Former Labour MP Tam Dalyell dies

Media captionMr Dalyell was admired for his fearless criticism of government The former MP Tam Dalyell has died at the age of 84 after a short illness. He sat in the House of Commons from 1962 to 2005, representing West Lothian and Linlithgow for Labour. Mr Dalyell became known for his formulation of the “West […]

Theresa May urged to tackle President Trump on torture

Theresa May urged to tackle President Trump on torture

Image copyright PA Image caption Theresa May will say the UK and US are unique partners Theresa May has been urged to reject Donald Trump’s comments about torture when she becomes the first world leader to meet the US president. The PM will hold talks in the White House on Friday with Mr Trump, who […]

Brexit: Article 50 legislation published

Brexit: Article 50 legislation published

Image copyright HoC The government has published draft legislation that will allow the UK to start the process of leaving the EU. The European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill has been produced after the Supreme Court ruled legislation would be necessary. Jeremy Corbyn has ordered Labour MPs to back the bill, which will give the […]

Theresa May says US and UK can lead world again, ahead of Trump meeting

Theresa May says US and UK can lead world again, ahead of Trump meeting

Image copyright PA Image caption Theresa May will say the UK and US are unique partners Theresa May is to vow to renew the UK’s special relationship with the US “for this new age” as she prepares to meet Donald Trump for the first time. She travels to Philadelphia later to address Republican leaders at […]

Brexit: Article 50 legislation to be published

Brexit: Article 50 legislation to be published

Legislation paving the way for the government to start the Brexit process is to be published later. A bill enabling the government to trigger Article 50 – the formal process for leaving the EU – is to be produced after the Supreme Court ruled legislation would be necessary. Brexit Secretary David Davis has said the […]

First meetings: US presidents and UK prime ministers

First meetings: US presidents and UK prime ministers

Image copyright EPA Theresa May is preparing to meet new US President Donald Trump. Here’s a look back at some first encounters of UK prime ministers and new US presidents: Gordon Brown and Barack Obama – 3 March 2009 Media captionGordon Brown’s first meeting with Barack Obama came amid a global economic crisis The election […]

UK economy grows by 0.6% in fourth quarter

UK economy grows by 0.6% in fourth quarter

Image copyright Getty Images The UK economy grew 0.6% from October to December, maintaining the rate of growth of the previous quarter. The figures, from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), show that a feared slowdown in the UK economy as a result of Brexit has not shown up in official data. For 2016 as […]

RBS puts aside further £3.1bn for US mortgages fine

RBS puts aside further £3.1bn for US mortgages fine

Image copyright Getty Images Royal Bank of Scotland has set aside a further $3.8bn (£3.1bn) to cover fines in the US, the bank has said. The provision is for an expected penalty over the sale of financial products linked to risky mortgages before the 2008 financial crisis. RBS, which is 72% state-owned, has now put […]

Brexit: Theresa May promises White Paper on EU exit plan

Brexit: Theresa May promises White Paper on EU exit plan

Image copyright PA Image caption The bill on Article 50 is set to be published in the coming days Theresa May has said the government will set out its Brexit plans in a formal policy document, during Prime Minister’s Questions clashes. The PM said she recognised there was an “appetite” for a White Paper setting […]

Brexit: MPs call for White Paper on EU exit plan

Brexit: MPs call for White Paper on EU exit plan

Image copyright PA Image caption The bill on Article 50 is set to be published in the coming days MPs have repeated their call for the government to publish its plan for Brexit in a formal policy document. A number of Conservative MPs have joined Labour in asking for a White Paper on the government’s […]