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Brexit: Theresa May to meet EU’s chief negotiator for talks

Brexit: Theresa May to meet EU’s chief negotiator for talks

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Michel Barnier and other senior EU officials are due in Downing Street Theresa May is to meet the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator for the first time later, in the run-up to a crucial summit of the remaining 27 EU members. The prime minister will have a working dinner with Michel […]

Craig Mackinlay MP expenses case file passed to lawyers

Craig Mackinlay MP expenses case file passed to lawyers

Image caption Craig Mackinlay was elected MP for South Thanet in 2015 Police investigating the 2015 General Election expenses of Conservative MP Craig Mackinlay have sent a file to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS). Kent Police confirmed officers had sent the file to its lawyers following an investigation. Mr Mackinlay beat Nigel Farage in the […]

General election 2017: Labour promises pay rises for NHS staff

General election 2017: Labour promises pay rises for NHS staff

Image copyright Science Photo Library NHS staff will get higher pay and there will be no tuition fees for student nurses and midwives under a Labour government, the party is promising. Labour said the policies would help address staffing shortages in England that had become a “threat to patients”. The promises mark the first of […]

Tim Farron: I don’t think gay sex is a sin

Tim Farron: I don’t think gay sex is a sin

Media captionTim Farron: I’m careful about how I talk about my faith Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron says he does not believe gay sex is a sin, following questions about his views on the subject. Mr Farron said political leaders should not “pontificate on theological matters”. But he said it had become “an issue” and […]

NHS contaminated blood was ‘criminal cover-up’ – Burnham

NHS contaminated blood was ‘criminal cover-up’ – Burnham

Media captionBurnham: ‘I want to refocus everybody on giving victims what they’ve never had – the truth’ A “criminal cover-up on an industrial scale” took place over the use of NHS contaminated blood products in the 1970s and 1980s, former Health Secretary Andy Burnham has claimed. More than 2,000 deaths have been linked to the […]

Election: Theresa May urges voters to ‘strengthen my hand’

Election: Theresa May urges voters to ‘strengthen my hand’

Media captionTheresa May says only the Conservatives offer “strong and stable leadership” Every single vote will count in the June general election, the prime minister has told party workers on a campaign visit to Wales. Theresa May visited Bridgend as an opinion poll suggested the Tories were set to make gains in Labour heartlands. The […]

General Election 2017: Labour’s ‘day one’ pledge to EU nationals

General Election 2017: Labour’s ‘day one’ pledge to EU nationals

Media captionSir Keir Starmer: Free movement set to end Labour says it would scrap Theresa May’s Brexit plans and unilaterally guarantee the rights of EU residents before talks start, if it wins power. While accepting the UK was leaving, shadow Brexit secretary Sir Keir Starmer said Labour wanted a deal which prioritises jobs and workers’ […]

General Election 2017: Labour’s ‘day one’ pledge to EU nationals

General Election 2017: Labour’s ‘day one’ pledge to EU nationals

Media captionSir Keir Starmer: Free movement set to end Labour says it would scrap Theresa May’s Brexit plans and unilaterally guarantee the rights of EU residents before talks start, if it wins power. While accepting the UK was leaving, shadow Brexit secretary Sir Keir Starmer said Labour wanted a deal which prioritises jobs and workers’ […]

Tim Farron: I don’t think gay sex is a sin

Tim Farron: I don’t think gay sex is a sin

Media captionTim Farron: I’m careful about how I talk about my faith Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron says he does not believe gay sex is a sin, following questions about his views on the subject. Mr Farron said political leaders should not “pontificate on theological matters”. But he said it had become “an issue” and […]

Election: Theresa May urges voters to ‘strengthen my hand’

Election: Theresa May urges voters to ‘strengthen my hand’

Media captionTheresa May says only the Conservatives offer “strong and stable leadership” Every single vote will count in the June general election, the prime minister has told party workers on a campaign visit to Wales. Theresa May visited Bridgend as an opinion poll suggested the Tories were set to make gains in Labour heartlands. The […]