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Ken Livingstone Hitler row: Labour suspends former mayor again

Ken Livingstone Hitler row: Labour suspends former mayor again

Media captionKen Livingstone: “I expected them to expel me, so I have now got to consider whether I challenge this legally.” The Labour Party has suspended Ken Livingstone from holding office for another year over comments he made about Adolf Hitler and Zionism. A disciplinary panel upheld three charges of breaching party rules. The ex-London […]

Brexit committee warns of impact of no deal being reached

Brexit committee warns of impact of no deal being reached

Image copyright AFP/Getty MPs have warned about the risks of the UK and EU failing to reach a Brexit trading agreement, urging ministers to work out how much “no deal” would cost. The Brexit committee said Theresa May’s claim that “no deal is better than a bad deal” was “unsubstantiated” until an economic assessment was […]

Some foreign aid firms’ conduct ‘appalling’, MPs say

Some foreign aid firms’ conduct ‘appalling’, MPs say

Image copyright PA Ministers must do more to tackle the “appalling conduct” of some private contractors used to deliver foreign aid projects, a committee of MPs has said. There were “fundamental flaws” in the working practices of some of the groups that handle tens of millions of pounds of taxpayers’ money, said the MPs. The […]

Stormont party leaders in roundtable talks

Stormont party leaders in roundtable talks

Image caption The new talks have been described as “an intensive process to drive progress” Party leaders have met at Stormont Castle for roundtable talks in an effort to strike a deal for the restoration of devolved government. The parties missed last week’s deadline for forming a power-sharing executive. Secretary of State James Brokenshire has […]

Palace of Westminster: Two arrested on suspicion of trespass

Palace of Westminster: Two arrested on suspicion of trespass

Image copyright PA Image caption Police said no access was gained to any building in the Palace of Westminster Two teenage boys have been arrested on suspicion of trespassing on a protected site after a barrier was climbed at the Palace of Westminster. The Metropolitan Police said no access was gained to any Parliament building […]

Theresa May defends UK ties with Saudi Arabia

Theresa May defends UK ties with Saudi Arabia

Image copyright AFP/Getty Theresa May has defended her trip to Saudi Arabia, saying its ties with the UK are important for security and prosperity. The prime minister is facing questions about the UK’s support for the Saudi-led coalition which is fighting rebels in neighbouring Yemen. Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn said UK-made weapons were contributing […]

UK should follow minimum alcohol price, say Lords

UK should follow minimum alcohol price, say Lords

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Licensing Act 2003 also needs an overhaul, according to the peers Minimum unit pricing for alcohol should be rolled out across the UK if Scotland’s scheme is successful, a Lords committee says. The 50p per unit minimum was approved by MSPs in 2012, but has faced legal challenges […]

Brexit and Gibraltar: May laughs off Spain ‘war’ talk

Brexit and Gibraltar: May laughs off Spain ‘war’ talk

Media captionSpanish foreign minister Alfonso Dastis says traditional British composure is “notable by its absence”. Prime Minister Theresa May has laughed off journalists’ questions about going to war with Spain following the Gibraltar Brexit row. Mrs May said her approach to negotiations was “definitely jaw jaw”. On Sunday ex-Tory leader Lord Howard said the PM […]

Stormont party officials meet to agree talks schedule

Stormont party officials meet to agree talks schedule

Image caption The new talks have been described as “an intensive process to drive progress” A new round of talks between Northern Ireland’s parties has begun in an effort to strike a deal for the restoration of devolved government. It is understood that officials from the five main parties met at Stormont Castle to consider […]

Extra school places and building repairs in £2.4bn boost

Extra school places and building repairs in £2.4bn boost

Image caption Extra classrooms and schools are needed to keep pace with a rising school population Schools in England are to receive £2.4bn for extra places and building repairs. The announcement by Education Secretary Justine Greening will help to create 600,000 more places by 2021. Extra places are needed to keep pace with a rising […]