• 10 Dec 2018

    Caught between defeat and a hard place, Theresa May has called off the vote on her Brexit deal and will, despite EU refusals, bid to renegotiate the issue which is tearing her party apart – the Northern Ireland backstop.

  • 7 Dec 2018

    The government’s attempt to sell its Brexit deal today was more stick than carrot, with warnings that ports could be disrupted for up to six months and traffic flows across the Channel could drop to just 13 per cent, if the UK leaves without a Brexit deal.

  • 6 Dec 2018

    Watch the key speeches from the Brexit debate below. We are live streaming the debates every day on our YouTube channel. Each link here will take you to the start of the key speeches. The list is collated by order of appearance.

  • 5 Dec 2018

    The documents suggest that Facebook gave special access to some big companies, allowing them to access information about people’s friends, while other smaller companies could not. Facebook insisted the documents were misleading, and that the company never sold its users’ data.

  • 5 Dec 2018

    The government was forced to hand over its Brexit legal advice to parliament this morning.

  • 4 Dec 2018

    According to Ofsted’s annual report, 19 thousand pupils vanished from the school roll between 2016 and 2017. Around half of them disappeared without trace.

  • 4 Dec 2018

    MPs have humiliated the Government by voting to hold ministers in contempt of parliament – for the first time in history – for refusing to publish the Attorney General’s full legal advice on Brexit.

  • 2 Dec 2018

    The shadow Brexit Secretary, Sir Keir Starmer, says the Labour Party would try to force a no confidence vote and a general election, if MPs vote against Theresa May’s draft Brexit deal.

  • 2 Dec 2018

    Wales is about to get a new First Minister – as voting comes to an end in Welsh Labour’s election to decide their new leader. Members of the party and affiliated groups like unions will have until tomorrow to cast their votes. Inevitably, perhaps, Brexit has featured prominently in the campaign. And as First Minister…

  • 1 Dec 2018

    The latest minister to resign from the government over Theresa May’s Brexit deal says it would leave the country ‘outnumbered and outmanoeuvred’ in future negotiations with the EU. Sam Gyimah stepped down as universities and science minister – calling it a ‘deal in name only’.

  • 30 Nov 2018

    Relatives of victims of the Lockerbie bombing have claimed over the years that their phones and correspondence were being monitored by the secret services. Now previously classified government files appear to confirm their suspicions. The files reveal the Thatcher administration was warned that the families were becoming increasingly organised and should be put under observation. We speak to…

  • 30 Nov 2018

    Our political editor Gary Gibbon tracks the history of Brexit from the 2016 referendum to the proposed withdrawal deal the government is now touting.

  • 28 Nov 2018

    Moved around, lonely, isolated and facing the sort of challenges which would floor an adult: for too many young people that is life in care. Looked-after children still do less well than others in school and are more likely to experience homelessness or the criminal justice system.

  • 28 Nov 2018

    A British judge has thrown out an extradition request for a high-profile critic of Turkey’s President Erdogan, describing the bid as politically motivated.

  • 28 Nov 2018

    The pound will crash, unemployment and inflation will soar and the UK economy could shrink by 8% – a worst-case scenario from the Bank of England.