MPs announce hand car-wash ‘slavery probe’

Image copyright Justin Sullivan/Getty Image caption The Car Wash Advisory Service said there were more than 19,000 unregulated hand car-wash sites in the UK MPs are to investigate the growth of hand car-wash services in the UK, amid concerns they are damaging the environment and exploiting workers. The Environment Audit Committee will examine the impact […]

Windrush: UK citizenship fees and language tests waived

Image copyright PA Image caption The home secretary said she would do all she could to “right the wrongs” that had been done UK citizenship fees and language tests will be waived for the Windrush generation and their families, Home Secretary Amber Rudd has said. She told MPs she wanted people to have the “formal […]

Brexit: Government insists UK will leave customs union

Brexit: Government insists UK will leave customs union

Image copyright PA Image caption Goods can move tariff-free within countries in a customs union The government has restated its commitment to leaving the EU’s custom union – ahead of a symbolic vote on the issue this week. Last Wednesday, the government suffered defeat on the EU Withdrawal Bill in the House of Lords – […]

Government insists UK will leave customs union

Image copyright BBC/AFP/PA Image caption Remainer Chuka Umunna (l) and Brexiteer Liam Fox (r) have differing views on the customs union The government has restated its commitment to leaving the EU’s custom union – ahead of a symbolic vote on the issue this week. Last Wednesday, the government suffered defeat on the EU Withdrawal Bill […]

£6m pledge for children of alcoholics

Media captionJon Ashworth MP in 2017: ‘Dad would pick me up from school drunk’ The government has announced £6m of funding to help children with alcoholic parents. Plans include fast access to mental health services for children – and programmes to treat parents’ addiction. An estimated 200,000 children in England live with alcohol-dependent parents. The […]

Windrush: Corbyn says PM ignored immigration policy warnings

Media captionWindrush scandal: Facing the threat of deportation Jeremy Corbyn has called for an end to the government’s so-called “hostile environment” immigration policy, saying it has “ripped apart” people’s lives. The Labour leader said the Windrush generation and their families had been treated as “second-class citizens”. The opposition has repeated its call for Home Secretary […]

Brexit: Morgan calls for ‘rational debate’ on UK’s customs plans

Image caption The former education secretary is behind a motion to be debated on Thursday Former education secretary Nicky Morgan has warned pro-Brexit Tories against “sabre-rattling” over the UK’s future customs arrangements with the EU. She said speculation that Theresa May could face a challenge if MPs ended up backing some form of post-Brexit customs […]

Carwyn Jones ‘not done yet’ says Jeremy Corbyn

Carwyn Jones ‘not done yet’ says Jeremy Corbyn

Media captionJeremy Corbyn: “Thank you Carwyn for all you have done, and will do” Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has paid tribute to Wales’ First Minister Carwyn Jones, following Mr Jones’ announcement yesterday that he would be standing down in the autumn. Mr Corbyn was speaking at the Welsh Labour Conference in Llandudno. He thanked Mr […]

Corbyn speaks to Welsh Labour as Carwyn Jones quits

Image caption Carwyn Jones and Jeremy Corbyn together at the Welsh Labour conference in 2017 Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn will address Welsh Labour delegates less than 24 hours after Carwyn Jones’s shock news he is to step down as first minister and Welsh Labour leader. Mr Jones made the announcement on Saturday saying he had […]

Jeremy Hunt threatens social media with new child-protection laws

Image copyright Facebook/AFP/Google Image caption Jeremy Hunt has written to a number of internet companies, including Facebook and Google Jeremy Hunt has threatened social media firms with new laws if they don’t do more to protect children online. In a letter to companies including Facebook and Google, the health secretary accused them of “turning a […]