I am told the EU negotiators left one recent meeting with the impression that David Frost’s greatest desire was that they didn’t go out and tell the media he’d come empty handed.
Dominic Grieve: ‘I’m not willing to let this Prime Minister drag this country out to such a dangerous and risky future’
Joining me from West London is the former Attorney-General Dominic Grieve – he was one of the 21 Tory MPs expelled from the parliamentary party for defying Boris Johnson over a no-deal Brexit.
What should we expect from the next week in politics?
After an extraordinary week in politics – with more to come – our political editor Gary Gibbon has the latest analysis.
Amber Rudd quits Boris Johnson’s cabinet over no-deal Brexit fears
A relatively uneventful day in British politics. A Cabinet minister – Amber Rudd – explained why she’s quit the government and Conservative Party. A Labour pro-Brexit rebel – John Mann – is quitting as an MP. Another former Labour MP, Angela Smith, has joined the Lib Dems. The Conservatives threatened to run a candidate against…
Could MPs take the PM to court to force Brexit delay?
A cross party group of MPs – including some former Conservatives recently expelled from the party – say they are willing to go to court to stop Boris Johnson breaking the law by refusing to delay Brexit. A bill requiring Mr Johnson to seek a delay if there’s no Brexit deal in place, is set…
Lord Heseltine: ‘We are being subjected to humiliation and ridicule by this government’
We’re joined now by Lord Heseltine – the former Conservative Deputy Prime Minister, who had the whip withdrawn in the House of Lords after urging people to vote Liberal Democrat in the European election. He’s just been speaking at a rally in Leeds supporting a second referendum.
FactCheck: Johnson on Scottish taxes
The Prime Minister said Scotland has ‘the highest taxes anywhere in Europe.’
Leaked document warns of ‘prolonged disruption’ at Channel ports
A risk assessment for Kent warns of “prolonged disruption of one or more channel crossing routes for a period of more than three months”.
Government loses majority as MP defects
With Phillip Lee’s defection to the Lib Dems and the expected vote later, MPs have returned from their summer break straight into a defining moment for Brexit.
Sajid Javid talks up ‘fantastic’ relation with Boris Johnson despite PM advisor firing Chancellor’s aide
The Chancellor has described his relationship with Boris Johnson as “fantastic”.
Why Goldie believes yoga can improve young people’s mental well-being
Could a mixture of yoga and music improve the mental well-being of young people struggling with poverty, gangs and violence?
Momentum’s Michael Chessum: ‘It is a vital part of our democratic process that a protest movement forms that can challenge the power of the government.’
The Prime Minister’s decision to prorogue parliament has been condemned by two former occupants of Number Ten.
Lord Michael Heseltine on cabinet ministers who campaigned against prorogation but haven’t spoken out against it: ‘They will live the rest of their lives with those quotations round their necks’
Former Deputy Prime Minister and Conservative grandee Lord Heseltine joins the programme from Montenegro.
Banning plastic straws could have unintended negative consequences for the disabled
Tomorrow, the long-distance swimmer Ben Lecomte will complete an epic journey across the so-called Great Pacific Garbage Patch, one of the most polluted stretches of sea on the planet.
Extinction Rebellion block one of UK’s most polluted streets in Manchester
Activists from Extinction Rebellion took their message to the streets of Manchester today.