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MPs deny foreign aid cash being ‘wasted’

MPs deny foreign aid cash being ‘wasted’

Image copyright Department for International Development MPs have denied accusations that a lot of foreign aid cash is “wasted” and have said that the government should do more to publicise its good work. The International Development Committee said money should be allocated “on evidence rather than media coverage”. Some programmes seemed to have been closed […]

Brexit: Watchdog spoke to Bank of England over EU campaign rules

Brexit: Watchdog spoke to Bank of England over EU campaign rules

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mark Carney made several interventions in the referendum debate The Bank of England, International Monetary Fund and other economic bodies were approached during last year’s EU referendum to ensure they understood the rules around political campaigning. Governor Mark Carney came under fire from Brexit supporters for his warnings about the […]

James Brokenshire to make Commons statement on Stormont

James Brokenshire to make Commons statement on Stormont

Image caption James Brokenshire will make a full statement at Westminster on Tuesday Secretary of State James Brokenshire will make a statement to the House of Commons later on the collapse of the inter-party talks at Stormont. Mr Brokenshire said there was a short window of opportunity for the politicians to resolve their differences. Issues […]

MSPs to back call for Scottish independence vote

MSPs to back call for Scottish independence vote

Image copyright Scottish Parliament Image caption The backing of the Greens gives the SNP a pro-independence majority at Holyrood MSPs are set to back First Minister Nicola Sturgeon’s call for a second independence referendum in a Holyrood vote. Members will vote after the resumption of a debate which was cut short in the wake of […]

MPs deny foreign aid cash being ‘wasted’

MPs deny foreign aid cash being ‘wasted’

Image copyright Department for International Development MPs have denied accusations that a lot of foreign aid cash is “wasted” and have said that the government should do more to publicise its good work. The International Development Committee said money should be allocated “on evidence rather than media coverage”. Some programmes seemed to have been closed […]

Daily Mail’s "Who won Legs-it!" headline draws scorn

Daily Mail’s "Who won Legs-it!" headline draws scorn

The Daily Mail front page picturing Theresa May and Nicola Sturgeon and asking “who won Legs-it” has been condemned as “moronic” sexism. The tabloid was scorned for focusing on the prime minister’s and first minister’s legs during talks on Brexit and on a second Scottish referendum. The piece, by Sarah Vine, was part of more […]

Immigration should rise and fall after Brexit, David Davis says

Immigration should rise and fall after Brexit, David Davis says

Immigration should rise and fall depending on the UK’s needs after it has left the EU, the Brexit secretary says. David Davis said a “sustainable” system would take into account the needs of the NHS and different industries. He also said the government had a “huge contingency plan” for the UK leaving the EU without […]

Theresa May and Nicola Sturgeon meet ahead of Article 50

Theresa May and Nicola Sturgeon meet ahead of Article 50

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Nicola Sturgeon and Theresa May met at a hotel in Glasgow on Monday afternoon The prime minister has met Scotland’s first minister in a Glasgow hotel as she prepares to formally trigger Article 50. Theresa May and Nicola Sturgeon held talks for about an hour during the prime minister’s trip […]

Stormont talks: ‘No appetite for fresh election’

Media caption“Short window of opportunity” to resolve Stormont crisis The Northern Ireland secretary has said there is “no appetite for another election” after the deadline to form a new power-sharing executive in Northern Ireland passed. James Brokenshire said there was a “short window of opportunity” to strike a deal. He added that he will be […]

PM says Brexit plan to ‘strengthen Union’ ahead of Sturgeon meeting

PM says Brexit plan to ‘strengthen Union’ ahead of Sturgeon meeting

Image caption Theresa May has said now is not the time for another referendum on Scottish independence Theresa May will meet Nicola Sturgeon in Scotland later for the first time since the SNP announced their proposals for a second independence referendum. At the beginning of a week that will see Article 50 triggered on Wednesday, […]