Foreign Office summons Iranian diplomat after ‘unacceptable’ British oil tanker seizure
Iran says the British flagged Stena Impero was violating international maritime law. Not true, says the UK government, with Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt calling the seizure “totally and utterly unacceptable”. The oil tanker was captured by Iran’s Revolutionary Guard in the Strait of Hormuz yesterday, in retaliation for Britain’s role in capturing an Iranian ship in Gibraltar…
Labour vows to end privatisation of council services
Labour has said it will seek to end much of the outsourcing of council services to private companies, if it comes into power.
‘Cats’ musical fans confused by ‘weird and creepy’ film adaption
It’s got stars galore and an Oscar-winning director at the helm, yet the trailer for the Hollywood adaptation of Cats has sent the fur flying worldwide. It’s been described as catnip online with the film trending across all social media platforms. Critics complained that the felines created through special effects look “weird and creepy”. The…
The Moon landing at 50: Man’s greatest leap into the unknown
Some 650 million people watched around the world as astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed the Apollo Lunar module Eagle, planting the American flag on the moon. No space event has equalled it since. But with plans afoot to travel to Mars, will this generation have its own moon landing moment?
Brussels says no-deal Brexit ‘a tragedy for all sides’
European Union leaders have urged Mr Johnson to avoid a no-deal Brexit, describing the prospect as “a tragedy for all sides”. The EU’s chief negotiator Michel Barnier, though, promised that they were ready to “work constructively” with the UK to achieve an orderly Brexit.
Labour’s John McDonnell: ‘We’re going to prevent a no-deal Brexit’
Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell discusses a Boris Johnson Premiership.
Can Boris Johnson win over traditional Labour voters?
Boris Johnson has clearly scored a hit with Conservative party members, but what about voters outside his natural constituency? We’ve been to Ashfield in Nottinghamshire, which was once the heart of coal mining country in the Midlands.
Could a Boris Johnson Premiership be shortest ever?
When Mr Johnson moves into Number 10 tomorrow he’ll inherit an overflowing in-tray.
Spectator’s Fraser Nelson on Boris Johnson: ‘If he wimps out…his credibility would be shot and the Tories would throw him overboard’
Looking ahead to what the new Johnson Premiership might have in store, we talk to the editor of The Spectator, Fraser Nelson, and the new editor of the Evening Standard’s The Londoner, Ayesha Hazarika.
Trump says Boris Johnson called ‘Britain Trump’
President Trump congratulated Mr Johnson in trademark style, declaring: “They call him Britain Trump.
Nicola Sturgeon: ‘I’ve got profound concerns about the prospects of a Boris Johnson Premiership’
We spoke to the leader of the Scottish National Party, Nicola Sturgeon, and started by asking if she was planning on congratulating the new Prime Minister.
Michael Heseltine’s message to Boris Johnson: ‘Boris, you’re in a mess, and I don’t know how you get out of this mess’
Former Deputy Prime Minister and Conservative grandee, Lord Heseltine, was suspended from the Tory party in May after he voted Lib Dem in the European elections.
Dominic Raab on Johnson/Trump: ‘I think it’s good to have warm relations’
We spoke to former Brexit Secretary and Boris Johnson supporter Dominic Raab, and asked if he thought Mr Johnson had a mandate to lead the country.
Boris Johnson wins battle to become Tory leader and PM
Tonight he is preparing for government: his mission as Prime Minister to “deliver Brexit, unite the country and defeat Jeremy Corbyn”.
Prof Robert Tombs: ‘The likelihood is that we shall be suffering very little from Brexit if we do the right thing’
Bronwen Maddox, director of the Institute for Government, and Robert Tombs, professor of history at the University of Cambridge, discuss post-Brexit Britain.
Corbyn sets out plans to combat anti-Semitism
Jeremy Corbyn has just been addressing a meeting of Labour MPs tonight after a special shadow cabinet meeting to discuss how the party has been handling anti-Semitism allegations.
Dozens killed in Syrian government attack in rebel-held Idlib
An attack today on a market in Maarat al-Numaan is reported to have left at least 32 dead.
Masked men attack pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong
Police in Hong Kong have been accused of standing by while a gang of masked attackers stormed a metro station, attacking dozens of people.
Former nurse guilty of lying about VIP paedophile ring
For years he was known only as “Nick”. Cloaked by the anonymity given to genuine victims of sex offences, Carl Beech falsely claimed to have witnessed murders and been sexually abused by senior public figures.