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Trump state visit: Downing Street rejects cancellation calls

Trump state visit: Downing Street rejects cancellation calls

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Thousands marched through London on 21 January to voice their opposition to President Trump Downing Street has rejected calls to cancel President Donald Trump’s proposed state visit to the UK after a US clampdown on immigration. A source said a rejection would be a “populist gesture”, adding that the invitation […]

Trump executive order: UK ministers to press US on ban

Trump executive order: UK ministers to press US on ban

Image copyright AFP/PA Prime Minister Theresa May has told her foreign secretary and home secretary to contact their US counterparts about a travel ban imposed by President Trump. Boris Johnson is pressing Mr Trump’s advisers to exempt Britons with dual citizenship from the 90-day ban on visa holders from seven countries. Earlier Mr Johnson tweeted […]

Corbyn warns shadow cabinet on Brexit vote rebellion

Corbyn warns shadow cabinet on Brexit vote rebellion

Image copyright ITV/Peston on Sunday Image caption Jeremy Corbyn said the shadow cabinet had had a “frank discussion” Jeremy Corbyn has warned shadow cabinet ministers not to expect to stay in their jobs if they vote against starting the process of leaving the EU. The Labour leader told ITV it was “impossible” for members of […]

Calls to stop President Trump’s state visit to UK

Calls to stop President Trump’s state visit to UK

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Thousands marched through London on January 21 to voice their opposition to President Trump Calls are being made to cancel a proposed state visit to the UK by President Trump after he issued an executive order clamping down on immigration to the US. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said it would […]

Boris Johnson: US immigration order divisive and wrong

Media captionTheresa May declined to condemn President Donald Trump’s ban during a press conference in Turkey Boris Johnson says it is “divisive and wrong to stigmatise” people on the basis of nationality, amid a furore over a US clampdown on immigration. President Donald Trump has barred entry for 90 days to refugees and nationals of […]

Labour’s Harriet Harman claims lecturer ‘offered grade for sex’

Labour’s Harriet Harman claims lecturer ‘offered grade for sex’

Image caption Labour’s Harriet Harman recalled the experience on The Andrew Marr Show Labour’s former deputy leader Harriet Harman has claimed she was offered a better grade in exchange for sex while studying for a politics degree. Ms Harman said she did not report the “horrible” incident at the time, but rejected the advances from […]

MP Zahawi says Trump order banning him from US is ‘demeaning and sad’

Tory MP Nadhim Zahawi has said the executive order from President Trump bans him from the US and makes him feel discriminated against for the first time since he was a child. Speaking on the Andrew Marr show, he described the policy as “cruel” – and said he hoped Mr Trump would change his mind. […]

Stoke-on-Trent by-election: Labour and UKIP leaders begin campaign

Stoke-on-Trent by-election: Labour and UKIP leaders begin campaign

Image copyright PA Image caption UKIP leader Paul Nuttall, far left, and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn kick off their by-election campaigns in Stoke UKIP and Labour leaders have hit the campaign trail in Stoke-on-Trent ahead of next month’s by-election. UKIP leader Paul Nuttall, who is standing, said his party was ready to pull off a […]

Theresa May fails to condemn Donald Trump on refugees

Media captionTheresa May: “Well, the United States is responsible for the United States policy on refugees” Prime Minister Theresa May has been criticised for refusing to condemn President Donald Trump’s ban on refugees entering the US. Asked repeatedly about the issue during a news conference in Turkey, Mrs May said only that it was up […]

Shadow Welsh secretary quits over Brexit vote

Shadow Welsh secretary quits over Brexit vote

Image copyright PA Jo Stevens has quit as Jeremy Corbyn’s shadow Welsh secretary after he forced Labour MPs to back the Article 50 bill. The Cardiff Central MP said she believed Brexit was “a terrible mistake” and said she “cannot reconcile my overwhelming view” that to endorse the bill would make it inevitable. She is […]