• Published on 17 Jun 2017 Sections Politics, UK

    Theresa May met survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire – as well as volunteers and community leaders – in Downing Street this afternoon. And while she reassured families affected by the disaster that the Government was there for them, she admitted that support on the ground in the initial hours was simply not good enough.

  • Published on 11 Jun 2017 Sections Politics

    Michael Fallon has defended the Conservative’s proposed “accommodation” with the Democratic Unionist Party, saying any deal would only apply to big issues rather than the party’s controversial stance on social issues. But in Northern Ireland itself there are increasing concerns about what impact any deal could have on the peace process.

  • Published on 11 Jun 2017 Sections Politics

    The number of women MPs is at an all-time high after Thursdays Vote. There’s also a rise in the number of LGBT, ethnic minority and disabled representatives. So what can we expect from this latest re-balancing of representation in the Mother of Parliaments?

  • Published on 11 Jun 2017 Sections Politics

    Former Conservative Deputy Prime Minister Lord Heseltine on the issue that he believes is dividing the Conservative party.

  • Published on 11 Jun 2017 Sections Politics

    Michael Crick asks whether Mrs May is showing any signs of confidence after the chaos of the last three days.

  • Published on 11 Jun 2017 Sections Politics, UK

    The day began with former Chancellor George Osborne describing Theresa May as a “dead woman walking” and her Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon denying the controversial floated deal with the DUP was a formal coalition. It ended with the Prime Minister’s reshuffle of her cabinet and more questions about where this political impasse is headed.

  • Published on 4 Jun 2017 Sections UK

    Well normal politics hasn’t quite been suspended today – as the PM confirmed the election will go ahead as planned on Thursday. She used her response on the attack to outline her plans on national security. While Jeremy Corbyn will give a speech in the next half hour addressing the attack and setting out Labour’s…

  • Published on 4 Jun 2017

    7 people killed and forty eight injured, twenty one of them in critical condition. A third major attack in three months and four days before polling day will terror change the course of politics?

  • Published on 30 May 2017 Sections Politics, UK

    An audience of under-30s and over-60s debate security and terrorism following the Manchester attack.

  • Published on 29 May 2017 Sections Politics

    For the last year the celebrated transvestite potter Grayson Perry has been exploring the divisions that lead to last June’s Brexit vote. But do they still define us? Perry has a new documentary tomorrow night on Channel 4 – and a new piece of work – two vases representing “leave” and “remain”. And he’s been…

  • Published on 29 May 2017 Sections Politics, UK

    Theresa May has been defending her record on security at a campaign event in Twickenham today – claiming she had excluded more hate preachers from the country as Home Secretary than ever before. But is the issue proving so important to voters – or are they still making decisions on the bedrock issues like health,…

  • Published on 26 May 2017 Sections Politics, UK

    The election campaign got back into full swing today, with polls showing that the Conservative lead over Labour is narrowing. This morning, Jeremy Corbyn drew a link between the UKs involvement in foreign wars and terrorism at home – arguing that British foreign policy had to change. The Conservatives accused him of a “totally inappropriate…

  • Published on 25 May 2017 Sections Politics, UK

    Campaigning for the General Election resumed at a national level today when the United Kingdom Independence Party launched their manifesto – having postponed it yesterday. The document promises significant increases in police and military personnel, billions extra for the NHS and a commitment to reduce net migration to zero. Yet in the light of Monday’s…

  • Published on 16 May 2017 Sections Business, Politics, UK

    Economics Correspondent Helia Ebrahimi has been going through the figures in detail and looking at the effect of Labour’s tax plans on business.

  • Published on 16 May 2017 Sections Politics, UK

    Jeremy Corbyn has launched Labour’s manifesto with pledges to make the richest pay more tax. Mr Corbyn said it would fund billions of pounds in new spending on education, health and social care, scrap university tuition fees and renationalise the railways, Royal Mail, and public utilities. Some critics called it a return to the 70s,…