Brexit case ‘of fundamental constitutional importance’

Media captionGina Miller told Radio 4’s Today programme she had a strong case in court The need for Parliament to give its approval before the Brexit process starts is of huge “constitutional importance”, the High Court has heard. QC Lord Pannick said the case “raises an issue… concerning the limits of the power of the […]

MPs’ baby loss accounts move Commons

Media captionMP Vicky Foxcroft tells of baby daughter’s death MPs have given emotional accounts of their experiences of baby loss during a Commons debate on the issue. Several members were in tears as their colleagues shared their experiences and called for more to be done to reduce the number of deaths. Conservative Antoinette Sandbach said […]

Brexit case ‘of fundamental constitutional importance’

Media captionGina Miller told Radio 4’s Today programme she had a strong case in court The need for Parliament to give its approval before the Brexit process starts is of huge “constitutional importance”, the High Court has heard. QC Lord Pannick said the case “raises an issue… concerning the limits of the power of the […]

SNP’s Nicola Sturgeon announces new independence referendum bill

Media captionNicola Sturgeon to publish new referendum bill A consultation gets under way next week on plans for a second Scottish independence referendum, the SNP’s Nicola Sturgeon has confirmed. She told the party’s Glasgow conference that an Independence Referendum Bill would be published next week. It marks the first step to holding a second vote. […]

MPs’ baby loss accounts move Commons

Media captionMP Vicky Foxcroft tells of baby daughter’s death MPs have given emotional accounts of their experiences of baby loss during a Commons debate on the issue. Several members were in tears as their colleagues shared their experiences and called for more to be done to reduce the number of deaths. Conservative Antoinette Sandbach said […]

Julia Gillard warns Theresa May about sexist criticism

Julia Gillard warns Theresa May about sexist criticism

Image copyright Getty Images Former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard has warned Theresa May she may face growing “gender-based” criticism. She told the Institute for Government she had also taken over “in a political crisis” and, at first, there had been little comment about being a woman. But “the gender stuff grew over time, as […]

Brexit: High Court hearing challenge to Article 50 strategy

Media captionGina Miller told Radio 4’s Today programme she had a strong case in court A legal challenge to the government’s right to formally begin Brexit without parliamentary approval is under way. The High Court will consider whether ministers can invoke Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, the trigger for formal talk, without MPs passing […]

Boris Johnson: Brexit doom-mongers are wrong

Boris Johnson: Brexit doom-mongers are wrong

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has promised that those who “prophesied doom” over Brexit will be proved wrong. He predicted that the UK would get a trade deal “of greater value” with the European Union than it has currently as part of the single market. Mr Johnson told the Foreign Affairs Committee that Commonwealth countries were […]

Nicola Sturgeon opens SNP conference with attack on Tory ‘xenophobia’

Nicola Sturgeon opens SNP conference with attack on Tory ‘xenophobia’

Image caption Nicola Sturgeon opened her party conference taking place in Glasgow Nicola Sturgeon is opening the SNP conference in Glasgow by pledging to lead the fight against a “hard Brexit”. Scotland’s first minister issued a warning that the right wing of the Tory party was seeking to “hijack” the EU referendum result. Ms Sturgeon […]

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 […]