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Barcelona attack: Theresa May says the UK stands with Spain

Barcelona attack: Theresa May says the UK stands with Spain

Image copyright EPA Image caption Police officers and emergency service workers set up a security perimeter UK Prime Minister Theresa May says her thoughts are with the victims of the “terrible attack” in Barcelona. “The UK stands with Spain against terror,” she added. Officials in the city say at least 13 people were killed and […]

Jeremy Corbyn: Wrong to blame ‘entire community’ for abuse

Jeremy Corbyn: Wrong to blame ‘entire community’ for abuse

Media caption‘I don’t think you can label a whole community,’ the Labour leader said Jeremy Corbyn has said it is wrong to blame “an entire ethnic community” for child abuse after one of his frontbench team quit over a press article. Sarah Champion faced a backlash after writing in the Sun that “Britain has a […]

Theresa May on Trump comments: Far-right should always be condemned

Theresa May on Trump comments: Far-right should always be condemned

Media captionTheresa May: Leaders should always ‘condemn’ far-right Theresa May has said it is important to condemn far-right views “wherever we hear them” as she was asked about Donald Trump’s response to clashes in the United States. The PM said: “I see no equivalence between those who propound fascist views and those who oppose them.” […]

UK Brexit position paper opposes Irish border posts

UK Brexit position paper opposes Irish border posts

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The future management of the Irish border is one of three main priorities in UK-EU Brexit talks The government has said there must be an “unprecedented solution” for the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic after Brexit. A paper detailing its proposals focuses on the need to avoid […]

Commons to review four-year Big Ben silence after criticism

Commons to review four-year Big Ben silence after criticism

Image copyright EPA The House of Commons says it will look again at the length of time Big Ben will be silenced during renovation work after “concerns”. The bell is to be dismantled – except for special occasions – for four years on Monday to allow repairs to the surrounding Elizabeth Tower. Parliament said it […]

Brexit: UK position paper opposes Irish border posts

Brexit: UK position paper opposes Irish border posts

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The future management of the Irish border is one of three main priorities in UK-EU Brexit talks The government has said it does not want any border posts between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland in its new position paper on Brexit. The paper is part of its […]

Parliament defends silencing Big Ben to protect workers

Parliament defends silencing Big Ben to protect workers

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The bells will still sound to mark New Year celebrations Parliament has defending silencing the chimes of Big Ben for four years to protect workers’ hearing during restoration works. Cabinet minister David Davis described the move as “mad” and newspapers also criticised the decision. But a UK Parliament spokesman […]

Brexit: UK suggests ‘untested’ customs system with EU

Brexit: UK suggests ‘untested’ customs system with EU

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The EU’s customs union means members charge the same tariff on goods coming from other countries The government says it will propose an “innovative and untested approach” to customs checks as part of its Brexit negotiations. The model, one of two being put forward in a newly-published paper, would […]

Nigel Farage: Why Hollywood is interested in TV series about me

Nigel Farage: Why Hollywood is interested in TV series about me

Image copyright Getty Images Nigel Farage has said his friendship with Donald Trump is probably why a Hollywood studio is interested in making a TV series about Brexit. An unnamed studio is reported to be in talks to adapt The Bad Boys of Brexit – former UKIP donor Arron Banks’s account of Mr Farage’s Brexit […]

Silencing Big Ben necessary to protect workers, says TUC

Silencing Big Ben necessary to protect workers, says TUC

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The bells will still sound to mark New Year celebrations Silencing the chimes of Big Ben while repair works take place is “common sense”, the TUC has said. The trade union body spoke out after newspapers criticised the decision to silence the chimes for four years to protect workers’ […]

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