Theresa May hails ‘defining’ Brexit moment

Media caption‘A defining moment for our whole country” Parliament’s backing for the government’s Brexit bill will be a “defining moment for our whole country”, Theresa May has told MPs. The prime minister said her timetable of triggering formal negotiations by the end of March remained on track. And she told the SNP – which has […]

MP Craig Mackinlay quizzed over election expenses

MP Craig Mackinlay quizzed over election expenses

Image caption Craig Mackinlay was elected MP for South Thanet in 2015 A Conservative MP has been interviewed under caution over his election expenses, the BBC understands. Craig Mackinlay, the MP for South Thanet, is being investigated over alleged overspending in the 2015 general election campaign. Mr Mackinlay defeated the then UKIP leader Nigel Farage […]

Scottish independence: Sturgeon says Holyrood ‘must shape’ plans for vote

Scottish independence: Sturgeon says Holyrood ‘must shape’ plans for vote

Image caption Nicola Sturgeon announced her intention to seek a referendum on Monday Plans for a second independence referendum “must be made in Scotland”, Nicola Sturgeon has said. Speaking after a meeting of her cabinet, the first minister said details of the vote should be shaped by the Scottish Parliament. UK Prime Minister Theresa May […]

Theresa May hails ‘defining’ Brexit moment

Media captionPM hails ‘defining Brexit moment’ Parliament’s backing for the government’s Brexit bill will be a “defining moment for our whole country”, Theresa May has told MPs. The prime minister said her timetable of triggering formal negotiations by the end of March remained on track. And she told the SNP – which has called for […]

Scottish independence: Sturgeon says Holyrood ‘must shape’ plans for vote

Scottish independence: Sturgeon says Holyrood ‘must shape’ plans for vote

Image caption Nicola Sturgeon announced her intention to seek a referendum on Monday Plans for a second independence referendum “must be made in Scotland”, Nicola Sturgeon has said. Speaking after a meeting of her cabinet, the first minister said details of the vote should be shaped by the Scottish Parliament. UK Prime Minister Theresa May […]

Charlotte Hogg resigns as Bank of England deputy governor

Charlotte Hogg resigns as Bank of England deputy governor

Image copyright Bloomberg/Getty Images Charlotte Hogg, who was set to become a Bank of England deputy governor, has resigned after failing to disclose her brother worked at Barclays. Ms Hogg broke the Bank’s code of conduct by failing to reveal the potential conflict of interest. She had been the Bank’s chief operating officer since 2013. […]

UKIP denies donor Arron Banks’ suspension claim

UKIP denies donor Arron Banks’ suspension claim

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Arron Banks (right) is a close ally of former UKIP leader Nigel Farage The UK Independence Party has rejected claims by one of its biggest donors that he has been suspended from the party membership. Arron Banks, who funded the Leave EU campaign in last year’s EU referendum, made the […]

Is it time for the UK to rethink identity cards?

Peers in the House of Lords suggest to Home Office minister Baroness Williams of Trafford that the government should have a rethink on identity cards in the wake of the vote to leave the European Union. The previous Labour government’s ID card plan was scrapped after the Conservative-Lib Dem coalition came to power in 2010, […]

Brexit bill: Parliament clears way for talks with EU

Brexit bill: Parliament clears way for talks with EU

Image copyright PA Image caption The bill is expected to receive Royal Assent and become law on Tuesday Parliament has passed the Brexit bill, paving the way for the government to trigger Article 50 so the UK can leave the European Union. Peers backed down over the issues of EU residency rights and a meaningful […]

Scottish independence: May ‘should not block referendum’

Media captionAngus Robertson said Scottish voters were being asked to let the prime minister “drive us off a Brexit cliff’ Theresa May should not try to block First Minister Nicola Sturgeon’s plans for a second independence referendum, the Scottish National Party has warned. Deputy leader Angus Robertson said he did not want to “sit in […]

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