• Published on 24 Apr 2017 Sections

    The Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron  says he wants his party to seize on the same progressive agenda as Emmanuel Macron, insisting the “desperate lurch” to populism was not inevitable.

  • Published on 24 Apr 2017 Sections

    Labour could also be heading for a monumental defeat in Wales. That’s according to one poll which suggests the Conservatives could win the popular General Election vote there for the first time since 1859.

  • Published on 24 Apr 2017 Sections

    Labour MP for Rhondda, Chris Bryant, and Stephen Crabb, Conservative MP for Preseli Pembrokeshire.

  • Published on 24 Apr 2017 Sections

    A prosecutor has accused a leading  human rights law firm and three of its solicitors of knowingly pursuing dishonest claims in a “substantial and lucrative operation”. Leigh Day faces 20 charges arising out of allegations that British soldiers had tortured, maimed and mutilated Iraqi detainees during the war.

  • Published on 23 Apr 2017 Sections

    Remember coalition politics? Today the Lib Dem leader Tim Farron categorically ruled out any deals with any party. And with Brexit looming large, former PM Tony Blair appeared to urge Labour voters to vote tactically if their Labour candidate supported Leave.

  • Published on 21 Apr 2017 Sections

    Len McCluskey has won re-election as general secretary of Britain’s biggest union, Unite – seeing off his main challenger Gerard Coyne by just over five and a half thousand votes.

  • Published on 21 Apr 2017 Sections Business

    It’s the first working day without coal power since the Industrial Revolution. Once Britain’s industry was fuelled by thousands of mines, now there is barely a handful.

  • Published on 21 Apr 2017 Sections Politics

    Conservative MP and former international development secretary Andrew Mitchell.

  • Published on 21 Apr 2017 Sections Politics

    Theresa May has promised that she will stick with Britain’s commitment to spend 0.7 percent of national income on overseas aid, despite mounting pressure from some of her own MPs.  

  • Published on 20 Apr 2017 Sections Politics

    Joining us: Labour’s Shadow Health Secretary Jonathan Ashworth and the Liberal Democrat Health Spokesman, Norman Lamb. We did ask to speak to the Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt or any his junior ministers, no-one was available. However, I am joined by Chris Philp, the Conservative MP for South Croydon, who has constituents who access the threatened…

  • Published on 20 Apr 2017 Sections World

    The Prime Minister took time off from campaigning today to welcome the president of the European Parliament, Antonio Tajani, to Downing Street. I spoke to Antonio Tajani earlier and asked him whether the rights of EU citizens here would be protected come Brexit?

  • Published on 20 Apr 2017 Sections Politics

    The election follows one of the toughest winters ever experienced by the NHS – with the funding shortfall and  concerns over staff shortages and social care all playing a part. And then there are the local campaigns to keep neighbourhood health services open.

  • Published on 20 Apr 2017 Sections Iraq

    Two leading human rights lawyers face a tribunal next week over false claims against British soldiers during the Iraq war.

  • Published on 20 Apr 2017 Sections Science

    Scientists working on Alzheimer’s say two drugs already in use for other conditions could stop brain cells dying off.

  • Published on 20 Apr 2017 Sections Politics

    Many Labour MPs who are seeking to defend their seats in the forthcoming election are famously less than enthusiastic about Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership. But some of them – particularly in traditional Labour strongholds in the north of England – have a second problem: they campaigned in favour of Britain remaining in the EU, while the majority of their constituents voted to leave.