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  • 14 Jul 2018

    While there was a massive and peaceful demo in London yesterday, the streets of central London were cordoned off for a rather different event today. Supporters of President Trump joined supporters of the jailed former English Defence League Leader Tommy Robinson for a march and rally on Whitehall – overseen by a huge police operation.

  • Former Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams has called on people who attacked his home with an explosive device to meet him and explain their motives.  Mr Adams said two of his grandchildren were in his driveway just 10 minutes before last night’s attack.

  • 13 Jul 2018

    The President’s visit started amid controversy after his Sun newspaper interview blasting Theresa May, the London mayor Sadiq Khan – and claiming immigration meant Europe was “losing its culture.” Later came the apology, of sorts: Mr Trump stood side by side with the Prime Minister lavishing praise on her, saying “she’s a terrific woman, she’s doing a…

  • As he prepares to meet Vladimir Putin on Monday, President Trump has doubled down his attack on America’s NATO allies and now the European Union too. Then his day got even more complicated by the indictment of 12 Russian intelligence agents accused of hacking the Democratic party during the 2016 election.

  • Donald Trump and Theresa May gave a joint press conference at the Prime Minister’s Chequers retreat today.

  • Conservative backbencher Michael Fabricant is in the headlines today after being accused of sending an Islamophobic tweet about the Mayor of London. The MP – famous for his distinctive blond hair and reality TV appearances – posted a cartoon showing a balloon with Sadiq Khan’s face on it having sex with a pig. (He deleted…

  • Trump undermines May then praises her to the heights

    In searing heat on the lawns of Chequers, Donald Trump laid it on with a trowel to Theresa May. We are becoming used to the sequence of offence given greatly, accusations that he’s been misunderstood and then proclamations that he reveres the individual in question. We got an Olympic class display of those skills today…

  • How should Theresa May handle Donald Trump?

    How to handle Donald Trump? What tactics work? How do you get the best out of him? Is there any relationship worth pursuing given how quickly he spins round and contradicts himself? If you’re part of the traditional liberal West, will he always undermine you? The grin/grimace and bear it approach has been tested to…

  • 12 Jul 2018

    Mr Trump described the UK as “a pretty hot spot right now with a lot of resignations.” But despite all the mass protests planned for his visit he declared “people like me there.” We analyse his visit, trade, the special relationship and witness the pomp and ceremony.

  •   Almost a week after Theresa May’s showdown at Chequers that led to David Davis, Boris Johnson and various others you probably haven’t heard of quitting, the Government’s Brexit White Paper has been revealed, detailing Britain’s negotiating position for life after we leave the EU. Theresa May declared it “absolutely delivers on the Brexit we…

  • A radical new treatment for a rare type of childhood cancer will now be made available on the NHS. The National Institute for Clinical Excellence has recommended the drug – after evidence it could increase survival chances for patients with high-risk neuroblastoma. A course of treatment can cost around £150,000 – but a deal with…

  • Labour have dismissed the government’s new plan for the NHS, but it’s actually more generous than the one Labour put forward at the last Election.

  • The white paper gives us more detail than we’ve ever had before about what the British government is hoping to get out of the negotiations.

  • Brexit Policy Published – But Will MPs Ever Back It?

    Nearly one hour into Dominic Raab’s statement on the government’s Brexit negotiating strategy a Tory MP got up and did something unusual. Vicky Ford, former MEP, was the first Tory to say anything supportive of the policy.

  • 11 Jul 2018

    The Information Commissioner has slapped a half million pound fine on Facebook for failing to safeguard its users’ data. The maximum fine was issued after this programme and the Guardian newspaper revealed how political strategy firm Cambridge Analytica harvested data from millions of users of the social media site. The commissioner’s office also said it…