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Ian Blackford: Conservatives 'lurching further to the extremes'

Wed, 06/12/2019 - 13:31
The Conservative Party is "lurching further to the extremes" during the leadership race, the SNP's Westminster leader Ian Blackford has said.

Boris Johnson: Brexit delay means defeat

Wed, 06/12/2019 - 11:36
Boris Johnson tells the audience at his leadership launch that "delay means defeat, delay means Corbyn, kick the can again, and we kick the bucket."

What are Conservative leadership candidates saying about Scotland?

Wed, 06/12/2019 - 10:10
On a second independence referendum, the current 10 are clear that it should not happen.

Climate change: UK government to commit to 2050 target

Wed, 06/12/2019 - 09:00
The UK will set a new legally binding target to reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

Brexit: No-deal border checks 'will be needed'

Wed, 06/12/2019 - 06:23
Border inspection posts are needed to check imported food from Northern Ireland, a report concludes.

Firms face pressure to improve zero-hours contracts

Wed, 06/12/2019 - 00:17
Zero-hours contract workers will get greater security under a new programme called Living Hours.

Tory leadership: Boris Johnson says there can be no further Brexit delay

Tue, 06/11/2019 - 22:00
Boris Johnson says the Tories risk "kicking the bucket" ahead of the launch of his leadership campaign.

Rory Stewart: We have a choice between fairy stories and realism

Tue, 06/11/2019 - 21:37
Tory leadership hopeful Rory Stewart says "prudence and seriousness" will make the UK "a happier place".

Brexit: Leo Varadkar warns of Brexit deal 'miscalculation'

Tue, 06/11/2019 - 18:25
UK politicians are wrong to think they can get a better deal than Theresa May, the Irish PM says.

Conservative Party accused of 'fundamental failure' over Islamophobia

Tue, 06/11/2019 - 17:04
The Muslim Council of Britain says it has documented "hundreds of cases" within the party.

Brexit: Labour 'is not in turmoil', says John McDonnell

Tue, 06/11/2019 - 15:33
The shadow chancellor insists he welcomes lively debate after reports of a "heated" party meeting.

Reality Check: What is May's record on modern slavery?

Tue, 06/11/2019 - 14:21
The outgoing prime minister tells the UN that speaking up for modern slavery victims is a moral duty.

BBC must do more for older people after TV licence fee change, government says

Tue, 06/11/2019 - 14:09
The corporation and the government both come under fire after many over-75s lose free TV licences.

Tory leadership contest: Dominic Raab reaches over 55s on Facebook

Tue, 06/11/2019 - 13:19
Older people make up more than half of Conservative Party members, hence Dominic Raab's focus on them.

What happened with Lorraine Kelly and Esther McVey?

Tue, 06/11/2019 - 12:58
Relations between the pair don't seem to be smooth.

Tory leadership hopefuls set out Brexit Irish backstop policy

Tue, 06/11/2019 - 11:54
A full stop, a time limit or "removing the monstrosity" - how do Tory contenders view the Brexit backstop?

Tory leadership: Mark Harper's bid to be party leader

Tue, 06/11/2019 - 11:34
The Withdrawal Agreement "is not going to get through Parliament" and the UK needs more time to sort out a Brexit deal, Mark Harper says.

Tory leadership: Andrea Leadsom's pitch to be party leader

Tue, 06/11/2019 - 11:13
Andrea Leadsom explains how, as a teenager, she planned to become an MP to save the world from nuclear war.

NDAs: MPs call for ban on 'gagging clauses' over 'cover-up' fears

Tue, 06/11/2019 - 05:57
Employers are using non-disclosure agreements to "cover up unlawful and criminal behaviour", MPs say.

Tory leadership contest: Rory Stewart warns over 'electoral bribes'

Tue, 06/11/2019 - 05:08
Rory Stewart urges honesty over tax promises as Boris Johnson wins the backing of more senior MPs.