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Brexit: Theresa May says getting deal is about UK’s future, not her

Brexit: Theresa May says getting deal is about UK’s future, not her

Image copyright PA Theresa May has insisted it is the UK’s national interest at stake over Brexit, not her own “personal fortunes”. The prime minister told the Sun that ending the deadlock in the negotiations was “not about her” but about ensuring the best possible deal for the country. She will update the Commons later […]

MPs condemn ‘vile’ abuse of Theresa May

MPs condemn ‘vile’ abuse of Theresa May

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The PM was told to “bring her own noose” to a meeting with her own backbenchers later this week Politicians have condemned “vile” and “violent” language used against Theresa May over her Brexit negotiations. In an article in the Sunday Times, a Tory backbencher was quoted as saying: “The moment […]

Cardiff dog owners march across city in ban protest

Cardiff dog owners march across city in ban protest

Image caption Campaigners believe they are being punished for the action of a minority Hundreds of dog owners have walked through Cardiff in protest at plans to ban dogs from sports pitches. More than 15,000 people also signed a petition, saying it would stop them using much of the city’s green spaces. The council is […]

UK urged to take back Islamic State ‘foreign fighters’

UK urged to take back Islamic State ‘foreign fighters’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Alexanda Kotey (left) and El Shafee Elsheikh were captured by Syrian Kurdish forces A senior US military commander has called on the UK to take back Islamic State fighters who have been “caught on the battlefield” in Syria. Maj Gen Patrick Roberson, commander of US special ops, also called on […]

Brexit: Hold your nerve, Raab tells ‘jittery’ Tories

Brexit: Hold your nerve, Raab tells ‘jittery’ Tories

Media captionDominic Raab: “Now is the time to play for the team” The Brexit Secretary has said he understands Tory “jitters” about EU negotiations but urged MPs to hold their nerve as talks continue. “The end is in sight in terms of a good deal, the prize we want,” Dominic Raab said, asking them to […]

Jamal Khashoggi death: UK, France and Germany challenge Saudis

Jamal Khashoggi death: UK, France and Germany challenge Saudis

Media captionJamal Khashoggi: What we know about the journalist’s disappearance and death The UK, France and Germany have denounced writer Jamal Khashoggi’s killing, demanding urgent clarification from Saudi Arabia over his death. A joint statement said the explanation that Mr Khashoggi died after a “fist fight” in the consulate in Istanbul needed “to be backed […]

Dominic Raab tells ‘jittery’ Tories: Hold your nerve

Dominic Raab tells ‘jittery’ Tories: Hold your nerve

Media captionDominic Raab: “Now is the time to play for the team” The Brexit Secretary has said he understands Tory “jitters” about EU negotiations but urged MPs to hold their nerve as talks continue. “The end is in sight in terms of a good deal, the prize we want,” Dominic Raab said, asking them to […]

Scots Tories against fishing policy extension

Scots Tories against fishing policy extension

Image caption Douglas Ross said his fellow Scottish Tories MPs could not back any extension to the Common Fisheries Policy Scottish Conservatives could vote down a Brexit deal if it included extending the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP). The policy sets out fishing rules across the EU to manage fish stocks and fleets by setting quotas. […]

Brexit: Extend transition only to scrap backstop, says Dominic Raab

Brexit: Extend transition only to scrap backstop, says Dominic Raab

Image copyright EPA Any extension to the Brexit transition period should come instead of – not as well as – a “backstop” for Northern Ireland, the Brexit secretary has said. Dominic Raab says this would avoid an “unacceptable” EU plan to keep Northern Ireland aligned to its rules in the event no Brexit deal was […]

Brexit: Bid to block EU’s Northern Ireland ‘backstop’

Brexit: Bid to block EU’s Northern Ireland ‘backstop’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Steve Baker urged the prime minister to change her Brexit plan earlier this month A former minister aims to put a legal bar on the EU’s “backstop” plan for customs arrangements in Northern Ireland should there be no Brexit deal. Steve Baker has put down amendments to the Northern Ireland […]

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