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Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe: Boris Johnson exit ‘a setback’

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe: Boris Johnson exit ‘a setback’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s daughter Gabriella hasn’t seen her father for two years The family of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe says Boris Johnson’s resignation as foreign secretary has put their bid for her release “back to square one”. The 39-year-old was detained in Iran in April 2016 and given a five-year jail sentence for […]

Jeremy Corbyn: It’s not Trump’s business who’s PM

Jeremy Corbyn: It’s not Trump’s business who’s PM

Media captionJeremy Corbyn said the US president’s remarks were ‘without precedent’ Jeremy Corbyn has criticised the US president over his endorsement of Boris Johnson as a future prime minister. Donald Trump was alongside Theresa May when he said Mr Johnson, who quit her cabinet this week, would make a “great prime minister”. Labour leader Mr […]

Trump: I didn’t criticise Theresa May to The Sun

Trump: I didn’t criticise Theresa May to The Sun

Media captionTrump on Brexit story ‘fake news’ US President Donald Trump insisted he did not criticise Theresa May in the interview that dominated the build-up to the two leaders’ press conference. Mr Trump has sparked a backlash from UK politicians after telling The Sun the PM’s Brexit plan would “probably kill” a UK-US trade deal. […]

Reality Check: A UK/US trade deal?

Reality Check: A UK/US trade deal?

Image copyright Getty Images The government’s Brexit White Paper, published this week, asserts that the UK can create a free trade area in goods with the EU, but still forge its own trade deals around the world. But Donald Trump said in an interview with The Sun that the government’s proposal for its future relationship […]

Donald Trump visit: Sadiq Khan refuses to ‘rise to beastly comments’

Donald Trump visit: Sadiq Khan refuses to ‘rise to beastly comments’

Media captionSadiq Khan, Mayor of London: “It’s not for me to be the censor” The mayor of London says he will not rise to Donald Trump’s “beastly” accusation that he did “a terrible job” after 2017’s terror attacks. The US president used an interview ahead of his UK visit to attack Sadiq Khan over the […]

Donald Trump: Theresa May and I have ‘very strong’ relationship

Donald Trump: Theresa May and I have ‘very strong’ relationship

Media captionTrump on ‘very good relationship’ with UK Theresa May and Donald Trump’s relationship is “very, very strong”, the US president has said, following his controversial comments on Brexit. Speaking at the PM’s country retreat Chequers, Mr Trump said his first official visit had been productive. He did not respond to questions about his earlier […]

Trump’s Brexit comments spark backlash from MPs

Trump’s Brexit comments spark backlash from MPs

Image copyright Reuters Donald Trump’s criticism of Theresa May’s Brexit strategy has sparked a backlash from UK politicians – including some government ministers. The US President said the PM’s plan would “probably kill” a UK-US trade deal. He also said Boris Johnson would make a “great prime minister”. Some Conservatives are furious at his “divisive” […]

Tory MP Michel Fabricant accused of Islamophobia over Sadiq Khan tweet

Tory MP Michel Fabricant accused of Islamophobia over Sadiq Khan tweet

Image copyright Getty Images A Tory MP has been accused of Islamophobia over a now-deleted tweet he posted about Sadiq Khan. Michael Fabricant posted a cartoon showing the Mayor of London’s head on an inflatable balloon, engaged in a sex act with a pig. Mr Fabricant has apologised, saying he “stupidly tweeted it in a […]

Reinstated Labour MP Jared O’Mara quits Labour Party

Reinstated Labour MP Jared O’Mara quits Labour Party

Image copyright House of Commons Image caption Jared O’Mara was suspended by the Labour Party in October A Labour MP who was suspended over alleged misogynistic and homophobic comments has resigned from the party. Jared O’Mara was suspended in October over a series of online posts and claims he verbally abused a woman. He was […]

PM says White Paper delivers ‘the Brexit people voted for’

PM says White Paper delivers ‘the Brexit people voted for’

Image copyright Getty Images The government has published its blueprint for UK relations with the EU, with Theresa May saying it “delivers on the Brexit people voted for”. But Tory Brexiteer Jacob Rees-Mogg said it was a “bad deal for Britain”. The long-awaited White Paper is aimed at ensuring trade co-operation, with no hard border […]