• 13 Jul 2018

    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…

  • 13 Jul 2018

    Trump undermines May then praises her to the heights

    In searing heat on the lawns of Chequers, Donald Trump laid it on with a trowel to Theresa May. We are becoming used to the sequence of offence given greatly, accusations that he’s been misunderstood and then proclamations that he reveres the individual in question. We got an Olympic class display of those skills today…

  • 12 Jul 2018

      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…

  • 11 Jul 2018

    Jacob Rees-Mogg chairs the European Research Group of Eurosceptic Conservative MPs.

  • 11 Jul 2018

    It is only 20 feet high, filled with helium and will only fly for two hours. But the Trump baby blimp has divided opinion on this side of the pond almost as much as the visit of the US President himself. The balloon was the brainchild of an environmental protester and only got off the…

  • 11 Jul 2018

    The coffee had barely been poured at breakfast when Donald Trump launched his first blistering attack on his allies. They were expecting him to lambaste them for how little he feels they are contributing to NATO’s military might compared to the United States. More of a surprise was when he said Germany was “totally controlled…

  • 11 Jul 2018

    Now to an immigration story which has echoes of Donald Trump’s Mexican border policy, only it involves the authorities in the UK. We have been speaking exclusively to a father who was separated from his three-year-old daughter who was nearly put up for adoption while he was detained. They’ve been awarded £50,000 in compensation from…

  • 11 Jul 2018

    Britain’s data protection watchdog intends to fine Facebook £500,000 for failing to safeguard users’ information – the maximum amount it can levy.

  • 10 Jul 2018

    Ken Clarke served as a minister when Lord Carrington was foreign secretary in a government led by Margaret Thatcher. How did the seasoned aristocrat get on with her?

  • 10 Jul 2018

    If Donald Trump is intent on delivering a lecture to Europe to spend more on defence, in Britain the main narrative has been years of budget cuts, with warnings from military chiefs that the UK’s armed forces could be left badly diminished. That wasn’t the view on display today, though, as the Queen joined thousands…

  • 10 Jul 2018

    He served in Churchill’s government and held many major offices of state, famously resigning as foreign secretary over the Falklands invasion. Former prime ministers have led the tributes to Lord Carrington, who’s died at the age of 99. Sir John Major said he felt “immensely privileged” to have known him, while David Cameron described his…

  • 10 Jul 2018

    Theresa May has been hit by more resignations over her Brexit plan, just hours after appealing for Tory unity at the first meeting of her new-look cabinet. Ben Bradley and Maria Caulfield stepped down as vice chairs of the Conservative Party, one calling the plan as “the worst of all worlds”. The PM didn’t get…

  • 9 Jul 2018

    Boris Johnson has resigned from the Government hours after David Davis walked out over Theresa May’s Brexit deal.  

  • 8 Jul 2018

    Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Trojan records – the label which brought reggae and ska to the mainstream, along with artists like Bob Marley and Desmond Dekker. We look at the huge influence they’ve had over British music and culture.

  • 8 Jul 2018

    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.