• 12 Dec 2017

    Did Theresa May’s Brexit deal save her job last week?

    As Theresa May fought to save her Brexit negotiations last week – it seems she was also fighting to save her job. So what was going on behind the scenes between the Government and the DUP?

  • 9 Dec 2017

    Ministers’ Brexit talks now 18-19 December

    The full Cabinet meeting on 19 December will still, under current plans, be the first full Cabinet discussion on the future relationship between the UK and the EU.

  • 5 Dec 2017

    Labour announces fundamental shift in Brexit policy

    In a fast-moving plot, yet another twist. The Labour front bench has used the urgent question put down to ask David Davis about yesterday’s Brussels mess-up to announce a fundamental shift in its own policy.

  • 3 Dec 2017

    “Talking the talk is all very well, but you also need to walk the walk” – the parting shot of the Chairman of the government’s Social Mobility Commission. Alan Milburn said he didn’t doubt the Prime Minister’s personal commitment to the issue, but he’d reluctantly concluded that Brexit is occupying much of her attention, to…

  • 29 Nov 2017

    Britain’s Brexit divorce bill could be almost £50bn. Theresa May insisted today that negotiations are still going on, but it looks like that is what Britain could promise to pay the EU in order to move the talks on to the crucial question of future trading arrangements. The pressure is on for a deal to be…

  • 16 Nov 2017

    We’ve heard a lot in recent weeks about Russia’s alleged involvement in the EU referendum. On Monday, Theresa May said Vladimir Putin’s government was trying to “undermine free societies” and was “planting fake stories” to “sow discord in the West”. Although on Wednesday, the Prime Minister appeared to soften her language. She told parliament: “if…

  • 9 Nov 2017

    The Prime Minister may have solved one problem by promoting Penny Mordaunt to replace Priti Patel as International Development Secretary. But the criticism of her foreign secretary Boris Johnson has continued. On Tuesday Mr Johnson suggested Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who is in prison in Iran, was “training journalists”. Her family say she was there on holiday. Overnight…

  • 2 Nov 2017

    It was meant to be a meeting to show unity between Israel and the UK a hundred years on from the Balfour Declaration, which signalled British support for the creation of a Jewish homeland. But cracks were quickly apparent. Theresa May pointed to illegal Israeli settlements as a barrier to peace, while her Israeli counterpart…

  • 2 Nov 2017

    Liberal Democrat leader Sir Vince Cable discusses the Westminster harassment saga and the interest rate rise.  

  • 29 Oct 2017

    Theresa May is calling for a Commons review into how the culture at Westminster can change. One of her ministers has admitted asking his secretary to buy sex toys – the Cabinet Office will investigate whether international trade minister broke official rules.

  • 19 Oct 2017

    Theresa May tried to thaw relations with EU leaders was to write an open message on social media today to EU citizens in the UK, all 3.2 million of them.  

  • 19 Oct 2017

    Europe’s leaders put on a show of friendship and support for Theresa May at the European summit in Brussels this afternoon. But underneath the bonhomie, the tough message remains the same – cough up.

  • 18 Oct 2017

    Tomorrow Theresa May sets off for her second trip in a week to Brussels, where she will address EU leaders on Brexit. In the Commons today she insisted the option of walking away without a deal must remain on the table. But her visit comes as her government’s EU withdrawal bill, which transfers EU legislation…

  • 17 Oct 2017

    Brexit Secretary David Davis has told MPs that the UK is reaching the limits of  “what we can achieve” without beginning talks about trade. And he urged EU leaders to give his counterpart Michel Barnier the green light to do so at this week’s EU summit. This followed Theresa May’s EU dinner last night, after…

  • 16 Oct 2017

    What’s Theresa May taking to Brussels?

    Theresa May has gone with some kind of sweetener on EU citizens’ rights which she hopes will break the impasse.