• Published on 13 Jan 2018 Sections United States

    African leaders have demanded that Donald Trump apologise over his alleged use of a vulgar term to describe their nations. The Ghanaian president called the words he is said to have used “extremely unfortunate” and 54 African ambassadors to the United Nations condemned what they said were his “outrageous, racist and xenophobic remarks”. The US…

  • Published on 13 Jan 2018 Sections UK

    Labour’s shadow Brexit Secretary Sir Keir Starmer discusses whether staying in the single market should be a long-term option for Labour.

  • Published on 13 Jan 2018 Sections UK

    Centrist Labour MPs have called on their leader to harden his support for keeping close ties with Europe. MPs meeting at the Fabian Society conference said Jeremy Corbyn should back Britain staying in the single market. Meanwhile, Mr Corbyn could be about to tighten his grip on his party’s machine if his allies win key…

  • Published on 12 Jan 2018 Sections United States

    David Miliband,  former foreign secretary and current president of the International Rescue Committee, says America’s “moral standing is under severe strain” with President Trump in power.

  • Published on 12 Jan 2018 Sections UK

    President Trump has provoked a fair bit of outrage here too, after he declared he wouldn’t come to London to open the new US embassy next month because it was a “bad deal” and in an “off location”. Downing Street insisted the relationship between the two countries remained “strong and deep”, but London Mayor Sadiq…

  • Published on 12 Jan 2018 Sections United States

    “Hate-filled, vile and racist” – that’s how President Trump’s comments on immigration have been described by a leading Democratic Senator who heard him refer to Haiti, El Salvador and African countries as “shitholes”. It’s not just Democrats either. House Speaker Paul Ryan described the remarks as “very unfortunate, unhelpful.” From President Trump himself, there has…

  • Published on 11 Jan 2018 Sections China

    How far should former prime minsters benefit financially from their time in office? David Cameron’s famous photo opportunity with Chinese Presdent Xi Jinping in a Buckinghamshire pub kick started a bromance between London and Bejing. Now Chinese businessmen have said  “thank you” to the Old Etonian by each paying a cool twelve thousand pounds to…

  • Published on 11 Jan 2018 Sections

    Former Ukip leader Nigel Farage has floated the idea of there being another referendum on EU membership. He said it could shut up people who he called “remoaning” politicians as the new vote in favour of leaving would be so huge. Our political editor Gary Gibbon is in Westminster.  

  • Published on 11 Jan 2018 Sections FactCheck, Health, United States

    There are deep divisions among mental health professionals regarding questions about Donald Trump’s mental health. FactCheck looks into the details.

  • Published on 9 Jan 2018 Sections UK

    Analysis from day 2 of the cabinet reshuffle

    One friend of Andrea Leadsom says the Leader of the House was purposely made to sweat all day yesterday waiting to be reappointed to her role. It doesn’t feel like Mrs May is ready to press the re-set button on that relationship. And there’s a flick of the tail in the treatment of Jo Johnson today…

  • Published on 8 Jan 2018 Sections UK

    Jeremy Hunt has kept his job. In fact, he’s added to it, with a new health and social care title. Does Mr Hunt’s new job description reflect new government priorities?  

  • Published on 8 Jan 2018 Sections UK

    Theresa May has spent the day reshuffling her cabinet, but not that much of it. The government big hitters have kept their jobs, and only a handful of cabinet ministers have moved or left the government altogether. In fact the biggest changes came at Conservative Party Headquarters.  Former Immigration Minister Brandon Lewis has been made Conservative Party Chairman, with a new team of deputies…

  • Published on 8 Jan 2018 Sections UK

    Reshuffle: night of the long plastic forks

    Well it wasn’t really worth the drum roll build-up. As reshuffles go this has not been transformatory. There’s more still to come tomorrow with middle and junior ranks outside the Cabinet, but Theresa may has not felt able to shift big irritants from senior jobs and, as I write,  has yet to announce any Cabinet sackings.…

  • Published on 5 Jan 2018 Sections UK

    In the light of the Worboys case, former chief prosecutor for north west England, Nazir Afzal, who led the prosecution against the TV presenter Stuart Hall for a string of sex attacks on young girls, discusses how such prosecutions are dealt with.

  • Published on 5 Jan 2018 Sections Education, UK

    Schools in England could be raising around £150m a year from voluntary donations, research by Channel 4 News suggests. With tight budgets, some headteachers told us they are increasingly reliant on donations to plug the gaps. In November, a primary school in Theresa May’s constituency wrote to parents asking for donations to help pay for items…