• Published on 21 Dec 2017 Sections UK

    Theresa May has repeated her concerns about police conduct after sacking her first secretary of state Damian Green for making “misleading statements” about the discovery of pornography on his Commons computer. The Prime Minister said she expected a proper investigation into claims that information was leaked by a former senior officer. Mr Green has continued…

  • Published on 21 Dec 2017 Sections UK

    Joining us from his home in Oxfordshire is the former Conservative Deputy Prime Minister Lord Michael Heseltine.

  • Published on 21 Dec 2017 Sections UK

    We were joined in the studio by Rosamund Urwin, a journalist for the Evening Standard and co-founder of The Second Source, a group of women journalists campaigning against sexual harassment. She also happens to be a friend of Kate Maltby – and a text conversation between the pair was handed over to the inquiry into…

  • Published on 21 Dec 2017 Sections United States, World

    By an overwhelming majority of 128-9, the United Nations General assembly has declared America’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel as “null and void”. Dozens of countries abstained but it’s unclear how many were deterred by President Trump’s threat to cut off funding to states which opposed his declaration. And the United…

  • Published on 21 Dec 2017 Sections FactCheck

    2017 has been a busy year for FactCheck. With a snap election and the start of Brexit negotiations, politicians have churned out a stream of lies, half-truths and misleading claims. Here are the lowlights of 2017, which were exposed by FactCheck. 1. Jeremy Hunt was wrong about NHS staffing Speaking on World Mental Health Day,…

  • Published on 20 Dec 2017 Sections UK

    The government has managed to avoid another bruising defeat over its flagship Brexit bill tonight by backing down over amendments designed to appease Tory backbench rebels. At Prime Minister’s Questions, Theresa May said there could be a delay in the Brexit date in “exceptional circumstances”. Mrs May later faced more detailed questions on Brexit from…

  • Published on 20 Dec 2017 Sections UK

    MPs have branded homelessness “a national crisis”, condemning the government for its “unacceptably complacent” response. A damning report by the cross-party public accounts committee says the number of people sleeping rough has soared 134% since 2011, describing the government’s efforts to eliminate rough sleeping as the ‘”tip of the iceberg”. Ministers insist they’re providing more…

  • Published on 16 Dec 2017 Sections UK

    It is six months since the Grenfell Tower tragedy and hundreds of children from the area are still struggling to get back to normal. One local youth project lost two of its members in the devastating blaze – and their friends are learning to cope with the grief and trauma. Our Social Affairs Editor Jackie…

  • Published on 16 Dec 2017 Sections Business, China, UK, World

    He was the man who brought us the Brexit referendum – but since his hurried departure from Downing Street in the wake of the result, David Cameron has kept a low profile. Eighteen months on, the former Prime Minister has re-emerged. He will now take control of a £750 million fund to improve ports, roads…

  • Published on 16 Dec 2017 Sections South Africa, World

    The party of the late Nelson Mandela will elect a new leader to succeed President Zuma – a man facing more than 780 counts of corruption. On the ballot are Mr. Zuma’s ex wife, who is a seasoned minister, and Cyril Ramaphosa, a veteran of the struggle who has become a multi-millionaire lover of fine…

  • Published on 15 Dec 2017 Sections UK

    Christmas, so the song goes, can be the most wonderful time of the year, but it can also the loneliest. Now the government has been urged to adopt a national strategy to tackle what’s being called a “loneliness epidemic”. A cross-party commission set up by the MP Jo Cox before she was murdered says that…

  • Published on 15 Dec 2017 Sections UK, World

    Journalist and Remain campaigner, Hugo Dixon, and the Conservative MEP and international trade spokesman, David Campbell Bannerman, discuss Brexit.

  • Published on 15 Dec 2017 Sections UK, World

    For once, some Brexit news which Theresa May can put under the Christmas tree. European leaders have given the green light for the Brexit negotiations to continue to their second stage. But at the Brussels summit, they warned that the next phase of talks would be more difficult than the first. And they said Britain…

  • Published on 15 Dec 2017 Sections UK

    Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has been out launching a new rough sleeping campaign, in conjunction with 18 different charities.

  • Published on 15 Dec 2017 Sections UK

    West Midlands Assistant Police and Crime Commissioner, Dr Lynnette Kelly, and Lord Victor Adebowale, the chief executive of Turning Point discuss homelessness and drug abuse.