK ‘could change economic model’ if single market access denied

Brexit: UK ‘could change economic model’ if single market access denied

Image copyright EPA The UK may be forced to change its “economic model” if it is locked out of the single market after Brexit, Chancellor Philip Hammond has said. Mr Hammond said the government would not “lie down” and would “do whatever we have to do” to remain competitive. He had been asked by a […]

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn welcomes by-election ‘opportunity’

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn welcomes by-election ‘opportunity’

Labour’s Jeremy Corbyn has welcomed two upcoming by-elections as an opportunity to challenge the government. Asked if his Labour leadership was “toast” if the party did not hold on to seats in Copeland and Stoke-on-Trent Central, he said it was a chance to set out its policies on the NHS and Brexit. He told the […]