Donald Trump UK visit: from criticism to compliments in 24 hours
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…
What is Brexit? Government sets out most detailed plan
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…
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.
Plane speaking: what have Johnson, May and Cameron said about Heathrow expansion?
Mr Johnson said he’d ‘lie down in front of those bulldozers’ to stop a third runway.
FactCheck: The NHS funding boost is not a Brexit dividend
Theresa May says the extra cash she’s promised for the NHS comes from a Brexit dividend. FactCheck investigates.
FactCheck: What happened to Brexit in Parliament yesterday?
Mrs May was forced into some embarrassing climb-downs that could come back to haunt her.
“The next 10 days are going to be tempestuous,” one Conservative MP said. He was talking about the attempt to overturn all the Lords’ amendments to the EU Withdrawal Bill on Tuesday next week. One of those defeats might not necessarily be on the substance of Brexit, but on the time allowed for debate (the first vote…
Grenfell inquiry: Theresa May backs down over calls for more experts
The Prime Minister has agreed to two experts sitting with Judge Sir Martin Moore-Bick for phase two of the investigation into the Grenfell Tower disaster. She had previously rejected calls for additional panel members.
Grandmother, child of the Windrush, told she can’t stay in UK
The new Home Secretary, Sajid Javid, says he’s rejecting the “hostile environment” policy on immigration, but that isn’t much comfort to those who are already caught up in its net. We’ve been following the case of one 64-year-old grandmother who came here from Jamaica – from her nine-month detention in Yarl’s Wood, to her reunion with her family after her release. And she’s still being told she can’t stay.
May forced to change her script during election campaigning
Cathy Newman follows the Prime Minister as she campaigns in the north-west of England, ahead of Thursday’s local elections.
Former Tory chair on ‘hostile environment’ policy: ‘I hope there will be a change’
We’re joined by the shadow secretary of state for women and equalities, Dawn Butler, Lib Dem home affairs spokesperson, Sir Edward Davey, and former chair of the Conservative Party, Baroness Warsi, to discuss Windrush.
Sajid Javid appointed Home Secretary after Windrush scandal
Early this morning, Sajid Javid became Britain’s first Muslim Home Secretary. Theresa May conducted a hurried mini-reshuffle after Amber Rudd finally gave in to calls for her resignation over the Windrush scandal. The final straw proved to be her ignorance of Home Office targets for deporting illegal immigrants.
Former Minister defends Amber Rudd
We spoke to the former Cabinet Minister and Conservative MP Maria Miller fom her consituency in Basingstoke. As someone who knows what it’s like to be a minister on the ropes, we asked her what might be going through Amber Rudd’s mind.
Cabinet meets over Syria military action
Theresa May’s cabinet spent more than two hours this afternoon in a special meeting to discuss military strikes against President Assad’s forces. Ministers are expected to back her plan for the UK to join action threatened by the United States and its allies. But opposition parties have demanded that Parliament be recalled so MPs have…