GCHQ warns politicians about Russian hacking threat

GCHQ warns politicians about Russian hacking threat

Image copyright Thinkstock Attacks by Russian hackers could threaten British democracy, GCHQ has warned politicians. The spy agency’s computer security chief has written to political parties offering advice on preventing hacks, according to The Sunday Times. US intelligence officials have accused the Kremlin of using cyber-attacks to influence the November election. But Foreign Secretary Boris […]

Shadow business secretary challenged on spending plans

Shadow business secretary Rebecca Long-Bailey has been challenged over how Labour would pay for £63bn spending promises if it gets voted into government. The BBC’s Andrew Marr said the party’s fiscal credibility was at stake because Ms Long-Bailey was unable to provide a detailed breakdown of its plans – suggesting her numbers were “£30bn short”. […]

DUP leader Arlene Foster ‘did not consider resigning’ after NI election

DUP leader Arlene Foster ‘did not consider resigning’ after NI election

Image caption Arlene Foster said she would not be stepping down as there is a “job of work to be done” Arlene Foster has said she never thought about resigning as Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) leader in the wake of the Northern Ireland Assembly election. Mrs Foster told Sky News the election had not been […]

Wille Rennie wants Scottish independence poll blocked

Wille Rennie wants Scottish independence poll blocked

Scottish Liberal Democrats leader Willie Rennie has said he would vote to block holding another independence referendum. Mr Rennie said holding another poll would be “divisive, unhelpful” and not good for Scotland’s future. His comments contrast to Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, who said on Saturday that another referendum would be “absolutely fine”. Nicola Sturgeon has […]

David Davis urges MPs ‘not to tie PM’s hands’ over Brexit bill

Media captionDavid Davis: “The issue of the rights of citizens is the first thing” David Davis has urged MPs to back the Brexit bill and insisted the UK would be prepared if it has to leave the EU with no deal in place. The Brexit secretary urged MPs not to “tie the prime minister’s hands” […]

Scottish independence: Jeremy Corbyn says indyref2 ‘absolutely fine’

Scottish independence: Jeremy Corbyn says indyref2 ‘absolutely fine’

Image copyright PA Image caption Mr Corbyn was in Glasgow to speak at the party’s economic conference Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has said that another referendum on Scottish independence would be “absolutely fine”. Nicola Sturgeon has repeatedly warned a fresh vote is “highly likely”. But Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale has said her party would […]

Budget 2017: Self-employed ‘tax raid’ a ‘rookie error’

Budget 2017: Self-employed ‘tax raid’ a ‘rookie error’

Image caption Chancellor Philip Hammond gave his Budget on Wednesday Chancellor Philip Hammond’s “tax raid” on the self-employed in the Budget has been described as a “rookie error” by former Tory chancellor Lord Lamont. He told the BBC the Conservative election pledge not to increase National Insurance, income tax and VAT was a “mistake”. He […]

Willie Rennie sets out ‘new case for the UK’

Media captionWillie Rennie spoke to his party’s supporters in Perth Willie Rennie has set out what he said was the “new case for the United Kingdom” as he pledged to fight to keep Scotland in the UK and the UK in the EU. The Scottish Liberal Democrat leader told the party’s conference in Perth that […]

‘Economic strategy’ for social care proposed

‘Economic strategy’ for social care proposed

Image caption Eluned Morgan said creative solutions are needed in social care Wales could build an “economic strategy” to help improve social care, a Labour backbench AM has said. Councils are calling for more investment in the sector after the chancellor announced an extra £2bn for social care in England. But Eluned Morgan said extra […]

Brexit: David Davis warns MPs to leave bill unchanged

Brexit: David Davis warns MPs to leave bill unchanged

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption David Davis wants the prime minister to be free to get on with the job of triggering Brexit The Brexit secretary has urged MPs to leave the bill for exiting the EU unchanged when it is debated in the Commons on Monday. David Davis said he will ask MPs […]