Don’t play Santa to the EU, Tory MP warns government

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption ‘Don’t play Santa to the EU’, a Tory MP is warning the government The UK government cannot afford to “play Santa Claus” to EU bosses by handing over billions of pounds, a Conservative MP says. Nigel Evans accused the EU of demanding “ransom money” from Theresa May to move […]

No permission for Kezia Dugdale to appear in I’m A Celebrity

Image copyright PA Kezia Dugdale was not given permission to join the cast of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!, according to the new leader of the Scottish Labour party Richard Leonard said his predecessor sought authorisation from party chiefs to appear on the reality TV show but it was not granted. However, […]

The moment Labour MPs saw the exit poll

How did those Labour MPs who were not big Jeremy Corbyn supporters react to the 2017 general election exit poll, which revealed that, far from crashing and burning, their leader had defied the odds and stopped Theresa May winning a majority? Film-maker David Modell followed some of them: Skip Twitter post by @daily_politics End of […]

Why the young should watch the Budget

Image copyright Getty Images More young people are voting than at any time in the last quarter of a century. But that resurgence is favouring the Labour Party. Just two years ago, the split in support between Labour and the Conservatives among 18 to 29-year-olds was fairly even, 36% to 32%. But in June’s general […]

Government to pledge 300,000 homes a year

Media caption“It is not acceptable to us that so many fewer young Britons are able to own a home” Philip Hammond says next week’s Budget will set out how the government will build 300,000 new homes a year. But the chancellor said there was no “single magic bullet” to increase housing supply and the government […]

Michelle O’Neill rules herself out as Sinn Féin leader

Image copyright Pacemaker Image caption Michelle O’Neill said it was an “emotional but exciting time” for republicanism Sinn Féin’s Stormont leader Michelle O’Neill has ruled herself out of replacing Gerry Adams as party leader. Mrs O’Neill told BBC’s Sunday Politics programme that she had “enough to do” in her current role. Mr Adams announced at […]

Chancellor Philip Hammond’s ‘no unemployed’ remark attacked

Media caption“There are no unemployed people. We’ve created 3.5 million new jobs since 2010.” Opposition parties have criticised Chancellor Philip Hammond after he said “there are no unemployed people” during a BBC interview. Mr Hammond made the comment as he played down the threat posed to people’s jobs by new technology. He later insisted the […]

Budget 2017: Plans to build 300,000 homes a year

Media caption“It is not acceptable to us that so many fewer young Britons are able to own a home” Philip Hammond says next week’s Budget will set out how the government will build 300,000 new homes a year. But the chancellor said there was no “single magic bullet” to increase housing supply and the government […]

‘There are no unemployed people’

Speaking to Andrew Marr, the chancellor says “there are no unemployed people”, when asked about the threat to jobs posed by new technology. Asked to clarify, he said the government had not forgotten the 1.4m unemployed in the UK, saying people were finding work “at a remarkable rate”. ‘There are no unemployed people’}

Labour inquiry amid Paul Farrelly fracas claims

Image copyright Labour Party Image caption Paul Farrelly allegedly “squared up” to Labour’s James Frith Labour is launching an investigation after an MP was allegedly involved in a fracas with a colleague. Paul Farrelly, the MP for Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, denies claims in the Mail on Sunday saying he “squared up” to another MP. The newspaper […]

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