Owen Smith ‘would not oppose’ Scottish independence vote

Media captionLabour leadership candidate Owen Smith: Views on Brexit, independence and renewing Trident Labour leadership candidate Owen Smith has said he would not oppose a second Scottish independence referendum. Mr Smith is challenging Jeremy Corbyn for the leadership and has the support of Scottish party leader Kezia Dugdale. He told the BBC that “of course” […]

Government to ‘push ahead’ with Brexit

Media captionTheresa May addresses cabinet at the start of their Brexit brainstorm meeting The government will “push ahead” to triggering Brexit without Parliamentary approval, Downing Street says. In a statement after Theresa May’s cabinet gathered at Chequers, Number 10 said ministers agreed on the need for a “unique” deal for the UK. Mrs May told […]

Lib Dem leader warns of post-EU vote ‘forces of racism’

Lib Dem leader warns of post-EU vote ‘forces of racism’

The EU referendum result could be hijacked by “forces of racism, intolerance and hate”, the Liberal Democrat leader has warned. Tim Farron said outgoing UKIP leader Nigel Farage and French far-right leader Marine Le Pen should not be allowed to “dictate our policy”. He also called for protection for EU workers in the UK. Ms […]

Owen Smith ‘would not oppose’ Scottish independence vote

Media captionLabour leadership candidate Owen Smith: Views on Brexit, independence and renewing Trident Labour leadership candidate Owen Smith has said he would not oppose a second Scottish independence referendum. Mr Smith is challenging Jeremy Corbyn for the leadership and has the support of Scottish party leader Kezia Dugdale. He told the BBC that “of course” […]

Theresa May tells ministers UK must make success of Brexit

Media captionTheresa May addresses cabinet at the start of their Brexit brainstorm meeting Theresa May has said the UK must focus on the “opportunities” on offer outside the EU as she reiterated there would be no second referendum on Brexit. The prime minister is meeting cabinet colleagues at Chequers to discuss developments since June’s Leave […]

Lib Dem leader warns of post-EU-vote ‘forces of racism’

Lib Dem leader warns of post-EU-vote ‘forces of racism’

Image copyright Getty Images The EU referendum result could be hijacked by “forces of racism, intolerance and hate”, the Liberal Democrat leader is to warn. Tim Farron is expected to say outgoing UKIP leader Nigel Farage and French far-right leader Marine Le Pen should not be allowed to “dictate our policy”. He is also expected […]

Owen Smith ‘would not oppose’ Scottish independence vote

Media captionLabour leadership candidate Owen Smith: Views on Brexit, independence and renewing Trident Labour leadership candidate Owen Smith has said he would not oppose a second Scottish independence referendum. Mr Smith is challenging Jeremy Corbyn for the leadership and has the support of Scottish party leader Kezia Dugdale. He told the BBC that “of course” […]

Theresa May chairs cabinet Brexit brainstorm at Chequers

Theresa May chairs cabinet Brexit brainstorm at Chequers

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Chequers talks are being billed as the most significant since the referendum result Theresa May is to chair a meeting of her cabinet at Chequers to discuss the UK’s approach to leaving the EU and its objectives in future negotiations. The prime minister and senior ministers are gathering […]

Lib Dem leader warns of post-EU-vote ‘forces of racism’

Lib Dem leader warns of post-EU-vote ‘forces of racism’

Image copyright Getty Images The EU referendum result could be hijacked by “forces of racism, intolerance and hate”, the Liberal Democrat leader is to warn. Tim Farron is expected to say outgoing UKIP leader Nigel Farage and French far-right leader Marine Le Pen should not be allowed to “dictate our policy”. He is also expected […]

Ban businesses from sacking new mums, say MPs

Ban businesses from sacking new mums, say MPs

Image copyright Thinkstock “Urgent action” is needed to give new and expectant mothers more protection at work after a “shocking” increase in discrimination, MPs have said. The Women and Equalities Committee is calling for a German-style system, where it is harder to make women redundant during and after pregnancy. The number of expectant and new […]