At the Labour conference, the Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell wanted to focus on the party’s plans to drive through radical nationalisation once it takes office, a future he said he was proud to call socialism. But he couldn’t escape questions about Brexit. We ask him if a people’s vote on the final deal would include an option to remain…
From disrupted flights to months of preparation before travelling with a pet: the possible future without a Brexit deal has been laid out by government officials. A tranche of new documents has been released, revealing the government’s contingency plans. Business and farming leaders have already warned of “devastating effects” and “an explosion of red tape”.
The NHS has won a landmark legal battle against the pharmaceutical industry, meaning patients with the most common form of sight loss could receive a cheaper drug.
From hard Brexit and hard borders, to soft Brexit or the Chequers deal – here’s everything you need to know.
President Trump has declared a disaster in North Carolina, where at least five people have died in a tropical storm.
Emergency rescue teams are trying to reach people trapped in cars, in attics and on roofs along the North Carolina coast, as the eye of Hurricane Florence swept ashore, with winds of up to 90 miles an hour.
The two men named by the UK Government as suspects in the Salisbury novichok poison attack claim they were just tourists, trying to sight-see in the city.
It’s been downgraded to a category two storm, with 105mph winds. But officials say there could be feet – rather than inches – of rain. And there are reports of another storm in the Pacific, too.
Up to 1.7 million people have now been ordered to leave their homes as the US braces for Hurricane Florence. The category three storm is ploughing towards the east coast and is due to make landfall in South Carolina early on Friday morning. A state of emergency has been declared in Georgia, making it the…
Conservative pro-Brexit MPs claim they’ve got a plan to unlock one of the trickiest issues in the Brexit negotiations, avoiding a hard border between Northern Ireland and the Republic. Their idea, to streamline customs checks using established technology, was swiftly dismissed by Dublin as an “unworkable distraction”. And the policy launch was overshadowed by questions…
In the United States, up to a million people are being evacuated from the coastal communities of North and South Carolina and Virginia,as Hurricane Florence approaches. It’s currently a category four storm, with winds of 130 miles an hour, and is due to make landfall within 48 hours.
Eighty Conservative MPs will vote against the Chequers plan, according to the former Brexit minister Steve Baker. His European Research Group of Conservative MPs says it will set out some alternative plans for Brexit, although not a full manifesto that some had talked about. There are also Tory MPs on the other side of the Brexit argument who are…
Vladimir Putin’s pension reforms have proved so unpopular they’ve brought protesters out on the streets and sent his approval ratings plummeting.
The government says they were Russian intelligence operatives who went on to commit the Salisbury novichok attack before flying back to Moscow the same day. But there’s little, if any, prospect of a trial.
Boring; untrue; a work of fiction; nothing more than falsehoods from disgruntled former employees. That’s what the White House says about veteran journalist Bob Woodward’s latest book.