Jeremy Corbyn ‘unaware’ of militant group figure

Image copyright PALESTINIAN EMBASSY IN TUNIS/FACEBOOK Image caption Maher Taher (pictured wearing a jacket but without a tie, next to Jeremy Corbyn) was a senior figure in the PFLP Jeremy Corbyn has said he did not know that a man he stood next to at a wreath-laying ceremony was a senior member of a militant […]

Hunt: We would regret no-deal Brexit for generations

Image copyright AFP Image caption The foreign secretary has been visiting Denmark, Latvia, and Finland Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has said a no-deal Brexit “would be a mistake we would regret for generations”, after a working tour of northern Europe. But he said he believed that other countries wanted to “engage seriously” to try to […]

Lord Sheikh Tunisia row: complaint ‘politically motivated’

Media captionTory peer Lord Sheikh tells Today complaints against him are “politically motivated” A Tory peer says complaints about his attendance at a conference in Tunisia “are politically motivated”, because of his criticism of Boris Johnson. Three Conservative MPs filed complaints against Lord Sheikh, claiming “anti-Semites and terrorists” spoke at the 2014 event on Palestinian […]

Boris Johnson’s Afghan trip cost over £20,000

Image copyright PA Image caption Mr Johnson held talks with Afghan minister Hekmat Karzai Labour says Boris Johnson should pay for an overseas trip that caused him to miss a crunch Heathrow vote, after it emerged it cost more than £20,000. The bill for staff accompanying Mr Johnson – foreign secretary at the time – […]

Scottish education secretary defends tests for P1 pupils

Image copyright PA Image caption John Swinney has called education the government’s “defining mission” Scotland’s education secretary has defended tests being given to P1 pupils after admitting there were “mixed opinions” about them among teachers. A major teaching union and opposition parties have swung behind a campaign to stop assessments for younger children. But John […]

Season tickets: 2019 annual rail fares could be more than £100 higher

Media captionRail cost rises should be reduced, says transport secretary Rail passengers will see the price of regulated rail fares in much of the UK rise by as much as 3.2% in January. The rise, determined by the RPI inflation measure, could add more than £100 to annual season ticket prices. Transport Secretary Chris Grayling […]

Gordon Brown says Jeremy Corbyn ‘has to change’

Image copyright Palestinian embassy in Tunis/Facebook Image caption Jeremy Corbyn was pictured at a wreath-laying ceremony in 2014 Gordon Brown says Jeremy Corbyn “has to change” to address concerns about anti-Semitism in the Labour Party. The former prime minister said the issue was a “running sore” that had to be dealt with. Labour has failed […]

Westminster crash: Salih Khater named as suspect

Image copyright Facebook Image caption Salih Khater has been named as the man being held by police The man arrested on suspicion of terror offences after a car crashed outside the Houses of Parliament has been named as Salih Khater by government sources. The 29-year-old British citizen, originally from Sudan, has also been arrested on […]

Tory MPs complain over peer’s Tunisia trip

Three Tory MPs have lodged a complaint against party colleague Lord Sheikh over his attendance at a conference on Palestinian rights in Tunisia in 2014. Lord Sheikh confirmed he was at the event, as Labour’s Jeremy Corbyn faced questions about his participation in a memorial ceremony during the same trip. The Conservative Muslim Forum founder […]

Welsh Assembly leader polls ‘opportunity to change politics’

Leadership contenders in the three main parties in Wales have been urged to “change the face of Welsh politics” by promoting diversity and tolerance. The Electoral Reform Society Cymru called on all Labour, Conservative and Plaid Cymru hopefuls to back its ideas. It wants 45% of assembly candidates to be women, action to encourage minorities […]

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