Gove attacks ‘distorting’ social media after animal sentience row

Gove attacks ‘distorting’ social media after animal sentience row

Media captionMichael Gove says the government has made a commitment to animal welfare Michael Gove has hit out at the way social media “corrupts and distorts” political reporting and decision making following a row about animal welfare. The environment secretary said attacks on MPs over a vote on an EU protocol about “animal sentience” had […]






Brexit: Both sides need to ‘step forward’ says May

Brexit: Both sides need to ‘step forward’ says May

Image copyright EPA Theresa May has insisted it is for both sides, not just the UK, to move the Brexit process forward so discussions on future trade relations can begin. She will meet the EU’s Donald Tusk, who has told the UK it has until the start of December to offer further guarantees on money […]






Theresa May to warn of ‘hostile’ Russia threat to EU security

Theresa May to warn of ‘hostile’ Russia threat to EU security

Image copyright Reuters PM Theresa May is to warn EU leaders to be wary of “hostile states like Russia” and pledge the UK will stay committed to European security after Brexit. In Brussels for a summit, she will say it is crucial that European countries work together to “protect our shared values and ideals”. She […]






Question Time cut short as woman falls ill

Question Time cut short as woman falls ill

The BBC’s Question Time was cut short on Thursday when an audience member was taken ill during the recording. The BBC One show, from Colchester town hall, in Essex, was suspended while the woman was given first aid. Host David Dimbleby said later they had to end the recording as the woman “could not be […]






Corbyn: I was never supposed to be called Jeremy

Corbyn: I was never supposed to be called Jeremy

Media captionThe Labour leader was introduced on stage by Glastonbury Festival founder Michael Eavis His name was chanted by crowds at Glastonbury and emblazoned on T-shirts – but Jeremy Corbyn says he was never meant to be called “Jeremy” at all. The Labour leader said his parents had agreed a name for him shortly after […]






Budget 2017: Philip Hammond hopes to prove grim forecasts wrong

Budget 2017: Philip Hammond hopes to prove grim forecasts wrong

Media captionPhilip Hammond explains how the UK can get its economic forecast upgraded Philip Hammond says he hopes to prove the bleak economic forecasts released in his Budget wrong. The chancellor said clarity around Brexit would increase consumer confidence and lead to higher growth in the economy. But a new report has warned of the […]






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Budget 2017: MPs rally round Hammond after growth shock

Budget 2017: MPs rally round Hammond after growth shock

Image copyright PA Conservative MPs have rallied round Philip Hammond despite his Budget being overshadowed by gloomy assessments of the UK’s future growth prospects. The UK economy is forecast to expand by an average of just 1.4% a year by 2022 due to uncertainty over Brexit and sluggish productivity levels. Labour say the projections, the […]






Budget 2017: UK growth forecast cut by Hammond

Budget 2017: UK growth forecast cut by Hammond

Media captionThe chancellor abolishes stamp duty on homes under £300,000 to help first-time buyers. Chancellor Philip Hammond has given a sobering assessment of the economy, saying it is expected to grow more slowly than previously thought. But he sought to rally Conservative MPs in his Budget by scrapping stamp duty for the first £300,000 spent […]






Grangela: Labour’s Angela Rayner is grandmother at 37

Grangela: Labour’s Angela Rayner is grandmother at 37

Image copyright Reuters Labour MP Angela Rayner has become a grandmother at the age of 37. The shadow education secretary announced the birth of her first grandchild in an early-morning tweet in which she gave herself the new nickname, Grangela. The Ashton-under-Lyne MP had her first son, Ryan, at the age of 16 and said […]






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