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Corbyn: Trump comments on Charlottesville ‘not enough’

Corbyn: Trump comments on Charlottesville ‘not enough’

Image caption Jeremy Corbyn said there was “no equivalence” between white supremacists in the US and the situation in Venezuela US President Donald Trump’s response to the Charlottesville attack was “not enough”, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has said. After deadly violence erupted over a white supremacist rally in Virginia, Mr Trump said he condemned “hatred, […]

Big Ben’s bongs to fall silent until 2021 for repairs

Big Ben’s bongs to fall silent until 2021 for repairs

Image copyright Reuters Big Ben’s famous chimes will fall silent from next week until 2021 to allow essential repair works to take place. The bongs will sound for the final time at midday on Monday before being disconnected to allow the clock and surrounding tower to be restored. The Great Bell has sounded on the […]

Anne Marie Waters: Anti-Islam candidate to stand for UKIP leadership

Anne Marie Waters: Anti-Islam candidate to stand for UKIP leadership

Image copyright Shutterstock Image caption The former Labour party member says Sharia courts “treat women like absolute dirt” An anti-Islam candidate has been allowed to stand for the UKIP leadership. Anne Marie Waters, a former Labour activist and founder of the Sharia Watch pressure group, has previously called Islam “evil”. Her leadership bid has split […]

Corbyn: Trump and Kim should get round negotiating table

Corbyn: Trump and Kim should get round negotiating table

Media captionJeremy Corbyn urged Trump and Kim to “calm down” and start talking Jeremy Corbyn has urged US and North Korean leaders to hold face-to-face talks “in the interest of sanity and safety”. He was commenting on an escalating war of words between US President Donald Trump and the North Korean regime. “We cannot play […]

Former Tory aide renews call for anti-Brexit party

Former Tory aide renews call for anti-Brexit party

Image copyright PA Image caption James Chapman (left) was David Davis’s top aide The former chief of staff to Brexit Secretary David Davis has said leaving the EU will be a “calamity for our country”. James Chapman claimed two cabinet ministers had expressed interest in a new centre party to oppose Brexit. He also claimed […]

Anger over ‘untrue’ climate change claims

Anger over ‘untrue’ climate change claims

Image copyright Dan Kitwood Image caption Former Chancellor Lord Lawson’s claims on climate change have been challenged by scientists Scientists have responded furiously to claims about climate change made in a live BBC radio interview. Experts told BBC News that the assertions made by former Chancellor Nigel Lawson on Radio 4’s Today programme were simply […]

Jeremy Corbyn to US and North Korea: Ratchet down the rhetoric

Jeremy Corbyn to US and North Korea: Ratchet down the rhetoric

Image copyright PA Jeremy Corbyn has called on Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un to “ratchet down the rhetoric” and said the situation between their countries was “obviously extremely dangerous”. The Labour leader called for talks and said he hoped one day North Korea would enter the “orbit of the rest of the world”. North Korea […]

Home Secretary Amber Rudd targeted by email hoax

Home Secretary Amber Rudd targeted by email hoax

Image copyright PA Home Secretary Amber Rudd was tricked into a brief email exchange with a prankster who impersonated the PM’s new communications chief Robbie Gibb. The hoaxer, who has previously fooled White House officials, managed to communicate with the minister before she spotted the windup. According to The Guardian, he emailed her using her […]

Labour criticises government hospital asset sales

Labour criticises government hospital asset sales

Image copyright PA Labour has accused the government of selling off valuable hospital assets to help plug a hole in NHS finances. Figures from data body NHS Digital show that the amount of NHS land in England earmarked for sale has more than doubled in the past year. Analysis commissioned by Labour found 117 sites […]

No agreement in latest Scots-UK Brexit powers talks

No agreement in latest Scots-UK Brexit powers talks

Image caption Michael Russell and John Swinney sat down with Damian Green and David Mundell The latest talks between the Scottish and UK governments about the repatriation of powers after Brexit have concluded with no agreement. First Secretary of State Damian Green met Deputy First Minister John Swinney and Scotland’s Brexit Minister Michael Russell in […]