Theresa May to warn tech firms over terror content

Image copyright Reuters Technology companies must go “further and faster” in removing extremist content, Prime Minister Theresa May is to tell the United Nations. She will urge social networks and search engines to act when she addresses the general assembly. Mrs May will also host a meeting with other world leaders and firms including Facebook, […]

Vince Cable: I can lead Lib Dems back to power

Media captionVince Cable: “I ask you to join me on the journey as we, together, take the Liberal Democrats back to government” Sir Vince Cable has said he can lead the Liberal Democrats back to power by offering a mix of “hope and realism”. In his first conference speech as leader, he said he was […]

Boris Johnson denies cabinet Brexit split

Media captionBoris Johnson ambushed by press pack Boris Johnson says the government is “working together” and that he will not be resigning after criticism of his intervention on Brexit. The foreign secretary has been accused of undermining Theresa May with a 4,000-word article setting out his own post-EU vision. But he told journalists the government […]

Ken Clarke: Boris Johnson exploiting May’s weakness

Media captionKenneth Clarke calls Boris Johnson’s Brexit article an “irrelevant nuisance” on Radio 4’s Today Veteran pro-EU Conservative MP Ken Clarke has accused Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson of “exploiting” Theresa May’s weak position as prime minister. Mr Clarke told BBC Radio 4’s Today that “in normal circumstances” Mr Johnson would have been sacked after his […]

Jeremy Corbyn’s caution on Labour rule changes

Image caption Shadow chancellor John McDonnell does not have the support of some of his fellow MPs The Labour leadership don’t simply want to be prepared for the possibility of an early election. With the recent manoeuvrings within government, they think it’s increasingly likely. And there was a danger that next week’s Labour conference in […]

UK ‘biggest audience’ in Europe for jihadist web content

Image copyright AFP Image caption IS militants are moving to less well-known sites after being chased off mainstream social media Online jihadist propaganda attracts more clicks in the UK than any other country in Europe, a report has found. Britain is the fifth-biggest audience in the world for extremist content after Turkey, the US, Saudi […]

Brexit: Lord Hague warns over Tory infighting

Image copyright PA Lord Hague has become the latest senior Conservative to intervene within the party about how the UK should manage its withdrawal from the European Union. Writing in the Daily Telegraph, the former foreign secretary warned that disunity over Brexit could hand power to Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party. Theresa May was forced to […]

Vince Cable: Lib Dem leader to warn of looming Brexit ‘disaster’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Lib Dem leader will say Brexit is a looming disaster Sir Vince Cable will urge “sensible grown-ups” in other parties to join forces with the Liberal Democrats to prevent Brexit becoming a “disaster”. In his first leader’s speech, he will urge “political adults” in Labour and the Conservatives […]

Housing money wasted ‘propping up rents’

Image copyright Getty Images Taxpayers’ money is being wasted on “propping up rents” in a “failing housing market”, a report says. The National Housing Federation report highlights how money spent on housing benefit rose from £16.6bn in the mid-1990s to £25.1bn in 2015-16. It added that since 2011, no government money has been made available […]

Scottish and Welsh plans to amend Brexit bill to be outlined

Scottish and Welsh plans to amend Brexit bill to be outlined

Image copyright PA Image caption The UK and Scottish governments are locked in a dispute over Brexit legislation The Scottish government is to outline plans to amend the legislation taking the UK out of the European Union. The Scottish and Welsh governments call the EU withdrawal bill currently under consideration at Westminster a “power grab” […]

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