• 20 Jul 2018

    Documents filed in a South African court by Arron Banks’ former business partner allege he sought funds from Russians.

  • 17 Jul 2018

    Report by the Electoral Commission says the official Brexit campaign exceeded its legal spending limit by almost £500,000.

  • 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…

  • 13 Jul 2018

    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

      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…

  • 11 Jul 2018

    Jacob Rees-Mogg chairs the European Research Group of Eurosceptic Conservative MPs.

  • 10 Jul 2018

    Theresa May has been hit by more resignations over her Brexit plan, just hours after appealing for Tory unity at the first meeting of her new-look cabinet. Ben Bradley and Maria Caulfield stepped down as vice chairs of the Conservative Party, one calling the plan as “the worst of all worlds”. The PM didn’t get…

  • 8 Jul 2018

    We speak to the Eurosceptic Tory MP Andrew Bridgen, who’s not very happy with the deal Theresa May has got past her Cabinet. Even Boris Johnson agreed to it, after some apparently colourful language at Friday’s Chequers talks.

  • 4 Jul 2018

    Brexit strains in the Cabinet

    Individual Cabinet Ministers are getting their briefings on Theresa May’s new Brexit proposals ahead of Friday’s special Cabinet meeting.

  • 3 Jul 2018

    There are still days to go before the special Chequers Cabinet meeting on Brexit – but  Europe’s politicians are getting impatient. At lunch today in The Hague the Dutch Prime Minister told Theresa May it was now time provide clarity on “every aspect” of the UK’s future relationship with the EU. The pressure is mounting in…

  • 3 Jul 2018

    Conservative Brexiteer Jacob Rees-Mogg discusses the government’s EU negotiations.

  • 2 Jul 2018

    “Pipe down” and “Put a sock in it” – the playground insults from senior Tories were flying on Twitter today in response to arch-Eurosceptic Jacob Rees-Mogg’s warning that the Prime Minister must deliver the Brexit she promised or risk the collapse of her government. It feels as though an out-and-out civil war is in full…

  • 23 Jun 2018

    Tens of thousands of anti-Brexit campaigners have marched through central London on the second anniversary of the vote to take Britain out of the EU – demanding another referendum on any final Brexit deal. But if pro-Brexit government cabinet ministers have their way – there could be no deal at all. And it’s been reported…

  • 23 Jun 2018

    Two years after Brexit what does Britain think about immigration? It was an issue that defined the referendum, and in the intervening months it has stayed high on the agenda. So while the scandal of how Windrush immigrants were treated by the Home Office saw the resignation of the Home Secretary, and discussions about the…

  • 22 Jun 2018

    It’s become one of the defining moments in British immigration history – the arrival of the Empire Windrush liner at Tilbury docks 70 years ago today. The anniversary of when Caribbean migrants first arrived in large numbers to rebuild Britain after the war was celebrated today at Tilbury and in Westminster. The government recently apologised for…