Man arrested after fight outside Parliamentary bar

Man arrested after fight outside Parliamentary bar

Image copyright Getty Images A member of House of Commons staff was arrested after a fight outside one of Parliament’s busiest bars. The Sports and Social Club has been closed and a 57-year-old man arrested on suspicion of GBH and affray. Police later released the man, who remains under investigation. A 64-year-old man, also a […]

Prime Minister’s Questions: The key bits and the verdict

Prime Minister’s Questions: The key bits and the verdict

Image copyright HoC Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn have gone head-to-head in their weekly House of Commons Prime Minister’s Questions clash. What happened? The Labour leader could hardly ignore the issue of Brexit after the week we have just had, with Theresa May having to return from Brussels empty-handed after the DUP blocked a deal […]

Speaker John Bercow mispeaks to create ‘MP for Brexeter’

House of Commons Speaker John Bercow’s slip of the tongue describes Remain-backing MP for Exeter Ben Bradshaw as the “member for Brexeter”. Amid laughter he added that Mr Bradshaw would be the last person who would want to live in such a place, were it to exist, with one MP joking that he would not […]

UK electoral system faces ‘perfect storm’ of threats, says watchdog

UK electoral system faces ‘perfect storm’ of threats, says watchdog

Image copyright Getty Images The UK faces a “perfect storm” of threats that could put its entire electoral system at risk, the head of the elections watchdog has warned. Russian meddling on social media and local council cuts were just two of the factors threatening the credibility of the system, Sir John Holmes said. He […]

Theresa May says ‘good progress’ made on Brexit

Theresa May says ‘good progress’ made on Brexit

Image copyright House of Commons Theresa May insisted “very good progress” was being made in Brexit negotiations – as the DUP said there was “more work to be done”. Mrs May appeared in Prime Minister’s Questions after a phone call with DUP leader Arlene Foster, who has refused to support draft plans for the border. […]

Impact assessments of Brexit on the UK ‘don’t exist’

Impact assessments of Brexit on the UK ‘don’t exist’

Image copyright House of Commons The government has not carried out an impact assessment of leaving the EU on the UK economy, Brexit Secretary David Davis has told MPs. “There’s no sort of systematic impact assessment,” Mr Davis told the Brexit committee. He said the government had produced a “sectoral analysis” of different industries but […]

Boris Johnson urges EU to progress Brexit talks

Boris Johnson urges EU to progress Brexit talks

Boris Johnson has urged the EU to move Brexit talks forward so divisions over the Irish border can be “thrashed out”. The foreign secretary said getting on with trade talks was the “solution” to the current impasse. But the EU says this can only happen when enough progress has been made in agreeing what will […]

Profumo affair model Christine Keeler dies aged 75

Profumo affair model Christine Keeler dies aged 75

Image copyright PA Image caption Christine Keeler worked as a model in the 1960s Christine Keeler, the model embroiled in the 1963 Profumo affair, has died aged 75, her son has said. Seymour Platt said Ms Keeler had been ill for several months with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. He told the BBC: “She was always […]

Man due in court over alleged plot to kill PM

Man due in court over alleged plot to kill PM

Image caption The men arrived at Westminster Magistrates’ Court in a police van A man is due to appear in court later over an alleged plot to kill the prime minister, Theresa May. The BBC understands Naa’imur Zakariyah Rahman, 20, from north London, is accused of planning to bomb Downing Street security gates and then […]

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