‘Phantom’ students skew migration data

‘Phantom’ students skew migration data

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The government could be overestimating the number of overseas students who remain in the UK once their courses are finished, the IPPR says The government might be targeting “phantom students” in its efforts to control migration, a study suggests. The number of non-EU migrants who come to the UK […]

First Minister to set out programme for government

First Minister to set out programme for government

Image caption First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will outline her programme for government before a two-day debate First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is to set out her programme for government with education at its heart. Ms Sturgeon’s SNP formed a minority government after winning 63 seats in May’s Scottish Parliament elections. She will make a speech outlining […]

Keith Vaz future considered by MPs after allegations

Keith Vaz future considered by MPs after allegations

Image copyright AFP Image caption Keith Vaz chairs the influential Home Affairs Select Committee Labour MP Keith Vaz is due to meet members of the Home Affairs Select Committee for the first time since a newspaper claimed he had paid for the services of two male sex workers. Members of the Commons committee will discuss […]

Government wants Brexit ‘national consensus’

Government wants Brexit ‘national consensus’

Image caption The negotiations could be among the most complicated in history, Mr David said The government will seek a “national consensus” and “take the time to get it right” as it leaves the EU, new Brexit Secretary David Davis has told MPs. In his first Commons statement in his new job, Mr Davis said […]

Ministers back tax disclosure plan amid pressure from MPs

Ministers back tax disclosure plan amid pressure from MPs

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Tax campaigners say multinational firms are paying a fraction of their true liabilities A cross-party call for multinational companies to publish details of where they do their business and the tax they pay has been agreed by the government. The move for greater transparency follows controversy over a deal […]

Labour MPs to vote on shadow cabinet elections plan

Labour MPs to vote on shadow cabinet elections plan

Image copyright AFP Image caption Most of Mr Corbyn’s shadow cabinet resigned after the EU referendum Labour MPs are to vote on Tuesday on a proposal to allow them to elect members of the shadow cabinet. MP Clive Betts has suggested the change as a “pragmatic” way of making different factions in the party “work […]

Theresa May: UK will be ‘global leader in free trade’

Media captionTheresa May: “The message for the G20 is that Britain is open for business” The UK will be a “global leader” in free trade following the Brexit vote, Theresa May has said, as she heads to China for the G20 summit. Speaking at Heathrow ahead of her first international conference since becoming prime minister, […]

Brexit has weakened Europe, says Russia’s deputy PM

Brexit has weakened Europe, says Russia’s deputy PM

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Arkady Dvorkovich says it was not true that Vladimir Putin wanted Britain to leave the EU Brexit has weakened Europe and created uncertainties about its future, Russia’s deputy prime minister has said. Arkady Dvorkovich explained to BBC Newsnight: “For Russia it’s important that Europe is strong. We need strong partners […]

Brexit has weakened Europe, says Russia’s deputy PM

Brexit has weakened Europe, says Russia’s deputy PM

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Arkady Dvorkovich says it was not true that Vladimir Putin wanted Britain to leave the EU Brexit has weakened Europe and created uncertainties about its future, Russia’s deputy prime minister has said. Arkady Dvorkovich explained to BBC Newsnight: “For Russia it’s important that Europe is strong. We need strong partners […]

Green Party: Caroline Lucas and Jonathan Bartley elected as co-leaders

Green Party: Caroline Lucas and Jonathan Bartley elected as co-leaders

Image caption Jonathan Bartley and Caroline Lucas say they want to hand back control to people Caroline Lucas and Jonathan Bartley have been elected co-leaders of the Green Party of England and Wales in a job-sharing arrangement. They saw off competition from five others to succeed Natalie Bennett, who is stepping down after four years. […]