• Published on 23 Jan 2017 Sections Politics, United States, World

    Michael Fallon: Trident secrecy essential

    As ever with a Michael Fallon statement, we are little the wiser at the end of the hour and he will wear that as a badge of pride.

  • Published on 22 Jan 2017 Sections Politics

    The Prime Minister is under pressure to reveal whether she knew about a failed test-firing of one of Britain’s Trident nuclear missiles before urging MPs to renew the system. A report in the Sunday Times said the unarmed missile had veered off course after launching in June last year. But in a Commons speech on…

  • Published on 22 Jan 2017 Sections Politics, United States, World

    In his first Presidential hours, Donald Trump and his official spokesman have combined to deliver the world a series of terminological inexactitudes, Trump’s claims on crowd size at his inauguration have proved completely untrue. Having promised to start building his wall against Mexico on Day One he hasn’t, Instead he has commenced by offending the…

  • Published on 22 Jan 2017 Sections

    The father of a man who killed himself while on suicide watch in prison has said his death could and should have been avoided. Mark Saunders was stabbed while preventing his son, Dean, from self-harming. But Dean was remanded in custody in Chelmsford prison, where he later killed himself. An inquest found the prison and…

  • Published on 22 Jan 2017 Sections Politics

    Ukip have announced that their leader, Paul Nuttall, is to contest next month’s Stoke Central by-election in an attempt to wrest the Brexit-supporting constituency from Labour. The announcement came as reports emerged that polling in another Labour seat up for election next month – Copeland, in Cumbria – suggests that it could be captured by…

  • Published on 21 Jan 2017 Sections Politics, United States, World

    Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of Washington this morning to protest against Donald Trump’s stance on human rights – and particularly his attitude to women.

  • Published on 19 Jan 2017 Sections Politics

    For the second time in a week, the prime minister has thrown down the gauntlet – this time to business executives attending the world economic forum in Davos.

  • Published on 19 Jan 2017 Sections Politics

    Leader of Surrey County Council David Hodge on the revolt in Surrey.

  • Published on 19 Jan 2017 Sections Politics

    An unlikely revolt in leafy Surrey where the Conservative local authority is blaming the Conservative government for cutting its budget and forcing it to raise council tax by 15 per cent.

  • Published on 19 Jan 2017 Sections Northern Ireland, Politics

    Martin McGuinness bows out

    Martin McGuinness’ decision to stand down from the Northern Ireland Assembly robs the power-sharing institutions of one of their most important and unlikely defenders.

  • Published on 19 Jan 2017 Sections Switzerland

    Theresa May preaches to Davos sinners

    Theresa May always takes a pause before speaking. I wonder if it’s something she learnt from her father as he waited for the congregation to settle.

  • Published on 18 Jan 2017 Sections

    He promised to hand himself in if Chelsea Manning was released. But despite President Obama’s surprise announcement, lawyers for the WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange say at the moment he’s going nowhere.

  • Published on 18 Jan 2017 Sections Health

    “Absolutely delighted”: that’s how Doug Paulley feels after winning a partial victory against a bus company at the Supreme Court in a battle over wheelchair spaces.

  • Published on 18 Jan 2017 Sections Business, China, Politics

    While Boris Johnson says he can sketch out post-Brexit trade deals on the back of an envelope, one of the world’s most powerful trading nations, China, has just opened a new route into Britain.

  • Published on 18 Jan 2017 Sections Politics

    Europe’s leaders have been telling Theresa May how difficult her plan for Brexit is going to be to negotiate.