UKIP leader Paul Nuttall denies ‘war’ with Muslims

Media captionUKIP leader tells Today the party will not roll back on its proposed ban on full face coverings UKIP leader Paul Nuttall has denied claims that the party is at “war” with Muslims. After the party proposed a burka ban, former donor Arron Banks tweeted that he didn’t “approve of the war on Muslim […]

Man questioned after Westminster terror arrest

Image copyright Reuters A man arrested by armed police near the Houses of Parliament on suspicion of terrorism offences is being questioned by detectives. The 27-year-old was detained on Thursday afternoon as part of an intelligence-led operation. The Metropolitan Police said knives were recovered and he was held over the possession of an offensive weapon […]

UK drawing up post-Brexit sanctions plan

Image copyright Getty Images The UK is urgently drawing up new laws that will enable it to continue imposing sanctions on foreign countries after Brexit, the BBC has learned. Ministers began consulting on the plans last week after officials realised most of the powers to apply sanctions will disappear when the UK leaves the EU. […]

Merkel’s Brexit stance shows need for Tory poll win – May

Image copyright PA Image caption Mrs May met the German chancellor in Berlin in November Angela Merkel’s comments about the UK’s Brexit stance show the need for Britain to have the “strongest possible hand” in negotiations, says Theresa May. The PM told a rally in Leeds that 27 EU countries were “lining up to oppose” […]

Boris Johnson’s sister Rachel ‘joins the Lib Dems’

Boris Johnson’s sister Rachel has joined the Liberal Democrats to fight against a “hard Brexit”, according to Channel 4 News. Ms Johnson reportedly had talks with the party about standing at the general election for them in a target seat. But she was unable to do so because of a rule requiring candidates to have […]

Terror arrest near Houses of Parliament

Image copyright AFP Image caption The suspect was under surveillance for “some time” before being arrested A man who was carrying knives near the Houses of Parliament has been arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences. The man, thought to be 27, was arrested at 14:22 BST by armed police as part of an intelligence-led operation […]

Government bid to delay air pollution plan fails

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Air pollution has been described as a “public health emergency” The UK Government has lost a court bid to delay publication of its air pollution strategy, and must now release it before the June election. Courts had given the government until Monday 24 April to set out draft guidelines […]

UKIP leader Nuttall to stand in election

Image copyright PA UKIP leader Paul Nuttall has confirmed he will stand as a candidate at the general election. He told LBC Radio he would announce which constituency he was contesting within the next 48 hours. Mr Nuttall, who sits in the European Parliament, had previously suggested he might not stand in 8 June’s contest, […]

General election 2017: Labour pledges to build 1m new homes

Image copyright PA Labour has pledged to build a million new homes over five years, if its wins power at the general election. Party leader Jeremy Corbyn said half of the homes built would be council and housing association homes which would be “for rent and totally affordable”. Labour said figures showed its councils had […]

Johnson: Difficult to say ‘no’ to Syria strike

Media captionForeign Secretary Boris Johnson tells Today the UK could help the US respond to a chemical attack in Syria Boris Johnson says it would be very difficult for the UK to refuse the US if it asked for support in another military strike on Syria. The foreign secretary said MPs would not necessarily have […]