Brexit chaos: New cabinet ministers appointed
It’s been another hectic day in Westminster – Amber Rudd has been appointed to be Secretary of State for Work and Pensions. It’s a remarkable return to the political frontline, only eight months since her demise as Home Secretary over the Windrush controversy.
UN expert says austerity has condemned millions to poverty
“Punitive, mean-spirited, and callous” – that’s how the United Nations special rapporteur on poverty has described the Government’s austerity policies, and he describes the rise in child poverty as a “social calamity and economic disaster”.
Mel Stride MP: ‘In this Government there is a very strong push to reduce poverty’
I talk to Treasury Minister Mel Stride about the UN special rapporteur’s assessment of poverty in Britain.
Mass cabinet resignations over May’s Brexit deal
So despite the chaos at the heart of her government, Theresa May claims she is not for turning. At a press conference inside Number 10 this afternoon she defended her Brexit plan to the hilt. Leadership, she said, was about “taking the right decisions, not the easy ones”, declaring she believed “with every fibre of…
Grenfell housing boss says firm did not have resources to deal with the fire
The former chief executive of the firm which ran Grenfell Tower has claimed it had no role in emergency planning when the fire broke out.
Will May win backing for draft Brexit deal?
What a difference a day makes. Last night, the first reports began to emerge. Today, we hoped to learn so much, but so far, no grand plan has been published. And ministerial resignations? Not yet anyway. Is the centre holding fast? It is too soon to say.
The Brexit fears of the children of EU nationals
Now for some voices you rarely hear from in the Brexit debate. More than 600,000 children live in the UK who were born elsewhere in the EU. Many of them came to Britain years ago and now consider it home.
Grenfell resident told to stay put even after advice changed to evacuate
The public inquiry into the Grenfell Tower fire has heard that police told a resident to remain in a flat more than 15 minutes after the London Fire Brigade’s “stay put” advice was changed. Seventy-two people died as a result of the fire last June.
Brexit deal: Cabinet to discuss draft agreement
Senior Cabinet ministers have been summoned, a draft Brexit deal with the EU is on the table, but the real work is only just beginning – selling it to the Cabinet, parliament, if not the country at large.
Director of regulation for the Oil and Gas Authority quizzed on fracking
Cathy Newman speaks to Tom Wheeler, who’s the director of regulation for the Oil and Gas Authority. She asks if he was misleading people about the possible consequences of gas extraction and fracking.
Neo-Nazi couple guilty of being members of National Action
Six people have been convicted for membership of banned neo-Nazi group National Action. Two of them, Adam Thomas and Claudia Patatas, gave their baby the middle name Adolf as a tribute to Hitler, who they said they admired.
UN probes UK poverty amid benefits shake-up
Being poor and on benefits in the UK can mean surviving on very little money – now the United Nations rapporteur on poverty has come to the country to investigate just how severe a problem it is.
Calls for second Brexit referendum but can it actually happen?
Opposition to Theresa May’s proposed Brexit deal is increasing.
Portraits in the sand: artwork honours The Fallen on Britain’s beaches
On beaches throughout the British Isles people have come together to mark the centenary of the Armistice.
President Macron warns world against nationalism on day of Remembrance
Standing before Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin the French President warned old demons are resurfacing and condemned nationalism.