The Labour party is to be thrown into fresh chaos as several of its whips, in charge of party discipline and voting, are set to walk out of Jeremy Corbyn’s shadow team in response to the surprise sacking of the party’s chief whip.
Theresa May is under massive cross-party pressure to grant MPs a vote on any decision to leave or limit UK involvement in the European single market, amid growing outrage at the prospect that parliament could be bypassed over the biggest economic decision in decades.
Business groups are braced for a hard Brexit after an uncompromising Conservative party conference that championed taking control of immigration above the need to stay inside the European Union’s single market and secure tariff-free trade.
Britain and the EU appear more bitterly divided over Brexit than at any time since the referendum, with European leaders ramping up their rhetoric after Theresa May signalled she would seek a clean break with the bloc.
Business leaders have written to the prime minister, Theresa May, urging her to avoid opting for hard Brexit.
Steven Woolfe, the Ukip MEP for the North West England region, is a barrister by profession and joined the party’s top team in 2010 when he became economics spokesman under Nigel Farage.
Jeremy Corbyn has made his first major changes since being re-elected as Labour’s leader, appointing his allies Diane Abbott and Shami Chakrabarti to top jobs within the shadow cabinet.
Tony Blair has refused to rule out a return to British politics in an interview in which he predicts that the centre ground will rise again in the Labour party.
Downing Street has warned against attempts to “reheat the arguments” of the EU referendum following claims that the Treasury has issued dire internal warnings about the impact of a hard Brexit.
Downing Street has refused to rule out the possibility of the UK continuing to pay budget contributions to the EU after Britain’s departure from the bloc, as analysis suggested the country could face a €20bn (£18bn) “Brexit divorce” bill in shared payment liabilities.
Germany’s finance minister, Wolfgang Schäuble, has slammed the door on Britain retaining access to the single market if it votes to the leave the European Union.
The government does not have legal authority to use royal prerogative powers to trigger Brexit without parliamentary approval, the high court has been told.
President Obama has been a cumulative 35 hours and 21 minutes late to scheduled speaking events in 2014, WaPo reports.
President-elect Mohamed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood spent his first day in office on Monday locked in discussions with the military over choosing his cabinet, with an inbox piled high with challenges for the near future.
One afternoon in 2013, Andrew, then 11, had to stay behind after school for misbehaving in his English lesson. He’d thrown water at the teacher, wound up other pupils and tried to run out of the classroom. The punishment was to complete the work that he hadn’t done in class. Supervising the detention was Mark Oldman, the headteacher.
A former Tory peer accused of submitting false expenses has been formally acquitted after parliament made an unexpected intervention in the case.
Sir Philip Green has made a last ditch plea to save his knighthood, hinting that he is close to agreeing a rescue deal for the failed retailer BHS’s pension fund and stating he is “very, very, very sorry” for the collapse of the business.
The contest to chair a powerful committee of MPs which will scrutinise the government’s Brexit deal will be a two-horse race between Labour’s former shadow foreign minister Hilary Benn, who was in the remain camp, and the prominent leave campaigner Kate Hoey.
Theresa May was personally responsible for stalling talks on an EU free trade deal with India, because she was obsessed with controlling immigration, according to former business secretary Vince Cable.