‘It’s a way of keeping the north down’: Manchester commuters react to HS2 plans
While the future of the rail project designed to speed up links to their city is being discussed inside the conference hall, our North of England correspondent, Clare Fallon has been talking to people here in Manchester about their reaction to reports it’s been shelved.
FactCheck: Labour and Conservative front benches both split over second referendum
Frontbenchers from both parties have appeared to contradict their own colleagues on the question of a “confirmatory vote”.
Universal Credit rollout drastically decreased
Universal Credit was meant to simplify and streamline the existing benefits system but it has been running into trouble for several years. Some claimants have even been forced into destitution. Today the Work and Pensions Secretary Amber Rudd decided to dramatically scale back the next stage of the roll out: from 3 million benefit claimants…
May’s Brexit plan under fire but Labour refuse to back People’s Vote
Theresa May is showing no sign of changing her position on Brexit despite warnings from both the opposition and her party that her deal lacks support.
Conservatives’ civil war over Brexit?
“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…