Court rejects Scottish government Article 50 argument

Court rejects Scottish government Article 50 argument

Image caption Supreme Court judges delivered their majority verdict Judges at the Supreme Court have rejected the Scottish government’s argument that Holyrood should get a say on the triggering of Article 50. The court decided that MPs must have a say on starting the formal process of Brexit via an act of parliament. However, they […]

Article 50 case: AMs ‘do not have to be legally consulted’

Article 50 case: AMs ‘do not have to be legally consulted’

Image caption The Supreme Court held a four-day hearing over the UK government’s right to trigger Brexit AMs do not have to be legally consulted on the article 50 Brexit process, the Supreme Court has ruled. On Tuesday morning senior judges ruled that the UK government cannot trigger Brexit without consulting MPs. But in the […]

Brexit: Supreme Court to announce judgement

Brexit: Supreme Court to announce judgement

Image copyright Supreme Court Image caption The 11 Supreme Court justices (pictured with Lord Toulson – top row, far left – who is now retired) all presided over the government’s appeal The Supreme Court will rule later whether Parliament or ministers have the power to begin the Brexit process. The landmark judgement, to be announced […]

Trident: Defence Secretary refuses to give test missile details

Trident: Defence Secretary refuses to give test missile details

Image copyright AFP Image caption There are four Vanguard-class submarines capable of firing Trident missiles Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon has refused to divulge “operational details” of what happened during a Trident test last June. It is reported that a missile went off course, but the government has not confirmed or denied this. Theresa May […]

Michelle O’Neill is Sinn Féin’s new leader north of the border

Media captionMichelle O’Neill said the new role was the ‘biggest honour’ of her life Sinn Féin has announced that Michelle O’Neill is to replace Martin McGuinness as its leader north of the border. She had been widely tipped as the politician who would take over from the former deputy first minister, who retired partly due […]

Theresa May was told about Trident missile test

Theresa May was told about Trident missile test

Image copyright AFP Image caption There are four Vanguard-class submarines capable of firing Trident missiles Theresa May was told about a recent Trident test happening when she became prime minister, Downing Street has said, following reports a missile went off course. Labour and the SNP are urging the government to explain whether a test firing […]

Theresa May to promise to take action for British industry

Theresa May to promise to take action for British industry

Image copyright Reuters Prime Minister Theresa May is to unveil a new, more interventionist, industrial strategy on Monday, designed to boost the post-Brexit UK economy. The government will be “stepping up to a new, active role”, Mrs May said. She will launch the new strategy at her first regional cabinet meeting, to be held in […]

Thatcher secret test drive revealed in newly released files

Thatcher secret test drive revealed in newly released files

Image copyright PA Image caption Margaret Thatcher test-drove the new Rover outside 10 Downing Street – but not before a practice session Officials feared Margaret Thatcher could crash Rover’s new car when she test-drove it for a photocall, newly released papers suggest. A secret rehearsal was arranged at Chequers for the then PM to “familiarise” […]

Welsh Brexit plan: Call for migration to be linked to work

Welsh Brexit plan: Call for migration to be linked to work

Image copyright Getty Images The first minister of Wales and Plaid Cymru’s leader have published a plan for Brexit, calling for freedom of movement rules to be linked to whether migrants have a job. The white paper, launched by Carwyn Jones and Leanne Wood in London, demands full single market access. Ms Wood said on […]

Sinn Féin expected to announce new Stormont leader

Image caption The Health Minister Michelle O’Neill is expected to be announced Sinn Féin’s Stormont leader later today Sinn Féin is expected to announce its new Stormont leader later today. The health minister, Michelle O’Neill, is widely tipped as the politician who will take over from former deputy first minister Martin McGuinness who has retired […]

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