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 […]

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 […]

Brexit: UK looks to keep visa-free travel from EU

Brexit: UK looks to keep visa-free travel from EU

Image copyright Reuters The government plans to keep visa-free travel to the UK for EU visitors after Brexit, the BBC understands. But if visitors from EU countries wanted to work, study or settle in the UK they would have to apply for permission under the proposals. EU citizens are currently free to live and work […]

Pest control costs soaring as MPs battle mice and moths

Pest control costs soaring as MPs battle mice and moths

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Parliamentary authorities have ruled out employing a mouser like No 10 cat Larry A sharp increase in pest control costs in the Palace of Westminster has been blamed on the amount of work being done on the crumbling estate. Explaining last year’s £132,619 bill, Commons authorities said increased maintenance projects […]

Sarah Champion quits Labour front bench over rape article

Sarah Champion quits Labour front bench over rape article

Image copyright UK Parliament Labour shadow minister Sarah Champion has quit the party’s front bench after criticism over a newspaper article she wrote about grooming gangs. The Rotherham MP wrote in the Sun on Friday that “Britain has a problem with British Pakistani men raping and exploiting white girls”. She has now apologised for her […]

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 […]

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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