• 12 Jun 2018

    Italy has sent two ships to the 629 migrants on board a rescue boat off its shore to transport them to Spain, after Italy’s new populist government refused to take them. The migrants on board the Aquarius include 123 unaccompanied minors, 11 children and six pregnant women. Since we’ve been on air, the process of…

  • 12 Jun 2018

    May avoids defeat, rebels get climbdown

    The bluff worked and the government folded. It desperately wanted to avoid a defeat.

  • 11 Jun 2018

    It is our duty to avoid a humanitarian catastrope, Spain’s new prime minister declared today, as he agreed to allow a stranded ship with 629 migrants on board a safe port, amid a diplomatic storm. Italy and Malta had turned the rescue ship away, despite warnings from aid agencies that it would run out of…

  • 10 Jun 2018

    Political correspondent Michael Crick on the latest on Arron Banks.

  • 10 Jun 2018

    The millionaire businessman who campaigned and donated to the Brexit campaign is to appear before MPs on Tuesday to explain claims he held undisclosed meetings with Russian officials before the EU referendum. Details of the alleged meetings contained in emails published by the Sunday Times, come amid questions about possible Russian influence over the UK’s…

  • 2 Jun 2018

    Giulia Lagana is from a foundation which lobbies the EU on migration rights. She was previously migration adviser to the president of the Italian Chamber of Deputies and served on the UN Committee for Refugees.

  • 1 Jun 2018

    Immigration has, of course, played heavily in the politics of Italy for the last few years. Today two parties who’ve campaigned on the issue formed a new coalition government, led by a political novice, with a pledge to move millions of Italians out of poverty.

  • 29 May 2018

      Share prices across Europe have slumped over the latest political turmoil in Italy – with more elections expected within months. Attempts by the populist Five Star and League parties to form a governing coalition collapsed after the Italian president rejected the choice of a leading euro-sceptic as economy minister. The technocrat Carlo Cottarelli has…

  • 24 Apr 2018

    Painless’ procedure for EU citizens in UK using app – but only if you have an Android phone

    The presentation that followed included a walkthrough of the app which the government hopes will make registering a wish to stay in the UK a straightforward and painless experience for EU citizens. It is an Android app and so not compatible with Apple technology. I’m told the officials said that if you only have an iPhone you could borrow another device from a friend.

  • 23 Apr 2018

    Tory Brexit truce falters

    The message from some Brexiteers is that Mrs May shouldn’t assume their support in all circumstances. They have the numbers to bring down the government, the argument runs, and they would do just that if they thought Brexit was being watered down beyond recognition.

  • 24 Mar 2018

    A Brexit campaigner has told Channel 4 News that Vote Leave cheated in the 2016 referendum by over-spending. But the prime minister’s political secretary says the allegations are “factually incorrect and misleading”, and outs the accuser as gay.

  • 2 Mar 2018

    Rallies have taken place across Slovakia again today to honour an investigative journalist who was murdered along with his girlfriend at the weekend. Jan Kusiak had been working on a report about a a group of Italian businessmen based in Slovakia, including allegations that they were connected to a powerful organised crime syndicate in Italy,…

  • 2 Mar 2018

    Lipstick on the cake?

    Talking to some EU sources, you sense that they think Mrs May has gone through the motions of acknowledging the downsides of her red lines and then repeated her previous attempt to have cake and eat it anyway.

  • 28 Feb 2018

    Brexit, Northern Ireland and John Major

    Those around Theresa May are now hopeful that they can kick the draft treaty down the tracks just as they did the original Joint Report on Article 50.

  • 26 Feb 2018

    The environment secretary, Michael Gove, has argued with a top EU official over proposals to ban plastic drinking straws. He suggested the EU was holding back UK ambitions to ban them, but Frans Timmermans responded by claiming the EU was actually “one step ahead”. So what’s the truth?