Gordon Brown: ‘Holyrood should gain Brexit powers’

Gordon Brown: ‘Holyrood should gain Brexit powers’

Image copyright PA Image caption Mr Brown will address the Festival of Ideas, in Kirkcaldy, Fife Gordon Brown is to set out a “third option” for Scotland’s future, based on more powers being transferred to Holyrood after Brexit. The former Labour prime minister will suggest the Scottish government be given the power to set VAT […]

UK troops in Estonia to deter ‘Russian aggression’

UK troops in Estonia to deter ‘Russian aggression’

Image copyright MOD Image caption Troops flew by RAF Voyager aircraft to Amari in Estonia The first of 800 UK troops being sent to bolster Nato defences in the Baltic have arrived in Estonia. The 120 soldiers from the 5th Battalion The Rifles will set up a UK headquarters in the country before the remaining […]

Trump distances White House from GCHQ wiretap claim

Trump distances White House from GCHQ wiretap claim

Image copyright Getty Images Donald Trump has said he did not “make an opinion” over claims the UK’s GCHQ spy agency carried out wiretapping on him during the US election campaign. Speaking at a press conference in Washington, Mr Trump said the White House had quoted a legal commentator who appeared on US TV channel […]

Sturgeon: Holyrood’s will ‘must and will prevail’

Sturgeon: Holyrood’s will ‘must and will prevail’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Nicola Sturgeon is to address the SNP conference in Aberdeen The will of the Scottish Parliament “must and will prevail” over a new independence referendum, Nicola Sturgeon is to tell the SNP conference. MSPs will debate calling for permission for a vote on Tuesday and Wednesday, with the motion […]

George Osborne to become editor of London Evening Standard

George Osborne to become editor of London Evening Standard

Image copyright Stefan Rousseau Former Chancellor George Osborne has been appointed editor of the London Evening Standard newspaper. The Tory MP said he was “thrilled” to succeed Sarah Sands, who is leaving to edit the BBC’s Today programme. The BBC’s media editor Amol Rajan said Mr Osborne, who is to edit the paper four days […]

US will ‘not repeat’ claims GCHQ wiretapped Donald Trump

Media captionThe White House press secretary pointed to Fox News sources The US has agreed not to repeat claims the UK’s communications intelligence agency wiretapped Donald Trump in the weeks after he won the US election. GCHQ denied allegations made by the White House that it spied on Mr Trump as president-elect. No 10 has […]

SNP deputy leader Angus Robertson says Scotland ‘will have its referendum’

SNP deputy leader Angus Robertson says Scotland ‘will have its referendum’

Media captionAngus Robertson told the SNP conference: “Scotland will have its referendum” A second Scottish independence vote “will take place” despite Theresa May’s view that “now is not the time”, the SNP conference has been told. The party’s deputy leader Angus Robertson said it would be “totally unacceptable” for Westminster to deny a referendum before […]

YouTube: UK government suspends ads amid extremism concerns

YouTube: UK government suspends ads amid extremism concerns

Image copyright MOD Image caption Army recruitment campaigns are believed to be among those affected The government has removed its adverts from YouTube amid concerns they are appearing next to “inappropriate” material on the video-sharing site. The Cabinet Office said it was seeking assurances from YouTube’s owner Google that its messages would be displayed in […]

SNP say Conservatives are running scared of independence vote

SNP say Conservatives are running scared of independence vote

Image copyright PA Image caption SNP delegates are gathering for their spring conference SNP Deputy Leader Angus Robertson will accuse the Conservatives of “running scared” of Scottish opinion. Speaking at the SNP spring conference in Aberdeen later, Mr Robertson is to claim Prime Minister Theresa May “panicked” in turning down calls for a referendum on […]

Prime Minister Theresa May wants ‘more united Britain’

Prime Minister Theresa May wants ‘more united Britain’

Image copyright Getty Images Theresa May will set out her desire to create a “more united” Britain in a speech in Cardiff later. The prime minister is expected to tell her party’s spring conference that Britons are “at heart one people” be they Welsh, English, Scottish or from Northern Ireland. It follows Nicola Sturgeon’s demands […]